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LAYERS: Looking Inside Holloway Prison
LAYERS: Looking Inside Holloway Prison

Wed, 08 Mar



LAYERS: Looking Inside Holloway Prison

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Time & Location

08 Mar 2023, 18:00 – 21:00

London, Unit 9, Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Rd, London SE15 3SN, UK

About the event

​​You are invited to the private view of the immersive exhibition LAYERS: LOOKING INSIDE HOLLOWAY PRISON.

Presented by Daddyless Daughters and Power Play.

Showcasing 30 former prisoners of different ages, races, classes, and gender-expressions, LAYERS is an immersive exhibition of photographs, films and letters that reveals the breadth of lives touched by the criminal justice system.

This exhibition features photographs (taken by Joya Berrow) and films (directed by Aliyah Ali and Sophie Compton) shot on location at the derelict HMP Holloway, once Europe’s largest Women’s Prison, before it was demolished. It is the culmination of a years-long community project centred around the Holloway site’s closure.

Women in prison are often depicted in stereotyped and voyeuristic ways. LAYERS overturns that. Telling the stories of 30 contributors who have gone on to be poets, funeral directors, mums, CEOs, boxers, the exhibition reveals the range of individual experiences in the justice system. At the same time, it also shines a light on systemic patterns of trauma, poverty, and abuse that disproportionately impact women prisoners.

We would love to invite you to join us for an evening of celebration, including live performances, discussion led by Daddyless Daughters, and most importantly a chance to raise a glass to our contributors.

Please note all ticket donations will be used by Power Play Productions and Daddyless Daughters to contribute towards the overall exhibition.

If you would like to attend, you can book a free ticket via this link:

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