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Be inspired by acclaimed performance poet Adisa and explore the legacy of slavery in Britain before creating your own poetry in this black history workshop.
Learn how poetry and song have long been used to give voice to campaigns against racial injustice, and investigate the museum's displays on the British Empire, the abolition of slavery, post-war migration, anti-racist campaigns of the 20th century, and celebrations of cultural identity such as carnival.
Performance poet Adisa will share what inspires his poetry, and you'll go on to analyse poetic conventions and the impact of rhythm and rhyme.
At the workshop's end, your pupils will create and perform their own poem about what being a Londoner means to them in today's multicultural capital.
Free (but cancellation charges apply)
35, 2 groups per day
This session is currently available at the following times:
To book, please call the Box Office on 020 7001 9844. If you have difficulty using the telephone, please visit the museum accessibility page for assistance.
Please be aware that you are booking a timetabled package that includes set times for your session, self-directed gallery time, and lunch tables for your group.
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