Prison? A film by Charlie Ryder followed by Q&A
23 October · 18:00 - 21:00
King Square Art Space
12 - 13 King Square, BS2 8JX
Bristol, United Kingdom
In October 1993 Charlie Ryder took part in a violent protest to shut down the BNP headquarters in Welling South East London. Two months later he was featured on crime monthly a program which appealed for some of Britain's most wanted criminals. Arrested the next morning he waited nearly 2 years before he was sent to prison for 16 months.
Charlie has now developed his story into a feature film using shadow puppetry, marionette puppets, rod puppets, masks, visual art, poetry and dance to shine a light on his time inside.
Charlie hopes that by painting a picture of his experience it will educate people and challenge perceptions of prison and prisoners.
“Charlie puts his heart and soul on screen and clearly has a point to make. Prison is portrayed here as the antithesis to tabloid journalism’s assertion that it is the equivalent of a holiday camp. A television or a games console is not a worthy substitute for liberty. I certainly will not be choosing prison as my holiday destination of choice. “ Grant Holdsworth
Limited Spaces so arrive early to get a comfy seat!
This event is free, but we welcome kind donations on the door.