Literary Event:Chris Atkins A Bit of a Stretch at Richmond Old Town Hall

Literary Event, Tue 24 Nov 2020

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Contact

Richmond Literature Festival

Address

Whittaker Ave, Richmond,
TW9 1TP

Details

Where does a tin of tuna buy you clean clothes?

Welcome to Her Majesty's Prison Service. Like most people, documentary-maker Chris Atkins didn't spend much time thinking about prisons. But after becoming embroiled in a dodgy scheme to fund his latest film, he was sent down for five years. His new home would be HMP Wandsworth, one of the largest and most dysfunctional prisons in Europe.

With a cast of characters ranging from wily drug dealers to senior officials bent on endless reform, this powerful memoir uncovers the horrifying reality behind the locked gates. Filled with dark humour and shocking stories, A Bit of a Stretch reveals why our creaking prison system is sorely costing us all - and why you should care.

Tonight’s event will be chaired by novelist & screenwriter, Deborah Moggach.

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Event details

Dates Times
Tue 24 Nov 2020 19:30

Prices

£10 / £8

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 177746  Lat: 51.45884 Long: -0.30654

Tube/Rail: Richmond
Buses: 65, 33, H37, H22, R68, R70

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Richmond station

Facilities

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