Meet in gallery 8, where our Dia al-Azzawi exhibition is showing

Drop-in, FREE activity on Saturday afternoon

With Oxfordshire poets

The Ashmolean welcomes back old friends, and new ones as well to our series of poetry tours in 2023.

Poets from Oxford and surrounding areas will explore and celebrate the Museum’s pieces, renowned or recherche, intriguing or glorious.

On this tour in March, our poet speakers will focus on work in the Dia al-Azzawi: Painting Poetry exhibition.

Poems will be recited next to the objects and artworks that inspired the poets. If you want to talk to the poets, most of us are friendly!

Colourful dafatir display in the Dia al-Azzawi exhibition space

'Liar: Muzaffar al-Nawab' by Dia al-Azzawi, 2017, gouache & ink on paper


Look out for details of more Saturday poetry tours on 20 May and in July

If you have any questions before the event, please email jude.barrett@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.