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Communities & Neighbourhoods

News From Nowhere tent at Walthamstow Garden Party

We work with local communities to create inclusive and sustainable community run festivals, projects and networks.

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, Beyond Barbican builds relationships and connections with, and between, local partners, creating space for people with different skills, backgrounds and expertise to come together to realise creative projects in their neighbourhoods.

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 award-winning free festivals and events which showcase the extraordinary creativity and cultures of local people and places.

Walthamstow Garden Party


Walthamstow Garden Party brings together more than 30,000 people for a free summer festival in Lloyd Park every year. This year, things of course look a little different, and we have reimagined our live festival into something you can enjoy from home.


Leytonstone Loves Film


In September 2020, Leytonstone Loves Film returns for a second year with a reimagined programme of small-scale film screenings, online Watch Parties, talks and workshops.




A free festival of creativity, inspiration and entertainment — OpenFest, invites you to dip into a mix of events and activities from pop-up performances to interactive installations, film screenings, talks, dance performances and gigs.