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The Barbican centre is a diverse and a multi faceted art building that has long been a point of amazement. In order to allow visitors to fully engage with the venue and understand the history behind it, they can partake in one of the Architecture Tours. Led by Barbican explorers, this 90 minute walking tour delves into the history of the site and original plans for the design.

The Barbican centre is located in central London close to St Paul's. In order to find hotels near the Barbican and all the best deals, be sure to visit our page on London Hotels.

 

About Barbican Centre

Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or not, this multi-faceted performance and arts venue is truly wondrous. Open 363 days a year, it offers the most diverse program of any London venue. More about Barbican Centre


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BBC Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony OrchestraOliver Knussen conducts Strauss' Macbeth, Elgar's Falstaff and the world premiere of Philip Cashian's piano concerto, The Book Of Ingenious Devices, featuring soloist Huw Watkins.2017-01-20T19:30:00+00002017-01-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Siobhan Davies Dance: material / rearranged / to / beSiobhan Davies Dance: material / rearranged / to / beThe London-based investigative arts organisation presents an installation comprised of multiple pieces by choreographers, visual artists, scientists and designers exploring how the body feels when in the act of doing. It includes performance, film projection and objects that are presented as an ever-changing arrangement.2017-01-20T11:00:00+00002017-01-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The VulgarThe VulgarThe Vulgar What makes something vulgar? Drawing on a wealth of stunning exhibits from the Renaissance to the 18th, late 20th and 21st centuries, The Vulgar attempts to answer this question. Curated by exhibition-maker Judith Clark and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips, this Barbican exhibition shows how fashion often changes the definition of the word.2017-01-20T00:00:00+00002017-02-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Art Gallery,   Silk Street      EC2 8DS
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DATES  13th October 2016 to 5th February 2017
VENUE  Barbican Art Gallery 
What makes something vulgar? Drawing on a wealth of stunning exhibits from the Renaissance to the 18th, late 20th and 21st centuries, The Vulgar attempts to answer this question. Curated by exhibition-maker Judith Clark and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips, this Barbican exhibition shows how fashion often changes the definition of the word.... More about this event
 
Daniil Trifonov In RecitalDaniil Trifonov In RecitalThe celebrated Russian pianist plays demanding works by Schumann, Shostakovich and Stravinsky.2017-01-21T19:30:00+00002017-01-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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B.S.I Jam: Boy Blue After PartyB.S.I Jam: Boy Blue After PartyMichael 'Mikey J' Asante and guests spin their favourite dance of funk, house, R&B, hip hop and old skool tune.2017-01-21T22:00:00+00002017-01-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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King CreosoteKing CreosoteThe singer-songwriter Kenny Anderson, who is based in Crail, Fife, performs indie-folk originals from his prolific career.2017-01-22T19:20:00+00002017-01-22T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Dewey Dell: MarzoDewey Dell: MarzoThe performance company from Italy founded by Agata, Demetrio, Teodora Castellucci and Eugenio Resta present a mix of physical theatre and contemporary dance to tell a manga-influenced, comic strip drama with a discordant, electronic soundtrack and minimal narrative.2017-01-24T19:45:00+00002017-01-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Anne-Sophie Mutter In RecitalAnne-Sophie Mutter In RecitalThe violinist accompanied by pianist Lambert Orkis performs Sebastian Currier's Clockwork, Mozart's Violin Sonata In A Major, Respighi's Violin Sonata In B Minor and Saint-Saens Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso.2017-01-25T19:30:00+00002017-01-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Steve MasonSteve MasonThe Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter and member of The Beta band, performs his alternative rock material.2017-01-27T19:30:00+00002017-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Royal Ballet: Les Enfants Terribles: Philip Glass At 80The Royal Ballet: Les Enfants Terribles: Philip Glass At 80The acclaimed dance company shares the stage with singers from the Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists Programme to present a radical dance-opera based on the writings of Jean Cocteau and directed and choreographed by Javier De Frutos.2017-01-27T16:00:00+00002017-01-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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