This exhibition will showcase the art and craft work of the residents from HMP Peterborough. It coincides with Prisons Week 2016, which encourages a week of prayer for offenders, victims and those working in the criminal justice system.
Each year Prisons Week seeks to highlight the issues around prison from the perspective of the offender, the victim and those working in the criminal justice system. This year Prisons Week takes on the theme ‘Lord, have mercy’.
This exhibition not only shows art and craft work produced by the residents of HMP Peterborough, but also products made by the Jailbirds workshop. These items, including greeting cards, key rings, mugs and coasters, will be on sale throughout the week.
As well as showing the exhibition produced by HMP Peterborough, the theme of Prisons Week will also be included in the Cathedral's Sunday Eucharist at 10.00am on 9th October, when the Revd Richard Thompson, the managing chaplain from HMP Peterborough, will give the address. Following the service there will be a reception and formal opening of the exhibition.
The reception will also form the launch of the FAITHlinks Partnership Scheme. This scheme is designed to enable faith communities to better understand and be able to help offenders both inside the prison and after release. If you would like to know more about FAITHlinks but are unable to attend the reception, further information can be obtained by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
The exhibition is open at these times, except when a service or event is in progress.
9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Saturday (from 9.30am on Tuesdays)
12.00 noon to 3.00pm, Sunday
Free entry. Donations are invited.