Battle of Ideas

 
 
ADDRESS
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y 8DS 
 
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Dates:
18th October 2014 and 19th October 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
From 10am
 
PRICES
£60 (day ticket)
 
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Battle of IdeasCelebrating its tenth year - and a third at the Barbican - the Battle of Ideas is a weekend of high-level, thought-provoking public debate. As many as 350 guest speakers exchange views at some 80 sessions 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. Over 2,000 visitors who typically attend are invited to do battle in a war of words in 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

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Barbican Centre 22 Legion
 
0 minutes walk
 
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London's Best Events 2014

With an exciting calendar of events, London 2014 is shaping up to be another special year. Find out the best of what's happening throughout the capital this year with our thorough guide to 2014's finest entertainment.

 
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The Montcalm At Brewery London City
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £111  30% off
52 Chiswell Street, EC1Y | 2 minutes from Battle of Ideas
Set deep in the heart of London's financial district, a majestic edifice stands tall and grand building, a living embodiment of distinction, class and flamboyance. The ... More
 
 
 
London City Suites by Montcalm
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £85  39% off
42-46 Chiswell Street, EC1Y | 3 minutes from Battle of Ideas
The London City Suites by Montcalm are within a grade II listed heritage building, located in the City of London. The 5-star accommodation provides all the ... More
 
 
 
Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £104  29% 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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Sumurun (One Arabian Night) + Live Music Accompaniment
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 11th to 17th Apr 2014
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Battle of Ideas
...More
 
 
 
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The Double
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 11th to 17th Apr 2014
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Battle of Ideas
Simon is a shy, socially awkward office worker who is overlooked by everyone in his unedifying existence including his boss, his mother and the woman of ...More
 
 
 
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Birdemic: Shock And Terror
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 11th to 17th Apr 2014
The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from Battle of Ideas
...More
 
 
 
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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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 Centre
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Battle of Ideas
Huge, multifaceted arts and entertainment centre. Described by the Queen as “one of the wonders of the modern world”, this multifaceted performance and arts venue forms one ... 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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The best shops and markets near Battle of Ideas
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 7 minutes from Battle of Ideas
We love the average Ted Baker store but with Ted Baker & Friends the cool fashion label has taken the shopping experience one step further - ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near Battle of Ideas London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Wood Street Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
53 Fore Street, EC2Y8AX | 2 minutes from Battle of Ideas
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Chiswell Street Dining Rooms
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
56 Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 3 minutes from Battle of Ideas
Chiswell Street Dining Rooms is a modern British restaurant, complete with seven private dining rooms. The brainchild of Tom and Ed Martin of ETM Group, responsible ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Battle of Ideas

Near Battle of Ideas
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Battle of Ideas
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from Battle of Ideas
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from Battle of Ideas
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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Battle of Ideas gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 8 minutes from Battle of Ideas
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, EC1V | 8 minutes from Battle of Ideas
London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes and ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Battle of Ideas.
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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
 
 
 
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The Hat & Feathers
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from Battle of Ideas
... 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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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from Battle of Ideas
Wine bars in the UK were given a bad name in the 1980s but places like this show us how it should be done. Both the ... More
 
 
 
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Fabric
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from Battle of Ideas
Built on the site of a Victorian meat cellar, Fabric continues to boast the most sensational line-ups in the capital. Its global reputation is founded on ... More
 
 
 
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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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Butchers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Battle of Ideas
... More
 
 
 

