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October 2017

Silver Sunday

October 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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Free

  Try something new on Silver Sunday. Join artist Joanna Ciechanowska for a fun creative art session for older people. Joanna's work, Boris Johnson, 2013, is featured in our Art out of the Bloodlands exhibition. A digital painting, Joanna often uses her phone as a tool to capture portraits, not only of well known characters, but also people she happens to see in public places. Work with Joanna and learn how to use iPads to sketch portraits. No experience necessary.…

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After School Art Club

October 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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Our popular After School Art Club begins on the following Thursdays @ 4pm-5.30pm in September: 14th Sept - Sculpture 28th Sept - Textiles 5th Oct - Collage All ages are welcome but sessions are suitable for ages 5+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited to 8 young people so please book in advance. Tickets are £3.00 per child per session and all materials are provided. BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE FAQs What are my transport/parking options getting…

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Latimer Community Art Therapy, a talk by founder Susan Rudnik

October 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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Free

An opportunity to hear Susan Rudnik, Art Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor Lecturer at Goldsmiths University of London, talk about her role in setting up Latimer Community Art Therapy following an immediate response to the Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensington. Art Therapy has since been set up across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea by Susan, which focuses on children, adolescents and families.  The use of art to contain the things so hard to make sense of has been of fundamental importance to the community throughout. This…

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Family Art Adventures at the Weekend

October 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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Family Art Adventures - activity room open offering Drop In activities for families. No need to book, just turn up.

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Mary & Max – free film screening

October 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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To mark World Mental Health Day on Tuesday 10th October, there will be a free screening of Adam Elliot's film, Mary and Max at the gallery. The film will start at 6:30pm.  Come to the gallery from 6pm to look at our current exhibition: USING ART DIFFERENTLY: Art and Wellbeing at Ben Uri, featuring the projects in our Wellbeing programme. Mary and Max is rated 12, it tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a young Australian girl and an American man spanning 20…

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Textiles Workshop with Emmy Lopes – CANCELLED due to tutor illness

October 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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  Exploring themes of identity, participants will have the opportunity to work with artist Emmy Lopes to design, collage, fuse and sew individual 'flags' made from recycled materials and based on prayer flags popular in Tibet. Workshops costs £20 full price and £18 concessions Find out more about Emmy's work here.  

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Book Launch – Aaron’s Rod by Michael Baum

October 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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Professor Michael Baum will be holding a launch at the gallery on Thursday 12th October, as part of our Art and Wellbeing events programme, of his new book Aaron's Rod. The event will start at 6.30pm for exhibition viewing, followed by an illustrated talk about the book by Michael Baum at 7pm. This is a free event but space is limited so please book here.

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November 2017

Opening of The Farewell to Art: Chagall, Shakespeare and Prospero

November 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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First UK exhibition of the rare portfolio of 50 lithographs by Marc Chagall in 1975 illustrating Shakespeare’s magical play The Tempest. 1 November 2017 – 11 February 2018

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After School Art Club

November 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£3

Our new exhibition, Farewell to Art: Chagall, Shakespeare and Prospero, is a series of lithographs artist Marc Chagall created to illustrate Shakespeare's play The Tempest. Families will explore a different part of the play or an art technique from the exhibition and make their own work in response to it.   Thursday 2nd November - Create Prince Ferdinand's ship-wrecked boat Places are limited to 8 children per workshop so please make sure to book your child's place here. All ages are…

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After School Art Club

November 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£3

Thursday 9th November - Instrument making & creating a stormy soundscape Our new exhibition, Farewell to Art: Chagall, Shakespeare and Prospero, is a series of lithographs artist Marc Chagall created to illustrate Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. Families will explore a different part of the play or an art technique from the exhibition and make their own work in response to it. Places are limited to 8 children per workshop so please make sure to book your child’s place here. All ages are…

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BOMBERG – BOOK LAUNCH

November 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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Book-launch of Ben Uri’s new monograph published to coincide with the launch of the Bomberg exhibition at Pallant House, Chichester showing until 4 February 2018, followed by The Laing Gallery, Newcastle before returning to Ben Uri in the summer of 2018. 14 November from 6.30pm: the authors of the monograph (and curators of the exhibition) will introduce and sign copies of the new monograph.

