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LSO Platforms: Guildhall ArtistsLSO Platforms: Guildhall ArtistsMartin Robertson conducts senior members of the Guildhall School in a performance of works by Mark-Anthony Turnage.2017-01-19T17:30:00+00002017-01-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists
 
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraSir Simon Rattle conducts the orchestra to perform the world premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Remembering 'In Memoriam Evan Scofield' and Mahler's Symphony No 6.2017-01-19T19:30:00+00002017-01-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
 
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.2017-01-19T00:00:00+00002017-02-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Art Gallery,   Silk Street      EC2 8DS
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
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 a... More about this event
 
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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BBC Symphony Orchestra
 
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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Siobhan Davies Dance: material / rearranged / to / be
 
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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Daniil Trifonov In Recital
 
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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B.S.I Jam: Boy Blue After Party
 
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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King Creosote
 
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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Dewey Dell: Marzo
 
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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Anne-Sophie Mutter In Recital
 
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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Steve Mason
 
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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The Royal Ballet: Les Enfants Terribles: Philip Glass At 80
 
Boy Blue Entertainment: NeXTBoy Blue Entertainment: NeXTThe award-winning hip-hop dance company founded by choreographer Kenrick 'H20' Sandy and composer Michael 'Mikey J' Asante presents works by performer and choreographer Kloe Dean and multi-faceted artist Tyrone Isaac-Stuart.2017-01-29T19:45:00+00002017-01-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Boy Blue Entertainment: NeXT
 
Topic Records And The Art OfFolk MusicTopic Records And The Art OfFolk Music2017-01-31T19:30:00+00002017-01-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Free EventOn Soon
Topic Records And The Art OfFolk Music
 
RelicRelicGreek director, choreographer, short filmmaker and performer Euripides Laskaridis fuses elements of cabaret, slapstick and vaudeville in this surreal work, in which he dresses like an outlandish doll and performs chores in a makeshift room.2017-01-31T19:45:00+00002017-02-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Relic
 
Charleroi Danses: Kiss & CryCharleroi Danses: Kiss & CryCharleroi Danses: Kiss & CryLondon International Mime Festival and the Barbican present Charleroi Danses Kiss & Cry, a multimedia dance piece resulting from a collaboration between filmmaker Jaco Van Dormael and Belgian choreographer Michele Anne De Mey in which a pair of hands create a microscopic world. A woman near the end of her life remembers her greatest loves, starting2017-02-01T00:00:00+00002017-02-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Modern Dance - Physical Theatre
PRICING  £16-£28
DATES  1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Feb 2017
London International Mime Festival and the Barbican present Charleroi Danses Kiss & Cry, a multimedia dance piece resulting from a collaboration between filmma... More about this event
 
Singing Greece: A TributeSinging Greece: A TributeGreek singers Dimitra Galani, Eleni Tsaligopoulou and Giota Nega perform traditional folk and ethnic songs through to their modern descendants, Rebetiko and Laika, accompanied by traditional instruments.2017-02-06T19:00:00+00002017-02-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Singing Greece: A Tribute
 
Salif KeitaSalif KeitaGolden vocals and jazz-funk fused with deep West African griot traditions from the Malian performer.2017-02-10T19:30:00+00002017-02-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Salif Keita
 
Anton & Erin: Swing TimeAnton & Erin: Swing TimeStrictly Come Dancing stars Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag perform classic ballroom dance pieces alongside ensemble dancers.2017-02-11T14:30:00+00002017-02-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Anton & Erin: Swing Time
 
Crouch End Festival Chorus: Prokofiev Alexander NevskyCrouch End Festival Chorus: Prokofiev Alexander NevskyDavid Temples conducts the choir to perform Vivaldi's Gloria, Holst's Hymn Of Jesus and Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky.2017-02-12T19:30:00+00002017-02-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Crouch End Festival Chorus: Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky
 
