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Headway East London: differently various - Public programme announcement

Supported by the Peter Sowerby Foundation, the Rix-Thompson-Rothenberg Foundation, National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England. This exhibition is the culmination of a 4-year partnership between the Barbican and Headway East London.

Over nine days in summer 2023, members from Haggerston-based charity supporting people affected by brain injury, Headway East London, will take over the Barbican’s iconic Curve gallery to stage differently various, a multifaceted exhibition and a rich public programme that together will create an immersive installation and a space to learn, create, and discuss.

Replicating Headway East London’s centre within the 90-metre space of The Curve, differently various will showcase artworks as diverse as Headway’s eclectic community of members, celebrating the complexity and creativity of people living with brain injury. The space will provide an opportunity to explore the invaluable work of the charity, learn about brain injury, and take in an astonishing collection of neurodiverse art.

An extensive public programme will run as part of the exhibition. There will be tours, talks, and workshops, as well as relaxed performances of music; creating spaces for sharing perspectives, challenging received understanding, and asking questions.

The full programme of events and ticketing details are still being finalised, more will be added to the website in due course. Download the PDF copy to see the complete list of sessions.