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festivals & seasons


Our current selection of Creative Learning festivals at the Barbican.

Barbican Open Salon
Barbican Open Salon is a strand of inspirational talks, lively interviews and provocative debates.

Young Arts Academy
The Young Arts Academy is a free network aimed at young creatives or those aspiring to work in the arts or creative industries.

Framed Film Club
Framed Film Club is a year-round programme of film and learning for young people taking place every Saturday morning

Explore Barbican
Brutal or beautiful? Explore the architecture of the Barbican and learn more about the history of our design

Battle of Ideas
18 October 2014 - 19 October 2016
The 11th annual weekend festival, initiated by the Institute of Ideas (IoI) and organised and supported by a wide range of partners and sponsors, makes virtues of free-thinking and the lively exchanges of views.

Weekend Labs
Weekend Labs are an opportunity for practical exploration and discovery, inspired by the Barbican's international theatre and dance programme. The ticket includes both the workshop and a performance. If a lab is sold out email to be added to the waiting list.