Subject to Change
From data breaches, US presidents and corruption to the power of language to make change, read and watch all twelve of our Young Poet's evocative and impactful poems from the Subject to Change series.
For July’s poem, Annie Hayter reflects on the relationship between sexual abuse and denial, in the wake of recent revelations.
For June’s poem, Anita Barton-Williams shares a personal reflection on her heritage in light of the Windrush scandal.
Jeremiah ‘Sugar J.’ Brown shares his poem, inspired by an interview at the 2017 Emmys, where Issa Rae was asked who’d be rooting for that night. She responded, ‘I’m rooting for everybody black. I am. Betting on black tonight’.
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.
Arts and learning at the Barbican
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'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.