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Johann Strauss Dancers & Orchestra: The Magic Of Vienna
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 31st December 2017
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
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 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
 
 
 
Antony And Cleopatra
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 30th November 2017 to 20th January 2018 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Iqbal Khan directs Antony Byrne and Josette Simon as the decadent lovers in Shakespeare's tale of love and politics in ancient times. This RSC production is ...More
 
 
 
London Concert Orchestra: Zimmer Vs Williams
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 30th December 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Anthony Inglis conducts a celebration of the film scores composed by Hans Zimmer and John Williams....More
 
 
 
London Concert Orchestra: The Magic Moments Of Burt Bacharach
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 28th December 2017 - 2.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Huge hits penned by Bacharach from the 1950s to the 80s....More
 
 
 
London Concert Orchestra: Star Wars & Beyond
London > Events > Music  Dates: Wednesday 27th December 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Anthony Inglis conducts a programme of film themes by John Williams....More
 
 
 
London Symphony Orchestra: A Choral Christmas
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 3rd December 2017 - 7pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Sing along with the LSO's choirs and Brass Ensemble in the annual Christmas spectacle, featuring audience carols and other festive favourites....More
 
 
 
The Glenn Miller Orchestra
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 30th December 2017 - 2.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
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
 
 
 
London Symphony Orchestra: Bernstein's Wonderful Town
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 21st December 2017 - 6.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Sir Simon Rattle conducts a performance of Leonard Bernstein's Wonderful Town (concert version)....More
 
 
 
FC Bergman: 300 el x 50 el x 30 el
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 31st Jan, 1st Feb, 2nd Feb and 3rd Feb 2018 - 7.45pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Belgian theatre collective FC Bergman presents a wordless production following the inhabitants of a small village gripped by the fear on an impending flood....More
 
 
 
Roller
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd November to 2nd December 2017 - 7.45pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Winner of the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award 2017, Mars.tarrab, presents a physical performance investigating the phenomenon of the roller derby....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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Basquiat: Boom For Real
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st September 2017 to 28th January 2018 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
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
 
 
 
Transpose
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 8th and Saturday 9th December 2017 - 7.45pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
An illuminating theatrical journey with artists from the queer and trans communities as they share poetry, music, video art and storytelling with a revelatory quality. Curated ...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
 
 
 
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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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
 
 
 
Titus Andronicus
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 7th & 8th, 13th & 14th, 21st & 22nd and 28th Dec 2017 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare's most brutal and bloody play. Directed by Blanche McIntyre and starring David Troughton....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
 
 
 
Another Kind Of Life: Photography On The Margins
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th February to 27th May 2018 - 10am-6pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Touching on themes of gender and sexuality, drugs and addiction, youth culture and minorities of all kinds, the show features the work of 20 photographers from ...More
 
 
 
They Might Be Giants
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 3rd October 2018 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
American musicians John Flansburgh, John Linnell and crew present their experimental indie-rock tunes from the album, I Like Fun....More
 
 
 
Ben Folds
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 27th May 2018
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The Ben Folds Five frontman-turned-classical artist performs with just a grand piano for company....More
 
 
 
Lift Off (Je Brasse de l'Air)
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 23rd to 27th Jan 2018 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
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 Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
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
 
 
 
Betes De Foire: Petit Theatre De Gestes
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th to 20th Jan 2018 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Elsa De Witte and Laurent Cabrol's intimate circus piece tinged with nostalgia, where artistry, puppetry and object theatre combine....More
 
 
 
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Beethoven's Ninth
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 28th December 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Christopher Warren-Green conducts the orchestra and singers for a performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 5, Emperor and Symphony No 9, Choral....More
 
 
 
Unsound Dislocation
London > Events > Music  Dates: Friday 8th December 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Experimental music and sound art from NIVHEK (Liz Harris/Grouper) & MFO, The Caretaker (Leyland Kirby of V/VM)...More
 
 
 
Russell Watson
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 23rd December 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
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
 
 
 
Musicals In Concert: Leading Ladies
London > Events > Music  Dates: Friday 29th December 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Louise Dearman, Kerry Ellis, Linzi Hateley and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, accompanied by Richard Balcombe conducting the Manchester Concert Orchestra, perform a selection of songs from a range ...More
 
 
 
 
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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 Centre

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

 
Strings At Six
Concerts | On 23rd November 2017 

Guildhall School Of Music And Drama 1 minute walk from Barbican Centre

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Esa-Pekka Salonen: In Conversation
Exhibitions | On 23rd November 2017 

Guildhall School Of Music And Drama 1 minute walk from Barbican Centre

Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate....More

Post-Mortem
Theatre | Until 29th November 2017 

Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama 2 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Theatre, Non-Professional Theatre....More

