Koestler Trust is a charity that aims to help offenders lead more positive lives by participating in the arts. For the last seven years they have held an annual Catching Dreams exhibition that displays the work of prisoners, secure patients, and migrant detainees. In partnership with the Southbank Centre, you can see these works in the Royal Festival Hall until the 30th November. The show is being curated by ex-offenders who have completed a year's mentorship with the trust, and they have selected artwork from 8,789 entries to the 2014 Koestler Awards.
The exhibit includes paintings, installations, poetry and prose, and can be seen at leisure or as part of a tour, which runs everyday at 2.30pm, 6.30pm, and Friday - Sunday at 4.30pm.
There are also a series of events running alongside, such as a poetry workshop, readings from prisoners, musical performances, and a behind the scenes talk from the curators. Between the 22nd-30th November there will be a pop-u shop, where you can view more artwork, and buy pieces to take away.