The latest content and news from the Barbican. Book tickets at barbican.org.uk
The latest content and news from the Barbican. Book tickets at barbican.org.uk

Creative Learning

Working to inspire, influence and create opportunities within the arts for people of all ages and backgrounds across east London, our Creative Learning programme, in partnership with the Guildhall School, delivers a diverse range of events and performances across the artforms.

Subject to Change: ‘I’m Rooting For Everybody Black’ by Jeremiah ‘Sugar J.’ Brown

Each month, our Young Poets write and perform a poem in response to the month. This month, we introduce Jeremiah Brown
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Subject to Change: ‘Honey’ by Katie Hale

Each month, our Young Poets will write and perform a poem in response to the month. First up, Katie Hale with 'Honey'
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Meet The Messengers

Before their Walthamstow Garden Party gig, meet the band helping musicians recover from issues related to homelessness
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Young Photographers at The Japanese House

Our Young Photographers go people watching at The Japanese House for their latest photography assignment
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Their Chronic Youth

We hand over to Young Programmers Laura and Kofo to introduce the highlights from their Chronic Youth Film Festival
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Barbican Box: The Great Fire of London

Fire! Fire! Pupils from Sir John Cass Primary School animate the story of The Great Fire of London
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Creative Careers + Just Jam

Learning the ropes of music event production, see what happened when Creative Careers met Just Jam
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Bellatrix’s Barbican Music Box

What does it mean to have a voice? We meet Barbican Music Box curator and beatbox champion Bellatrix to find out
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Inside Toneelgroep Amsterdam’s Barbican Box

We look inside Toneelgroep Amsterdam's first Barbican Box, currently inspiring students around London to create theatre
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Young Poets: The Body Sonata

The Barbican Young Poets alumni share their latest work, inspired by the sonic signature of the Barbican
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Barbican Music Box: Inspired by G

Wooden blocks, microphones, a metal baking tray… could you create music from this?
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The Making of ‘Towards the Mean’

We speak to the artists exploring how national identity is determined and defined in our new interactive installation
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Playing the Music Box

Our Barbican Music Box has arrived – now it’s over to our students to bring the noise.
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Barbican Young Poets: On Langston Hughes

The Barbican Young Poets take inspiration from Hughes' creative masterpiece in their responses to 'Ask Your Mama'.
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Battle of Ideas: why does Shakespeare matter?

Ahead of Battle of Ideas, Kiernan Ryan argues that it’s time to reclaim the idea of Shakespeare’s universality...
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The Art of Mathematics

And now something different... Art meet maths for some contemplation and colouring with mathematician Alex Bellos.
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Vote for the Barbican Box

With newspapers, bags of cash, banners, ballot papers and The Chancellor's briefcase - we open Complicite's final Box
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Very Young Composers meet Future Band

How can a postcard inspire musical creation across the Atlantic? A young New York composer shares his experiences...
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Inside the Barbican Music Box

Channelling the inquisitive nature of folklorist Alan Lomax, students in East London opened the Box and began to compose
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Introducing Young Orchestra for London

We meet the three young musicians who will give us access all areas to the making of an orchestra.
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This Used to Be Fields

Inspired by the shared social history of the Becontree Estate, artist Chad McCail reveals his colourful new new mural.
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An Architectural Study

A labyrinth, a challenge, an adventure? Navigate our unique architecture in this moving portrait of the Foyers.
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Jazz at Lincoln Center & Young Jazz East

We follow our young jazz musicians as they experience the inspiring power of jazz in residence with the JLCO musicians.
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Exploring the Barbican Box

21 schools, 555 young people, 9 mentors – 1 Box: we speak to the curators of this year's Barbican Box, Complicite
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Exploring Brahms with Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Watch as forty young instrumentalists reimagine the swirling orchestral harmonies of Brahms' 'Symphony No 4'
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Unleashed at the Barbican

In a special showcase and celebration of young talent, we look back at the making of the ambitious 'Unleashed'
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Opening the Barbican Box

What stories lie within a battered old suitcase? We talk to curators of this year's Barbican Box, Complicite
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The Future of Music

Listen to highlights from our Future Play symposium, exploring the future of music education in young people.
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Future Play Highlights

'Every child wants to be creative' - we watch some of the highlights from the Future Play symposium with Peter Sellars
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Future Play with Peter Sellars

Peter Sellars delivers an inspiring key note speech on the importance of music education at the Future Play symposium
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An Open Rehearsal with Gustavo Dudamel

What happens when you unite young musicians from London and Los Angeles and introduce them to Gustavo Dudamel?
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