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LSO Discovery Family Concert (Ages 7-12)LSO Discovery Family Concert (Ages 7-12)Presented in a fun and informative way, the London Symphony Orchestra's Family Concerts feature music based on a theme and offer the chance for everyone to get involved. Magic, mystery and mirage sets the theme for the concert on Mother's Day, Sunday 26th March 2017, as children aged between 7 and 12 can find out how Paul Dukas used the orchestra t2017-03-26T00:00:00+00002017-03-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Kids Events
PRICING  £5 (Under 18s), £10 (Adults)
DATES  Running from  Sunday 26th March 2017untilSunday 26th March 2017
Presented in a fun and informative way, the London Symphony Orchestra's Family Concerts feature music based on a theme and offer the chance for everyone to get... More about this event
 
Tanita TikaramTanita TikaramThe Anglo-German folk pop singer-songwriter, who is best known for her 1980s hits Twist in My Sobriety and Good Tradition, promotes her ninth album Closer To The People.2017-02-24T19:30:00+00002017-02-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Tanita Tikaram
 
Blanca Li Dance CompanyBlanca Li Dance CompanyTake a trip into a fantastical universe where humans and robots playfully mingle and merge, all dancing to the percussive beat of a 10-piece mechanical orchestra.2017-02-24T19:45:00+00002017-02-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Blanca Li Dance Company
 
The Craft of FilmThe Craft of FilmThe Craft of FilmTaking place in the midst of award season, The Craft of Film at the Barbican explores nine cinematic crafts that are key to a film's success. From directing and acting to cinematography and costume design, the week of outstanding European films and extended screen talks and masterclasses will shine a light on the extraordinary skills and teamwork t2017-02-24T00:00:00+00002017-02-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Film Events > Film festivals & seasons
PRICING  £13.50-£15
DATES  22nd to 28th Feb 2017
Taking place in the midst of award season, The Craft of Film at the Barbican explores nine cinematic crafts that are key to a film's success. From directing an... More about this event
 
Grazia Tancredi: Winter ExhibitionGrazia Tancredi: Winter ExhibitionIn this exhibition the artist presents some of her best works about the sky and what lies beyond. The universe has proved to be an immense source of inspiration for her, with its variety of colours and shades far exceeding our wildest imagination. Together with her celestial works, Grazia also presents her latest landscapes and naturalistic composi2017-02-24T09:30:00+00002017-02-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Grazia Tancredi: Winter Exhibition
 
Richard Mosse: IncomingRichard Mosse: IncomingRichard Mosse: IncomingConceptual documentary photographer and Deutsche Borse Photography Prize Winner Richard Mosse has created an immersive multi-channel video installation in the Barbican Curve. Incoming sees the experimental photographer collaborate with composer Ben Frost and cinematographer Trevor Tweeten to use surveillance technology in order to comment on the cu2017-02-24T00:00:00+00002017-04-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican - Curve Gallery,   Ground Level  Barbican Centre    EC2Y 8DS
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Multimedia | PRICING  Free  
DATES  15th February to 23rd April 2017
VENUE  Barbican - Curve Gallery 
Conceptual documentary photographer and Deutsche Borse Photography Prize Winner Richard Mosse has created an immersive multi-channel video installation in the ... More about this event
 
Sophie Clements: Shall I This Time Hold You'Sophie Clements: Shall I This Time Hold You'A large-scale projection and surround sound work that explores the beauty captured in a chance moment.2017-02-24T00:00:00+00002017-05-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Sophie Clements: Shall I This Time Hold You'
 
The Fantastic Barbican WorldThe Fantastic Barbican WorldExplore Chamberlin, Powell and Bon's endeavour to combine spaciousness with high density development. The exhibition includes a number of residential plans and interior images.2017-02-24T09:00:00+00002017-04-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Fantastic Barbican World
 
Omer Arbel: 44Omer Arbel: 44This bespoke light installation by the artist for the Barbican Foyer was produced by Bocci, a Vancouver and Berlin-based design and manufacturing company.2017-02-24T00:00:00+00002017-04-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Omer Arbel: 44
 
