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Barbican Open Salon: Think Like An ArtistBarbican Open Salon: Think Like An ArtistBBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz in conversation with Erica Wagner.2016-06-29T19:30:00+01002016-06-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Barbican Open Salon: Think Like An Artist
 
Miss Revolutionary Idol BerserkerMiss Revolutionary Idol BerserkerMiss Revolutionary Idol BerserkerA show about Japanese subculture where 25 performers swarm the stage. In a homage to otagei - ritualised dancing and chanting by fans - they invite the audience to take part. "For some poor souls, it may be nothing more than noise," says the Stage Whispers review, "but if you can handle the power, the relentlessness, the spirit of 'everything loude2016-06-29T18:30:00+01002016-07-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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PRICING  under 16 £9, adult £18
DATES  22nd June to 2nd July 2016
A show about Japanese subculture where 25 performers swarm the stage. In a homage to otagei - ritualised dancing and chanting by fans - they invite the audienc... More about this event
 
The Shadow KingThe Shadow King2016-06-29T19:45:00+01002016-07-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Shadow King
 
Designer Jewellers GroupDesigner Jewellers GroupBrowse new pieces by many of the country's leading jewellers, all created from a range of materials. Plus, a showcase of pieces to celebrate the group's 40th anniversary each containing a ruby.2016-06-29T12:00:00+01002016-06-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Designer Jewellers Group
 
Imran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so DeepImran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so DeepImran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so DeepFor his first major London commission award-winning Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi creates a new work for the Barbican's Curve gallery. Where the Shadows are so Deep begins with gentle scenes of nature, the sequence of works gradually introduces darker elements, subtly implying the uncertainty of what lies around the bend. Hung at varyin2016-06-29T00:00:00+01002016-07-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican - Curve Gallery,   Ground Level  Barbican Centre    EC2Y 8DS
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  18th February to 10th July 2016
VENUE  Barbican - Curve Gallery 
For his first major London commission award-winning Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi creates a new work for the Barbican's Curve gallery. Where the Sha... More about this event
 
Imran Qureshi: Where The Shadows Are So DeepImran Qureshi: Where The Shadows Are So DeepA sequence of exquisite miniature paintings that begin with a gentle theme, eventually becoming darker in tone by the award-winning Pakistani artist.2016-06-29T11:00:00+01002016-07-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Free EventOngoing
Imran Qureshi: Where The Shadows Are So Deep
 
Designing For A Living CityDesigning For A Living CityPrints, photographs, original fittings, archival illustrations, leaflets, brochures and films tracing the controversial design of the residential development, looking at the range of flat types and interiors which would accommodate some 6,000 people within 35 acres.2016-06-29T00:00:00+01002016-10-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Free EventOngoing
Designing For A Living City
 
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraSir Simon Rattle conducts this programme which explores the pivotal works of three vastly different composers. The programme comprises Ives's The Unanswered Question, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 4 and Rachmaninov's Symphony No 2. With pianist Krystian Zimerman.2016-06-30T19:30:00+01002016-06-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
 
On the Twentieth CenturyOn the Twentieth CenturyGuildhall actors present the musical tale about a down-on-his-luck theatre producer who attempts to rekindle his romance with a glamorous Hollywood starlet, in Betty Comden and Adolph Green's 1930s-era screwball comedy set on a train travelling from Chicago to New York.2016-06-30T19:30:00+01002016-07-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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On the Twentieth Century
 
Possibly Colliding: Session One: Nils Frahm & Company - A Most Ambitious ConcertPossibly Colliding: Session One: Nils Frahm & Company - A Most Ambitious ConcertA performance of ambitious music as Frahm experiments with instrumentation and technology, not bound by genres or definitions.2016-07-01T19:30:00+01002016-07-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Possibly Colliding: Session One: Nils Frahm & Company - A Most Ambitious Concert
 
Possibly Colliding: A Weekend Curated By Nils FrahmPossibly Colliding: A Weekend Curated By Nils FrahmA musical exploration of the space where genres, sounds and ideas collide. With musicians AMBIQ, Anna Von Hausswolff, Britten Sinfonia Voices, Canto Ostinato Audio Visual, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and more.2016-07-01T09:00:00+01002016-07-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Possibly Colliding: A Weekend Curated By Nils Frahm
 
