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"Rubies" from HMP Eastwood Park exhibit at Koestler Trust exhibition

Monday, September 17th 2018 - RECOOP

19 September – 4 November 2018
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London
Free, no booking required

I’m Still Here and CONNECTIONS is the 11th exhibition produced by Koestler Trust in partnership with Southbank Centre. It follows the success of last year’s exhibition Inside, which was curated by Antony Gormley. This year, the diverse range of art, writing and music has been selected by the families of prisoners inside, giving a unique and very personal edge to the show that explores what it is like to have a loved one in prison.

The Rubies at HMP Eastwood Park have yet again won numerous awards in recognition of their creativity and the work of one will be exhibited at this exhibition. 

Rewards were received for the Refugee project and two items will be put into the exhibition on the Southbank. Two people from Koestler’s came to EWP and gave out certificates. One recipient said: “I am so delighted and have been feeling good all year, making toys that Alma sends off to the island of Chios. This is for kids who have nothing left. I hope we can continue with this project”. The entrée was submitted as “Connection between women in prison and refugee children”.

Another award was won for a poem and the third for a blanket, crocheted as the Jamaican flag.


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