Special Events





Opening day on 18 September

Join us from 2pm on Wednesday 18 September as we celebrate the opening of our annual UK exhibition this autumn. Enjoy a packed afternoon of speeches, free tours, and a performance from the wonderful Liberty Choir in the Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall. You'll also have the chance to purchase original artwork from our pop-up shop. Another Me, curated by musician Soweto Kinch, will be on display until Sunday 3 November 2019. 





As you know the Greatler Area of the Arts Society supports Young Offenders through the Koestler. This was sent to us by the Development Manager

On behalf of the 400 young people we work with in custody and affected by imprisonment, thank you for your support. Regular giving really is hugely appreciated, and your recent donation of £1,000 helps us to encourage even more young people in custody to access and enjoy the benefits of art and creativity. 

This year we would be delighted to create a bespoke leaflet outlining the Arts Society Greater London Area Awards and the impact of your involvement, and we hope to present this to you.

Opening day is on the 18th with events including our Voices from Prison spoken word event, celebration of writing and launching Volume 2 of our poetry anthology Koestler Voices: New Poetry from prisons and we are also open for Open House London on the 21st and 22nd September, showcasing the thousands of Koestler Award artworks for sale from as little as £10.

Jazz saxophonist Soweto Kinch joined us this year’s as our UK exhibition curator. Choosing only around 150 pieces of visual art, writing, music and performance from over 7,500 entries is hard work but I’m sure, as ever, the exhibition will come together to highlight the amazing diversity of ideas, materials, experiences and talents found in our criminal justice system today.

We are so glad to have your support in what is undoubtably one of our busiest and most exciting years. Thank you again for helping us to help even more people, and I look forward to meeting you and sharing the impact of your commitment to the arts and young people.