Beyond Barbican

This year, the Barbican is excited to be back working alongside the communities of Waltham Forest in the lead up to the Walthamstow Garden Party. We have been busy this year working with our local partners to organise arts activities in the local area like the Community Masterclasses and the Ideas Kitchen.  The Barbican’s Community Ambassadors have been busy spreading the word about these opportunities and others in the borough.  Have a look below for more information on ways to get involved in your local arts community in the lead up to the festival, during Walthamstow Garden Party and throughout the year.


The Ideas Kitchen

The Ideas Kitchen is a micro-granting dinner, celebrating and supporting projects in the borough of Waltham Forest. Whether you have an idea or just want to support local projects - the Ideas Kitchen is a great way to support creativity in your local area and get to know your neighbours.

To read more about The Ideas Kitchen and how you can submit an idea or attend the next community dinner, visit them here.


Community Masterclasses: March - June

Following the success of the marketing and fundraising masterclasses last year, the Barbican has partnered with Waltham Forest Council again to offer four more sessions exploring enterprise and running a business. These free two hour evening sessions will be held from 7pm-9pm in and around Waltham Forest for anyone that lives, works or studies in the borough. You can read about the individual sessions in the enterprise season here.