Poetry Workshop with Jamal Mehmood

Sat Jul 02 2022 at 11:00 am to 04:00 pm

Whitechapel Gallery | London

Whitechapel Gallery: Youth Programme
Publisher/HostWhitechapel Gallery: Youth Programme
Poetry Workshop with Jamal Mehmood
15-24? Join this free poetry and translation workshop at Whitechapel Gallery.
About this Event

Join writer and filmmaker Jamal Mehmood for this free workshop exploring the imagery and storytelling of poetry in translation.

Through exploratory exercises we’ll be considering how you can use translated poetry as prompts in your own work, as well as discussing literal translations and how they can benefit your understanding as a writer. With a focus on Urdu and some Arabic, throughout the workshop we’ll also be exploring poetic forms like the ghazal, and the oral tradition. 

No previous experience or knowledge of Urdu or Arabic necessary.


This free event is open to young people aged 15-24. Find out more about our Youth Programme and our youth collective Duchamp & Sons here. 

Please email Amelia Oakley, Curator: Youth Programmes on [email protected] if you have any questions or access requirements you would like to discuss ahead of this event.   


Important Information

Please read the below Covid-19 Guidelines before booking.

  • We are encouraging all staff and visitors to wear face-coverings (unless exempt) in the Gallery, which will be made available to all on arrival
  • We are encouraging all participants in projects at the gallery, including our Youth Programme Workshops, to take a lateral flow test before travelling to the gallery. These can be ordered here.

Information about building accessibility can be found If you have a particular access requirement you would like to discuss with our team ahead of joining this session please contact [email protected]


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London, United Kingdom


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