Britten Sinfonia: John Adams At 70: Grand Pianola MusicBritten Sinfonia: John Adams At 70: Grand Pianola MusicJoana Carneiro conducts a performance of John Adams's Chamber Symphony, Timo Andres's Steady Hand, for two pianos and orchestra (world premiere), Philip Glass's Music In Similar Motion and John Adams's Grand Pianola Music.2017-02-25T19:30:00+00002017-02-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Britten Sinfonia: John Adams At 70: Grand Pianola Music
 
Hatsune Miku: Still Be HereHatsune Miku: Still Be HereA virtual pop persona with computer-generated vocals, created by Crypton Future Media, performing as a 3D projection in a collaboration with electronic music producer Laurel Halo and choreographer Darren Johnston, along with artists LaTurbo Avedon and Martin Sulzer.2017-02-26T20:00:00+00002017-02-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Hatsune Miku: Still Be Here
 
BellatrixBellatrixThe world champion beatboxer, double bassist and singer explores a plethora of genres, timbres and sounds.2017-02-28T19:00:00+00002017-02-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Bellatrix
 
Ballet Black: Triple BillBallet Black: Triple BillCassa Pancho's company of black and Asian classically-trained dancer's present Captured, which ebbs and flows to the fiery emotion of Martin Lawrance's edgy choreography, set to a Shostakovich string quartet. Plus, a performance of Michael Corder's House Of Dreams and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa gives Red Riding Hood a surprising twist.2017-03-02T19:45:00+00002017-03-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Ballet Black: Triple Bill
 
BBC Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony OrchestraSakari Oramo conducts a performance of Nielsen's An Imaginary Trip To The Faroe Islands, Detlev Glanert's Megaris (UK premiere) and Sibelius's Four Lemminkainen Legends. With BBC Singers.2017-03-03T19:30:00+00002017-03-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BBC Symphony Orchestra
 
This Is Not This HeatThis Is Not This HeatFounding members Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward reunite with special guests including Alexis Taylor, James Sedwards and Thurston Moore to put new spins on This Heat's expansive sound.2017-03-04T19:30:00+00002017-03-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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This Is Not This Heat
 
Gilbert O'SullivanGilbert O'SullivanThe UK chart-topper performs his seventies classics plus songs from new album Latin a la G, exploring a Latin influence with his backing band.2017-03-05T19:30:00+00002017-03-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Gilbert O'Sullivan
 
Barnardo's Independent Schools Inaugural Young Supporters ConcertBarnardo's Independent Schools Inaugural Young Supporters ConcertCarole Lindsay Douglas conducts the choir in a performance of works including Will There Really Be A Morning, Up On The Roof, Imagine A World and loads more.2017-03-06T18:30:00+00002017-03-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Barnardo's Independent Schools Inaugural Young Supporters Concert
 
Alex Mead And Jack Wates: Find YourselfAlex Mead And Jack Wates: Find YourselfA projected tapestry of live video feeds from around the Hall's adjacent spaces which audiences can explore the foyers to discover themselves in the work.2017-03-07T00:00:00+00002017-05-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Alex Mead And Jack Wates: Find Yourself
 
Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra: From Haydn To PiazzollaMoscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra: From Haydn To PiazzollaVladimir Spivakov conducts a performance of works by great composers, including Haydn and Piazzolla.2017-03-08T20:00:00+00002017-03-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra: From Haydn To Piazzolla
 
Julie Cunningham & Company: Double BillJulie Cunningham & Company: Double BillJulie Cunningham & Company: Double BillDancer and choreographer Julie Cunningham presents a rare combination of dance and spoken word in her expressive double bill about gender and identity. Taking place at the Barbican, it sees Cunningham, who won a Critics' Circle Award for her performances with the maverick Michael Clark Company, set the first half of the bill, To Be Me, to Kate Temp2017-03-08T19:45:00+00002017-03-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Modern
PRICING  £18
DATES  8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Mar 2017
Dancer and choreographer Julie Cunningham presents a rare combination of dance and spoken word in her expressive double bill about gender and identity. Taking ... More about this event
 
