First Impressions – portraits from prisons
Curated by the Koestler Trust, at the invitation of the Prisons Mission of Churches Together in Westminster
21 Mar – 9 Apr 2018 (exhibition closed 29 to 31 March)
Open daily, 9am – 6:30pm
St James’s Church, Piccadilly
Entrance is free
The Koestler Trust and The Prisons Mission present an exhibition touring central London churches throughout 2018. The tour starts at St James’s Piccadilly on 21 March. It will go on to St Martins in the Fields, Notre Dame de France and Bloomsbury Baptist churches later in the year.
The Prisons Mission is an initiative of Churches Together in Westminster (CTiW) which provides support and assistance identified and needed by the multi-faith Chaplaincy Teams in prisons. It also aims to ensure that prisons while out of sight are not out of mind.
The exhibition showcases a selection of portraiture and sculpture entered into the 2017 Koestler Awards from across the UK. The artworks highlight the skills and talents of people in prisons and other secure settings and represent the strength of work that is entered into the awards scheme every year.
Future touring dates for the exhibition will be announced soon.
Can Prisons Work?
Tues, 3 Apr 6.30 – 8pm
In the first of a series of talks organised by the Prisons Mission of Churches Together in
Westminster, Peter Dawson, Director of the Prison Reform Trust will be questioning whether today’s prisons can work: For Offenders? For Victims? For Taxpayers?
Free but booking is essential. Further information and tickets available > here.
Future talks and events will be announced soon.