Young Offender to Mural Maestro

Move over Banksy! Who would have believed that a book by an ex-young offender would lead to full-time work as an artist that includes helping prisons to brighten their days?

Justin Rollins, author of The Lost Boyz: A Dark Side of Graffiti – adopted as a criminology course text by colleges and universities in places such as Birmingham and Coventry – has progressed to painting murals and similar works for a living, especially in prisons.… Read more “Young Offender to Mural Maestro”

Gallery: Helena Normanton Blue Plaque Unveiled

Lady Hale unveiled a Blue Plaque to commemorate pioneering woman barrister Helena Normanton at Doughty Street Chambers, London.

Helena Florence Normanton – whose story is fondly told in Judith Bourne’s Helena Normanton and the Opening of the Bar to Women – was the first woman to be admitted to an Inn of Court (Middle Temple), to practice at the Bar, to appear in the High Court of Justice and Old Bailey, and one of the first two women to be made a member of King’s Counsel (Rose Heilbron being the other).… Read more “Gallery: Helena Normanton Blue Plaque Unveiled”

Gallery: The Curious Mr Howard Ukraine Launch

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Gallery: Stony Ground Launches

Michael Crowley visited Australia to launch his new title The Stony Ground: The Remembered Life of Convict James Ruse. The photographs are with kind permission of Margaret McLennan (bar the last one).

Michael Crowley talks about the transported convict James Ruse and reads from his book The Stony Ground – watch now on YouTube: more “Gallery: Stony Ground Launches”

Gallery: Your Honour Can I Tell You My Story? Launch

Over 120 people attended the launch of reformed offender turned youth worker Andi Brierley’s book. In the process, over £1,400 was raised through sales of the book for Martin House Hospice for terminally-ill children.

Andi is now helping countless others to avoid the mistakes he made.… Read more “Gallery: Your Honour Can I Tell You My Story? Launch”