Efterklang & The Happy Hopeless Orchestra: LeavesEfterklang & The Happy Hopeless Orchestra: LeavesCarving a path as one of the most successful and progressive Danish bands, Leaves is the latest in a series of experimental projects by Efterklang.2017-03-09T19:30:00+00002017-03-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Efterklang & The Happy Hopeless Orchestra: Leaves
 
BBC Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony OrchestraSimone Young conducts a performance of Bartok's Concerto For Orchestra and the UK premiere of Peter Eotvos's Senza Sangue with mezzo-soprano Christine Rice and baritone Russell Braun.2017-03-10T19:30:00+00002017-03-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BBC Symphony Orchestra
 
Jordi SavallJordi SavallJordi Savall directs a performance of Lully's Alceste Suite, Marais's Alcyone Suites No 1 and 4, Handel's Water Music Suites No 2 and 4 and Rameau's Les Boreades Suite.*2017-03-11T19:30:00+00002017-03-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Jordi Savall
 
LSO Platforms: Guildhall ArtistsLSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists2017-03-12T17:30:00+00002017-03-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists
 
Roberto FonsecaRoberto FonsecaThe pianist and charismatic band leader extends his take on his Cuban roots, performing his new album ABUC with a new brass driven direction.2017-03-13T20:00:00+00002017-03-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Roberto Fonseca
 
Andreas Scholl: Invocazione MarianeAndreas Scholl: Invocazione MarianeCountertenor Scholl explores the purity and the passion of Baroque Italy's musical love affair with the Virgin Mary.2017-03-14T19:30:00+00002017-03-14T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Andreas Scholl: Invocazione Mariane
 
Guildhall Symphony OrchestraGuildhall Symphony OrchestraPietari Inkinen conducts a performance of Wagner's The Ring Without Words.2017-03-15T19:30:00+00002017-03-15T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
 
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraFabio Luisi conducts a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No 5 ('Emperor') and2017-03-16T19:30:00+00002017-03-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
 
Roman TragediesRoman TragediesThis Shakespeare-inspired production turns audience members into citizens, inviting them to move freely around the auditorium, have refreshments, view the protagonists from different perspectives and live tweet about the experience. Courtesy of Toneelgroep Amsterdam.2017-03-17T16:00:00+00002017-03-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Roman Tragedies
 
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraFabio Luisi conducts a performance of Schubert's Symphony No 8 ('Unfinished') and Brahms's German Requiem.2017-03-19T19:00:00+00002017-03-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
 
The Choir Of Westminster SchoolThe Choir Of Westminster SchoolThe Choir and The Westminster Choral Society perform Faure's Requiem and Puccini's Messa Di Gloria, with soloists Andrew Kennedy (tenor) and Mark Stone (baritone).2017-03-20T19:30:00+00002017-03-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Choir Of Westminster School
 
Westminster SchoolWestminster SchoolTim Garrard conducts The Choir Of Westminster School, Westminster School Orchestra and The Westminster Choral Society in a performance of Faure's Requiem and Puccini's Messa A Quattro Voci Messa Di Gloria. With tenor Andrew Kennedy and baritone Mark Stone.2017-03-20T19:30:00+00002017-03-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Westminster School
 
Sunn O)))Sunn O)))Taking heavy metal and boiling it down to its core components, Sunn O)))'s self-described power ambient music eschews rhythm and melody to explore drone and texture.2017-03-21T20:00:00+00002017-03-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Sunn O)))
 
Manuel Gottsching: E2-E4Manuel Gottsching: E2-E4Founding member of Ash Ra Tempel, the composer and musician Manuel Gottsching, revisits and reworks landmark pieces from his career for Convergence 2017.2017-03-22T20:00:00+00002017-03-22T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Manuel Gottsching: E2-E4
 
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraAlain Altinoglu conducts a performance of Prokofiev's Overture On Hebrew Themes,2017-03-23T19:30:00+00002017-03-23T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
 
