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Key stages: Key stage 2
For: Primary
Adisa the Verbaliser in action

Adisa the Verbaliser in action

Performer Adisa shares his poetic passion in this interactive workshop about London's diversity.

Session description

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)

Group size:

 35, 2 groups per day

Session duration:

 90 minute session plus 60 minute self-directed Expanding City and World City gallery visits

How to book this session

This session is currently available at the following times:

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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.

Help with visit costs

Are you a London school? You might be eligible for money to cover transport and visit costs! Find out more on the Culture Mile School Visits Fund website (external link, opens in a new tab).

Additional handy information

Curriculum links

  • KS2 English: spoken word, poetry, composition
  • KS2 History: Beyond 1066, the legacy of slavery

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