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On this Day 1976: Prisoners Paintings on Show at Coventry Cathedral

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On this Day 1976: Prisoners Paintings on Show at Coventry Cathedral

OTD, May 28th 1976…

ATV Today reported on how Prisoners’ paintings were on show at Coventry Cathedral in an exhibition organised by the Burnbake Trust.

MACE Archive notes: ‘Views of paintings in the exhibition that is being held in the Chapter House at Coventry Cathedral. Margaret Hounsell interview with Canon Joseph Weston about the success of the exhibition. He is asked if art by criminals is something the church should be sponsoring. Interview with ex-prisoner, Jim Gilbert, who studied art in prison and his success at selling some of his work.’

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