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Squish Space SEN/D Open Session

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An open Squish Space workshop exclusive to Special Education Needs/Disabled children and their parents/carers.

The space is designed by artist/designer duo India Harvey and Lisa Marie Bengtsson and brings people together to learn through interaction, collaboration, and play. Using a variety of materials and tactile objects, Squish Space is a place to spin, jump, hide, touch and explore.

We are excited to offer an open Squish Space SEN/D workshop with specialised facilitator James McLaren from Head2Head Sensory Theatre. We have been trialling this workshop with lower primary SEN/D school classes across London and would love to open this up to families too with children 8 and under. The workshop is based on a sensory story travelling to space and exploring Planet Squish.

Accessibility: There is a toilet with a hoist available at Cinema 2&3.

Families at the Barbican

Accessible, fun and inspiring activities for the whole family to enjoy across the Barbican


09:50-10:10 – Space open for arrivals

10:10 – 10:50 – Workshop

10:50-11:20 – Free play

Rules of play

  1. Squish Space SEN/D Open Session is for under 8s and their parents/ carers.
  2. Shoes come off and go in the shoe boxes outside the space. 
  3. Buggies and large belongings go in the Buggy Park. Belongings are left at your own risk. 
  4. Smaller bags, belongings or valuables stay with you inside the space. 
  5. Parents stay with their children at all times. 
  6. You are welcome to bottle or breastfeed inside the space. All other eating happens on the benches in the Level G foyer.
  7. Nappy changing happens in the Barbican Kitchen Toilets. 
  8. Big people, please be aware of little people playing and be mindful of the space around you.

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Squish Space is free. Please help us keep our programme and learning activities accessible to everyone by making a donation today.

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