Who’s Criminal Now?

This is a two day creative workshop for young women.

Working with other young women in these creative and energetic sessions, you will investigate the story of Holloway Prison. Through the voices of women held there, we will explore what it means to be a ‘criminal’.

The prison opened in 1852, became a women’s prison in 1902 and closed in 2016. What did it mean to be held at Holloway? How has what we see as ‘criminal’ changed over the last 150 years? And what will happen to the site now?  

With artist Alice May Williams, you will create your own response to these stories, as spoken word poetry, video or collage. These will for display at Islington Museum, alongside the Echoes of Holloway Prison Exhibition.

Dates: Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 August
Times: 10am-4pm
Ages: young women aged 13-19
Cost: free
To book:  email platform@isledon.co.uk or call 07887 414495 or drop in and speak to a youth worker