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Smile Upon Us, Lord
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th Feb, 1st Mar, 2nd Mar and 3rd Mar 2018
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
Starring a 40-plus cast, Smile Upon Us, Lord is staged at the Barbican by Russia's Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre, led by esteemed Artistic Director Rimas Tuminas ...More
 
 
 
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The Second Violinist
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 6th, 7th and 8th September 2018
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
The latest collaboration between Irish playwright Enda Walsh and composer Donnacha Dennehy, The Second Violinist is a modern opera that tells the foreboding story of a ...More
 
 
 
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The Town Hall Affair: The Wooster Group
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th Jun 2018
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
The New York-based theatre company The Wooster Group presents a timely look at how the struggle for gender equality has evolved. The Town Hall Affair is ...More
 
 
 
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Boy Blue Entertainment: Blak Whyte Gray
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Sep 2018
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
Boy Blue's critically acclaimed Blak Whyte Gray returns to the Barbican, following its Olivier Award nomination in 2017. Created by Boy Blue's founders Kenrick 'H2O' Sandy ...More
 
 
 
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Boy Blue Entertainment: A Night with Boy Blue
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd June 2018
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
Over fifty performers trained under the award-winning hip-hop dance group, Boy Blue, present an empowering showcase at the Barbican. Under the guidance of Boy Blue's founders ...More
 
 
 
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The Royal Ballet: Elizabeth
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th May 2018
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, Covent Garden, London EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
Former Principal of The Royal Ballet Zenaida Yanowsky is Elizabeth I in this dynamic exploration of her life and loves. Covering key moments in the queen's ...More
 
 
 
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Viviana Durante Company - Kenneth MacMillan: Steps Back in Time
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st Apr 2018
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
Italian ballerina Viviana Durante directs a programme ofKenneth MacMillan's earliest works at the Barbican's Pit. Having worked with MacMillan at The Royal Ballet, Durante has both ...More
 
 
 
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Julie Cunningham & Company: Crave
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th May 2018
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
An enigmatic new dance piece choreographed by Julie Cunningham who made her move into choreography with the double bill, To Be Me, seen here at the ...More
 
 
 
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Cheek by Jowl: Pericles
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th to 21st April 2018
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
Renowned French ensemble Cheek By Jowl presents its first Shakespeare production in the French language, performed with English surtitles:Pericles. Last seen here at the Barbican in ...More
 
 
 
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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon: Pluto
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Feb 2018
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui collaborates with Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon from Japan to present the UK premiere of Pluto, a modern dance based on the manga ...More
 
 
 
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Ballet Black: Double Bill
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 15th, 16th and 17th March 2018
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, Covent Garden, London EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
Cassa Pancho's Ballet Black appears twice at the Barbican this spring/summer season as the company returns for the third consecutive year following previous sell-out shows. Their ...More
 
 
 
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Barry Humphries: Weimar Cabaret
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th to 29th July 2018
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, Soho, London EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
Last seen in London in July 2016, Weimar Cabaret is a celebration of Barry Humphries' lifelong passion and fascination with the music of the Weimar Republic. ...More
 
 
 
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Johann Strauss Dancers & Orchestra: The Magic Of Vienna
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 31st December 2017
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
Bring some 19th century glamour into your night of celebration with The Magic of Vienna, taking place in the prestigious Barbican Hall. The evening brings to ...More
 
 
 
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John Akomfrah: Purple
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th October 2017 to 7th January 2018
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah presents his ambitious new installation, Purple. Being displayed at the Barbican Centre, the six-channel video installation addresses climate change, human ...More
 
 
 
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The Encounter
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th April to 5th May 2018
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
First performed here at the Barbican in 2016 and following a hit Broadway run and international tour, The Encounter, by Complicite Theatre Company returns this spring. ...More
 
 
 
Yto Barrada
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 7th February to 20th May 2018 - Various Times
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
The Moroccan artist explores the different strategies of resistance we employ to deal with everything from the mundanities of everyday life to shifts in power and ...More
 
 
 
Julius Caesar
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th November 2017 to 20th January 2018 - Various Times
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare's political thriller in which spin and betrayal unleash violent forces of resentment. With Andrew Woodall as Caesar and Alex Waldmann as Brutus. ...More
 
