Barbican Young Poets Showcase

Young creatives take the stage

Tickets on the door
poet at microphone

Our Barbican Young Poets have been developing their skills over the past six months to bring you this showcase; a night of poetry from some of London's most talented wordsmiths

The Barbican Young Poets define themselves poetically in very diverse ways: as performance poets, page poets, spoken word artists, sometimes as rappers. Over the course of the programme, that sense of themselves may have shifted into a new direction, or it may have solidified.

The poets have been working together as a community since October 2017. They have explored a broad range of poetic styles and influences, and have worked with Jacob Sam-La Rose as well as guest tutors including R.A. Villanueva, to push forward and develop their work.

They have produced a portfolio of work that reflects their unique poetic voice, and have selected and edited two poems for their anthology.

Check out the Young Songwriters Showcase also in Milton Court.


Barbican Young Poets is a Babrican Guildhall Creative Learning project.

Part of Barbican OpenFest

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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

Meet one of the young poets

Milton Court Concert Hall