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Barbican Box Showcase 2022


Over two nights come and see young people from across East London perform their original tracks and compositions.

Two exciting evenings to watch young people perform their tracks for the very first time, having worked over the last few months they've created original music, inspired and empowered by this year’s Barbican Box.

The evenings will be a celebration of sharing music between schools across East London, exploring sounds from Drill, Trap, Grime, HipHop, R&B and many more.

The Barbican Box is a Creative Learning programme and this year contains objects chosen by artists from the Contemporary Music programme, inspired by the theme of empowerment.  


EartH is undergoing refurbishment work to provide level access to the EartH Hall.  If you require level access and will be attending the event please contact [email protected] so we can advise you of we will provide access to the venue.

Discover Barbican Box 2021

Barbican Box 2021

In 2021 we partnered with Harlow Playhouse, HOME in Manchester and PEACH West Norfolk to deliver Barbican Box projects exploring poetry, creative gift giving and school wellbeing. 

About Barbican Box

The Barbican Box is a physical box and learning resource that had 8 objects placed inside and are used as tools and inspiration, to empower teachers and their students to create new music.

The objects were chosen by artists from the Contemporary Music Programme who were asked the question ‘If you were to choose one object that has empowered your artistic practice what would it be and why?’ 

Emmy the Great, Zara McFarlene, Hannah Peel, Vashti Bunyan, Chris Illingworth, Shirley Colins, Ruby Turner, and Matthew Deighton each placed an object inside a beautiful physical box designed by Faith Austin, supported by a learning resource written by Detta Danford. Teachers have since worked with musician Detta Danford to explore the box and resources.


£5 Young Barbican exhibition tickets

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EartH Hackney

With Thanks To

The Barbican Box is supported by The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust, The Boris Karloff Charitable Foundation, Mactaggart Third Fund, Tower Hill Trust, Trevor Fenwick and Jane Hindley.