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Producing the 2023 Koestler Arts Annual Exhibition

Guest Blog: "It’s been an exciting and creatively fulfilling process collaborating with Joelle Taylor"


In Memory of Former Koestler Arts Trustee, Benedict Birnberg

Everyone at Koestler Arts will always be grateful to Ben for his long standing and deep commitment to our work.


2023 Koestler Awards Judging Roundup

As the summer of 2023 Koestler Awards judging has drawn to a close, here’s a look back at some of its highlights.


Coming soon… Koestler Voices Vol. 4

This November marks the publication of our fourth volume of Koestler Voices: New Poetry from Prisons, an anthology of some of the best poems entered into the 2022 and 2023 Koestler Awards.


Postcards from Prison

As we leave May behind, our Development team are breathing a big sigh of relief after a busy few weeks preparing for our second fundraising event of the year.


The Affordable Art Fair

Earlier this year, we were invited to be the Official Charity Partner of the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead, which culminated in an opportunity to spend the week at the fair this month.


Introducing the new Chief Executive of Koestler Arts

We are very excited to announce that Fiona Curran, our former Director of Arts and interim C.E.O, has been appointed Chief Executive of Koestler Arts! Fiona takes up her new position this March.

A headshot of exhibition curator Brenda Birungi.


Soul Journey to Truth: Meet the Curator

In the lead up to the opening of our new exhibition Soul Journey to Truth, Bren O’Callaghan from Manchester’s HOME sat down to chat with exhibition curator Brenda Birungi AKA Lady Unchained.


The Spirit of Jazz

We are still elated after the EFG London Jazz Festival concert at HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs last week.