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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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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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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 award-winning Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi creates a new work for the Barbican's Curve ...More
 
 
 
London Symphony Orchestra
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 30th June 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Sir Simon Rattle conducts this programme which explores the pivotal works of three vastly different composers. The programme comprises Ives's The Unanswered Question, Beethoven's Piano Concerto ...More
 
 
 
Sveshnikov State Choir Russia
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 12th June 2016 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The choir performs a varied programme of music across a 300 year span, from traditional folk tunes to classical works....More
 
 
 
LSO: The Hogboon
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 26th June 2016 - 7pm-9.15pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The premiere of a new children's opera, The Hogboon by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies....More
 
 
 
Ex Machina/Robert Lepage: Needles And Opium
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 7th to 16th July 2016 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Inspired by the lives of Jean Cocteau and Miles Davis, Robert Lapage explores addiction, disorientation and creative drive using projections, jazz music and poetic performances. This ...More
 
 
 
Afro Celt Sound System
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 30th October 2016 - 7pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The three-piece presents its fusion of modern electronic dance rhythms with traditional Irish and West African music, playing tracks from its new album, The Source....More
 
 
 
Dad's Rhymetime
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Saturday 11th June 2016 - 10.45am
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Storytelling and singing for dads and their toddlers....More
 
 
 
Anohni: Hopelessness
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 7th and Friday 8th July 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The lead singer from Antony And The Johnsons, Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke present their collaboration which aims to disrupt assumptions about popular music by ...More
 
 
 
Tower Hamlets Arts And Music Education Service
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 11th July 2016 - 7pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
A showcase performance demonstrating the wide range of musical activities on offer to all schools in Tower Hamlets and the City of London, to mark THAMES' ...More
 
 
 
London Symphony Orchestra: Sir Antonio Pappano
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 29th May 2016 - 7pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The eminent conductor leads the LSO, and guest violinist Nikolaj Znaider in a performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto and Elgar's Symphony No 2....More
 
 
 
Lau, Colin Stetson And Sarah Neufeld
London > Events > Music  Dates: Tuesday 31st May 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Lau blends the worlds of acoustic folk tradition and electronica through fiddle, guitar, accordion and electronics. While Stetson and Neufeld conjure a world of sounds and ...More
 
 
 
In Conversation: Raymond Depardon And Gerry Badger
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 16th March to 19th June 2016
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The French photographer and director discusses his evocative photographs of Glasgow from 1980....More
 
 
 
Mogwai Play Atomic
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 15th September 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The ethereal, largely instrumental post-rock from Glasgow performs a live soundscape to accompany a screening of director Mark Cousins' acclaimed documentary Atomic: Living In Dread And ...More
 
 
 
Bedwyr Williams
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th September 2016 to 8th January 2017 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Dreamlike and immersive installations courtesy of the acclaimed artist who works with a diverse range of mediums including performance, sculpture, painting and video....More
 
 
 
Tanita Tikaram
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 24th February 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The Anglo-German folk pop singer-songwriter, who is best known for her 1980s hits Twist in My Sobriety and Good Tradition, promotes her ninth album Closer To ...More
 
 
 
The Analogues Perform The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour
London > Events > Music  Dates: Wednesday 13th July 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The band recreates the complex and layered sound of The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour, playing the same instruments that the Fab Four used to record the ...More
 
 
 
Omara Portuondo
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 21st July 2016 - 8pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The renowned and powerful Cuban singer performs with Spanish Flamenco singer Diego el Cigala, in celebration of her 85th birthday, covering a range of Latin styles ...More
 
 
 
Possibly Colliding: Session Four Penguin Cafe & Anna Von Hausswolff
London > Events > Music  Dates: Saturday 2nd July 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Two very distinct sets from artists who combine classical and modern music influences to create something new....More
 
 
 
