Holloway Prison Consultation Exhibition Boards

Following the closure of HMP Holloway in 2016, Peabody Housing Association have released exhibition boards of the design proposals in progress.

You can view them here: https://hollowayprisonconsultation.co.uk/exhibitionboards/

They are also holding in-person events for local residents who may wish to discuss the design proposals further with the Peabody project team. Which will take place at the former prison site on the following dates:

Thursday 21 October 2pm – 5pm

Friday 22 October 11am – 2pm

Reclaim Holloway Prison Vigil

Saturday 17 July 2021, 4 to 5pm 

It’s 5 years since the last prisoner left HMP Holloway. Help remember the thousands of women held over its 160-year history, and call for a positive, living legacy. 

What: Personal stories, poems and songs honouring women’s struggles for justice. Art from Make Space for Women competition. Information on the Women’s Building, green space, and housing to be built on the site. 

Bring: A single flower or plant to leave as a memorial. 

Wear: green, white or violet, the Suffragette’s colours standing for Give Women the Vote. (Purple is fine too!) 

Where:  Main prison entrance, junction of Parkhurst Road/Camden Road, London N7 0NU. Nearest tube: Caledonian Road 

Bread and Roses

As we go marching, marching, in the beauty of the day, 
A million darkened kitchens, a thousand mill lofts gray, 
Are touched with all the radiance that a sudden sun discloses, 
For the people hear us singing: Bread and Roses! Bread and Roses! 

 As we go marching, marching, we battle too for men, 
For they are women’s children, and we mother them again. 
Our lives shall not be sweated from birth until life closes; 
Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses. 

 As we go marching, marching, unnumbered women dead 
Go crying through our singing their ancient call for bread. 
Small art and love and beauty their drudging spirits knew. 
Yes, it is bread we fight for, but we fight for roses too. 

As we go marching, marching, we’re standing proud and tall. 
The rising of the women means the rising of us all. 
No more the drudge and idler, ten that toil where one reposes, 
But a sharing of life’s glories: Bread and roses, bread and roses. 


March 25, 1911: a garment factory fire in New York killed 123 women and girls and 23 men. Mostly recent immigrants, they were trapped because stairwells and exits were locked, a common practice at the time. In a speech soon after, trade unionist Rose Schneiderman said, “What the woman who labours wants is the right to live, not simply exist — the right to life as the rich woman has the right to life, and the sun and music and art… The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too.” This inspired the lyrics by poet James Oppenheim, which was set to music in 1974 by Mimi Fariña. The song can be heard in the movie Pride (https://tinyurl.com/j9sup7ed). 

International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy conference

Upcoming International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy conference on 23rd-24th April. To book your spot, please visit the following website: