Making Every Contact Count Training

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) training is designed for anyone working or volunteering in the City of London or the London Borough of Hackney.

The training aims to build confidence, knowledge, and skills for effective conversations on health and wellbeing. Participants will reflect on their experiences, identify key conversation skills, review MECC principles, and explore resources for supporting others in improving their health. 

Upon completion of the training, participants will:

  • Understand factors influencing residents’ health and wellbeing.
  • Be prepared to engage in short, impactful conversations on health issues.
  • Possess a range of effective communication skills for meaningful conversations.
  • Locate information, tools, and services to aid individuals in enhancing their health and wellbeing.

The standard 2-hour sessions are conducted online via Zoom, combining theory, case studies, and interactive elements.

For more information visit the Making Every Contact Count event page.

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AGM 27th April 2023

The Barbican Association Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given of the

2023 Annual General Meeting 

Thursday 27 April, 2023, 7.00pm – 9.30pm

City of London School for Girls

St. Giles’s Terrace, off the junction of Wood Street and Fore Street, London EC2Y


1.         Claire Spencer Chief Executive Barbican Arts Centre

2.         Update on the BA’s work during the year

3.         Members’ questions

4.         Treasurer’s report

5.         Election of:


                        Honorary auditor

                        Nine General Council members

6.         Proposed change to the Constitution that RCC chair is a member of the GC

7.         Any other business

Socialising: wine and soft drinks will be served

The main decision-making body of the Association is the BA General Council, which consists of nine members and the honorary treasurer, elected at the AGM, along with representatives of affiliated house groups. The General Council meets about every two months. At the AGM existing council members stand down, and if there are more than nine candidates for election, a secret ballot is held at the meeting and the results declared at the meeting.

Both the honorary treasurer and auditor (the latter is not a member of the general council) are elected at the AGM. Other officers are appointed by the members of the general council at its first meeting following the AGM.

Please send details of any issues you would like discussed at the AGM to Adam Hogg (

Written nominations for the elected positions must be submitted (form enclosed) to Ted Reilly Deputy Chair no later than Tuesday 25 April 2023 via email

Candidates must be proposed and seconded, and the candidate must indicate that he or she is willing to stand.

Notification of representatives of affiliated house groups should reach the Deputy Chair no later than Tuesday 25 April 2023 via email


Membership is available on the door (£5)

BA Summer Party 3rd September

Saturday September 3rd
2 to 4 PM
Thomas More garden

Everyone welcome. It’s free. some of the activities are outlined below but find out all the details on this dedicated website

Activities include

Story telling by Joel
Cakes and hot/cold drinks stall
Sack race
Egg and spoon race
Tug of war for children
Tug of war for adults
Bee walk/BioBlitz
Evening bat walk
Guerrilla seed ball making
Art Society
Horticultural Society
Barbican Quarter Action
Climate Action poster making
City Police Horses

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BA Hustings

The candidates for the Ward elections have now been confirmed:


Randall Anderson, Helen Fentimen, Stephen Goodman, Jeremy Mayhew, Deborah Oliver, Adam Richardson, Anett Rideg and Naresh Sonpar.


Mark Bostock, Anne Corbett, Frances Leach, Elizabeth King, Natasha Lloyd-Owen, Shazaah Masood, Susan Pearson, Paul Singh, Simon Walsh and Ceri Wilkins.

The Barbican Association has arranged hustings for each Ward at St Giles Church.  All candidates will be invited to speak – about themselves and why they are standing – for three minutes each. 

Voters in each Ward will be able to ask their candidates questions. However, in view of the number of candidates and the time their speeches will take up, only written questions will be taken, unless the Chair considers there is sufficient time to take additional questions from the floor.

Voters are asked to  submit their questions to the BA’s Hon Secretary by email to by 5.00pm on the day of the relevant hustings:

For Cripplegate at 7.00pm on Monday, 7th March; and

For Aldersgate at 7.00pm on Tuesday, 8th March.

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Hustings for Elections to the Court of Common Council

The Barbican Association and Golden Lane Resident Association will be inviting all the candidates for the wards of Aldersgate and Cripplegate to present themselves to their electorate.


7.00pm Monday 7th March at St Giles Church, Barbican

3.00pm Saturday 12th March at Golden Lane Community Centre


7.00pm Tuesday 8th March at St Giles Church, Barbican

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Golden Lane Festive Market 27 November

Golden Lane Festive Market

  • Saturday 27th November
  • 1-4pm in the Golden Lane Community Centre.
  • Gifts/Arts/Crafts/Design
  • Free admission.
  • All welcome!
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