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Young creatives

We provide talent development opportunities that give 14 to 25 year olds the skills and confidence needed to progress in today's creative industries

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Young Curators

A free eight month programme to help you develop your skills in archiving and curation. 

Barbican Young Poet 2016-2017 Celestina Rowaiye

Young Poets

Produce fresh, raw and relevant work in the company of other passionate voices who love the written and spoken word

Youth Panel

Youth Panel

Our Youth Panel exists to ensure that young people’s voices are heard and made part of the decision making processes at the Barbican.

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Young Programmers

Share your love for film and turn your passion into practice by curating, marketing and delivering your own film festival.

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Young Visual Arts Group

Take advantage of all the art on offer at the Barbican and develop your approach to and understanding of visual art within a group that shares your passion

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Collaborate and push the boundaries of music-making with other young musicians, poets, rappers and beat makers with Band Director Paul Griffiths

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Creative Careers

Creative Careers are sessions aimed at young creatives or those aspiring to work in the arts or creative industries.

Young musicians who are disabled and able bodied play a selection of instruments as part of the National open Youth Orchestra

National Open Youth Orchestra (NOYO)

The National Open Youth Orchestra is a world first. Led by young disabled musicians, it offers a progressive, inclusive training environment that is set to redefine the orchestra for the 21st century.