Young creatives


birds eye view of music people

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

Participants will create innovative multi-genre music in a collaborative setting. The group will work on two projects. The first will be in the autumn involving a number of evening and weekend rehearsals and leading to a performance at the EFG London Jazz Festival. Then a second project will take place in the spring term leading up to a performance in the Dialogue festival.

Work closely with Band Director Paul Griffiths, the internationally renowned music educationalist and special guest artists to explore an eclectic range of musical genres to create an ensemble of young musicians challenging contemporary form.


Photo of young people playing in an orchestra in the Barbican Hall

Discover the Barbican

'You can really see the passion and the love everyone has for the arts'

Fiona Shaw shares how the Barbican helps encourage and inspire artists and we speak to some of the young people who bring our education projects to life every year.

Join Young Barbican

Be there when it happens with discounted access to unmissable art and entertainment as well as events and creative opportunities for 14-25 year olds