Desdemona

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 20TH JULY 2012

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, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y 8DS
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Desdemona As part of the World Shakespeare Festival, Nobel-prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison, director Peter Sellars and singer/songwriter Rokia Traor are collaborating to bring Desdemona to the stage.The intimate performance offers an alternative and deeper view into the character from Shakespeare's Othello. With close reading of Shakespeare, Morrison's imagination began to roam and she initiated the idea of inventing the stories that Desdemona may have heard to inspire her yearning for a wider world. Sellars evolved this concept with the idea of using Desdemona's maid, Barbary, asthe character these stories came from. As a result this play presents an insightful conversation between the Venetian beauty and her African nurse from beyond the grave.

About Barbican Hall

Described by the Queen as "one of the wonders of the modern world", the Barbican Centre offers an imposing collection of the finest in British arts. Open 363 days a year, it has the most diverse programme of any London venue. The giant and acoustically superb Barbican Hall, in conjunction with the attractive local church of St Luke's, is the home of the London Symphony Orchestra. More about Barbican Hall

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Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 86 33% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from Desdemona
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
The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 175 39% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 9 minutes from Desdemona
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 125 40% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 9 minutes from Desdemona
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
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London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife Dates: 17th to 21st Jan 2017 - Various Times
Desdemona, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Desdemona
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London > Events > Concerts Dates: Monday 16th January 2017 - 7pm
Desdemona, Silk Street, EC2Y | 1 minute from Desdemona
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London > Events > Concerts Dates: 16th and 17th January 2017 at 7pm-10pm & 20th January 2017 at 2pm-10pm
Desdemona, Silk Street, EC2Y | 1 minute from Desdemona
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Desdemona
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 Desdemona
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 Desdemona
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 Desdemona
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Desdemona
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 Desdemona
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 Desdemona
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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Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Desdemona
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 Desdemona
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 Desdemona
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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Searcy's Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
The Barbican Centre, Level 2, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Desdemona
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 Desdemona
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 Desdemona
In the centre of Osteria , the Italian restaurant on the second floor of the Barbican Centre, is ... More
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Desdemona
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 Desdemona
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 Desdemona
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
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Desdemona 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 Desdemona
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 Desdemona
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, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from Desdemona
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 Desdemona.
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Desdemona
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 Desdemona
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 Desdemona
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 5 minutes from Desdemona
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 Desdemona
... More
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from Desdemona
Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches. Described ... More
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Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Desdemona
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 Desdemona
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 Desdemona
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