Designer Jewellers Group
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 29th May to 30th June 2016 - 12noon-8pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Browse new pieces by many of country's leading jewellers, all created from a range of materials. Plus, a showcase of pieces to celebrate the group's 40th ...More
 
 
 
Piaf! The Show
London > Events > Music  Dates: Tuesday 14th June 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Anne Carrere performs a selection of acclaimed works in tribute to the French vocalist, known for her works La Vie en Rose and Je Ne Regrette ...More
 
 
 
LSO Discovery Showcase: Peacemakers
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 16th June 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The LSO celebrates the power of music to call for peace with a performance of Tippett's Five Spirituals From A Child Of Our Time, Vaughan Williams's ...More
 
 
 
Frazey Ford
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 15th July 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The Canadian singer-songwriter performs soulful folk and blues from her second album Indian Ocean....More
 
 
 
Hermeto Pascoal
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 9th July 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The jazz and Latin multi-instrumentalist performs with his all-star British ensemble in celebration of his 80th birthday year....More
 
 
 
Nishat Khan
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 24th July 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The sitar player, accompanied on tabla by distinguished maestro Pandit Ramkumar Mishra, delivers a performance of acrobatic melodic lines and entrancing drones....More
 
 
 
Our Latin Thing
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 16th July 2016 - 8pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Colombian percussionist Roberto Pla leads a 20-piece salsa orchestra to perform the music of the Fania All-Stars, inspired by the 1972 film of the same name....More
 
 
 
Joao Donato, Janis Siegel & Diego Figueiredo
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 10th July 2016 - 8pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
A fusion of American Jazz and Brazilian music, and standards from the Bossa Nova back catalogue....More
 
 
 
Possibly Colliding: Session One: Nils Frahm & Company - A Most Ambitious Concert
London > Events > Music  Dates: Friday 1st July 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
A performance of ambitious music as Frahm experiments with instrumentation and technology, not bound by genres or definitions....More
 
 
 
 
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The Suicide
The Suicide
Theatre | Until 25th June 2016 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 11 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Currently Writer in Residence at the National Theatre Studio, Suhayla El-Bushra takes The Suicide ...More

 
The Flick
The Flick
Theatre | Until 15th June 2016 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 11 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Flick transfers direct from New York to the ...More

 
Sunset At The Villa Thalia
Sunset At The Villa Thalia
Theatre | Until 4th August 2016 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 11 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

A new play by Alexi Kaye Campbell, Sunset at the Villa Thalia spans a decade to explore the foreign influence, ...More

 
Sunset At The Villa Thalia
Theatre | Until 4th August 2016 

National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre 11 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Charlotte and Theo retreat to a small island in April 1967 in search of peace but they are seduced by ...More

Dr Johnsons Houses
Tours | Until 31st December 2016 

Dr Johnson's House 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

A 300 year old town house, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys. It was built in 1700 and ...More

Grosvenor Light Opera Company: Pirates Of Penzance
Concerts | Until 28th May 2016 

Bridewell Theatre 15 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

The company performs Gilbert and Sullivan's comedy about a lowly pirate who falls in love with the Major-General's daughter....More

Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr
Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr
Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2016 

Guildhall Art Gallery 18 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

For two years acclaimed British photographer Martin Parr was the City of London's official photographer-in-residence. Between 2013 and 2015 ...More

 
Mona Hatoum
Mona Hatoum
Exhibitions | Until 21st August 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Born in Beirut to a Palestinian family, Mona Hatoum settled in England in 1975 ...More

 
Performing for the Camera
Performing for the Camera
Exhibitions | Until 12th June 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Charting how performers and photographers have worked collaboratively for the past 150 years, Performing for the Camera ...More

 
Clerkenwell Design Week
Clerkenwell Design Week
Exhibitions | Until 26th May 2016 

Museum of the Order of St John 21 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Taking place at some of the more unusual locations in Clerkenwell - The Farmiloe Building the Priory of the Order ...More

 
 
 
 
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