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Big Barbican Workshop

‘Big Barbican Workshop was brilliant. All the students came out buzzing at the end of the day. Many have said that they thought it was the best trip they've ever been on‘
Julie Chappell, Lead Practitioner, Performing Arts, Hassenbrook School

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Watch: Big Barbican Workshop

We go behind the scenes of this year's Big Barbican Workshop as students explore all the art forms that the Barbican has to offer, from art, drama, movement, music to spoken word.

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Watch: Barbican Box Showcase

A creative education programme designed for secondary schools and FE colleges, Barbican Box aims to ignite, support and facilitate music, theatre and visual art making in schools through a process of devising and creating work from scratch.
 

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Watch: Barbican Box Theatre - Toneelgroep Amsterdam

We speak to Toneelgroep Amsterdam's Artistic Director, Ivo van Hove and the Barbican Box producers along with some of the participating teachers and students, to learn more about the impact of this year's project. 
 

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Watch: Meet the Barbican Junior Poets

We pay a visit to our Barbican Junior Poets, a group of 11-14 year olds with a talent for words in our new programme with Guildhall School of Music and Drama. 
 

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Barbican Box

Barbican Box has been running in secondary schools for 6 years in music, theatre and visual art.  In 2016/17 we introduced a multi-artform primary school Box taking inspiration from the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, working with 4 primary schools.

Barbican Box aims to ignite and support creative arts practice in schools and colleges through a guided process of making new work.  Each Box provides an artistic starting point, from which teachers and students are able to create and devise their own new creative work in a variety of artforms. The Box is both a work of art in its own right and an educational tool.

Participation in Barbican Box: Primary is open. More information can be found here.

 

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Discover Barbican Box

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students learning and playing at the barbican centre

Watch: Barbican Box Showcase

A creative education programme designed for secondary schools and FE colleges, Barbican Box aims to ignite, support and facilitate music, theatre and visual art making in schools through a process of devising and creating work from scratch.
 

Play button icon
students at a workshop at the barbican centre

Watch: Barbican Box Theatre - Toneelgroep Amsterdam

We speak to Toneelgroep Amsterdam's Artistic Director, Ivo van Hove and the Barbican Box producers along with some of the participating teachers and students, to learn more about the impact of this year's project.