The art awards scheme for offenders, secure patients and detainees

We’re the UK’s best-known prison arts charity. We’ve been awarding, exhibiting and selling artworks by offenders, detainees and secure patients for over 55 years.

Our awards receive over 8,000 entries a year – inspiring offenders to take part in the arts, work for achievement and transform their lives. Our national exhibition attracts 20,000 visitors – showing the public the talent and potential of offenders and people in secure settings.

We have no endowment or capital – our work depends entirely on donations.

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Femi Keeling Ⓒ Naomi Woddis

Voices from Prison

16 Oct, 7pm
Level 5 Function Room, Green side
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

Hear poetry by people in prisons brought to life in an evening of work taken taken from the Koestler Trust’s anthology Koestler Voices: New Poetry from Prisons.

Hosted by writer and performer Femi Keeling (née Martin), featuring performances and readings from a selection of our Award winning entrants accompanied by established artists including Amaal Said, Anthony Anaxagorou, and Victoria Adukwei Bulley.

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