Object Focus: Red Book

The Echoes of Holloway Prison project collected stories and objects from Holloway Prison. As part of our Object Focus series, Katherine Roberts, a project volunteer, tells us about her personal reaction to the Holloway Red Book. 'Motherhood' has come to the fore over and over again as a key theme in the stories from Holloway Prison and, from my perspective, has been a source of frequent... Continue Reading →

Blackguards and Bonnets

Curator Roz Currie writes about the Jewish suffragettes held at Holloway Prison. In 2015, while working at the Jewish Museum, I put on the exhibition ‘Blackguards and Bonnets’ exploring the story of Jewish suffragettes. I found myself inspired by the many stories of women who had fought for the vote. These included Dora Montefiore who... Continue Reading →

Talk: Minnie Lansbury – her life and times

Author and activist Janine Booth presented a illustrated talk at Finsbury Library on the life and times of one of her heroines, former Holloway prisoner Minnie Lansbury (1889-1922). Susan, a project volunteer, recaps the event: Janine opened the talk by outlining Minnie's background and upbringing  in the immigrant Jewish community of the East End of London.... Continue Reading →

Workshop: The Empty Space of Holloway Prison

The workshop ‘The Empty Space of Holloway Prison’ was run by sociologist Carly Guest and criminologist Rachel Seoighe of Middlesex University. Carly and Rachel recap the experience of leading the session: We have been researching the lived experience of Holloway and the impact of its closure since 2016, and have been involved in various ways... Continue Reading →

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