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The Grime and the Glamour: NYC 1976-90
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 29th Sep to 5th Oct 2017
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Complementing the Barbican's Basquiat: Boom for Real exhibition, The Grime and the Glamour: NYC 1976-90 is a major new film season at the Barbican Cinema. The ...More
 
 
 
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John Akomfrah: Purple
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th October 2017 to 7th January 2018
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
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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Basquiat: Boom for Real
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st September 2017 to 28th January 2018
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2 | At Barbican Centre
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 international museums ...More
 
 
 
Sacred Imaginations 1
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 30th September 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Susheela 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 ...More
 
 
 
BBC Symphony Orchestra
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 27th September 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Sakari 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 ...More
 
 
 
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 13th December 2017 - 6pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
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The Guildhall School Masterclass: Stephen Endelman
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 24th October 2017 - 7pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Literary & Education, Music Workshop....More
 
 
 
Nils Frahm
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 21st and 23rd February 2018 at 7.30pm & 24th February 2018 at 8pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The minimalist pianist and composer from Germany performs his latest works....More
 
 
 
Classical Opera - 20th Birthday Concert
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 9th October 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Classical 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 ...More
 
 
 
Joe Zawinul: Stories Of The Danube
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 19th November 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Contemporary jazz from Joe Zawinul based on his grand orchestral version of one of the world's greatest rivers, conducted by Kristan Jarvi, plus, a performance from ...More
 
 
 
Modern Couples
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 10th October 2018 to 27th January 2019 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
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Suckerpunch Boom Suite
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September 2017 - 8pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Nitrobeat's experimental pieces, set to a soundtrack of free jazz, hip-hop, electronic and psychedelic funk played by a live band....More
 
 
 
GAS
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 8th October 2017 - 8pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The German artist and producer Wolfgang Voigt mixes ambient and techno styles in his electronic music originals....More
 
 
 
Kid Creole And The Coconuts
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 7th October 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
August Darnell and his group perform their tongue-in-cheek originals mixing Latin-flavoured pop with a range of other influences. Support from Arto Lindsay....More
 
 
 
Gilberto Gil & Cortejo Afro
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 31st October 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The veteran Brazilian composer and musician mixes Latin and world music in his original material. Support from Nucleo De Opera Da Bahia and Orquestra Nova Lisboa....More
 
 
 
London Symphony Orchestra
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 29th October 2017 - 7pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Gianandrea Noseda conducts Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2 and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 4, with the pianist Khatia Buniatishvili....More
 
 
 
The Matthew Herbert Brexit Big Band
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 23rd October 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The producer, composer and DJ brings his experimental bug band project to the stage....More
 
 
 
Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 12th November 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The mandolin and piano players take influences from bluegrass and merge them into their jazz performance....More
 
 
 
Zakir Hussain - Crosscurrents With Dave Holland And Chris Potter
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 11th November 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The tabla virtuoso performs traditional Indian music....More
 
 
 
Homayoun Shajarian
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 12th October 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The Iranian singer mixes traditional and modern Persian music in his performance....More
 
 
 
Spacebomb Revue
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 6th October 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
A showcase of artists from the record company, plus appearances by Natalie Prass, Slow Club, Mike Scott, Bedouine, Cocoon, Georgie, Foxygen, Charlie Fink, Howard Ivans and ...More
 
 
 
The People's Forest: Gayle Chong Kwan
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th October 2017 to 18th March 2018 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
A contemporary visual art project which explores the history, politics, and people of London's ancient woodland, Epping Forest....More
 
 
 
Rattle
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th September to 22nd December 2017 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
An exhibition of photos and memorabilia covering Sir Simon Rattle's musical life to date....More
 
 
 
Less Than Thirteen
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th September 2017 to 7th January 2018 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
A large-scale projected artwork, which interprets the movement of Sir Simon Rattle conducting Elgar's Enigma Variations, reducing his form to a series of animated dots....More
 
 
 
Robert Glasper Experiment
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 16th November 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The American pianist is joined by his trio to perform his highly-acclaimed jazz material. Support from Gabriel Garzon-Montano....More
 
 
 
Yakaza Ensemble
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 11th November 2017 - 6pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The ensemble performs a mixture of contemporary and ancient sounds using both traditional and Western instruments....More
 
 
 
Laura Perrudin
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 19th November 2017 - 6pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The singer and harpist performs harmonious compositions....More
 
 
 
An Evening With Pat Metheny: Jazz Masters Series
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 10th November 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The virtuoso American guitarist plays fusion jazz with his new ensemble comprising of Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym Simcock and Linda Oh....More
 
 
 
Bilal Karaman
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 11th November 2017 - 5pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The guitarist performs jazz compositions which reflects the qualities of the modern Turkish jazz scene....More
 
 
 
Christoph Irniger - Pilgrim
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 18th November 2017 - 6pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The Swiss five-piece perform enthusiast jazz compositions....More
 
 
 
 
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Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity
Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity
Exhibitions | Until 29th October 2017 

Leighton House Museum 8 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

The largest exhibition ever staged at Leighton House Museum, Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity is devoted to one of the ...More

 
California
California
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2017 

Design Museum 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

A landmark exhibition, California at the Design Museum is the first to examine a state's current global reach. From LSD ...More

 
California: Designing Freedom
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2017 

Design Museum 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Picking up the story in the 1960s, the exhibition charts the journey from the counterculture to Silicon Valley's tech culture....More