 
 
Field Music
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 25th March 2018 - 7.30pm
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
The duo, formed of brothers Peter and David Brewis, perform their rock material....More
 
 
 
They Might Be Giants
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 3rd October 2018 - 7.30pm
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
American musicians John Flansburgh, John Linnell and crew present their experimental indie-rock tunes from the album, I Like Fun....More
 
 
 
Aloysius Suwardi: Planet Harmonik
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 18th January 2018 - 7.30pm
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
The composer and musician uses self-made instruments, including giant gambang xylophones and hydraulic bamboo flutes to perform works inspired by the Pythagorean theory of Music of ...More
 
 
 
Academy of Ancient Music: Handel's Messiah
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 20th December 2017 - 7pm
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
Harpsichordist Richard Egarr directs the academy and Choir Of The AAM for a performance of Handel's great work performed on the instruments he intended and in ...More
 
 
 
The Glenn Miller Orchestra
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 30th December 2017 - 2.30pm
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
The established big band presents a nostalgic evening of the best music from the 1940s, including Chattanooga Choo Choo, Moonlight Serenade, String Of Pearls, Danny Boy, ...More
 
 
 
Russell Watson
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 23rd December 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
The world-famous tenor, who has won four Brit Classical Awards and is still the only artist to top the UK and US classical charts at the ...More
 
 
 
Lift Off (Je Brasse de l'Air)
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 23rd to 27th Jan 2018 - Various Times
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
Magali Rousseau's illuminating piece. Be transported into a mysterious world of shadow and light where mechanical illustrations defy the laws of gravity....More
 
 
 
Peeping Tom: Mother
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th Jan 2018 - 7.45pm
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
Gabriela Carrizo and her performers present a non-narrative piece, taking the audience into recognisable spaces to trigger disquieting reflections on motherhood. Contains nudity....More
 
 
 
Jeff Tweedy
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 3rd February 2018 - 8pm
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
The singer-songwriter and musician, best known as the singer and guitarist of the band Wilco, performs his solo alt country-rock material....More
 
 
 
London Schools Symphony Orchestra: The Planets
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 9th January 2018 - 7.30pm
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
Sir Richard Armstrong conducts the orchestra to perform Holst's The Planets, Bernstein's Overture to Candide and Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915. With soprano Louise Alder....More
 
 
 
Rattle
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th September to 22nd December 2017 - Various Times
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
An exhibition of photos and memorabilia covering Sir Simon Rattle's musical life to date....More
 
 
 
Basquiat: Boom For Real
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st September 2017 to 28th January 2018 - Various Times
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
Over 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 ...More
 
 
 
BBC SO Total Immersion: Leonard Bernstein: Orchestral Works
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 27th January 2018 - 7.30pm
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Hall
David Charles Abell conducts the orchestra for a performance of Bernstein's Candide Overture, Serenade and Songfest. With soprano Sophia Burgos....More
 
 
 
 
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Julius Caesar
Theatre | Until 20th January 2018 

Barbican Centre

Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare's political thriller in which spin and betrayal unleash violent forces of resentment. With Andrew Woodall as ...More

Rattle
Exhibitions | Until 22nd December 2017 

Barbican Centre

An exhibition of photos and memorabilia covering Sir Simon Rattle's musical life to date....More

Basquiat: Boom For Real
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Barbican Centre

Over 100 paintings and drawings by American graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The exhibition will focus on the artist's relationship to ...More

John Akomfrah: Purple
Exhibitions | Until 7th January 2018 

Barbican Centre

British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah presents his ambitious new installation, Purple. Being displayed at the Barbican Centre, the six-channel ...More

Basquiat: Boom for Real
Basquiat: Boom for Real
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Barbican Art Gallery EC2 8DS EC2Y 8DS - 0 minute walk from Barbican Hall

This September, the Barbican hosts the first large-scale exhibition in the UK on late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Boom ...More

 
Interlock: Friends Pictured Within
Exhibitions | Until 7th January 2018 

Barbican Centre

Artist Jonathan Munro and musician Anna Meredith's multimedia installation exploring Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations....More

