Countdown - one week to go!


The National Justice Museum has just one week left to raise £10,000. With your help, we have raised nearly 20% of our target and as soon as we reach 50%, the gap will be bridged by local company, Intelligent Money, who will donate £5,000 - enabling us to reach the £10,000 target.

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act and signals the starting point of increasing LGBT legal rights in the UK. Crimes of Passion: The Story of Joe Orton exhibition hopes to mark this anniversary by exploring the role of crime in Orton’s life and work and celebrate his extraordinary life as a gay-icon. It is important to us that the 50th anniversaries of Joe’s death and the decriminalisation of homosexuality are recognised as part of our programme of public learning as to how the law can and does more to protect fundamental but neglected personal rights.

The exhibition will pay homage to Orton’s principle format of work, plays and will include a series of miniature theatre set pieces which depict the key moments in Orton’s life.

We still have some beautiful rewards on offer including an original painting by Joe Orton’s nephew, artist David Lock plus, tote bags, badges and limited edition prints of three defaced library books.

We’re very close to reaching our target, but we can only make this happen with your support. Donate, share and help us to make this exhibition a reality this summer. Thank you!

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