Barbican Centre events

 
Sumurun (One Arabian Night) + Live Music AccompanimentSumurun (One Arabian Night) + Live Music Accompaniment17th April 2014Thursday 17th April 2014 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
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Sumurun (One Arabian Night) + Live Music Accompaniment
event > Film Events
DATES  11th to 17th Apr 2014
VENUE  Barbican Centre 
The DoubleThe DoubleSimon is a shy, socially awkward office worker who is overlooked by everyone in his unedifying existence including his boss, his mother and the woman of his dreams, Hannah. He feels powerless and isolated in an indifferent world. New co-worker James upsets the balance - he is the physical double of Simon but personality-wise, his exact opposite: co17th April 2014Thursday 17th April 2014 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Ends Today
The Double
event > Film Events
DATES  11th to 17th Apr 2014
VENUE  Barbican Centre 
Simon is a shy, socially awkward office worker who is overlooked by everyone in his unedifying existence including his boss, his mother and the woman of his dreams, Hannah. He feels powerless and isolated in an indifferent world. New co-worker James upsets the balance - he is the physical double of Simon but personality-wise, his exact opposite: co
Barbican Library TourBarbican Library TourAn informal introduction to the library and its services.17th April 2014Thursday 17th April 2014 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Today Only
Barbican Library Tour
event > Tours
PRICING  Free, ticketed
DATES  Thursday 17th April 2014 - 1pm
VENUE  Barbican Centre 
An informal introduction to the library and its services.
These New Puritans: TNP ExpandedThese New Puritans: TNP ExpandedThe three-piece indie-rock band, formed originally by Jack Barnett and his twin brother George Barnett, performs the album Field Of Reeds in its entirety plus selections from Lost Chords as an expanded ensemble incorporating brass, strings, voices and percussion.17th April 2014Thursday 17th April 2014 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Today Only
These New Puritans: TNP Expanded
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Indie & Grunge
DATES  Thursday 17th April 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Barbican Centre 
The three-piece indie-rock band, formed originally by Jack Barnett and his twin brother George Barnett, performs the album Field Of Reeds in its entirety plus selections from Lost Chords as an expanded ensemble incorporating brass, strings, voices and percussion.
'Tis Pity She's a Whore'Tis Pity She's a Whore'Tis Pity She's a WhoreCheek By Jowl reprise their production of John Ford's Jacobean tragedy 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, directed by Declan Donnellan. Not for the faint hearted (or anyone under the age of 16), the visceral, violent play addresses topics of incest, morality, corruption and religion as a brother and sister's relationship drags them down into Hell. Powerful s17th April 2014Saturday 26th April 2014 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Now On
'Tis Pity She's a Whore
event > Theatre
DATES  9th to 26th April 2014
VENUE  Barbican Theatre 
Cheek By Jowl reprise their production of John Ford's Jacobean tragedy 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, directed by Declan Donnellan. Not for the faint hearted (or anyone under the age of 16), the visceral, violent play addresses topics of incest, morality, corruption and religion as a brother and sister's relationship drags them down into Hell. Powerful s... More about this event
 
United Visual Artists: MomentumUnited Visual Artists: MomentumUnited Visual Artists: MomentumThe Barbican's Curve Gallery turns itself into an immersive sound-and-light experience courtesy of London-based art and design practice United Visual Artists (UVA). The changing pattern of light and sound, and a series of hanging pendulum forms, are designed to unsettle our sense of time, movement, mass and space as we move through and around the s17th April 2014Sunday 1st June 2014 Where:
Barbican - Curve Gallery,   Ground Level  Barbican Centre    EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
United Visual Artists: Momentum
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation | PRICING  Free  
DATES  13th February to 1st June 2014
VENUE  Barbican - Curve Gallery 
The Barbican's Curve Gallery turns itself into an immersive sound-and-light experience courtesy of London-based art and design practice United Visual Artists (UVA). The changing pattern of light and sound, and a series of hanging pendulum forms, are designed to unsettle our sense of time, movement, mass and space as we move through and around the s... More about this event
 
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the CatwalkThe Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the CatwalkThe Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the CatwalkThe first major exhibition of the work of fashion's most theatrical of designers, Jean Paul Gaultier. More than 140 pieces will be on show in the Barbican Art Gallery, spanning Gaultier's 35-year career. Alongside couture, ready-to-wear garments and film costumes will be pieces that have become celebrities in their own right, such as Madonna's coni17th April 2014Sunday 17th August 2014 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Ongoing
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation
DATES  9th April to 17th August 2014
VENUE  Barbican Centre 
The first major exhibition of the work of fashion's most theatrical of designers, Jean Paul Gaultier. More than 140 pieces will be on show in the Barbican Art Gallery, spanning Gaultier's 35-year career. Alongside couture, ready-to-wear garments and film costumes will be pieces that have become celebrities in their own right, such as Madonna's coni... More about this event
 
