Short Circuit

This weekend, The Barbican transforms into a buzzing hub of free, digital-based activities. There’s a ton of cutting-edge activities to grip even the coolest of urban kids. Try tweet poetry with writer Claire Collison. Watch a massive lasercut forest grow inside the building, and devise new language to name its flora and fauna. Explore hacking and customising with the help of MZTeK, and make your own T-shirt that records beats and whistles, and replays them at the touch of a button. Use your movement and energy to control sound and visuals in Danceroom Spectroscopy, and try out digital spraycan graffiti with Lumacoustics’ YrWall. Plus stunning performances (tickets from £15) of multimedia operas Where the Wild Things Are and Higglety Piggelty Pop! Much more here