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English National Opera: Between Worlds
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 11th to 25th April 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
The highly anticipated operatic debut from composer Tansy Davies, Between Worlds is inspired by the events of 9/11. A sensitive but uplifting piece, it tells the ...More
 
 
 
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London Symphony Orchestra / Marin Alsop
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 7th June 2015 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
In September 2013, Marin Alsop made history as the first female conductor of the BBC's Last Night of the Proms. She returns to London in June ...More
 
 
 
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Walead Beshty
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th October 2014 to 8th February 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
The latest Curve commission sees London-born, Los Angeles-based artist, Walead Beshty transform the space by covering the vast 90-metre curved wall of the gallery from floor ...More
 
 
 
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Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th September 2014 to 11th January 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
Eighteen exceptional photographers from the 1930s to the present day who have changed the way we view architecture and think about the world we live in ...More
 
 
 
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Eugene Onegin
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st Feb 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
Russia's Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre makes a return to London in 2015 with the first-ever theatrical adaptation of Pushkin's Eugene Onegin. Staged at the Barbican, the ...More
 
 
 
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Ninagawa Company: Hamlet
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th May 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
As well as the highly anticipated production starring Benedict Cumberbatch later in the year, the Barbican is also staging a Ninagawa Company production of Hamlet in ...More
 
 
 
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Ninagawa Company: Kafka on the Shore
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th, 29th and 30th May 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
The second Ninagawa Company production to be staged at the Barbican this May, this theatrical adaptation of Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore stars the Japanese ...More
 
 
 
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Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd to 7th Jun 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
Following sold-out shows at the Royal Court Theatre and Southbank Centre in 2014, Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby transfer to the Barbican in June 2015. Irish actress Lisa Dwan ...More
 
 
 
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Waiting for Godot
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th to 13th June 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
Part of the Barbican's International Beckett Season, the Sydney Theatre Company presents their take on Samuel Beckett's controversial Waiting for Godot. Quintessential comedy duo Richard Roxburgh ...More
 
 
 
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Krapp's Last Tape
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th, 20th and 21st June 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
Visionary directory and visual artist Robert Wilson brings Samuel Beckett's haunting Krapp's Last Tape to life for the Barbican International Beckett Season. The one-man show is ...More
 
 
 
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Theatre Ad Infinitum: Light
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th to 24th Jan 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
Inspired by Edward Snowden's revelations and the ensuing debate on state surveillance, Theatre Ad Infinitum conjures an Orwellian future where a totalitarian regime monitors the thoughts ...More
 
 
 
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Measure For Measure
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th to 25th April 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
Cheek by Jowl presents Measure for Measure at the Barbican this April. Hailed in Moscow as a 'shattering portrait of contemporary Russia', the new production of ...More
 
 
 
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A Mad World My Masters
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th April to 9th May 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
Sean Foley's critically acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company production of Thomas Middleton's Jacobean comedy, first seen in 2013 in the Swan theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, is revived in ...More
 
 
 
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Henry IV (Part II)
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd December 2014 to 24th January 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
Antony Sher plays the infamous comic knight Falstaff in Shakespeare's history play Henry IV Parts I and II, directed at the Barbican by Royal Shakespeare ...More
 
 
 
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Henry IV (Part I)
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th November 2014 to 24th January 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Henry VI, Shakespeare's enduring historical drama, comes to the Barbican this November. Gregory Doran's production features "a major performance from ...More
 
 
 
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Hamlet
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th August to 31st October 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the title role of Hamlet in Lyndsey Turner's production of Shakespeare's tragedy at the Barbican. The story famously follows the son who ...More
 
 
 
Boy Blue Entertainment: The Five & The Prophecy Of Prana
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 27th February 2015 at 7.45pm, 28th February 2015 at 2.30pm and 7.45pm & 1st March 2015 at 2.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
Japanese artist Akio Tanaka joins forces with choreographer Kenrick 'H20' Sandy and composer 'Mikey J', for this dynamic dance-narrative piece inspired by manga and featuring five ...More
 
 
 
Glenn Miller Orchestra
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 30th December 2014 - 2.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
The big band, resplendent in the World War II uniforms of the US Air Force, swings you back in time playing Glenn Miller's own original arrangements ...More
 
 
 
Glorious Handel By Candlelight
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 27th December 2014 - 2.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
A programme of Handel's masterpieces performed in full 18th-century costume by the Mozart Festival Chorus and Orchestra, led by harpsichordist and director Steven Devine with soprano ...More
 
 
 
London Symphony Orchestra
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 12th March 2015 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the orchestra in performances of Colin Matthews' Hidden Variables, Gershwin's Concerto in F and Shostakovich's Symphony No 5. Featuring pianist Yuja Wang....More
 
 
 
Matthias Goerne
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 28th May 2015 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
The German baritone is joined by the pianist Piotr Anderszewski, performing Schumann's Liederkreis Op 39 and a selection of lieder....More
 
 
 
Goldberg Variations: Britten Sinfonia/Thomas Gould
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 20th March 2015 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
Dmitry Sitovestsy's arrangement for strings of Bach's The Goldberg Variations is the centrepiece of this programme, directed by Britten Sinfonia's associate leader, Thomas Gould. Alongside Bach's ...More
 
 
 
Helene Grimaud
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 16th May 2015 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
Works by Liszt including Au bord d'une source, Ravel's Jeux d'eau; Ondine, Debussy's L'Isle joyeuse and Almeira from Iberia, Book 2 by Albeniz, all feature in ...More
 
 
 
Barbara Hannigan/Britten Sinfonia: Stravinsky & Neo-Classicism
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 6th May 2015 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
The acclaimed singer also appears as conductor for this programme of contrasting works, featuring Mozart's Overture to La Clemenza di Tito and Bella mia fiamma, addio, ...More
 