Britten Sinfonia/Britten Sinfonia VoicesBritten Sinfonia/Britten Sinfonia VoicesThe ensemble performs Bach's St John Passion, featuring soprano Julia Doyle, countertenor Iestyn Davies, tenor Jeremy Budd and bass Matthew Brook.18th April 2014Friday 18th April 2014 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
On Soon
Britten Sinfonia/Britten Sinfonia Voices
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Friday 18th April 2014 - 6pm
VENUE  Barbican Centre 
The ensemble performs Bach's St John Passion, featuring soprano Julia Doyle, countertenor Iestyn Davies, tenor Jeremy Budd and bass Matthew Brook.
Agnes ObelAgnes ObelAgnes ObelAlternative folk by Agnes Caroline Thaarup Obel, the angelic Danish singer-songwriter fills the Barbican on Saturday 19th April 2014. Agnes Obel, whose ethereal tones have won multiple Danish music awards including Best Album, Best Female Artist and Best Songwriter of the Year, is well known for her exquisitely melancholic vocals. Her "atmospheric 19th April 2014Saturday 19th April 2014 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
On Soon
Agnes Obel
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Folk
DATES  Saturday 19th April 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Barbican Centre 
Alternative folk by Agnes Caroline Thaarup Obel, the angelic Danish singer-songwriter fills the Barbican on Saturday 19th April 2014. Agnes Obel, whose ethereal tones have won multiple Danish music awards including Best Album, Best Female Artist and Best Songwriter of the Year, is well known for her exquisitely melancholic vocals. Her "atmospheric ... More about this event
 
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraKristjan Jarvi conducts Arvo Part's Fratres and Symphony No 3, plus works by Dhafer Youssef.24th April 2014Thursday 24th April 2014 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
On Soon
London Symphony Orchestra
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Thursday 24th April 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Barbican Centre 
Kristjan Jarvi conducts Arvo Part's Fratres and Symphony No 3, plus works by Dhafer Youssef.

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These New Puritans: TNP Expanded
Concerts | On 17th April 2014 

Barbican Centre

The three-piece indie-rock band, formed originally by Jack Barnett and his twin brother George Barnett, performs the album Field Of ...More

United Visual Artists: Momentum
United Visual Artists: Momentum
Exhibitions | Until 1st June 2014 

Barbican - Curve Gallery

The Barbican's Curve Gallery turns itself into an immersive sound-and-light experience courtesy of London-based art and design practice United Visual ...More

 
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Exhibitions | Until 17th August 2014 

Barbican Centre

The first major exhibition of the work of fashion's most theatrical of designers, Jean Paul Gaultier. More than 140 pieces ...More

 
'Tis Pity She's a Whore
'Tis Pity She's a Whore
Theatre | Until 26th April 2014 

Barbican Theatre

Cheek By Jowl reprise their production of John Ford's Jacobean tragedy 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, directed by Declan Donnellan. ...More

 
Barbican Library Tour
Tours | On 17th April 2014 

Barbican Centre

An informal introduction to the library and its services....More

The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels
The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels
Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2014 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

In this major exhibition the Museum of London will use new research and state-of-the-art technology to showcase the insights that ...More

 
What Has Happened Here'
Kids Events | Until 20th April 2014 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Create a London-based story....More

A Book That Touches: Workshop
Kids Events | Until 18th April 2014 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Create a book you can feel, hear, smell and see....More

Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan: Does The IT Stick
Exhibitions | Until 15th June 2014 

Bloomberg SPACE 6 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

A Studio Voltaire-commissioned work with multiple elements, from the young Newcastle-based artists, challenging the convention of architecture....More

Denis Kozhukhin
Concerts | On 17th April 2014 

LSO St Luke's 7 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

The pianist performs Taneyev's Prelude And Fugue, Rachmaninov's Variations On A Theme Of Corelli and Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No 9....More

 
 
 
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