LSO Platforms: Guildhall ArtistsLSO Platforms: Guildhall ArtistsSenior musicians from the Guildhall School perform Bach's Sheep May Safely Graze, Ravel's Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales and Rachmaninov's Variations On A Theme Of Corelli with pianist Sophia Dee.2017-02-15T18:00:00+00002017-02-15T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists
 
Shirley CollinsShirley CollinsThe long-established folk singer from Hastings performs in accompaniment to her album Lodestar.2017-02-18T19:30:00+00002017-02-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Shirley Collins
 
Murray Perahia Plays Beethoven IIMurray Perahia Plays Beethoven IIWorld-renowned pianist Murray Perahia performs Beethoven's Coriolan Overture, Piano Concerto No 2 In B Flat and Piano Concerto No 4 In G.2017-02-20T19:30:00+00002017-02-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Murray Perahia Plays Beethoven II
 
Tanita TikaramTanita TikaramThe 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 The People.2017-02-24T19:30:00+00002017-02-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Tanita Tikaram
 
Hatsune Miku: Still Be HereHatsune Miku: Still Be HereA virtual pop persona who uses a computer-generated voice and 3D graphics to perform on stage.2017-02-26T19:30:00+00002017-02-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Hatsune Miku: Still Be Here
 
Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra: From Haydn To PiazzollaMoscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra: From Haydn To PiazzollaVladimir Spivakov conducts a performance of works by great composers, including Haydn and Piazzolla.2017-03-08T20:00:00+00002017-03-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra: From Haydn To Piazzolla
 
Jordi SavallJordi SavallJordi Savall directs a performance of Lully's Alceste Suite, Marais's Alcyone Suites No 1 and 4, Handel's Water Music Suites No 2 and 4 and Rameau's Les Boreades Suite.*2017-03-11T19:30:00+00002017-03-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Jordi Savall
 
LSO Platforms: Guildhall ArtistsLSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists2017-03-12T17:30:00+00002017-03-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Free Event 
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists
 
Guildhall Symphony OrchestraGuildhall Symphony OrchestraPietari Inkinen conducts a performance of Wagner's The Ring Without Words.2017-03-15T19:30:00+00002017-03-15T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
 
The Japanese House: Architecture and Life After 1945The Japanese House: Architecture and Life After 1945In 2017, the Barbican hosts the first major UK exhibition on Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the Second World War to now. The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 looks at a field which has consistently produced some of the most influential and extraordinary examples of modern and contemporary design. In the wake of the w2017-03-23T00:00:00+00002017-06-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Exhibitions > Art Exhibitions - Architecture
PRICING  Standard £14.50, concession £12
DATES  23rd March to 25th June 2017
In 2017, the Barbican hosts the first major UK exhibition on Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the Second World War to now. The Japanese House: Ar... More about this event
 
LSO Discovery Family Concert (Ages 7-12)LSO Discovery Family Concert (Ages 7-12)Community & Lifestyle, Family Event.2017-03-26T14:30:00+01002017-03-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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LSO Discovery Family Concert (Ages 7-12)
 
Rizwan-Muazzam QawwaliRizwan-Muazzam QawwaliThe group perform Sufi ritual music. They sing in Farsi, Punjabi and Urdu and are accompanied by an eight-strong ensemble of gharana, harmonium and tabla.2017-03-27T19:30:00+01002017-03-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali
 
LSO Platforms: Guildhall ArtistsLSO Platforms: Guildhall ArtistsSenior musicians perform a programme of works by Wolf and Mahler. With sopranos Lauren Lodge-Campbell and Corinne Cowling and baritone Sean Og Boylan being accompanied by pianists Maya Irgalina, Joanne Tan and Patrick Milne.2017-04-06T18:00:00+01002017-04-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists
 
Murray Perahia Plays Beethoven IIIMurray Perahia Plays Beethoven IIIWorld-renowned pianist performs Beethoven's Romance No 2 In F, Symphony No 1 In C and Piano Concerto No 5 In E Flat 'Emperor'.2017-04-07T19:30:00+01002017-04-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Murray Perahia Plays Beethoven III
 
