Girls can, do and will

with Girlguiding London and South East England

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Over 200 Girl Guides aged 10-14 will come together at the Barbican for a day of making noise and music, led by Jessie Maryon Davies, co-founder of Girls Rock London and musical director of LIPS Choir.

Harnessing the transformative power of singing, lyric writing, percussion and chanting, the day will include a series of performances and skills-building workshops that celebrate exploring new things, expressing oneself and making mistakes. The day will give the girls a space to use their voice and – to quote the Girls’ Attitudes Survey which inspired this event – ‘stand up for themselves and others’ in song.

A specially commissioned Barbican & Girlguiding London and South East England badge by visual artist and design educator Soofiya will be given to all participants at the end of the day to celebrate their involvement.

Part of our 2018 Season, The Art of Change, which explores how artists respond to, reflect and can potentially effect change in the social and political landscape. Find out more here.

In partnership with Girlguiding London and South East England.

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