Possibly Colliding: Session Four Penguin Cafe & Anna Von HausswolffPossibly Colliding: Session Four Penguin Cafe & Anna Von HausswolffTwo very distinct sets from artists who combine classical and modern music influences to create something new.2016-07-02T19:30:00+01002016-07-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Possibly Colliding: Session Four Penguin Cafe & Anna Von Hausswolff
 
Cardboard Citizens: Cathy Come HomeCardboard Citizens: Cathy Come HomeAn amateur staging of 1966 drama of the same name.2016-07-05T19:30:00+01002016-07-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Cardboard Citizens: Cathy Come Home
 
Anohni: HopelessnessAnohni: HopelessnessThe lead singer from Antony And The Johnsons, Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke present their collaboration which aims to disrupt assumptions about popular music by embedding vigorously political lyrics within dance/pop tracks.2016-07-07T19:30:00+01002016-07-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Anohni: Hopelessness
 
Ex Machina/Robert Lepage: Needles And OpiumEx Machina/Robert Lepage: Needles And OpiumInspired by the lives of Jean Cocteau and Miles Davis, Robert Lapage explores addiction, disorientation and creative drive using projections, jazz music and poetic performances. This performance is partly sung in English and French, with English surtitles.2016-07-07T19:45:00+01002016-07-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Ex Machina/Robert Lepage: Needles And Opium
 
Hermeto PascoalHermeto PascoalThe jazz and Latin multi-instrumentalist performs with his all-star British ensemble in celebration of his 80th birthday year.2016-07-09T19:30:00+01002016-07-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Hermeto Pascoal
 
Joao Donato, Janis Siegel & Diego FigueiredoJoao Donato, Janis Siegel & Diego FigueiredoA fusion of American Jazz and Brazilian music, and standards from the Bossa Nova back catalogue.2016-07-10T20:00:00+01002016-07-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Joao Donato, Janis Siegel & Diego Figueiredo
 
Tower Hamlets Arts And Music Education ServiceTower Hamlets Arts And Music Education ServiceA showcase performance demonstrating the wide range of musical activities on offer to all schools in Tower Hamlets and the City of London, to mark THAMES' 10th anniversary.2016-07-11T19:00:00+01002016-07-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Tower Hamlets Arts And Music Education Service
 
The Analogues Perform The Beatles' Magical Mystery TourThe Analogues Perform The Beatles' Magical Mystery TourThe band recreates the complex and layered sound of The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour, playing the same instruments that the Fab Four used to record the album at Abbey Road Studios.2016-07-13T19:30:00+01002016-07-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Analogues Perform The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour
 
Ragnar KjartanssonRagnar KjartanssonA survey of the varied work of the acclaimed Icelandic performance artist, including the multi-sensory experiences The Visitors (2012) and Take Me Here By The Dishwasher: Memorial For A Marriage (2011).2016-07-14T10:00:00+01002016-09-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Ragnar Kjartansson
 
Frazey FordFrazey FordThe Canadian singer-songwriter performs soulful folk and blues from her second album Indian Ocean.2016-07-15T19:30:00+01002016-07-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Frazey Ford
 
Our Latin ThingOur Latin ThingColombian percussionist Roberto Pla leads a 20-piece salsa orchestra to perform the music of the Fania All-Stars, inspired by the 1972 film of the same name.2016-07-16T20:00:00+01002016-07-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Our Latin Thing
 
Mary Chapin CarpenterMary Chapin CarpenterSoft rock meets Americana and country courtesy of the New Jersey-born songstress and Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee.2016-07-17T19:00:00+01002016-07-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Mary Chapin Carpenter
 
An Evening With The Bel-air Glamour Records GangAn Evening With The Bel-air Glamour Records GangIcelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson performs alongside the community of musicians who don't feel restrained to one art form and delivers enveloping ambient music and performance poetry.2016-07-19T19:30:00+01002016-07-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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An Evening With The Bel-air Glamour Records Gang
 
