June 22, 2022

Pete Doherty spotted in Glasgow ahead of poetry reading for Barlinnie inmates

PETE Doherty delighted fans after posing for photos outside Scotland’s toughest prison.

The Libertines rocker, 42, was spotted at HMP Barlinnie in Glasgow on Tuesday before a poetry reading for inmates.


Pete Doherty posed with a fan outside Barlinnie PrisonCredit: TikTok
The rocker told fans he was ready for a poetry reading


The rocker told fans he was ready for a poetry readingCredit: PA

Dressed in a gray suit and a flat cap, a cigarette in his hand, he was grinning for photos outside the nickname.

A fan then shared snaps online and said the rocker told him he was “ready to read poetry.”

It comes after we revealed that Doherty will be posing as a live model for inmates ahead of a shared exhibit that will include drawings of prisoners and his own work.

It’s unclear if the art class was held the same day or if Doherty will return.

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Organizers of the project – called Peter Doherty v Barlinnie – say it will explore prison reform, rehabilitation and redemption between Scottish prisoners and the leader of the Libertines.

This will be a traditional model drawing class to stage a performance and event inside the prison gates, with Doherty as the model and subject.

The resulting 11 drawings by the inmates will be on display at the Platform Gallery, Glasgow, alongside a selection of works of art by Doherty in September.

It is understood that the rocker will also perform a Disco Punk DJ set on opening night.

Tickets for the first outing are already sold out but are still available in general version.


Curator Joe Henry said, “I’ve always been a fan of Pete Doherty.

“This exhibit will see Pete on a different platform, behind the gates of Scotland’s toughest prison, Barlinnie.

“We hope that hosting this event will inspire participating artists on their journey to recovery and bring the conversation about prison reform to a larger audience. “

The class will include 11 artists from Barlinnie’s prisoner communities, aged 19-65, with varying backgrounds and levels of education and experience.

Doherty’s addictions have resulted in prison terms and multiple trips to rehab facilities over the years.

Mick Stoney, Barlinnie Governer, added: “Art in prison offers the opportunity to express oneself and is a form of adaptation, creating something positive and a chance for men to see themselves as something different.

“This project provides an injection of energy that prisons often need to support engagement and change.

“The chance to have their art displayed publicly will be the affirmation that they can create a new identity and have the ability to contribute positively, a unique project which I hope will lead to positive results for everyone involved. “.

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