John Row

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John has been running arts projects in prisons + young offender institutions since 1989.

Since that time he has visited over thirty establishments from H.M.P. Frankland to a youth detention facility in Austin, Texas.

In 1999 he was appointed "Story teller in Residence" at H.M.P.Wayland, through the 'Writers in Prisons Network'and became Britain's first, prison, storyteller in residence.


He has held long term residencies at H.M.P. Highpoint and H.M.P. Blundeston and returned to H.M.P. Wayland after the closure of H.M.P. Bluneston.

While at Wayland he was featured in an Artsworld documentary as part of their "Artistic Convictions" series produced by Roger Graif + filmed by Lucy Fyson.

Recently he has worked on some of Alistair Fruish's projects at H.M.P. Leicester.

John can offer prisons

1. Storytelling workshops leading to recording + producing cds for "Storybook Dads" schemes.

2. 'Play in 5 Days', where offenders work across five dayus to create + produce a play.

3. Performance poetry workshops