Another Kind of Life: Photography on the margins
Young Barbican Private View
Young Barbican brings you a night of two halves: Experience exclusive access to the Art Gallery then step into a world of youth culture today with YOUTH CLUB and the House of Bidget.
Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins
The exhibition touches on themes of countercultures and subcultures and features communities of sexual experimenters, romantic rebels, outlaws, survivalists, the economically dispossessed and those who openly flout social convention.
Museum of Youth Culture
Moving from subcultures to youth culture, YOUTH CLUB will be popping up in the Conservatory, giving you the platform to share your experiences to help build the Museum of Youth Culture. Get chatting and discuss how you would want your life as a young Londoner to be represented.
House of Bidget
For the Finale of the evening, we will be joined by the House of Bidget, as they demonstrate the importance of ‘staying-true-to-you’, through performative drag. Have a dance, enjoy the show but most importantly – be yourself.
The event will run from 6.30–9.30pm with the Art Gallery open till 8.30pm. A bar serving a mix of soft and alcoholic drinks will be in the Garden Room. Please bring ID.
The average viewing time for the exhibition is 90 minutes, excluding video run time. House of Bidget will be performing once the Art Gallery has closed, be sure to hang around.
This exhibition contains some works of an adult nature.
No photography, food or drink permitted in the gallery. Rucksacks and large bags must be deposited in the cloakroom.
Silk Street, London
Nearby public transport
We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate. The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon. Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street
Car and bicycle parking
We have free bicycle spaces and paid car parking spaces available
Doors normally in open position during exhibition hours. Ticket desk 98cm with a drop section of 76cm. Step-free access on each floor of the Art Gallery.
The Art Gallery has two levels, linked by a flight of 24 stairs with an intermediate landing. A passengeroperated lift (76 x 110cm) connects the two floors. If you need assistance, staff will be happy to help.
Assistance dogs are welcome. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the gallery staff during your visit.
Large-print exhibition information
To request a large print copy, please call the Art Gallery on 020 7382 2382 before your visit.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.
Enhanced security measures are currently in place at the Barbican.
As part of these measures only one reasonably-sized bag (no larger than 32cm L x 18cm W x 22cm H) per person may be taken inside our venues and all bags may be searched by a member of our team.
We ask that, where possible, visitors avoid bringing large bags to the Centre. If you do need to check bags into our free cloakrooms, we suggest arriving early. All bags deposited will be subject to search and random bag searches are also in operation.
Please also remember that belongings should not be left unattended at any time.
Thank you for your understanding – we look forward to welcoming you to the Barbican.