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“Welcome”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Written By Paul Haworth Directed By Ben Marshall (2017)

“Welcome”is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Written By Poet Paul Haworth For the Barbican Centre’s 35th Anniversary Directed By Ben Marshall.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Ben Marshall

Written, Performed and Narrated by: Paul Haworth
Music by: Tom Rosenthal
Produced by: Rachel Williams
Commissioned by: The Barbican Centre


Actors: Simon Lyshon (Hero Host), Adam Bellamy and Sheri Sadd (Conservatory Couple),  and Zina Ramzi Noor (Artist).

I don’t know where I’m going.
If life is uncomplicated,
I am elaborate.
Hearing that alot lately;
Never will I not look at you completely.”


“From finding your way inside the Barbican and stage set up to latecomers and no-interval performances, we celebrate a day in the life of the Centre, as seen through the eyes of a Barbican Host.

In this case, Barbican Host – and poet – Paul Haworth in his poem, ‘Welcome’.

Pushing the boundaries of theatre, dance, film, music and visual art, we are Europe’s largest multi-arts centre.”


Website: barbican.org.uk/barbicanat35



“Skydweller – A Portrait Of London”: Cinematic Poem Time-Lapse Short Film Directed & Filmed By Siddharth Khajuria (2014)

Filmed over the course of a day from the top of Cromwell Tower, one of three residential towers in the Barbican estate, Skydweller combines over 5,000 photographs in a stunning timelapse of the view across London.

Filmed and Directed by:  Siddharth Khajuria

Music by:  Tom Rosenthal

Poem Written and Narrated by:  Paul Haworth

With specially composed music by Tom Rosenthal and poetry by artist, poet and Barbican host, Paul Haworth, this short film offers a unique view of our bustling capital and its residents from the calm above.

Haworth said “whenever one looks at great cities from high up, it is a beautiful and threatening proposition. Watching this footage, I was fascinated by how wild London appeared. It feels like an entirely economic landscape and yet there is still so much romance in it. Up in the sky, you are always imagining what is going on down there.”

Article on Filming:  http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/skydweller-video-features-emotive-poetry-and-music-set-to-images-of-london-landscape-9233241.html

Website:  http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/about-film