The National
Concerts | Until 28th September 2017 

Hammersmith Apollo 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

The American indie-rock outfit from Brooklyn perform in support of the release Sleep Well Beast....More

Ramona Tells Jim
Ramona Tells Jim
Theatre | Until 21st October 2017 

Bush Theatre 15 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Fifteen years after an ill-fated teenage romance during a school field trip to the Scottish Highlands, Ramona returns the close-knit ...More

 
Meet Lauren Child And Kate DiCamillo
Exhibitions | On 25th September 2017 

Waterstone's - Kensington 15 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Literary & Education, Author Event....More

Meet lauren Child and Kate DiCamillo
Exhibitions | On 25th September 2017 

Waterstone's - Kensington 15 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Join us for this rare treat and meet both the UK Children's Laureate Lauren Child and American author Kate DiCamillo, ...More

Trouble In Mind
Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

The Print Room 19 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Laurence Boswell's critically acclaimed production of Alice Childress' drama transfers to Print Room following a hugely successful run at Theatre ...More

Lisa Mitchell
Concerts | On 25th September 2017 

Bush Hall 20 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

The English-Australian indie pop singer-songwriter performs songs from her third album Warriors....More

Pergola on the Roof
Pergola on the Roof
Foodie Events | Until 1st October 2017 

Television Centre 21 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

After its glorious summer last year (the most Instagrammed pop up of summer 2016? - we think so) Pergola on ...More

 

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Dead Dolls House Halloween Party
Dead Dolls House Halloween Party
Seasonal | On 28th October 

The Dolls House Islington

Following on from the Dinner Party on Friday ...More

 
Halloween at Sky Garden
Halloween at Sky Garden
Seasonal | On 27th October 

Sky Garden

Adding another fear factor to Halloween, Sky Garden is taking the occasion to horrifying new ...More

 
The Quarter of Curiosity Shop
The Quarter of Curiosity Shop
Exhibitions | From 17th October 

Carnaby Newburgh Quarter

Open for a limited time this Halloween, The ...More

 
Club De Fromage Halloween Special: Zombies Ate My Dance Floor
Club De Fromage Halloween Special: Zombies Ate My Dance Floor
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th October 

O2 Academy Islington

Known for their extravagant and silly fancy dress ...More

 
Backyard Cinema: Snow Kingdom
Backyard Cinema: Snow Kingdom
Film Events | From 25th October 

Mercato Metropolitano

Following on from the festive Winter Night Garden ...More

 
Macellaio RC - Northcote Road
Macellaio RC - Northcote Road
Dining 

Combining restaurant and butcher, Macellaio RC doesn't shy ...More

 
The Queen of Hoxton Winter Rooftop: The Moroccan Medina
The Queen of Hoxton Winter Rooftop: The Moroccan Medina
Foodie Events | From 26th October 

The Queen Of Hoxton

The Queen of Hoxton presents another seasonal rooftop ...More

 
The Dark Room
The Dark Room
Theatre | From 8th November 

Theatre 503

Angela Betzien's award-winning The Dark Room comes to Theatre503 for its UK premiere. Transferring from ...More

 
Megan's by the Green
Megan's by the Green
Dining 

A dog-friendly neighbourhood cafe with fairy lights and a great place for after-school pizzas....More

 
Rochelle Canteen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts
Rochelle Canteen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts
Dining 

Margot Henderson and Melanie Arnold, known for their ...More

 
Frog by Adam Handling
Frog by Adam Handling
Dining 

The flagship restaurant for Adam Handling, one of the hottest young chefs in London....More

 
Yamagoya
Yamagoya
Dining 

Yamagoya, specialising in traditional Japanese ramen, open their first real home in London on The ...More

 
Olle
Olle
Dining 

DIY is 'de rigueur' at Olle, a Korean BBQ restaurant in Chinatown where you do ...More

 
Lambeth Fireworks
Lambeth Fireworks
Seasonal | On 4th November 

Brockwell Park

In 2017 Lambeth Council's annual Fireworks display at Brockwell Park takes on 'A Night at ...More

 
The Store Studios
Attractions 

Creative space and broadcast studios housed in a Brutalist building and home of London Fashion Week....More

Pizza Pilgrims, West India Quay
Pizza Pilgrims, West India Quay
Dining 

The largest pizzeria from Pizza Pilgrims James and ...More

 
West India Quay
West India Quay
Attractions 

A stone's throw from Canary Wharf and Poplar, West India Quay is a dockside area ...More

 
Acosta Danza
Acosta Danza
Dance | From 27th September 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Embracing all dance forms, Carlos Acosta's new dance company performs at Sadler's Wells on their ...More

 
Oktoberfest in London
Oktoberfest in London
Article 

Oktoberfest comes to London this autumn with themed parties popping up all over the ...More

 
Affordable Afternoon Tea in London
Affordable Afternoon Tea in London
Article 

A much-loved tradition for locals and visitors alike, ...More

 
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Best Things to do in London for an Adventure
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Kidult thrill seekers looking for an adrenaline ...More

 
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From historical grandeur to cutting edge contemporary, London is home to some of the ...More

 
Best Activities for Children in London
Best Activities for Children in London
Article 

Children bouncing off the ceiling? Little ones got ...More

 
Best Small Museums in London
Best Small Museums in London
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London's collection of small museums devoted to the ...More

 
 
 
 
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