talks & debates

Violet Nights: Industry of Prisons

Who profits when prison numbers go up? Prisons are bursting and having to lock detainees up for longer each day, is this keeping our communities safer? Prison is big business but who is profiting?

To coincide with the Koestler Trust exhibition, Inside: Art by offenders, secure patients and detainees, this evening features artists and speakers discussing young people in the prison system and their pathways.

Performers include Jamal Khan, an award-winning writer and performer whose work beautifully tackles significant issues from gun crime to mental health.

Violet Nights is a space for young people to explore different ideas, socialise and experience art.

Dates & times

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Royal Festival Hall
St Paul's Roof Pavilion, Level 6, Blue Side


Free, but ticketed

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Age recommendation
For ages 18 – 30

This event is free but ticketed. There is a limit of two tickets per transaction.

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