RiteTrax Founder featured in Sheffield Star

Michael Thompson, creative director of Rite Trax

Sheffield musician gets back on the right track after prison

A Sheffield musician who was jailed for dealing drugs has turned his life around to help vulnerable young people. Michael Thompson was 22 and had just graduated from Sheffield University when he was handed a three year sentence. He served 14 months and says prison proved a turning point in his life.

Four years on, he runs a social enterprise, is a Prince’s Trust ambassador and volunteers for charities working with drink and drug addicts. He’s also appeared in music videos highlighting the problems ex-prisoners face.

Read more at: https://www.thestar.co.uk/our-towns-and-cities/sheffield/sheffield-musician-gets-back-on-the-right-track-after-prison-1-9194897

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RiteTrax is a social enterprise established in 2015 to provide a platform for underground creative culture in Sheffield. We run multi format creative events to showcase the full spectrum of underground creativity, with a focus on freedom of expression, collaboration and community. We showcase everything from live music and DJs to visual projections, spoken word poetry, live art and more.

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