Search This Blog

Monday, 16 May 2016

HMP Wormwood Scrubs Oct 2015

Image of Wormwood Scrubs Chapel

We have a fantastic relationship with this local London Prison, and were especially delighted to be asked back here again in 2015.
I was on home ground here, having been born in Shepherds Bush, and went to a school that looked out onto the prison. So, Wormwood Scrubs always stirs up a lot of old memories for me.
The exhibition was situated in the splendid Chapel, dedicated to St Francis of Assisi. This is fairly unique. Both the prison and chapel were designed by Edmund Du Cane and built by prisoners during the latter half of the 19th Century.
A small group of dedicated prisoner guides presented this exhibition to their peers as well as to staff and guests. Needless to say, they did a great job.
Eva Schloss was again our guest speaker and was wonderfully received by the audience on the final day.

Special thanks to Cathy Panigel and her Diversity team for organising this event and for all their help and kind hospitality. 

No comments:

Post a Comment