Less Than Thirteen
Exhibitions | Until 7th January 2018 

Barbican Centre

A large-scale projected artwork, which interprets the movement of Sir Simon Rattle conducting Elgar's Enigma Variations, reducing his form to ...More

The People's Forest: Gayle Chong Kwan
Exhibitions | Until 18th March 2018 

Barbican Centre

A contemporary visual art project which explores the history, politics, and people of London's ancient woodland, Epping Forest....More

Snow Mouse: Travelling Light
Theatre | Until 23rd January 2018 

Barbican Centre

An enchanting winter's tale for the very young....More

Vincent Moon And Priscilla Telmon: Hibridos
Exhibitions | Until 11th February 2018 

Barbican Centre

An audiovisual showcase of various forms of Afro-Brazilian spiritual ceremonies....More

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The Lehman Trilogy
Theatre | From 1st July 

National Theatre

From July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its inception in 1844 to the financial crash 163 years later. Ben Power adapts Stefano Massini's play, which has been a success ...More

Exit the King
Theatre | From 1st July 

National Theatre

This July at the National, Patrick Marber directs his own adaptation of Ionesco's dark comedy, Exit the King, starring Rhys Ifans as the King opposite Indira Varma as Queen with designs by Anthony Ward....More

The Divide
Theatre | From 1st February 

Old Vic Theatre

Brother and sister Elihu and Soween glimpse cracks in the system of a dystopian regime that embraces brutal repression, forbidden love and insurrection in the world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's landmark drama. This tale for ...More

English National Ballet: Voices Of America
Dance | From 12th April 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

English National Ballet return to Sadler's Wells in 2018 with a mixed bill of American-style neo-classic ballet. Voices of America brings together works from three generations of American ...More

Lee Bul: Wayward Wander
Exhibitions | From 30th May 

The Hayward Gallery

The Southbank Centre's Hayward Gallery hosts a mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul. The first retrospective of the artist in London, Wayward Wander explores the artist's extensive investigation into ...More

Burne-Jones
Burne-Jones
Exhibitions | From 24th October 

Tate Britain

Tate Britain presents London's first comprehensive retrospective of Edward Burne-Jones in 40 years, showcasing 150 ...More

 
Anni Albers
Anni Albers
Exhibitions | From 11th October 

Tate Modern

In 2018, Tate Modern presents this century's first major UK museum exhibition of the work ...More

 
Christian Marclay: The Clock
Christian Marclay: The Clock
Exhibitions | From 14th September 

Tate Modern

Sees Christian Marclay's unique installation, The Clock, at ...More

 
Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art
Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art
Exhibitions | From 2nd May 

Tate Modern

Shape of Light at Tate Modern is the ...More

 
The Way Of The World
The Way Of The World
Theatre | From 29th March 

The Donmar Warehouse

James Macdonald returns to the Donmar to direct Linda Bassett as Lady Wishfort in William ...More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is 250 ...More

 
June in London 2018
Article 

Summer concerts return to Kenwood House in June 2018, Michael Jackson is On the Wall at the National Portrait Gallery, Katy Perry plays the O2 and the LIFT festival gets a new Artistic Director....More

Crazy Coqs
Nightlife 

Sharing a doorman with Brasserie Zedel, Crazy Coqs is an intimate cabaret and live music venue....More

Scarlatto
Scarlatto
Dining 

Enver (manager) and best friend Toni (chef) would like to welcome you to their beautiful ...More

 
St Columba's Church of Scotland
Attractions 

The chapel for the London Scottish Regiment, a Grade II listed building, houses a fine array of Scottish county arms....More

May in London 2018
Article 

The Royal Ballet presents Queen Elizabeth, the Chelsea Flower Show blossoms, Rita Ora plays Brixton Academy and Regent's Park Open Air Theatre opens with Peter Pan in May 2018....More

Peckham Levels
Peckham Levels
Entertainment 

Previously a disused car park, the building that's home to rooftop bar Frank's Café has ...More

 
April in London 2018
Article 

Don't be fooled, Easter falls on 1st April in 2018. It's the London Marathon on 22nd and Chess returns to the West End for the first time since 1986. ...More

Christmas in London 2017
Christmas in London 2017
Feature 

Tis the season to be jolly, the decorations are up, the lights are on, the ...More

 
 
 
 
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