Past Events

The past events listed on this page are archived here for reference purposes.

Women/Theatre/Justice at The Peopling the Palace(s) Festival
June 7, 2023
A multifaceted event including the un:mute art exhibition by artist-in-residence Laura Dean, a sharing of findings from the AHRC Women/Theatre/Justice research project, and a long table discussion on 'How can we end the criminalisation of women?’
un:mute at The Shard
May 22, 2023
Women/Theatre/Justice and Clean Break present UN:MUTE at Warwick Business School, The Shard, London Bridge. Featuring an exhibition of work by Laura Dean Artist-in-Residence. Keynote Speaker, Baroness Helena Kennedy KC. Speakers from Clean Break and presentation of research findings from the WTJ project
Warwick Business School Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Festival
November 9, 2022
The WTJ project was invited to participate in Warwick Business School's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Festival. We took artist-in-residence Laura Dean's response to the project, un:mute the exhibition, and discussed findings on the organisational practice of Clean Break.
'What is the role of art and artistic practice within research?
October 6, 2022
A seminar inviting provocation, conversation and reflection on the role of art and the artist-in-residence for academic research.
un:mute The York Exhibition
October 5, 2022
un:mute by Laura Dean provides a powerful and different way of telling the story of a research project through a dazzling installation of images, soundscapes and visual artefacts that are witty, angry, sad and hopeful. Gallery Open Wednesday 5th October 6-9pm and Thursday 6th October 10am-3pm.
Launch Event of the UN:MUTE Art Exhibition
March 21, 2022
Members of the Women|Theatre|Justice Project Team and Anna Herrmann, Joint CEO of Clean Break contributed to an event launching an exhibition of art created by our artist-in-residence Laura Dean. The exhibition also launched Clean Break’s Digital Timeline.
un:mute Exhibition, Coventry UK
March 21, 2022
WTJ artist-in-residence Laura Dean's work in response to the research, in the live exhibition un:mute
'In the Clean Break Archive Workshop'
June 9, 2021
This was the first online workshop on the Clean Break archive: an opportunity to encounter and explore aspects of Clean Break's digital archive, to interrogate and to respond. Using a curated set of materials, the multiple stories an archive can tell were explored and uncovered what our own dialogues with it might be.
Sweatbox Screening and Panel Discussion
June 8, 2021
A free online screening of Clean Break's short film Sweatbox with a conversation with the director and special guests.
Women-Only Organisations – Managing Differently?
April 22, 2021
This online event aimed to explore organisational and management practices within women-only organisations. Speakers reflected on practices within Clean Break and on wider academic research and expertise, to explore what shared leadership means in practice.
Clean Break – Working Differently?
April 22, 2021
An online public-facing in-conversation event with Róisín McBrinn, Joint Artistic Director, Clean Break and Phil McCormack, Head of Participation, Donmar Warehouse, with contributions from Shona Babayemi, Member of Clean Break and cast member of [BLANK] by Alice Birch
University of Manchester: Theatre in the Criminal Justice System: Celebrating Clean Break Theatre Company and TIPP
March 3, 2021
Between them, Clean Break and TIPP have accrued 70 years worth of experience of arts practice in the criminal justice system. Taking place as part of an extended celebration of 40 years of Clean Break’s work, and coinciding with the 30th anniversary of TIPP’s prison theatre course for undergraduates, this event is of interest to anyone who wants to find out more about collaborative, socially-engaged and creative approaches to arts practice in prisons.
The Pains of Punishment
December 9, 2020
This online seminar was aimed principally at undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in women and the criminal justice system. The event draws on perspectives from criminal justice research, policy and practice, as well as performance, and explores the gendered pains of punishment for criminalised women.
Working with Incarcerated Women in the Context of COVID 19
November 23, 2020
This online panel event brought together speakers from Criminal Justice, Arts and Culture, and the Women’s Sector to reflect on how the coronavirus has impacted the lives of incarcerated women and those encountering the criminal justice system at this time.
Criminalisation of Poverty: A Focus on Women
November 11, 2020
This online seminar was aimed at practitioners and researchers interested in women and the criminal justice system.  
The Civic Work of Arts Organisations During COVID 19
November 11, 2020
An online public-facing in-conversation event with Clean Break Theatre Company and Slung Low reflecting on the civic and social work of arts organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sweatbox at York St John
February 19, 2020
Sweatbox at HMP New Hall, West Yorkshire
February 18, 2020