DYSPLA_words not walls

An innovative street gallery experience, embedded in a community of high deprivation in North London. WORDS NOT WALLS

68% of primary schools in England have seen arts provisions decrease in the last 10 years, Art in education has been reinstated as a luxury. Supported by the commissioned street artist @shaypress to create 27 new pieces of work art over 5 locations.

Words Not Walls explores England’s ‘cultural apartheid’ and the value of the students’ own creative thinking by enaging in the creation of poetry for public presentation around the streets they live within.


Walking ToursOn the weekend of the 18th - 19th of September, DYSPLA conducted walking tours of the innovative street gallery Words Not Walls around the Enfield Wash Area of Greater London with performaces from students of Honilands Primary School and poet Cheryl Moskowitz

Augmented Reality

Location of Artworks


DYSPLA Founder, Lennie Varvarides speaks on why poetry is urgently needed in areas of high deprivation. Please Click Link to view Article. 




DYSPLA is a neurodivergent led, award-winning arts studio producing and developing the work of neurodivergent storymakers, supported by the Arts Council England. Click here to find out more.


*NEURODIVERGENT - “Sometimes Abbreviated as ND, means having a style of neurocognitive functioning that diverges significantly from the dominant societal standards of ‘normal’. Neurodivergent people include dyslexics, dyspraxics, AD(H)D, autistics (including those with Asperger’s), dyscalculics, OCD, dysgraphics, Tourettes, etc.” (Hewlett, Cooper, 2017)