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George the Poet

Live from the Barbican

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Spoken word performer George the Poet presents his unique combination of music, poetry and social commentary, with live orchestral accompaniment.

The London-born spoken word performer of Ugandan Heritage has won much critical acclaim for his charismatic performances and deft lyricism. He expertly interweaves poetry with musical storytelling and conversation – set to a backdrop of live orchestral music. For this evening’s performance he’ll be accompanied on stage by a small ensemble of classical musicians.

As a recording artist and social commentator his work has been broadcast to billions of people worldwide; and his BBC Sounds audio series ‘Have You Heard George’s Podcast?’ won a prestigious Peabody Award and five Gold British Podcast Awards, including the highly-coveted Podcast of the Year. George is currently working on Chapter 3 of the podcast and we hope to hear more later this year.

This performance is subject to government guidelines.

Under new guidelines, we’ve fewer available seats in our venues and thoroughly clean between performances. Two households can sit together (subject to review), and we ask you to not swap seats so we can maintain a safe distance between you and other groups.

Livestream tickets will be available to watch back until Sat 3 Jul at 8pm. You can buy a ticket up until this point.

Produced by the Barbican

 

Generously supported by Trevor Fenwick and Jane Hindley.

Watch in-person

£20–30*

We'll be welcoming a limited audience back into the Hall for these concerts (subject to government guidelines).

Tickets are available as single tickets or in groups of twos, threes and fours. Two households can sit together (subject to review), and we ask you to not swap seats so we can maintain a safe distance between you and other groups.

We're working hard to make this a high quality experience for everyone, whether you're with us live in the Hall or watching from home. Due to the technical requirements of streaming a live performance, if you're in the Hall you might notice cameras and operators are visible, and staging, lighting and sound levels might change.

Latecomers may not be admitted.

£12.50

Livestream tickets will be available to watch back until Sat 3 Jul at 8pm. You can buy a ticket up until this point.

To watch on the night head to barbican.org.uk/broadcast

You can only buy one online ticket. If you wish to buy a ticket for someone who will be watching in a different household please contact our Box Office team at [email protected]

Members and Members Plus enjoy 20% off ticket prices.

No booking fee. Discounted tickets subject to availability.

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Corporate Members enjoy 25% off ticket prices for this concert.

2 tickets max per booking.

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Watch in-person: £10
Watch online: £5

Aged 14–25? Join Young Barbican for free.

Subject to availability

Access
 

Visitors with access requirements who have joined our Access Membership scheme may be eligible for reductions on tickets. Please inform the Box Office of your access requirements when booking, and our staff will advise you on seating, pricing, car parking and our facilities.

Please email [email protected] to book access tickets.

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