Gallery: New Year celebrations at HMP Pentonville

Among the London anarchist events that see out the year are annual noise demos at HMP Brixton and HMP Pentonville, where pots are rattled, whizzers whizzed and bottle rockets set off as people walk around the jail reminding prisoners that they’re not forgotten. Freedom was at this year’s Pentonville showing, while Base was at Brixton.

The best spot for making noise is on Wheelwright Street, where prisoners can see some of the fireworks – prisoners could be seen giving a wave back through the bars.

Graffiti and banners festooned the walls and building works opposite Pentonville.

The New Year noise demos don’t just take place in London, they are a regular feature of anarchist solidarity with prisoners all over the world, from Greece to the US.