First Impressions – Portraits from Prisons – Exhibition & Talk

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Curated by the Koestler Trust, at the invitation of the Prisons Mission of Churches Together in Westminster
Saturday 5 May –  Sunday 10 June 2018 
Open daily

In the Foyer of St Martin in the Fields Church
Entrance is free

The Koestler Trust and The Prisons Mission present an exhibition touring central London churches throughout 2018. The tour started at St James’s Piccadilly and will go on to Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church and St Martins in the Fields.

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.




Can Prisons Work?
Sun, 29 Apr  2pm

In the second of a series of talks organised by the Prisons Mission of Churches Together in Westminster, John Plummer from the Prisons Mission 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.