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Monday, 16 May 2016

HMP Preston October 2015

Man Who Couldn't Smile, HMYOI Thorn Cross, acrylic and ink on paper, Pietro Crocioni Commended Award for Printmaking 

We came – we saw – and we set up on a Sunday!
 It was very good to be invited back to Preston after some year’s gap.
Mr Eric Cohen was our very special guest speaker who was very entertaining as well as informative about his Jewish faith and his own family’s story. He was extremely well received by the audience of prisoners and staff.
The prisoner guides (the men) were very knowledgeable about the story of Anne Frank and the Holocaust as well as issues going on in the world today, and did a great job imparting their knowledge to the other prisoners visiting the exhibition. It was a great pleasure to present the guides and Governors with books and certificates in appreciation of their support.

Very special thanks to Head of Equalities Chris Renwick for such a good event.

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