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THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 18TH OCTOBER 2015

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Battle of Ideas Back for its 11th year, Battle of Ideas offers another weekend of high-level, thought provoking public debate this October. Taking place at the Barbican , it welcomes hundreds of guest speakers to exchange views on some of the biggest issues facing the world, covering a range of topical themes in a mixture of interactive talks, sessions and open discussions. Topics at this year's event include Free Speech After Charlie Hebdo, Is There a Future for Liberalism?, Blurred Lines: What is Consent?, The NHS: Still Worth Defending? and Stigmatising Mental Illness. Over 2,000 visitors who typically attend are invited to do battle in a war of words in these topics, during which free speech is the primary weapon.

 

About Barbican Centre

Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or not, this multi-faceted performance and arts venue is truly wondrous. Open 363 days a year, it offers the most diverse program of any London venue. More about Barbican Centre

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Underground Stations

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Barbican Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Moorgate Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
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Car Parks

 
Barbican Centre 22 Legion
 
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Citadines London Barbican Apart-Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £80  23% off
7-21 Goswell Road, EC1M | 4 minutes from Battle of Ideas
Just North of the city, these well-appointed family apartments offer an idyllic little spot for parents with children. At the weekend, the city is a wonderfully ... More
 
 
 
Malmaison London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £50  27% off
18-21 Charterhouse Square, EC1M | 5 minutes from Battle of Ideas
Malmaison London has been stunningly converted into the finest boutique hotel in London. Right on the edge of trendy Clerkenwell and within the sound of bow ... More
 
 
 
Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  32% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from Battle of Ideas
In the heart of the financial district and close to the Bank of England, the newly opened Apex London Wall Hotel, is within walking distance of ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Great Fire: Daily Storytelling
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 23rd July to 2nd September 2016 - 2pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 3 minutes from Battle of Ideas
Tales about the Great Fire of London....More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
Fire! Fire!
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd July 2016 to 17th April 2017
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 3 minutes from Battle of Ideas
The Museum of London marks the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of 1666 with a special interactive exhibition, Fire! Fire! ...More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
The City Garden by Rebecca Louise Law
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th April to 25th September 2016
The City Centre, 80 Basinghall Street, EC2V | 6 minutes from Battle of Ideas
For the first exhibition at The City Centre artist Rebecca Louise Law, who works from a studio on Columbia Road, has created 'The City Garden', a ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Battle of Ideas

Near Battle of Ideas
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Battle of Ideas
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Battle of Ideas
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Battle of Ideas
In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Battle of Ideas
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Battle of Ideas
Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and design. ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | Same location as Battle of Ideas
The Barbican is renowned as one of London's top venues for theatre, art and dance. At the Barbican Art Gallery on level 3 you get ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Conservatory
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Battle of Ideas
Home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees, the Barbican's Conservatory is a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city. So it ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Battle of Ideas
Zwemmer Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
The Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Battle of Ideas
Specialises in books on art ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Battle of Ideas
Tucked away near the Barbican multi-arts centre and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chimes Music is in illustrious company. Since opening in 1983 ... More
 
 
 
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Flittner
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
86 Moorgate, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from Battle of Ideas
An old-fashioned barber’s patronised by city gentlemen and established in 1904. As well as a shampoo and cut you can also have the traditional hot towel ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near Battle of Ideas London?
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Searcy's Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
The Barbican Centre, Level 2, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Battle of Ideas
Modern European cuisine. Booking advised. Dress smart casual. ... More
 
 
 
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Bonfire
London > Restaurants >
1st floor Barbican Centre, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Battle of Ideas
Only quality ingredients are used at Bonfire, the burger bar on the first floor of the brilliant multi-purpose Barbican Centre arts hub. Burgers at Bonfire - ... More
 
 
 
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Osteria
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Battle of Ideas
In the centre of Osteria , the Italian restaurant on the second floor of the Barbican Centre, is ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Battle of Ideas

Near Battle of Ideas
Guildhall School Of Music And Drama
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Battle of Ideas
Careers and Student advice ... More
 
 
 
Museum of London Access & Learning
London > Education > Evening Classes
London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Battle of Ideas
Courses in history, archaeology and creative writing... More
 
 
 
University of Law
London > Education > Law
2 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 4 minutes from Battle of Ideas
The University of Law is a national institution with branches all over the UK. Along with BPP and City, the University of Law is widely recognised ... More
 
 
 
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Battle of Ideas gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Bodymotion Chiropractic and Sports Injuries Clinic
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Wood Street, Barbican, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from Battle of Ideas
... More
 
 
 
Barbican Acupuncture
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Wallside, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from Battle of Ideas
... More
 
 
 
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from Battle of Ideas
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Battle of Ideas

The best pubs near London Battle of Ideas.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Battle of Ideas
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
 
 
 
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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from Battle of Ideas
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Hat & Feathers
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from Battle of Ideas
... More
 
 
 
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Battle of Ideas clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
El Vino
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Bastion Highwalk, 125 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Battle of Ideas
Wine Bar ... More
 
 
 
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 5 minutes from Battle of Ideas
Following the huge success of the Cocktail Trading Company in Oxford Circus, launched in January 2015, the award winning team ... More
 
 
 
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Artillery Arms
London > Nightlife > Bars
102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Battle of Ideas
... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Battle of Ideas

