A few weeks ago I started a Prism Arts project with another artist working with ex-offenders to create an ambitious salmon puppet to be part of the Carlisle Puppet Pageant, celebrating the haaf net fishing in the Solway.

I have never worked with ex-offenders, nor have I made a large puppet, but I have had great training, and so it is so far going swimmingly… ;-D

I am learning a lot about the justice system and about how art can be used to support people to not re-offend.

After just 10 hours over 5 weeks we have a structure of a salmon that we are very much proud of!