Desdemona

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 20TH JULY 2012

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, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y 8DS
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OPENING TIMES
7.30pm
PRICES
15-55

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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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Hoxton Overground Station
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Desdemona at the Barbican Barbican Hall, EC2Y 8DS 19th July 2012 - 20th July 2012 As part of the World Shakespeare Festival, Nobel-prize winning novelist Toni Morrison and...

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Apex London Wall Hotel
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The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 60 32% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 9 minutes from Desdemona
This boutique hotel in trendy Clerkenwell fits right in with the warehouse chic designer feel of the neighbourhood. Mixing vintage chairs with stark modern prints, there's ... More
South Place Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 113 35% off
3 South Place, EC2M | 9 minutes from Desdemona
Located within arms reach of both Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations, is South Place Hotel, a luxury London hotel featuring three swanky bars and two top-notch ... More
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Events near Desdemona

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To Kill A Mockingbird
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 24th June to 25th July 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Desdemona
Set in the Deep South, Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel won multiple awards when it premiered in 2013 at Regent's Park Open ...More
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Lodge d'Argent
London > Events > Foodie Events Dates: 18th November 2014 to 28th February 2015
Coq d'Argent, 1 Poultry, Bank, EC2R | 9 minutes from Desdemona
No ski lift required to get to Lodge d'Argent, a traditional French chalet-inspired space on the skyscraper terrace of City restaurant Coq d'Argent. Vintage ...More
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Ballroom Dancing Masterclass: Latin Technique & Performance: Rhythm And The Beat: Workshop
London > Events > Sporting Events Dates: Saturday 28th February 2015 - 11am-4.30pm
Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M | 13 minutes from Desdemona
Lemington Ridley teaches a class for all abilities....More
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Entertainment near 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 Centre
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Desdemona
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 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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The best shops and markets near Desdemona
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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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Wood Street Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
53 Fore Street, EC2Y8AX | 2 minutes from Desdemona
British Cuisine... More
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Chiswell Street Dining Rooms
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
56 Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 3 minutes from Desdemona
The brainchild of Tom and Ed Martin of ETM Group, responsible for award-winning London venues including The Gun, The Botanist, The Cadogan Arms and The White ... More
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Education near Desdemona

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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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Leisure near Desdemona

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, 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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Pubs near Desdemona

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
... More
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Desdemona clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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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, 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from Desdemona
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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Meeting venue hire near Desdemona

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Desdemona.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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