Avebury - The Lesson

The Lesson by Franta Belsky, Turin Street, Bethnal Green, E2



Born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, Belsky was a major force in British sculpture. His work includes not only traditional statues, but also large-scale more abstract works. Belsky's belief was that sculpture was not for the elite but for the delight of the general public. This bronze mother and child sculpture was installed on the corner of Turin and Gosset Street 1958/9 (adjacent to Eversley House).

The sculpture is now listed at Grade II.(2016)

Watch this short film from 1959: Leonard Parkin interviews locals as Franta Belsky's sculpture "The Lesson" is unveiled in Turin Street, Bethnal Green London E2