ObsessionObsessionIvo van Hove directs Jude Law in a stage version of Luchino Visconti's 1943 erotically charged thriller, based on James M Cain's novel The Postman Always Rings Twice, about a down-at-heel drifter, who sparks a dangerous affair with a married woman, whose husband owns a roadside restaurant and petrol station. The lovers plot to kill the spouse but t2017-04-19T19:45:00+01002017-05-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Obsession
 
Rambert School Of Ballet And Contemporary Dance: On With The DanceRambert School Of Ballet And Contemporary Dance: On With The DanceThe London Schools Symphony Orchestra accompany the dancers in a performance of Tchaikovsky's Suite from Sleeping Beauty, Copland's Appalachian Spring and three short works choreographed by students.2017-04-20T19:30:00+01002017-04-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Rambert School Of Ballet And Contemporary Dance: On With The Dance
 
Handel: AriodanteHandel: AriodanteHarry Bicket directs The English Concert from the harpsichord in a concert performance of Handel's opera, featuring Joyce DiDonato as Ariodante, Christiane Karg as Ginevra, Joelle Harvey as Dalinda, Sonia Prinaas as Polinesso, David Portillo as Lucanio and Matthew Brook as the King of Scotland.2017-05-16T19:00:00+01002017-05-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Handel: Ariodante
 
KT TunstallKT TunstallThe Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter and musician performs pop-rock and folk songs.2017-05-22T19:30:00+01002017-05-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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KT Tunstall
 
Monteverdi VespersMonteverdi VespersLive Music, Choir.2017-06-23T19:30:00+01002017-06-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Monteverdi Vespers
 
Basquiat: Boom for RealBasquiat: Boom for RealThis September, the Barbican hosts the first large-scale exhibition in the UK on late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Boom for Real draws from international museums and private collections to showcase the work of the pioneering prodigy of the downtown New York art scene, who came to the media's attention in 1978 when he teamed up wi2017-09-21T00:00:00+01002018-01-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Art Gallery,   Silk Street      EC2 8DS
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  Standard £16, concession £12
DATES  21st September 2017 to 28th January 2018
VENUE  Barbican Art Gallery 
This September, the Barbican hosts the first large-scale exhibition in the UK on late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Boom for Real draws from ... More about this event
 
 
 

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Theatre | Until 11th February 2017 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 11 minutes walk from Dancing Around Duchamp

Ruth Wilson, who so memorably played anti-heroine Alice Morgan in BBC drama Luther, stars in the title role as Ivo ...More

 
Hyundai Commission: Philippe Parreno
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Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2017 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Dancing Around Duchamp

The French avant-garde artist transforms the Turbine Hall into an immersive experience, stimulating visitors' senses with choreographed acoustics, lighting, flying ...More

 
The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection
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Exhibitions | Until 7th May 2017 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Dancing Around Duchamp

A collection of modernist photography brought together by Sir Elton John over the past twenty-five years, with works by notable ...More

 
Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois
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Exhibitions | Until 17th June 2017 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Dancing Around Duchamp

Louise Bourgeois, the artist whose giant spiders first welcomed visitors to Tate Modern in 2000, is back 16 years later ...More

 
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Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Dancing Around Duchamp

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Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 21 minutes walk from Dancing Around Duchamp

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

All The Angels
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 23 minutes walk from Dancing Around Duchamp

Sean Campion, David Horovitch and Kelly Price reprise their roles in Shakespeare's Globe's staging of Nick Drake's comedy about composer ...More

Fire! Fire!
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Exhibitions | Until 17th April 2017 

Museum of London 23 minutes walk from Dancing Around Duchamp

The Museum of London marks the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of 1666 with a ...More

 
London Symphony Orchestra
Concerts | On 19th January 2017 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from Dancing Around Duchamp

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the orchestra to perform the world premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Remembering 'In Memoriam Evan Scofield' and ...More

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