Opportunities for young people within Birmingham arts organisations

Keshena Bowie

Geese are part of a consortium of Birmingham cultural organisations who will be recruiting for apprentices and interns in 2014.  Administered by Creative Alliance, the opportunities are for young people 16-24 who are not in education or employment.


The consortium will be staging ‘Get in to Creative Employment 2014’ on Saturday 25 January at Birmingham REP from 10am to 1pm. There are 30 opportunities available within 15 organisations including Birmingham Hippodrome, Ikon Gallery, The Drum and Geese, and this fair is an opportunity for young people to come along and speak with the employers, learn about the eligibility criteria and how they can apply.

Recruitment for a Communications Assistant within the 'back stage' administrative team at Geese will take place in April and we will post all details when we have them.  However, if you know somebody who might be interested in our role - or any potential opportunities with the other organisations- please do pass on these details.

Write to be Heard - Femi Martin

Keshena Bowie

As part of our workshop delivery on the Arts Alliance Write to be Heard project we had the privilege of working with writer and performer Femi Martin. Femi joined us for two amazing workshops in September 2013, in HMP Bristol and HMP Swansea. Listen to the clip below to hear Femi read a beautiful short story she wrote, inspired by her experience of working in the prisons.


Our New Website!

Keshena Bowie

Don't panic! You are in the right place and welcome to our new website. We would be grateful for your patience during this 'teething period' and welcome any comments or feedback you might have. Expect new-look newsletters in the new year also. All change for an exciting 2014 at Geese!

Annual Review 2013

Keshena Bowie

Our new Annual Review is now available to download.  This year's review highlights our work in prisons, forensic mental health settings and with youth at risk.  We were also honoured that Becky, a previous participant on a Geese workshop, agreed to tell her story, as there is no better way to show the value of our work.

Write to be Heard begins

Keshena Bowie

The company will spend August travelling the country and visiting 20 different prisons, with the NOMS funded project, Write to be Heard.  Geese will be working with a variety of different writers, facilitating creative writing workshops with hard to reach groups, who will than have opportunity to submit their own work to the Write to be Heard awards, being judged in November.

The project is managed by Arts Allliance and Geese will be working in collaboration with Prison Radio Association as the full project will be publicised across the prison estate.

The company are looking forward to the tour and the opportunity to work in partnership with Arts Alliance, PRA, Prison staff and writers from a variety of different disciplines and backgrounds.