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Imran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so Deep
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th February to 10th July 2016
Barbican - Curve Gallery, Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
For his first major London commission a ward-winning Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi creates a new work for the Barbican's ...More
 
 
 
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Kings of War
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd April to 1st May 2016
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Olivier Award-winning Ivo van Hove, who recently enjoyed success with Antigone and A View from the Bridge, brings Shakespeare's three kings - Henry V, ...More
 
 
 
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Phaedra(s)
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th to 18th June 2016
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
French screen and stage actress Isabelle Huppert returns to the London stage for the first time in two decades this year, starring in ...More
 
 
 
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Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st to 6th Mar 2016
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
A cheese grater takes the role of Macbeth while a bottle of ink stands in as Hamlet in Forced Entertainment's Complete Works: Table ...More
 
 
 
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Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 16th March to 19th June 2016
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2 | At Barbican Centre
Celebrated British photographer Martin Parr curates this Barbican exhibition which looks at how the UK has been caught on ...More
 
 
 
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The Vulgar
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th October 2016 to 5th February 2017
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2 | At Barbican Centre
What makes something vulgar? Drawing on a wealth of stunning exhibits from the Renaissance to the 18th, late 20th and ...More
 
 
 
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The World of Charles and Ray Eames
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st October 2015 to 14th February 2016
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2 | At Barbican Centre
The Barbican Centre hosts The World of Charles and Ray Eames this October, delving into the world of the pioneering architects, designers and filmmakers. The extensive ...More
 
 
 
Towards The Mean: Sampling Britishness Today
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 16th March to 30th May 2016 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
An interactive installation exploring ideas of identity and what it means to be British today....More
 
 
 
The Encounter
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 12th February to 6th March 2016
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Complicite Theatre Company's latest show, The Encounter , transfers from Edinburgh International Festival to the Barbican this February. In a fusion ...More
 
 
 
London Schools Symphony Orchestra: Elfin Exoticism
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 12th April 2016 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
A rare performance of Weber's Oberon. This opera sung in English was first presented in London in 1826. Sadly Weber died just before its premiere, so ...More
 
 
 
Ruff
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th, 15th and 16th April 2016 - 7.45pm-8.55pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
An autobiographical piece created and performed by Peggy Shaw of New York-based duo Split Britches....More
 
 
 
MacMillan's Seven Last Words From The Cross
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 25th March 2016 - 6pm-8pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
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Take Two : Louis Andriessen In Focus 1
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 9th February 2016 - 7.30pm-10pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Clark Rundell conducts Britten Sinfonia for a performance of Martland's Tiger Dancing, Steve Reich's The Desert Music and Louis Andriessen's La Passione....More
 
 
 
Take Two : Louis Andriessen In Focus II
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 13th February 2016 - 3pm-5pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
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The Shadow King
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd June to 2nd July 2016 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
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Ballet Black: Triple Bill
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Friday 18th and Saturday 19th March 2016 - 7.45pm-9.15pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Cassa Pancho's company of black and Asian classically trained dancers presents a new narrative ballet by Mark Bruce, The Second Coming, drawing on inspiration from Grimm's ...More
 
 
 
The Dark Mirror - Zender's Winterreise
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 12th, 13th and 14th May 2016 - 7.45pm-10pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Tenor Ian Bostridge joins the Britten Sinfonia under conductor Baldur Bronnimann, for a performance of Hans Zender's orchestral re-imagining of Schubert's expressionistic song-cycle....More
 
 
 
Westminster School/Gloria
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 14th March 2016 - 7pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The conductor Tim Garrard leads the Choir and Orchestra of Westminster School as they perform Bach's Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, Vivaldi's Gloria RV ...More
 
 
 
London Symphony Orchestra Composer Focus: Thomas Ades
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 16th March 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Thomas Ades conducts his own works alongside the music that influenced and informed his development as a composer, alongside Christian Tetzlaff on the violin....More
 
 
 
Barbican Young Poets Showcase
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 23rd March 2016 - 7pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Enjoy an evening of poetry and spoken word from the Barbican Young Poets, our group of inspirational emerging writers....More
 
 
 
Total Immersion: The Music Of Louis Andriessen
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 13th February 2016 - 1pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The composer discusses his life....More
 
 
 
LSO Discovery Family Concert: Play On, Shakespeare!
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Sunday 7th February 2016 - 2.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Shakespeare-themed musical event for children....More
 
 
 
Barbican Shakespeare Weekender: Play On
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March 2016 - 11am-6pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Two activity-packed days as boisterous and subversive as Shakespearean drama....More
 
 
 
Weekend Lab: Devising With Sound
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February 2016 - 10am
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
A workshop on the perception of sound....More
 
 
 
Best Of BE Festival
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th Apr 2016 - 7.45pm-9.15pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
A selection of performances by the 2015 BE Festival champions....More
 
 
 
The Importance Of Being Earnest
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 29th Mar & 30th Mar and 1st Apr to 3rd Apr 2016 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
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London Symphony Orchestra: Daniel Harding
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 20th March 2016 - 7pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The conductor Daniel Harding leads the London Symphony Orchestra through Schumann's oratorio, combining horror opera, German song and church music, with the exceptional baritone Christian Gerhaher ...More
 
 
 
Mariza
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 15th March 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The most powerful voice in modern Fado music returns to London with a wave of new songs from her latest album....More
 
 
 
Open Rehearsal With Gustavo Dudamel And Young Orchestra East
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 24th March 2016 - 11am
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
An opportunity to witness a rehearsal with one the most in-demand conductors in the world, Gustavo Dudamel, as he conducts an orchestra made up of young ...More
 
 
 
Max Richter
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 17th May 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
German-born British composer performs contemporary classical material....More
 
 
 
 
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Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt
Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt
Exhibitions | Until 24th April 2016 

Two Temple Place 9 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Two Temple Place, a spectacular neo-Gothic mansion on London's Victoria Embankment worthy of a visit in its own right, reopens ...More

 
Iphigenia in Splott
Iphigenia in Splott
Theatre | Until 20th February 2016 

Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed) 11 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

A clever and dramatic reworking of the Greek myth of Iphigenia, who was sacrificed by her father so ...More

 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Theatre | Until 18th May 2016 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 11 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Having first opened at the National in 1989, August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is ...More

 
WetYourSelf! 9th Birthday
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 7th February 2016 

Fabric 19 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

House and techno from guests Steve Lawler, Cormac, Peter Pixel and Jacob Husley to help celebrate the 9th anniversary of ...More

Torn Papers And Walls Paper
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Works by a selection of contemporary and abstract artists in response to the theme of Cities. Featuring work by Mark ...More

Between Man And Matter
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Works providing an insight into the affinities between artists working in Japan, Europe and the United States, many of whom ...More

Sam Francis And Brett Weston
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Compare and contrast the work of American artists; painter Sam Francis and photographer Brett Weston, who each explored the relationship ...More

Hyundai Commission 2015: Abraham Cruzvillegas
Hyundai Commission 2015: Abraham Cruzvillegas
Exhibitions | Until 3rd April 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

A new annual series of site-specific Hyundai Commissions at the Tate Modern Turbine Hall commences with Mexican sculptor Abraham Cruzvillegas, ...More

 
Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture
Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture
Exhibitions | Until 3rd April 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Exhibiting how Alexander Calder's dynamic mobiles brought together motion, performance and theatricality, Performing Sculpture at Tate Modern is the first ...More

 
Artist Rooms: Phyllida Barlow
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Large-scale sculptural installations made using everyday household or DIY materials which have been transformed through processes of layering and accumulation....More

 
 
 
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