Omara PortuondoOmara PortuondoThe renowned and powerful Cuban singer performs with Spanish Flamenco singer Diego el Cigala, in celebration of her 85th birthday, covering a range of Latin styles from Bolero to Jazz, to Son Cubana.2016-07-21T20:00:00+01002016-07-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Omara Portuondo
 
nitroBEAT Pit Party: An Afrofuturistic TripnitroBEAT Pit Party: An Afrofuturistic TripA flamboyant show which sees eight artists from the worlds of music, mixed-media, spoken word and theatre collaborate on a shared journey into Afrofuturism. With projected film, fantasy art, poetic lyricism and improvised interventions set to the sounds of free jazz, electronic hip-hop and psychedelic funk played live.2016-07-22T20:00:00+01002016-07-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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nitroBEAT Pit Party: An Afrofuturistic Trip
 
Nishat KhanNishat KhanThe sitar player, accompanied on tabla by distinguished maestro Pandit Ramkumar Mishra, delivers a performance of acrobatic melodic lines and entrancing drones.2016-07-24T19:30:00+01002016-07-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Nishat Khan
 
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
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Mogwai Play Atomic
 
Bedwyr WilliamsBedwyr WilliamsDreamlike and immersive installations courtesy of the acclaimed artist who works with a diverse range of mediums including performance, sculpture, painting and video.2016-09-28T10:00:00+01002017-01-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Bedwyr Williams
 
The VulgarThe Vulgar What makes something vulgar? Drawing on a wealth of stunning exhibits from the Renaissance to the 18th, late 20th and 21st centuries, The Vulgar attempts to answer this question. Curated by exhibition-maker Judith Clark and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips, this Barbican exhibition shows how fashion often changes the definition of the word.2016-10-13T00:00:00+01002017-02-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Art Gallery,   Silk Street      EC2 8DS
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  13th October 2016 to 5th February 2017
VENUE  Barbican Art Gallery 
What makes something vulgar? Drawing on a wealth of stunning exhibits from the Renaissance to the 18th, late 20th and 21st centuries, The Vulgar a... More about this event
 
Afro Celt Sound SystemAfro Celt Sound SystemThe three-piece presents its fusion of modern electronic dance rhythms with traditional Irish and West African music, playing tracks from its new album, The Source.2016-10-30T19:00:00+00002016-10-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Afro Celt Sound System
 
Tim HeckerTim HeckerElectronica from the musician and sound artist based in Los Angeles, USA and Montreal, Canada.2016-11-04T19:10:00+00002016-11-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Tim Hecker
 
Bach At ChristmasBach At ChristmasThe Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists performs Bach's Magnificat In E, Lutheran Mass In F and Cantata "Susser Trost".2016-12-12T19:30:00+00002016-12-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Bach At Christmas
 
Katherine JenkinsKatherine JenkinsThe Welsh mezzo-soprano performs classical and contemporary songs and arias.2016-12-27T19:30:00+00002016-12-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Katherine Jenkins
 
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
 
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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A 300 year old town house, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys. It was built in 1700 and ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2016 

Guildhall Art Gallery 18 minutes walk from Random International: Rain Room

For two years acclaimed British photographer Martin Parr was the City of London's official photographer-in-residence. Between 2013 and 2015 ...More

 
Shakespeare: A Celebration
Exhibitions | Until 10th July 2016 

Bankside Gallery 19 minutes walk from Random International: Rain Room

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Marcel Duchamp: Fountain 1917
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Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Random International: Rain Room

A replica, from 1964, of the artist's iconic readymade, considered one of the most influential works of the 20th-century....More

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Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Random International: Rain Room

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Cubism
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Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Random International: Rain Room

Exhibition illuminating the perceptual and conceptual aspects of the art movement, whose name was coined as an insult but which ...More

Nam June Paik
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Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Random International: Rain Room

Rarely-seen work on paper, and other key pieces, spanning 40 years of the artist's career, and acquired by Tate through ...More

Magdalena Abakanowicz
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Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Random International: Rain Room

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

Assemblage
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Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Random International: Rain Room

Mixed-media sculpture and collage from the 20th century, celebrating the popularity of the technique of juxtaposing different objects and materials ...More

 
 
 
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