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Freestylers Movement Workshop

An image of people dancing in a room

Join Freestylers for an evening of movement in an inclusive freestyle session in the Curve Gallery.

Freestylers are an ever-growing collective of artists who have longstanding creative relationships built on trust and support. Disability-led and person-oriented, the group creates spaces where the focus is on listening and learning from each other. As the team is made up of artists with and without disability, they often interrogate ideas of care.

This session will include activities where you will be invited to share your own dancing, singing and spoken word in a safe and supportive environment. It is a relaxed workshop so you can take breaks and choose to take part or watch any part of the session. The session will be facilitated, not led by the Freestylers team, so will unfold organically, responding to the movement and energy of the group.

To find out more about Freestylers, you can watch their film Everybody With Me Always.

Access Information

You are welcome to bring any music choices you have. Please wear clothing and shoes that you are comfortable to move in. Please be aware that some of the recycled and raw materials used in the installation are rough, and some may cause a natural transference to clothing.

The workshop is accessible for people with learning disabilities and those who identify as neurodiverse. It is not recommended for those who don’t like loud noises. Access is very important to us. If you have any access needs you would like to discuss ahead of booking, please contact us on [email protected] or 020 7638 4141 Ext: 5108

The age requirement for this event is 12yrs+. Any 12-16 year-olds must be accompanied by an adult.

Gut Level takeover

DIY in the North: Strength, Resistance and Hedonism

1 – 30 June, them’s the breaks, The Curve

Throughout the month of June, them’s the breaks will host a residency by Sheffield-based, queer-led DIY events space and collective Gut Level. Bringing the spirit of the DIY party scene to the Barbican, Gut Level will exhibit images of DIY strength and queer hedonism within the curve, sourced from DIY, grassroots and queer noise makers from Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester & Liverpool, including Mondo Radio, Wharf Chambers, MAP Charity (Cosmic Slop), Partisan Collective and Quarry.

In showcasing these images, Gut Level aims to put their communities on a pedestal, spotlighting the people and the parties themselves as their most precious assets.

The Curve