Inua Ellams: Poetry + Film / Hack – Spirited Away (PG)

Event start date Sep

Join an online watch party of Spirited Away before a line-up of acclaimed poets read new work – their words and verses responding to this Oscar-winning classic.

Spirited Away from Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, explores the life of a young girl Chihiro who wanders into a supernatural world where witches rule and those who disobey are turned into animals. Stream the film on Netflix and then join us live online as a host of talented performers share specially commissioned poems on the key themes from the story including childhood and the blurred lines between good and evil.

Inua Ellams returns to the Barbican with this online Poetry + Film / Hack following a previous screening in our Pit Theatre in 2019, curating a host of established poets who tour nationally and internationally, their collective experience ranging from storytelling and theatre to radio and television. They include the passionate voices of Barbican Young Poets alumni, with Michelle Tiwo co-curating the event.

The film is available with subtitles on Netflix and the poetry performances will have live BSL

Event Organiser/Organisation
Barbican Theatre
Start Date/Time
Thursday 17 September 2020 at 7pm
End Date/Time
Thursday 17 September 2020 at 10pm
Venue Address
Zoom NA
Event Website
Booking Instructions
Tickets are free for this online event. We have a limited number of tickets reserved for people who want to access the BSL signing. To book these tickets please email