The Art of Change Shorts
With a riot of colour - and a stunning portrait of the Barbican - filmmaker Lexi Kiddo responds to this month's theme, LGBT, through dance and spoken word.
In response to the idea of ‘Community’, Richard Dixon Wheatley presents a short film, DYSTOPIA, featuring spoken word artist Jolade Olusanya, exploring the issues that face the sprawling communities of London.
Director Bertil Nilsson meets three of the Barbican Young Creatives, Leon, Cleo and Georgia, to find out how creating art has helped them define their creativity and use their voice.
Illustrator and animator Jenny Jokela shares the story of paraclimber, Anoushé Husain as she talks about the concept of difference, confidence and reslience.
We follow the account of a woman who is grappling with the decision of whether or not she should embrace her body hair in public - a prickly subject...
The first in a series of new short films, animator Amanda Eliasson explores 'Censorship' in her hand-painted animation, Square Face.
Subject to Change
For June’s poem, Anita Barton-Williams shares a personal reflection on her heritage in light of the Windrush scandal.
For May's poem, Eleanor Penny reflects on the concept of home, exploring the political fractures within her heritage.
Our April poem comes from Kareem Parkins-Brown, as he performs his poem, 'Did You Pack Your Own Bags?'. Read our interview with Kareem for more about his poem and how poetry can be a powerful vehicle for change.
Our March poem comes from Laurie Ogden, as she performs her poem, 'Hunger Strike', inspired by the treatment of women detained at Yarl’s Wood. Read our interview with Laurie for more about her poem.
Our February poem comes from Jeremiah 'Sugar J.' Brown , as he performs his poem, 'I'm Rooting for Everybody Black'. Read our interview with Jeremiah for more about his poem and how poetry can be a powerful vehicle for change.
Our January poem comes from Katie Hale, as she performs her poem, 'Honey' - because what better way to interrogate a word than with a poem? Read our interview with Katie for more about her poem and how poetry can be a powerful vehicle for change.
How can the arts respond to change? Discover more from our 2018 annual theme as we engage with change through regular articles, podcasts and our monthly video series throughout the year.