Family Events and Activities


Ben Uri is a family friendly gallery and we run a programme of events so children and adults can explore the current exhibition together.  

Spring Activities:

Family Art Adventures

Thursday 12 April: Austrian Folk Stories with Ali Williams.

Celebrating our current exhibition Out of Austria, we are holding a Family Morning at the gallery. On Thursday 12th April, parents/carers and their children are invited to come and listen to a traditional Austrian folk story with Storyteller Alison Williams, followed by a creative activity led by our Learning team.

Tickets are £7 per child and £12.50 for two siblings. 

All ages welcome, but particularly suitable for 4-7yr olds. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

All materials are included in the price of the tickets.


 After School Family Art Club

Thursday 19 April and Thursday 26 April: Puppet Making

A two week workshop and celebrating the Austrian tradition of puppet making, our After School Family Art Club will explore different ways to make puppets and put on puppet shows.

We will listen to a traditional Austrian folk tale, and then make rod puppets based on characters from the story.  We will perform a short show using our hand crafted puppets in our handmade puppet theatre. 

Participants need to sign up for the fortnight.
The 2 week course costs £6 per child or £10.50 for 2 siblings.

We recommend children attending are aged 5+ and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

All materials are included in the price.

Based on Shakespeare's play 'The Tempest' and a series of original lithographs by Marc Chagall displayed at the gallery, local families learnt how to devise, film and edit a short stop-frame animation.


See the results of their hard work below.


After School Film Club - Showreel 2017: 

During the first half of the summer term 2017, local families attending our 6 week animation project produced a series of charming stop-frame animated short films. During the workshops, they devised and wrote a film script, storyboarded each scene, made all the props and characters as well as backgrounds. They shot, directed and edited their films adding voice overs, sound effects and music to bring them to life. The ages ranges of the children were 4 yrs to 10 yrs.

Josef Herman Mini Memory Suitcase

Artist Josef Herman travelled from city to city throughout his life, from Warsaw to Glasgow to Ystradgynlais, a small village in Wales, producing beautiful paintings and drawings wherever he went.

Lots of his work focuses on memories, of places he went, people he met and stories he heard. Now you can make an artist’s suitcase of your own, to remember people, places and special memories!

Josef Herman Activity (PDF) Make a Mini Memory Suitcase

Make a collage inspired by Ludwig Blum

Ludwig Blum artwork
This project explores a painting by artist Ludwig Blum of Jerusalem, entitled Jerusalem, View from Mount Scopus towards the Valley of Jehoshaphat and explains how you can make a collage using this image as inspiration.

Boris Aronson Theatre and Costume Design

Theatre designer Boris Aronson featured in a Ben Uri exhibition in 2013. He was known as an 'Avant-garde' theatre costume and stage designs and worked in Kiev and New York during the First World War and in the 1920s.