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London Design Festival 2018

Probationary: The Game of Life on Licence            17-23 September 2018

Join independent London store Luna & Curious to explore the lived experience of being on probation through a unique board game ‘Probationary: The Game of Life on Licence’ during the London Design Festival 2018.

The game was designed and created through a series of workshops with men on license, led by artist Hwa Young Jung. Probationary takes its players on a journey through the eyes of four playable characters as they navigate the complexities of the probation process.

The game will be on display 17-23 September and available to play in booked slots during the weekend 22nd & 23rd September in store. This is a free event, we will be serving refreshments so just bring yourself and a friend or two!

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Private View: Tuesday 18th September, 6-8pm

We will be serving beer from Tap Social, a craft brewery which provides training courses for people serving prison sentences, offering courses in brewing and business start-up, and providing one-on-one support in securing permanent employment to assist in effective rehabilitation.

Handmade cushions by prisoners and ex-prisoners by Fine Cell Work will be available to purchase. The charity teach prisoners high-quality needlework which boosts their self-worth, instils self-discipline, fosters hope and encourages them to lead independent, crime-free lives. The charity has recently set up Open the Gate - their post prison programme to support prisoners with reintegration into society upon their release from prison.

Also to purchase during the festival will be coffee beans from Redemption Coffee a unique roastery in Aylesbury Prison where young offenders are trained in barista and roasting skills and run a café for the prison community and visitors. By training the prisoners in professional roasting and competition-level barista skills, they are successfully reintegrated into society. On their release, ex-offenders are also assisted in finding work using coffee industry contacts. 

Probationary is commissioned and produced by FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), supported by Liverpool John Moores University

For more information, contact: / 020 3222 0034

Twitter: @probationaryUK

Instagram: #probationarygame

Part of Shoreditch Design Triangle