The Barbican is developing new and innovative ways for you to explore our programme of events, helping you find the events that really match your mood. Instead of searching by genre, you can now search for shows according to instinctive response, how they make you feel, and how you want to feel.
Do you want to see something uplifting? Do you want to see something informative or emotional? Hard hitting or avant garde? All you need to do is click on the word that best fits your mood and we will provide you with a list of all the events relating to that word that might be just what you are looking for.
The Barbican team has tagged various shows with descriptive words that best represent them; but many of the words in the cloud have been pulled directly from audience members’ tweets as they respond to their Barbican experiences.
So if you attend and experience an event and tweet what you thought about it, your descriptive words will become associated with that event and join others in the word cloud, for new audience members to find and explore. This way, we can build up a true sense of what you love about each of our events, how they make you feel and make your search experience easier and, we hope, more interesting.