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Body of Writing
LLL Productions
October / November 2017

Body of Writing was an installation developed for the cloisters of Salisbury Cathedral which featured the writings of prisoners from HMP Erlestoke in Wiltshire. The project was developed by LLL Productions in partnership with Salisbury Cathedral's Learning & Outreach Team as part of a season of events exploring Memory and Identity. The words of the prisoners came out of a programme of creative writing workshops linked to LLL's Penned Up festival. Led by reader development consultant David Kendall and Mark C. Hewitt, the aim was to focus on creating short, punchy texts that could sit alongside images of prisoners' tattoos by Lewes photographer Willie Robb. The two panelled towers created for the installation were designed and constructed by exhibition company, Standard 8.

The work was officially launched on World Mental Health Day, Tuesday 10th October, at a special event with an introductory speech by Erwin James, writer, journalist and editor of Inside Time, who himself spent 20 years in prison.

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