Agenda item

Questions on matters relating to the work of the Committee


A Member noted that the Barbican Centre was scheduled to host The Jerusalem Orchestra East & West on 05 February 2023 (in partnership with the Embassy of Israel among others), and expressed disappointment that the Barbican Centre was hosting the event (in her capacity as a Member of the Committee that encompassed the remit of the Barbican Centre).


The Member cited controversies around the situation in Israel/Palestine, and expressed the view that people from Palestine should be supported as well as people from Israel. The Member asked for clarification on whether the Barbican Centre would undertake to refrain from hosting similar events in the future, taking into account the City’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.  


The meeting heard that the situation would be discussed at the Barbican Centre.