Events

Big Read prison events

This is a closed event and not open to the public.

Region
Everywhere
Event date/time
18 April, 6:30am
Event location
7 prisons as above

Prison Reading Groups (PRG) and Give a Book are working with 7 prisons to create prison-wide Big Reads with 500 copies of Alex Wheatle’s Witness. Activities vary across the prisons and include: a broadcast of the book on Radio Wanno; resource packs with discussion notes, information about the author and his books and suggestions for further reading; a creative writing competition with book prizes and the winning entries to be posted on the PRG website. We also hope to involve Alex Wheatle in person.

The prisons are UK-wide and include Young Offender Institutions YOIs) as well as adult male and female establishments. They are: HMPs Wandsworth, Send, Rye Hill, High Down, Downview and HMPYOIs Brinsford and Swinfen Hall.

The events will take place over several weeks from April 18, 2022, probably until the end of June