Ben Uri is committed to lifelong learning and engagement with art, and we have a rich adult programme to allow all ages to enjoy art within the gallery.
What’s On: Workshops, Talks, Screenings, Events
We offer monthly art workshops for adults exploring a wide variety of art forms from drawing to printmaking to textiles.
Join printmaker, book artist and bookbinder, Lina Avramidou and learn how to bind your own book utilising a Japanese style.
This workshop would make a great gift for a friend or family member, or maybe just treat yourself!
All materials are included in the price of the workshop and beginners and experienced artists are welcome.
Tickets: £26/£24 concessions, included in the price of a ticket are a bookbinding awl and needle so you are able to continue building on your bookbinding skills after the workshop.
Find out more about Lina’s work here
Illuminated letters and Illustration
Inspired by traditional manuscript illustration join artist and illustrator Millie Nice and learn how to create and illustrate illuminated letters in colour. Working using traditional techniques, design letterforms and decorate these with geometric patterns and miniature illustrations.
If you attended our January Art Monthly – Bookbinding, why not bring your handmade book along with you to illustrate…
Tickets £17/£15 concessions. All materials included in the ticket price.
New for 2018
January Jazz – Sunday 28 January 3.30pm
New to our programme for 2018 is a live music event. The gallery will close to the public from 3.30pm when ticket holders will be able to look around our current exhibition, A Farewell to Art: Chagall, Shakespeare and Prospero.
At 4pm guests will be invited to sit and listen to jazz musician Gerry Hunt and his associate respond to the current exhibition and themes of Mischief and Magic.
Refreshments will be served and included in the ticket price of £12/£10 concession per person.
The Learning Team have recorded a series of Oral History Testimonies from migrants and refugees through the generations. These can be accessed here. See below for a selection of interviews from recent exhibitions at the gallery.
Art out of the Bloodlands: A Century of Polish Artists in Britain
Listen to excerpts from an oral history interview with artist Maja Ngom. Learn about Maja’s heritage and upbringing, and how this has impacted on the work she makes, as well as her plans for the future.
Listen to further interviews from artists featured in the exhibition here.
Refugees: The Lives of Others
Listen to a lecture on Grete Marks by Dr Katie McGown, curator at the Sidney Cooper Gallery in Canterbury Kent.
Listen to further interviews from German migrants including Holocaust survivors here.
International Women’s Day
Listen to Daisy, Ruth Sands, Gerta Regensburger and Elia Adler from the University of the Third Age talk about their experiences of migration from Germany and Austria.