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The Annual Koestler Awards Exhibition


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The annual Koestler Awards exhibition returns to the Royal Festival Hall for the ninth year running.

The exhibition is the Koestler Trust's annual UK showcase of arts created by prisoners, offenders on community sentences, secure psychiatric patients and immigration detainees.

The annual awards scheme is run by the Koestler Trust, the UK's best-known prison arts charity and is part of an ongoing partnership between the Koestler Trust and Southbank Centre.

This year's exhibition is curated by internationally acclaimed writer, dub poet and musician Benjamin Zephaniah, who has selected a diverse range of artworks from nearly 7,000 pieces submitted to the 2016 Koestler Awards from across the UK.

The works on display in the exhibition include painting, music, writing and ceramics as well as traditional prison crafts such as matchstick modelling.


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Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
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Box office: 0871 663 2500

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