Young creatives

Young Poets

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

The Barbican Young Poets is a programme for writers who have something to say and are searching for a new way to say it. This programme will feed and challenge you to produce new and exciting work as you work with with internationally renowned poet and performer Jacob Sam-La Rose as well as guest facilitators and artists who will help develop different aspects of writing and performance work.

Applications now open

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‘I feel like I’ve made friendships with the most amazing people who I respect and will collaborate with all my life.‘
Past participant

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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

Subject to Change

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Subject to Change: 'Honey' by Katie Hale

Our January poem comes from Katie Hale, as she performs her poem, 'Honey' - because what better way to interrogate a word than with a poem? Read our interview with Katie for more about her poem and how poetry can be a powerful vehicle for change.