25 Oct: Light Behind Bars – what would you go to prison for?

An interactive art installation recognising the sacrifice made by prisoners of conscience around the world.

‘Light Behind Bars’ is an interactive art installation recognising the sacrifice made by people locked up for their thoughts, writings, art or politics.

Remembering past dissidents – like Richard Carlile, imprisoned in 1819 for publishing Thomas Paine’s ‘The Rights of Man’. Spotlighting present prisoners – from Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, to the Iranian cartoonist Atena Farghadani, sentenced to 12 years imprisonment in a trial lasting just half an hour.

This durational installation incorporates live performers, runs from 12 noon and culminates with a speech from Hannah Machlin of Index on Censorship.

What would you go to prison for?

WHEN: Sunday 25 October, 12pm – 5.30pm (Hannah Machlin at 5pm)
WHERE: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL (Holborn tube)

Produced in partnership with Conway Hall and Bloomsbury Festival

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