Room 29: Jarvis Cocker & Chilly GonzalesRoom 29: Jarvis Cocker & Chilly GonzalesJarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales give a voice to ghosts, using music, theatrics, clips from classic Hollywood movies and more to reveal the secrets of Room 29 of the Chateau Marmont hotel in Hollywood.2017-03-23T19:45:00+00002017-03-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Room 29: Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales
 
The Japanese House: Architecture and Life After 1945The Japanese House: Architecture and Life After 1945In 2017, the Barbican hosts the first major UK exhibition on Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the Second World War to now. The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 looks at a field which has consistently produced some of the most influential and extraordinary examples of modern and contemporary design. In the wake of the w2017-03-23T00:00:00+00002017-06-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Exhibitions > Art Exhibitions - Architecture
PRICING  Standard £14.50, concession £12
DATES  23rd March to 25th June 2017
In 2017, the Barbican hosts the first major UK exhibition on Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the Second World War to now. The Japanese House: Ar... More about this event
 
Rizwan-Muazzam QawwaliRizwan-Muazzam QawwaliThe group perform Sufi ritual music. They sing in Farsi, Punjabi and Urdu and are accompanied by an eight-strong ensemble of gharana, harmonium and tabla.2017-03-27T19:30:00+01002017-03-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali
 
Joshua BellJoshua BellThe violinist performs Beethoven's Violin Sonata No 1, Op 12 No 1 and Brahms's Scherzo In C Minor.2017-03-28T19:30:00+01002017-03-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Joshua Bell
 
Piano Day 2017Piano Day 2017A concert that forms part of a worldwide celebration of the instrument. With two free concerts from keyboard sextet Piano Circus, including a world premiere of a piece by composer Angus MacRae, as well as Nils Frahm's Hammers; Steve Reich's Six Pianos; David Lang's Face So Pale; Max Richter's Mazuzu Dream and Graham Fitkin's Log.2017-03-29T13:00:00+01002017-03-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Piano Day 2017
 
London Concert Choir: The BellsLondon Concert Choir: The BellsMark Forkgen conducts a performance of Tchaikovsky's Polonaise from Eugene Onegin,2017-03-29T19:30:00+01002017-03-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Concert Choir: The Bells
 
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraFrancois-Xavier Roth conducts a performance of2017-03-30T19:30:00+01002017-03-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
 
New York Philharmonic: Mahler 4New York Philharmonic: Mahler 4Alan Gilbert conducts a performance of Bartok's Music For Strings, Percussion And Celeste and2017-03-31T19:30:00+01002017-03-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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New York Philharmonic: Mahler 4
 
New York PhilharmonicNew York PhilharmonicA spectacular performance of Beethoven's Excerpts From String Quartet No 14 In C Sharp Minor, and String Quartet No 16 In F, Grosse Fuge, John Adams's Absolute Jest and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. Conducted by Alan Gilbert and featuring violinists Frank Huang and Sheryl Staples, violist Cynthia Phelps and cellist Carter Brey.2017-04-01T19:30:00+01002017-04-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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New York Philharmonic
 
New York PhilharmonicNew York PhilharmonicA stirring performance of John Adams's Chairman Dances and Harmonielehre plus the European premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen's Cello Concerto conducted by Alan Gilbert and featuring guest cellist Yo-Yo Ma.2017-04-02T19:30:00+01002017-04-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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New York Philharmonic
 
LSO Platforms: Guildhall ArtistsLSO Platforms: Guildhall ArtistsSenior musicians perform a programme of works by Wolf and Mahler. With sopranos Lauren Lodge-Campbell and Corinne Cowling and baritone Sean Og Boylan being accompanied by pianists Maya Irgalina, Joanne Tan and Patrick Milne.2017-04-06T18:00:00+01002017-04-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists
 
Murray Perahia Plays Beethoven IIIMurray Perahia Plays Beethoven IIIWorld-renowned pianist performs Beethoven's Romance No 2 In F, Symphony No 1 In C and Piano Concerto No 5 In E Flat 'Emperor'.2017-04-07T19:30:00+01002017-04-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Murray Perahia Plays Beethoven III
 