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Battle of Ideas.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Battle of Ideas
The Barbican Centre is the jewel in London's artistic crown, with its theatres, concert halls, art galleries and cinema providing a year-round programme of ... More
 
 
 
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The Brewery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 2 minutes from Battle of Ideas
While the City of London is not short of modern, flexible event-spaces, not many can claim to be located in a Grade II listed building, or ... More
 
 
 
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Brewers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from Battle of Ideas
... More
 
 
 

Barbican Centre events

 
Exhibition Tour With Igor Toronyi-LalicExhibition Tour With Igor Toronyi-LalicThe editor leads a tour round the Ragnar Kjartansson exhibition.2016-09-01T19:00:00+01002016-09-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
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Exhibition Tour With Igor Toronyi-Lalic
The AlchemistThe AlchemistPolly Findlay directs Ben Jonson's satire featuring an original prologue and revisions by Stephen Jeffries, with Hywel Morgan as Lovewit, Mark Lockyer as Subtle and Siobhan McSweeney as Doll Common.2016-09-02T19:15:00+01002016-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
On Soon
The Alchemist
Doctor FaustusDoctor FaustusChristopher Marlowe's dark and subversive tale of one man's foolhardy pact with The Devil, directed by Maria Aberg. Sandy Grierson and Oliver Ryan alternate the roles of Doctor Faustus and the demon Mephistopheles.2016-09-07T19:15:00+01002016-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
On Soon
Doctor Faustus
Architecture On Stage - Six Proposals For A 21st Century UniversityArchitecture On Stage - Six Proposals For A 21st Century UniversityA discussion about reinventing the university campus.2016-09-12T00:00:00+01002016-09-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
On Soon
Architecture On Stage - Six Proposals For A 21st Century University
BigMouthBigMouthThe Belgian film and television actor pays tribute to the art of speech by impersonating a range of famous speakers.2016-09-13T19:00:00+01002016-09-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
On Soon
BigMouth
SmallWarSmallWarValentijn Dhaenens plays a hardened First World War nurse keeping dutiful watch over a critically injured soldier in this multimedia performance.2016-09-13T21:00:00+01002016-09-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
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SmallWar
Mogwai Play AtomicMogwai Play AtomicThe ethereal, largely instrumental post-rock from Glasgow performs a live soundscape to accompany a screening of director Mark Cousins' acclaimed documentary Atomic: Living In Dread And Promise.2016-09-15T19:30:00+01002016-09-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
On Soon
Mogwai Play Atomic
London Symphony Orchestra / Gianandrea Noseda - VerdiLondon Symphony Orchestra / Gianandrea Noseda - VerdiGianandrea Noseda conducts Verdi's Requiem with Erika Grimaldi, soprano, Daniela Barcellona, mezzo-soprano, Francesco Meli, tenor and Michele Pertusi, baritone.2016-09-18T19:00:00+01002016-09-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
On Soon
London Symphony Orchestra / Gianandrea Noseda - Verdi
Leif Ove Andsnes In RecitalLeif Ove Andsnes In RecitalThe pianist performs a full programme of classical pieces.2016-09-19T19:30:00+01002016-09-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
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Leif Ove Andsnes In Recital
London Schools Symphony Orchestra - A Roald Dahl AdventureLondon Schools Symphony Orchestra - A Roald Dahl AdventurePeter Ash conducts a concert performance of his musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Minpins.2016-09-21T19:30:00+01002016-09-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
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London Schools Symphony Orchestra - A Roald Dahl Adventure

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The Deep Blue Sea
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Theatre | Until 17th August 2016 

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After working together on the acclaimed 2014 production of Medea, Helen McCrory and director Carrie Cracknell reunite for an adaptation ...More

 
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Tours | Until 31st December 2016 

Dr Johnson's House 13 minutes walk from Battle Of Ideas

A 300 year old town house, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys. It was built in 1700 and ...More

Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois
Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois
Exhibitions | Until 17th June 2017 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Battle Of Ideas

Louise Bourgeois, the artist whose giant spiders first welcomed visitors to Tate Modern in 2000, is back 16 years later ...More

 
Artist Rooms: Phyllida Barlow
Artist Rooms: Phyllida Barlow
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Battle Of Ideas

British sculptor Phyllida Barlow, who was awarded a CBE for services to art in the 2016 New Year's Honours list, ...More

 
Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe
Exhibitions | Until 30th October 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Battle Of Ideas

The first large-scale, monographic show on Georgia O'Keeffe in the UK for more than twenty years, this ...More

 
Bill Viola
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Battle Of Ideas

Display of works by the pioneering video artist, best known for his 1993 piece Tiny Deaths. Recent works include Martyrs ...More

A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Theatre | Until 11th September 2016 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 23 minutes walk from Battle Of Ideas

Emma Rice's first season as Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe commences with a new production of ...More

 
Macbeth
Theatre | Until 1st October 2016 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 23 minutes walk from Battle Of Ideas

Iqbal Khan directs a new production of Macbeth at the Globe in 2016, reviving ...More

946 - The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
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Theatre | Until 11th September 2016 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 23 minutes walk from Battle Of Ideas

Shakespeare's Globe brings Emma Rice's triumphant Kneehigh family show, 946 , to London for the first time ...More

 
Sailor Jerry Hotel Street
Sailor Jerry Hotel Street
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th September 2016 

The Well 23 minutes walk from Battle Of Ideas

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