New Barbican content coincides with Mental Health Awareness Week


The Barbican Centre will host new digital content to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May) and the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

Inspired by the Barbican’s international arts programme, a curated mix of podcasts, playlists, films, videos, talks and articles enables audiences to continue to enjoy the centre’s rich and varied programme.

Highlights of new digital content include:

  • As part of this year’s digital edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, the Barbican’s Head of Cinema, Gali Gold, will chair two Q&A webinar discussions with filmmakers and human rights experts (24 & 29 May).
  • The Barbican hosts the third edition of the Nothing Concrete podcast series The Art of Change with Stephen Fry on music, art, isolation, mental health and the healing power of art; and makes available a new Spotify playlist: Music for healing and head space inviting listeners to find a moment of calm.
  • Composer Erland Cooper and filmmaker and photographer Alex Kozobolis will take over the Barbican’s Instagram channel for a week.
  • The Poetry Exchange releases Then Or Now – the score to William Tuckett’s new work choreographed for Ballet Black – as a special edition podcast, confronting some of the big questions of our time.
  • On 19 May, the Barbican releases an audio recording of Ninth Street Women on Mixcloud. Part of the public programme for 2019 exhibition Lee Krasner: Living Colour, author Mary Gabriel celebrates Lee Krasner and her fellow Abstract Expressionist pioneers.

All digital content is available for everyone to read, watch and listen to for free at and via the Barbican’s social channels.

In addition, podcasts can also be accessed by subscribing to the Nothing Concrete podcast via AcastSpotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

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