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Evening Behind Bars

An Immersive Social Event Like No Other


Evening Behind Bars is designed not just to entertain, but also to engage and immerse visitors on a range of topics, linking to prison history, workshops and exhibitions.

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Shepton Mallet Prison invites you to a social evening like no other.

An Evening Behind Bars is more than just listening to a speaker, our events are designed as interactive, immersive talks with the listener in mind. They offer a social hub for like-minded people, with similar interests to come together, learn and unwind.  

Visual aids, Q&A sessions, exhibitions, guest speakers, paired with our unique location as the backdrop, guarantees a memorable evening.

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Evening Behind Bars - Tanys Transformations

Tanys Transformations

We’re thrilled to collaborate with Tanys Transformations to present an evening with Tanys, who will share the inspiration behind her dress designs, explain how the dresses benefit the community and provide details about the associated charity.

The evening will also feature a hands-on workshop, where Tanys will provide a dress for guests to help decorate, symbolizing women in prison.

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What’s Included:

  • Interactive talk, presented by a guest speaker
  • Hands-on workshop, getting involved in the transformation of a dress, dedicated to woman behind bars
  • Q&A session
  • Complimentary refreshments on arrival
  • Snack and cakes available to purchase from our on-site café
  • Interactive talk, presented by a guest speaker
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Opening Hours

Mon-Sun: 10am-5pm