The Can ProjectThe Can ProjectCan founder Irmin Schmidt conducts the world premiere of his piece An homage To Can, written with Gregor Schwellenbach, plus a supergroup performance led by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth and featuring Can's first singer Malcolm Mooney, realising and reinterpreting the band's music. This forms a tribute to Can drummer the late Jaki Liebezeit.2017-04-08T19:30:00+01002017-04-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Can Project
 
National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain: A Spring AwakeningNational Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain: A Spring AwakeningCarlos Miguel Prieto conducts the orchestra to perform a range of classical music from Russia to Mexico, including Silvestre Revueltas's film score Night Of The Mayas.2017-04-09T19:30:00+01002017-04-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain: A Spring Awakening
 
Bavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraBavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraA performance of Prokofiev's Symphony No 1, Classical, Shostakovich's Symphony No 1 and Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances conducted by Mariss Jansons.2017-04-11T19:30:00+01002017-04-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
 
BBC SingersBBC SingersAndrew Griffiths conducts the singers in a performance of Lukaszweski's Tenebrae Responses, Janacek's Ave Maria, Smetana's Sbory Trojhlasne Pro Zenske Hlasy, Andrej Makor's Kyrie, Martinu's Romance Of The Dandelions and Stravinsky's Otce Nash.2017-04-13T18:00:00+01002017-04-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BBC Singers
 
BBC Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony OrchestraJiri Belohlavek conducts a performance of Dvorak's Requiem for which the orchestra are accompanied by the BBC Symphony Chorus. With soprano Katerina Knezikova, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston, tenor Richard Samek and bass James Platt.2017-04-13T19:30:00+01002017-04-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BBC Symphony Orchestra
 
Britten SinfoniaBritten SinfoniaMark Padmore and Jacqueline Shave direct a performance of Bach's St John Passion to celebrate Good Friday.2017-04-14T18:00:00+01002017-04-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Britten Sinfonia
 
Julieta VenegasJulieta VenegasA stripped back accordion-led performance of some of the artist's best hits from her career, including Me Voy and Limon Y Sal.2017-04-18T19:30:00+01002017-04-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Julieta Venegas
 
ObsessionObsessionIvo van Hove directs Jude Law in a stage version of Luchino Visconti's 1943 erotically charged thriller, based on James M Cain's novel The Postman Always Rings Twice, about a down-at-heel drifter, who sparks a dangerous affair with a married woman, whose husband owns a roadside restaurant and petrol station. The lovers plot to kill the spouse but t2017-04-19T19:45:00+01002017-05-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Obsession
 
Rambert School Of Ballet And Contemporary Dance: On With The DanceRambert School Of Ballet And Contemporary Dance: On With The DanceThe London Schools Symphony Orchestra accompany the dancers in a performance of Tchaikovsky's Suite from Sleeping Beauty, Copland's Appalachian Spring and three short works choreographed by students.2017-04-20T19:30:00+01002017-04-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Rambert School Of Ballet And Contemporary Dance: On With The Dance
 
Caetano Veloso & Teresa CristinaCaetano Veloso & Teresa CristinaCristina launches her album Canta Cartola inspired by the works of the poet Cartola followed by solo performance by Veloso and some duets, providing a mix of samba and bossa.2017-04-21T20:00:00+01002017-04-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Caetano Veloso & Teresa Cristina
 
National Youth Brass Band Of Great BritainNational Youth Brass Band Of Great BritainBramwell Tovey conducts a performance of Elgar's Howarth Mosaic, Edward Gregson's Symphony In Two Movements, John Ireland's Elegy From A Downland Suite, Denis Wright's Concerto For Cornet, the world premiere of Gavin Higgins's Dark Arteries, Bramwell Tovey's Lincoln Tunnel Cabaret, Joseph Turrin's Fandango, Joseph Horovitz's Ballet For Band and Luc2017-04-22T19:30:00+01002017-04-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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National Youth Brass Band Of Great Britain
 
