African Poetry Reading with Natty Mark Samuels

Come and explore our beautiful African artefact collection, enjoy artefact handling and refreshments, and African poems and drumming from 3.30pm on Friday 10th December.

We are delighted that Natty Mark Samuels, founder of the African School in Blackbird Leys, will be giving a reading of his poetry inspired by artefacts in our African collection between 4 and 5pm. This event will launch our new booklet about the artefacts with Natty's poems.

Visitors will be able to listen to some of his beautiful poems. as well as view the artefacts in our collection, get a copy of our new booklet, and enjoy some African-themed refreshments. To book places, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This event is part of our African Artefacts Project, which is generously funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.