Barbican Communities and Neighbourhoods

Inspired by the bold ideas and creativity of communities, we believe in working with our neighbours across east London, and learning together to develop inclusive and sustainable projects and networks. Working year-round, we build relationships and connections with local partners, creating space for people with different skills, backgrounds and expertise to come together to make creative projects happen. Our projects take place in venues and spaces in the heart of each community including parks, streets, libraries and pubs. We work together to bring these everyday spaces to life through free festivals and events which showcase the extraordinary creativity and cultures of local people and places. These include the award-winning Walthamstow Garden Party, Leytonstone Loves Film, OpenFest and a year-round programme in the City of London’s Culture Mile