Ashleigh Nugent

Ashleigh Nugent is a writer, performer, and Creative Director at RiseUp CiC, which empowers prisoners to change through an understanding of their own thoughts, feelings and actions. His latest work, winner of the 2013 Commonword Memoir Competition, LOCKS, is a novel based on the time he spent his 17th birthday in a Jamaican detention centre. The one man show based on the novel, has received rave audience reviews following showings in theatres and prisons throughout the UK. For the past 22 years Ashleigh has used rap, poetry, and literature to help the most vulnerable to develop positive mindsets.