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Barbican Young Poets Showcase


Join the latest cohort of Barbican Young Poets as they showcase work produced during the 2021-22 programme.

Over the past six months, a collective of young and emerging poets and spoken word artists have come together to collaborate and build on their artistry.

Join them for an afternoon to explore a mixture of live performances and poetry installations, all set in the beautiful surroundings of the Conservatory.


There is step-free access to the Conservatory via level 3. Walkways are mostly flat, paved, wide enough for a wheelchair, and allow access to the main parts of the Conservatory. There are a small number of narrow pathways, some covered with bark and uneven surfaces. 

The Barbican Young Poets’ work explores themes and issues pertinent to the group, which may include, but is not limited to death, kidnap, sex, sexual assault, and violence. There may be some instances of bad language.

Yoga Nidra

There are a limited number of tickets to also take part in a Yoga Nidra session, facilitated by poet and yoga teacher Simran Uppal, with poetry accompaniment from Mandisa Apena.

You’ll be gently led into a deeply restful space at the edge of sleep for a dreamy, easy, richly creative meditation experience. Yoga Nidra is a gentle practice, with minimal movement involved.

Suitable for all levels. Mats, beanbags, and blankets will be provided.

There is space for wheelchair users. 

The yoga session starts at 13:30. Tickets are required and allow ticket holders access to the installation and performances taking place after the yoga session. 

Book Tickets


13:30 – 14:10 Yoga Nidra, with poetry – participants are welcome to then stay for the installations and performance.
14:30 – 17:00 General Admission – installations and performance

Safety Information


Please check Barbican’s latest Essential Safety Information prior to your visit. We strongly encourage attendees to wear a mask for this event if they can and to make use of the hand sanitising stations at the entrances.

For any further information email [email protected]