Seamlessly crossing poetry, new music, song and rap, HUH presents some of today’s most powerful voices and celebrated artists from the UK's music and spoken word scenes.
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Errollyn Wallen’s hauntingly beautiful song In Our Lifetime, inspired by Nelson Mandela’s prison release, and poet Salena Godden’s unflinching essay Shade, set the concert’s themes of movement and identity.
Next up, Lyrix Organix: UnFold is spoken word as you’ve never heard, or seen, before. Influenced by jazz and contemporary classical, UnFold is a live collaboration between the UK's most exciting young poets alongside LSO Strings, percussion and emerging visual artists.
New works by the mesmerising MOBO Award Nominee Ayanna Witter-Johnson & Solomon O.B, and LSO Jerwood Composer Jasmin Kent Rodgman & Salena Godden, complete the soundscape with rap, soulful vocals and electronics.
Set within an interactive sound installation, HUH invites you to experience a truly unique concert.
This concert has now sold out. Limited availability on the door.
Sound installation: 3–3.15pm
Sound installation: 4.15–4.30pm
You are welcome to drop-in to the sound installation, but audience members are encouraged to stay for the duration of the concert. The audience will be standing for the concert and are invited to move about the hall. Limited seating will be available for those who are less able to stand.
Find out more about the LSO Jerwood Composer+ Scheme.
Generously supported by Jerwood Charitable Trust
Part of Barbican OpenFest
LSO St Luke's
161 Old St
Nearby public transport
The closest London Underground station is Old Street.The nearest National Rail station is Old Street (for Great Northern services), with Liverpool Street, Farringdon, Blackfriars and City Thameslink all within walking distance. Bus services running to LSO St Luke's are 55, 243 (stop nearest to LSO St Luke's), 43, 76, 141, 205, 214, 271.
Car and bicycle parking
The nearest paid car parking is at the Barbican. There are occasionally disabled parking spaces available at the venue, but these must be booked in advance by calling LSO St Luke's on 020 7490 3939. The nearest TfL Bicycle Hire docking station is at Old Street tube station.