Opera Scenes
Concerts | Until 28th November 2017 

Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama 2 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

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(Un) Common Currency
Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Alternative examples of monies used in London over the years, from 17th century trade tokens to today's Brixton Pound....More

Pulse
Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

A digital installation by Tekja collecting and visualising live data about London from Twitter....More

Bonus Levels
Exhibitions | Until 3rd January 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

This multimedia installation by visual artist Lawrence Lek imagines a future London through a series of play-able video games that ...More

The City Is Ours Lunchtime Sessions: Centre For Sustainable Fashion
Tours | On 23rd November 2017 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

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The City Is Ours
The City Is Ours
Exhibitions | Until 2nd January 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

More than half the world's population live in urban areas and that percentage is even higher in more developed countries. ...More

 

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Insta Gift Market
Insta Gift Market
Shopping | On 2nd December 

Old Spitalfields Market

Instagram hosts a one of a kind event this weekend, taking over Old Spitalfields Market ...More

 
Paloma Faith
Paloma Faith
Concerts | On 14th March 

The O2 Arena

Paloma Faith, the London-hailing soul-pop singer-songwriter, well known for her quirky, eccentric style, goes on ...More

 
Rag 'n' Bone Man
Rag 'n' Bone Man
Concerts | On 8th March 

Alexandra Palace

BRIT Award winner Rory Graham, aka Rag 'n' Bone Man, plays his biggest show to ...More

 
Pressure
Pressure
Theatre | From 28th March 

Park Theatre

John Dove directs David Haig, Malcolm Sinclair and Laura Rogers in the Royal Lyceum Theatre ...More

 
Morrissey
Morrissey
Concerts | On 7th March 

Royal Albert Hall

The singer-songwriter who rose to prominence as lead vocalist for 80s band, The Smiths, plays ...More

 
Sutra
Sutra
Dance | From 26th March 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

An award-winning collaboration between choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony Gormley and 19 Buddhist monks ...More

 
Strictly Ballroom The Musical
Strictly Ballroom The Musical
Theatre | From 16th March 

Piccadilly Theatre

Pop Idol winner Will Young plays the brand ...More

 
Tina
Tina
Theatre | From 21st March 

Aldwych Theatre

Phyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia!, helms a life-affirming musical based on the life of ...More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary, Shakespeare's Globe gets a new Artistic Director and three ...More

 
Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour
Dance | From 10th February 

The O2 Arena

Strictly champion Ore Oduba and judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli appear at the live version of the popular, glitzy BBC television show. The live ...More

Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour
Dance | From 8th February 

SSE Arena, Wembley

Strictly champion Ore Oduba appears at the live version of the popular, glitzy BBC television show, along with judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli. The ...More

Butterscotch Bakery
Butterscotch Bakery
Dining 

Over ten years after she founded Bea's of Bloomsbury the Cordon Bleu trained chef, Bea ...More

 
Londrino
Londrino
Dining 

Londrino, Leandro Carreira's first standalone restaurant and wine bar, begins with the flavours, traditions and ...More

 
Indian Accent
Indian Accent
Dining 

The only restaurant in India to feature in the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017, Indian ...More

 
Camden Town Brewery, Enfield
Business 

In May 2017 London craft brewer and makers of Hells Beer, Camden Town Brewery, launched its £30 million modern warehouse brewery in Enfield. ...More

Harry's Dolci
Harry's Dolci
Dining 

An all-day Italian restaurant from the Caprice group, Harry's Dolci emulates the glamour of 1950's ...More

 
Veeno St Paul's
Veeno St Paul's
Drinking 

Italian wine bar Veeno champions Italy's after-work culture of drinking, eating and relaxing....More

 
Veeno Kingston Upon Thames
Veeno Kingston Upon Thames
Drinking 

Italian wine bar in a listed building in ...More

 
Pickle and Toast
Dining 

Serving grilled cheese sandwiches in Soho, Pickle and Toast is open for breakfast, lunch, evening beers and late bites from dawn till dark....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

 
Jack Solomons Club
Jack Solomons Club
Drinking 

Soho speakeasy bar on Great Windmill Street with live music, DJs and old school glamour....More

 
Sans Pere Broadway Market
Sans Pere Broadway Market
Dining 

Cocktails and desserts, French bistro Sans Pere in Broadway Market has created a menu perfect ...More

 
Autumn 2016 in London
Article 

No excuse to hide and hibernate with London's impressive calendar of events over the coming months. With frightful Halloween happenings and banging Bonfire Night celebrations, excellent exhibitions and fabulous foodie pop-ups, there's a whole host ...More

Oktoberfest in London
Oktoberfest in London
Article 

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

 
 
 
 
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