1. SAFETY NET OF SKY
    The Koestler Exhibition for the North West
    30 March – 27 May

    Frame of Mind

    This rap was written by the Young Curators in response to the exhibition and artworks as part of a workshop with URBEATZ, a Liverpool-based Youth Culture and Media Company.

    The chorus was written as a group and each verse was inspired by the curators favourite artwork in the exhibition. These individual verses are also displayed next to the artworks in the exhibition.

    With thanks to the curators:
    Gary, Tina, Sean, Rhys, Jessica, Neil, Alicia and Aaron

    The exhibition is kindly supported by The Co-operative and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

    http://www.koestlertrust.org.uk

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  2. Koestler trust Award winner Ashworth Hospital submitted this entry to the 2012 koestler Awards and won a Platinum Award

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  3. BBC Radio Scotland interviewed our curators, artists and Sarah Grainger Jones, Deputy Director of Arts, Koestler Trust

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  4. Metamorphosis
    HM Prison Castle Huntly, Scotland
    Rose Simpson Silver Award for Poem

    Dinner is Served excerpt from Would you like popcorn with that?
    HM Prison Dartmoor, Devonshire
    Bronze Award for Fiction

    Oyster Shells
    HM Prison Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Jonathan Aitken Bronze Award for Poetry

    Spring 2 from An Amusement of Musings
    HM Prison Wymott, Lancashire
    Bronze Award for a Poetry Collection

    Jungle Dwellers
    HM Prison & Young Offender Institution Warren Hill, Suffolk
    Randy Popperwell Under 18s Special Award for Fiction

    Excerpt from P.M.C. 13
    John Howard Centre (secure psychiatric unit), London
    Platinum Award for a Poem

    Black Butterfly
    HM Prison Gartree, Leicestershire
    Gold Award for a Poem

    Illustration: Magali Charrier
    Video Design and Animation: Ben Stern

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  5. Scotland’s Stupidest Thieves excerpt from SNIB
    HM Prison Castle Huntly, Scotland
    Random House Group Gold Award for Fiction

    Rosaceous
    HM Prison Standford Hill, Kent
    Georg Galberg Platinum Award for a Poem

    Excerpt from The Story of Cockney Rhyming Slang
    HM Prison Wymott, Lancashire
    Gold Award for Non-fiction

    The Man Who Was Set Free – Blue Sadness
    HM Prison Long Lartin, Worcestershire
    Gold Award for a Poem

    Will
    HM Prison Ford, West Sussex
    Gold Award for a Poem
    May Turnbull Scholarship 2011/2012

    Words
    HM Prison Liverpool, Merseyside
    Gold Award for a Poem

    Potential excerpt from Forks
    HM Prison & Young Offender Institution Holloway (women), London
    Gold Award for Fiction, MayTurnbull Scholarship 2010/2011

    Illustration: Magali Charrier
    Video Design and Animation: Ben Stern

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Koestler Trust

Koestler Trust

The Koestler Trust is the UK's most well known prison arts charity. We have been awarding, exhibiting and selling artworks by offenders, detainees and secure patients for over 50 years.

Our awards receive over 7,000 entries a year - inspiring offenders…


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The Koestler Trust is the UK's most well known prison arts charity. We have been awarding, exhibiting and selling artworks by offenders, detainees and secure patients for over 50 years.

Our awards receive over 7,000 entries a year - inspiring offenders to take part in the arts, work for achievement and transform their lives. Our national exhibition attracts 14,000 visitors - showing the public the talent and potential of offenders and people in secure settings.

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