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The TempestThe TempestThis production is directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and stars Simon Russell Beale as Prospero, the magician, taking vengeance on the men who wronged him.2017-07-25T19:15:00+01002017-08-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Tempest
 
Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science FictionInto The Unknown: A Journey Through Science FictionInto The Unknown: A Journey Through Science FictionThis June, the Barbican Centre presents Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction. The genre-defying exploration of art, design, film and literature takes over the entire building to present a new, global perspective on Science Fiction. Swiss historian and writer Patrick Gyger has curated the festival-style exhibition, which explores Scie2017-07-25T10:00:00+01002017-09-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Multimedia
PRICING  £14.50, concs/NUS/under 17s/mems £12, under 14s £5
DATES  3rd June to 1st September 2017
This June, the Barbican Centre presents Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction. The genre-defying exploration of art, design, film and literature ... More about this event
 
Trajal Harrell: Hoochie KoochieTrajal Harrell: Hoochie KoochieStep into a dreamlike word with these inventive performance pieces by the American dancer and choreographer. Contains nudity, as well as some explicit imagery.2017-07-27T14:00:00+01002017-08-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Trajal Harrell: Hoochie Koochie
 
Toots And The MaytalsToots And The MaytalsThe veteran group from Jamaica, led by singer Toots Hibbert, bring their classic reggae to the UK's stages.2017-07-28T19:30:00+01002017-07-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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On Soon
Toots And The Maytals
 
The Magnetic FieldsThe Magnetic FieldsIndie-pop by the New York-based band fronted by the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Stephin Merritt as he performs his two-part 50 Song memoir.2017-09-09T19:30:00+01002017-09-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Magnetic Fields
 
Woyzeck In WinterWoyzeck In WinterLandmark Productions presents a major musical production fusing together Buchner's Woyzeck and Schubert's Die Winterreise, and starring Patrick O'Kane and Camille O'Sullivan.2017-09-13T19:45:00+01002017-09-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Woyzeck In Winter
 
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraSir Simon Rattle conducts the orchestra in a performance of works featuring Helen Grime's Fanfare, Thomas Ades's Asyla, Harrison Birtwistle's Violin Concerto, Oliver Knussen's Symphony No 3 and Elgar's Variations On An Original Theme, 'Enigma', and Christian Tetzlaff will feature on the violin.2017-09-14T19:30:00+01002017-09-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
 
London Symphony Orchestra: The Damnation Of FaustLondon Symphony Orchestra: The Damnation Of FaustSir Simon Rattle conducts the masterpiece by Berlioz that features Bryan Hymel as Faust, Karen Cargill as Marguerite, Gerald Finley as Mephistopheles and Gabor Bretz as Brandner.2017-09-17T18:00:00+01002017-09-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra: The Damnation Of Faust
 
Jim Jarmusch RevisitedJim Jarmusch RevisitedMulatu Astatke, Camille O'Sullivan, Alex Kapranos, Kirin J Callinan, Jolie Holland and more revisit musical highlights from the director's poetic and compelling cinematic oeuvre.2017-09-20T19:30:00+01002017-09-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Jim Jarmusch Revisited
 
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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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
 
Basquiat: Boom For RealBasquiat: Boom For RealOver 100 paintings and drawings by American graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The exhibition will focus on the artist's relationship to music and will feature a partial reconstruction of the first body of work that Basquiat exhibited.2017-09-21T10:00:00+01002018-01-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Basquiat: Boom For Real
 
London Schools Symphony Orchestra: Vienna: Light And DarknessLondon Schools Symphony Orchestra: Vienna: Light And DarknessPeter Ash conducts the ensemble alongside Belgian pianist Julien Libeer as they perform Britten's Four Sea Interludes From Peter Grimes, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 1 and Brahms's Symphony No 4.2017-09-25T19:30:00+01002017-09-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Schools Symphony Orchestra: Vienna: Light And Darkness
 
Jane Birkin: Gainsbourg SymphonicJane Birkin: Gainsbourg SymphonicThe actress and singer presents a tribute to her long-term partner, pianist and composer Serge Gainsbourg. Alongside his producer Philippe Lerichonne and Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Najakima they re-work a selection of his masterpieces.2017-09-26T19:30:00+01002017-09-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Jane Birkin: Gainsbourg Symphonic
 
BBC Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony OrchestraSakari Oramo conducts the orchestra and violinist Alina Pogotskina in a performance of works featuring R Strauss's Tod Und Verklarung, Berg's Violin Concerto and Sibelius's Symphony No 5.2017-09-27T19:30:00+01002017-09-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BBC Symphony Orchestra
 
Miguel Araujo: A Portuguese National TreasureMiguel Araujo: A Portuguese National TreasureThe Portuguese singer-songwriter will be joined by six musicians playing an eclectic mix of strings, piano and clarinet fused with glockenspiel and a wide variety of world percussion.2017-09-28T20:00:00+01002017-09-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Miguel Araujo: A Portuguese National Treasure
 
Kayhan Kalhor, The Rembrandt TrioKayhan Kalhor, The Rembrandt TrioA poetic collaboration blending traditional jazz, classical and Arabic music between the Iranian Kamancheh player and the jazz ensemble. With support from the Awj Trio.2017-09-29T19:30:00+01002017-09-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Kayhan Kalhor, The Rembrandt Trio
 
Sacred Imaginations 1Sacred Imaginations 1Susheela Raman and Sam Mills lead a journey through music of ritual, trance and contemplation featuring a variety of musicians and singers from all over the world.2017-09-30T19:30:00+01002017-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Sacred Imaginations 1
 
John Akomfrah: PurpleJohn Akomfrah: PurpleExhibitions & Art, Installation.2017-10-05T11:00:00+01002018-01-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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John Akomfrah: Purple
 
Classical Opera - 20th Birthday ConcertClassical Opera - 20th Birthday ConcertClassical Opera and The Mozartists perform Haydn's The Representation Of Chaos from The Creation, Handel-Mozart's Leidenschaften Stillt Und Wreckt Musik from Ode To St Cecilia, Mozart's Exsultate, Jubilate (first movement) and March and Cavatina 'Accogli, Oh Re Del Mar' from Idomeneo, then Beethoven's 'Da Stiegen Die Menschen' from Cantata On The D2017-10-09T19:30:00+01002017-10-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Classical Opera - 20th Birthday Concert
 
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
 
Nils FrahmNils FrahmThe minimalist pianist and composer from Germany performs his latest works.2018-02-21T19:30:00+00002018-02-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Nils Frahm
 
 
 

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