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraFrancois-Xavier Roth conducts a performance of Debussy's Prelude A L'Apres-Midi D'un Faune, Bartok's Viola Concerto and Bruckner's Symphony No 4. With violist Antoine Tamestit.2017-04-23T19:00:00+01002017-04-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
 
Doctor AtomicDoctor AtomicJohn Adams conducts his 2005 opera, telling the story of Dr J Robert Oppenheimer and the creation of the first atomic bomb. With the BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra and director Kenneth Richardson.2017-04-25T19:00:00+01002017-04-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Doctor Atomic
 
Sound Unbound 2017: The Barbican Classical WeekenderSound Unbound 2017: The Barbican Classical WeekenderSomething to suit every musical palette. From innovative new commissions with the likes of Chilly Gonzales and Anna Meredith to some of the finest classical scores ever written, and performances from today's leading performers like Iestyn Davies and the LSO to BBC Young Musician 2016 Sheku Kanneh-Mason.2017-04-29T10:00:00+01002017-04-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Sound Unbound 2017: The Barbican Classical Weekender
 
Handel: AriodanteHandel: AriodanteHarry Bicket directs The English Concert from the harpsichord in a concert performance of Handel's opera, featuring Joyce DiDonato as Ariodante, Christiane Karg as Ginevra, Joelle Harvey as Dalinda, Sonia Prinaas as Polinesso, David Portillo as Lucanio and Matthew Brook as the King of Scotland.2017-05-16T19:00:00+01002017-05-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Handel: Ariodante
 
KT TunstallKT TunstallThe Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter and musician performs pop-rock and folk songs.2017-05-22T19:30:00+01002017-05-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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KT Tunstall
 
Monteverdi VespersMonteverdi VespersLive Music, Choir.2017-06-23T19:30:00+01002017-06-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Monteverdi Vespers
 
Basquiat: Boom for RealBasquiat: Boom for RealThis September, the Barbican hosts the first large-scale exhibition in the UK on late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Boom for Real draws from international museums and private collections to showcase the work of the pioneering prodigy of the downtown New York art scene, who came to the media's attention in 1978 when he teamed up wi2017-09-21T00:00:00+01002018-01-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Art Gallery,   Silk Street      EC2 8DS
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  Standard £16, concession £12
DATES  21st September 2017 to 28th January 2018
VENUE  Barbican Art Gallery 
This September, the Barbican hosts the first large-scale exhibition in the UK on late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Boom for Real draws from ... More about this event
 
Singcircle: Stockhausen: Stimmung & Cosmic PulsesSingcircle: Stockhausen: Stimmung & Cosmic PulsesFor the 10th anniversary of Stockhausen's death, Singcircle and some of the composer's closest associates perform two of his defining masterpieces.2017-11-20T19:30:00+00002017-11-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Singcircle: Stockhausen: Stimmung & Cosmic Pulses
 
Afro Celt Sound SystemAfro Celt Sound SystemThe three-piece present their fusion of modern electronic dance rhythms with traditional Irish and West African music.2017-11-21T19:30:00+00002017-11-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Afro Celt Sound System
 
 
 

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London Fashion Week Festival
Leisure | Until 26th February 2017 

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Sussex Modernism: Retreat And Rebellion
Exhibitions | Until 23rd April 2017 

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Over 120 works including paintings, sculpture, photography and film, by artists including David Jones, Eric Gill, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, ...More

Ugly Lies The Bone
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Theatre | Until 1st April 2017 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 11 minutes walk from Battle Of Ideas

Indhu Rubasingham directs the UK premiere staging of award-winning American playwright Lindsey Ferrentino's brutally funny drama about an Afghanistan war ...More

 
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Fabric
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Fabric 19 minutes walk from Battle Of Ideas

House and techno across two rooms courtesy of Redlight, Oneman, Roska, Caspa and more....More

Pino Pascali
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Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Battle Of Ideas

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Magdalena Abakanowicz
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Soft sculptures reflecting an interest in biological systems, organic matter and regeneration, topics the artist has discussed with scientists in ...More

Between Man And Matter
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