 
 
Claudio Simonetti's Goblin
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 21st February 2015 - 7pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
Italian progressive rock legends Goblin perform two rare and unique events showcasing their original scores alongside screenings of cult horror movies Dawn Of The Dead and ...More
 
 
 
ECHO Rising Stars: Omo Bello
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 6th February 2015 - 1pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
A melodic bel canto showcase for the powerful voice of this charismatic young Franco-Nigerian soprano....More
 
 
 
Thames Youth Orchestra Anniversary Concert
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 29th March 2015 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
Simon Ferris conducts Mahler's Symphony Number 2, with Sarah Fox, soprano....More
 
 
 
BBC Symphony Orchestra
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 13th February 2015 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
Beethoven's Symphony No 8 and the UK premiere of Brett Dean's The Last Days of Socrates. With conductor John Storgards, bassist Sir John Tomlinson and the ...More
 
 
 
The Baroque Trumpet
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 18th February 2015 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
The Academy of Ancient Music is joined by trumpeters Tine Thing Helseth and David Blackadder for Bach's Sinfonias from Cantatas 29, 150 and 31, Biber's Sonata ...More
 
 
 
Youth Orchestra For London
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 12th February 2015 - 6.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Theatre
Sir Simon Rattle conducts the mixed ability symphony orchestra consisting of young musicians aged 11-21....More
 
 
 
 
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A Bear Called Paddington
A Bear Called Paddington
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

A well-timed exhibition as the much-loved, well-mannered bear gets set for his big-screen debut, A Bear Called Paddington is a ...More

 
The Paddington Trail
The Paddington Trail
Exhibitions | Until 30th December 2014 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

Can you spot Paddington Bear? There are 50 statues of the inquisitive Peruvian bear, made famous by the books of ...More

 
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Exhibitions | Until 12th April 2015 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

Likely to be one of 2014's most popular exhibitions, Sherlock Holmes at the Museum of London will be the largest ...More

 
The First World War and the Bank of England
The First World War and the Bank of England
Exhibitions | Until 1st April 2015 

Bank of England Museum 8 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

The First World War and the Bank of England, taking place at the Bank of England Museum, looks at the ...More

 
Broadgate Ice Rink
Broadgate Ice Rink
Seasonal | Until 26th February 2015 

Exchange square 9 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

London's longest-running ice rink returns to its new location of Exchange Square in 2014, only a couple of minutes from ...More

 
Lodge d'Argent
Lodge d'Argent
Foodie Events | Until 28th February 2015 

Coq d'Argent 9 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

No ski lift required to get to Lodge d'Argent, a traditional French chalet-inspired space on the skyscraper terrace ...More

 
Swingers London
Swingers London
Foodie Events | Until 25th December 2014 

Factory 7 13 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

Fancy yourself as a bit of a competitive socialiser? Swingers London has been set up for you. A 3-month pop ...More

 
Dennis Severs' House: Silent Night
Dennis Severs' House: Silent Night
Tours | Until 5th January 2015 

Dennis Severs' House 14 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

The atmospheric Silent Night candle-lit tours of Dennis Severs' House are particularly fun at this time of year. The house ...More

 
The Knight of the Burning Pestle
The Knight of the Burning Pestle
Theatre | Until 11th January 2015 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 16 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

The Jacobean comedy written by Francis Beaumont, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, an uproarious play about a grocer and ...More

 
Edward Scissorhands
Edward Scissorhands
Dance | Until 11th January 2015 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 16 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

Having so successfully given new interpretations to classics like Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Nutcracker!, Matthew Bourne now brings ...More

 
 

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Calling all sweet tooths. Tis the season to overdose on sugar and not feel terribly guilty immediately after scoffing ...More

 
The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show
The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show
Exhibitions | 12th February 2015 - 15th February 2015 

ExCel London Exhibition Centre

The world's longest indoor zip wire, a StreetVelodrome and an indoor whale watching boat trip are at ExCel London from ...More

 
Oh What A Lovely War
Oh What A Lovely War
Theatre | 29th January 2015 - 7th February 2015 

Theatre Royal Stratford East

Built upon the songs that ordinary British soldiers sang during a war that killed 10 million in four years, this ...More

 
Rambert with Tredegar Town Band and the Rambert Orchestra
Rambert with Tredegar Town Band and the Rambert Orchestra
Dance | 12th May 2015 - 16th May 2015 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Live on the Sadler's Wells stage, the full ranks of Tredegar Town Band accompany Rambert's dancers in the world premiere ...More

 
Vault Festival
Vault Festival
Theatre | 8th January 2015 - 8th March 2015 

The Vaults, Arch 233

Returning for its third year, Vault Festival is a six-week arts festival in Waterloo's Leake Street tunnels featuring a wide-ranging ...More

 
Closer
Closer
Theatre | 12th February 2015 - 4th April 2015 

The Donmar Warehouse

Patrick Marber's Olivier Award-winning play, Closer, is revived on stage for the first time since its premiere back in 1997. ...More

 
Bone Daddies Whole Foods Market
Bone Daddies Whole Foods Market
Opened 1st November 2014 

Two years on from the ramen boom of 2012, when Bone Daddies ramen bar arrived in Soho with a bang, ...More

 
The Queensbury Kitchen
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Opened 10th December 2014 

From the team behind The Queensbury gastropub and right around the corner from it, comes The Queensbury Kitchen, a moden ...More

 
Bo Drake
Bo Drake
Opened 30th November 2014 

This casual-dining Korean restaurant is the brainchild of Jan Lee, alumni of the award-winning Roka, who grew up in his ...More

 
 
 
 
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