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November Adult Art Monthly

November 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£15 – £17

Our exhibition Farewell to Art: Chagall, Shakespeare and Prospero, offers great inspiration for November's adult workshop. Taking inspiration from the displayed lithographs by Chagall, and drawing on dreams and memories, participants will develop a series of drawn images using carbon paper, collage and the technique of frottage.  Consider the mood and atmosphere of a dream or memory and explore materials to generate textures and a back drop for your drawings.  Look at other works and techniques by the Surrealists to generate surprising and…

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After School Art Club

November 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£3

Thursday 16th November - Drawing a favourite scene from The Tempest using carbon paper and collage Our new exhibition, Farewell to Art: Chagall, Shakespeare and Prospero, is a series of lithographs artist Marc Chagall created to illustrate Shakespeare's play The Tempest. For the first four weeks families will explore a different part of the play or an art technique from the exhibition and make their own work in response to it.   Places are limited to 8 children per workshop so…

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After School Art Club

November 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£3

Thursday 23rd November - Create you own version of the half-fish half-man character Caliban Our new exhibtion, Farewell to Art: Chagall, Shakespeare and Prospero, is a series of lithographs artist Marc Chagall created to illustrate Shakespeare's play The Tempest. Families will explore a different part of the play or an art technique from the exhibition and make their own work in response to it. Places are limited to 8 children per workshop so please make sure to book your child's place…

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After School Art Club

November 30, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£3

Thursday 30th November - Sculptural card-making for Hanukkah, Christmas or other celebrations   For the last two weeks of our After School Art Club we will get seasonal and make cards and gifts for family and friends. Places are limited to 8 children per workshop so please make sure to book your child’s place here. All ages are welcome but sessions are suitable for ages 5+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are £3.00 per child per session and all…

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December 2017

After School Art Club

December 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£3

Thursday 7th December - Seasonal gift-making using textiles For the last session of this term we will get seasonal and make gifts for family and friends. Places are limited to 8 children per workshop so please make sure to book your child's place here. All ages are welcome but sessions are suitable for ages 5+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are £3.00 per child per session and all materials are provided.

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Adult Art Monthly – December

December 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£15 – £17

Stamp and printing workshop with artist Zory Shahrokhi. Inspired by our current exhibition of Chagall lithographs illustrating Shakespeare's play The Tempest, participants will design and carve their own rubber stamp for printing unique designs onto greetings cards and/or create small pictures.    All materials are included in the price of the workshop and beginners and experienced artists are welcome. £17/£15 concessions.

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2018 PHOTOGRAPHY/ POETRY COMPETITION – Begins 13th Dec

December 13, 2017 - January 22, 2018

This winter, Ben Uri is launching two competitions inspired by our current exhibition 'A Farewell to Art: Chagall, Shakespeare and Prospero' VIEW COMPETITION IN FULL      

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A Morning of Magic – The Magical Island

December 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£8 – £10

Kick off the festive season with a wonderful morning of family-friendly magic with Magic Circle magician Christopher Howell. Linking with our current exhibition and a nod to Prospero, the show follows the adventures of two children who find themselves on a magical island. There they meet a friendly cloaked magician who teaches them how to become magicians themselves.   They also encounter singing animal puppets, that used to be children, who have fallen under the spell of the pirates that live on the island.  By not…

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January 2018

Adult Art Monthly – January

January 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£24 – £26

  Japanese Bookbinding Join printmaker, book artist and bookbinder Lina Avramidou and learn how to bind your own book utilising a Japanese style with Chiyogami paper. This workshop would make a great gift for a friend or family member, or maybe just treat yourself! 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.  Beginners and experienced artists are welcome. Book your place…

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