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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd June to 2nd July 2016
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
A show about Japanese subculture where 25 performers swarm the stage. In a homage to otagei - ritualised dancing and chanting by fans - they invite ...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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Mary Chapin Carpenter
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 17th July 2016 - 7pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Soft rock meets Americana and country courtesy of the New Jersey-born songstress and Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee....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
 
 
 
Possibly Colliding: A Weekend Curated By Nils Frahm
London > Events > Music  Dates: 1st, 2nd and 3rd July 2016 - 9am
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
A musical exploration of the space where genres, sounds and ideas collide. With musicians AMBIQ, Anna Von Hausswolff, Britten Sinfonia Voices, Canto Ostinato Audio Visual, Kaitlyn ...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
 
 
 
Barbican Open Salon: Think Like An Artist
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 29th June 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz in conversation with Erica Wagner....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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Katherine Jenkins
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 27th December 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The Welsh mezzo-soprano performs classical and contemporary songs and arias....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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
An Evening With The Bel-air Glamour Records Gang
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 19th July 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson performs alongside the community of musicians who don't feel restrained to one art form and delivers enveloping ambient music and performance poetry....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
 
 
 
Cardboard Citizens: Cathy Come Home
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Tuesday 5th July 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
An amateur staging of 1966 drama of the same name....More
 
 
 
nitroBEAT Pit Party: An Afrofuturistic Trip
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 22nd July 2016 - 8pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
A flamboyant show which sees eight artists from the worlds of music, mixed-media, spoken word and theatre collaborate on a shared journey into Afrofuturism. With projected ...More
 
 
 
Bach At Christmas
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 12th December 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists performs Bach's Magnificat In E, Lutheran Mass In F and Cantata "Susser Trost"....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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Ragnar Kjartansson
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th July to 4th September 2016 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
A survey of the varied work of the acclaimed Icelandic performance artist, including the multi-sensory experiences The Visitors (2012) and Take Me Here By The Dishwasher: ...More
 
 
 
Tim Hecker
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 4th November 2016 - 7.10pm-11pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Electronica from the musician and sound artist based in Los Angeles, USA and Montreal, Canada....More
 
 
 
On the Twentieth Century
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 28th Jun, 30th Jun to 2nd Jul and 4th Jul to 6th Jul 2016 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Guildhall actors present the musical tale about a down-on-his-luck theatre producer who attempts to rekindle his romance with a glamorous Hollywood starlet, in Betty Comden and ...More
 
 
 
 
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St Clement Danes Young Artists' Lunchtime Concert Series
Concerts | Until 5th July 2016 

St Clement Danes 8 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

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The Deep Blue Sea
The Deep Blue Sea
Theatre | Until 17th August 2016 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 11 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

After working together on the acclaimed 2014 production of Medea, Helen McCrory and director Carrie Cracknell reunite for an adaptation ...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

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

 
Funny Women: Time Of The Month
Exhibitions | On 28th June 2016 

The Betsey Trotwood 19 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Come and give comedy a go....More

Assemblage
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Mixed-media sculpture and collage from the 20th century, celebrating the popularity of the technique of juxtaposing different objects and materials ...More

Chen Zhen And Leonilson: Objects For Mending
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Works by two artists, one Chinese and one Brazilian, who struggled against serious illness and reflected that experience in their ...More

Everyday Alchemy: Contemporary Sculpture
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Sculptures which use commonplace objects to explore notions of value. Featured artists include Subodh Gupta, Haris Epaminonda, Rachel Harrison and ...More

Around Abstract Art 1920-1935
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Exploring the development of abstract art in the inter-war period, and how the term came to be favoured over others ...More

Arte Povera And Anti-Form
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

An art exhibition curated by Mark Godfrey and Helen Sainsbury, which explores how from the late 1960s many artists began ...More

 
 
 
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