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Young Barbican Night: Rebel Rebel

Young Barbican Nights

painting by Soheila Sokhanvari titled Tobeh Portrait of Zahra Khoshkam

Get exclusive after-hours access to our latest exhibition Rebel Rebel.

Enjoy an evening celebrating and exploring the work of Iranian-British artist Soheila Sokhanvari, who has transformed the Curve into a devotional space, accompanied by a soundtrack composed by Marios Aristopoulos featuring songs by iconic Iranian singers from the period.

On the evening take a tour through the Curve to see exquisite miniature portraits of glamorous cultural figures from Iran alongside large sculptures and dancing holograms. Or enjoy poetry from our Young Poets inside the gallery which speaks to the work of Soheila's. In the Level G Studio, get involved in pattern and painting workshops using traditional egg tempera techniques taught by Soheila Sokhanvari.

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Poetry Performances

Don't miss performances by four of our Barbican Young Poets, both past and present, inside the Gallery.

Christy Ku, Corey P, Poppy Medenis and Rachel Cleverly will perform poems inspired by the themes of the Rebel Rebel exhibition and celebrate iconic women whose stories are often never told. 

Tobi Alexandra Falade is a curatorial trainee at Barbican and iniva where she supports the curatorial department on exhibitions including Shilpa Gupta: Sun at Night, Soheila Sokhanvari: Rebel Rebel and Alice Neel: Hot Off The Griddle. She is also co-founder of Platform Black, a community highlighting the work of black creatives, and is a visual artist.

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Tempera Painting Workshop

In the Level G Studio, get involved in pattern and painting workshops using traditional egg tempera, a centuries old technique and preferred medium for panel paintings and many medieval and renaissance masterpieces. More durable and sustainable than oil paint and with a luminosity similar to watercolour, egg tempera offers many advantages to artists.

This workshop taught by Soheila Sokhanvari will also explore how you can create your own powdered pigments from materials around the house including like spices like turmeric. 

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