Exhilarating and thought provoking poetry workshops offered at Ben Uri Gallery with the Poetry Lawyer David Neita

A chance for schools to work with a poet in the gallery, responding to Ben Uri’s current exhibition Refugees: The Lives of Others, as part of Children’s Art Week 2017

Date: 15/06/17

Time: Available slots: 10.30am-12.00pm or 1.30pm-3.00pm

Venue: Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, London NW8 0RH 

How to book: Email Lisa at lisan@benuri.org or call the gallery on 020 7604 3991 and speak to either Katie or Lisa 

Details: On Thursday 15th June, Ben Uri are offering local schools in Camden a chance to work alongside poet David Neita, examining the paintings of Eva Frankfurther and making creative responses to the body of work. Young people will also have the chance to listen to David perform some of his poetry as well as ask questions about his life as a poet. 

This workshop would suit secondary school students; years 7, 8 or 9 and year 6 primary school students. We are particularly keen to hear from schools local to the gallery although will consider settings further afield. 


Eva Frankfurther took as her subject the ethnically diverse, largely immigrant population among whom she lived and worked in the 1950s. She portrays individuals both at work and at rest with great empathy and dignity.

West Indian, Irish, Cypriot and Pakistani immigrants, English whom the Welfare State had passed by, these were the people amongst whom I lived and made some of my best friends.’