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The EncounterThe EncounterThe EncounterFirst performed here at the Barbican in 2016 and following a hit Broadway run and international tour, The Encounter, by Complicite Theatre Company returns this spring. In a fusion of noise and narrative, the solo show combines traditional story telling with cutting-edge technology. Inspired by the book Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu, it sees Simon2018-04-23T00:00:00+01002018-05-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Theatre > Solo
PRICING  £42
DATES  14th April to 5th May 2018
First performed here at the Barbican in 2016 and following a hit Broadway run and international tour, The Encounter, by Complicite Theatre Company returns this... More about this event
 
Another Kind Of Life: Photography On The MarginsAnother Kind Of Life: Photography On The MarginsAnother Kind Of Life: Photography On The MarginsPart of 2018 season The Art of Change, Another Kind of Life at the Barbican explores how photographers and artists take inspiration from those on the margins of society. Through a display of more than 300 works by 20 photographers, taken between 1950 and the present day, it will look at how some of the most powerful images of the 20th and 21st cent2018-04-23T10:00:00+01002018-05-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
PRICING  £13.50, concs £9-£11
DATES  28th February to 27th May 2018
Part of 2018 season The Art of Change, Another Kind of Life at the Barbican explores how photographers and artists take inspiration from those on the margins o... More about this event
 
Yto BarradaYto BarradaThe Moroccan artist explores the different strategies of resistance we employ to deal with everything from the mundanities of everyday life to shifts in power and migration using photography, film, sculpture and more.2018-04-23T09:00:00+01002018-05-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Free EventOngoing
Yto Barrada
 
Julie Cunningham & Company: CraveJulie Cunningham & Company: CraveJulie Cunningham & Company: CraveAn enigmatic new dance piece choreographed by Julie Cunningham who made her move into choreography with the double bill, To Be Me, seen here at the Barbican last year. WithCrave she combines dance and spoken word based on Sarah Kane's harrowing play. In her penultimate work, the playwright investigates dark and potent themes including rape, incest,2018-05-10T00:00:00+01002018-05-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican The Pit,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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On Soon

event > Dance > Traditional dance - Modern
DATES  10th, 11th, 12th and 13th May 2018
VENUE  Barbican The Pit 
An enigmatic new dance piece choreographed by Julie Cunningham who made her move into choreography with the double bill, To Be Me, seen here at the Barbican la... More about this event
 
The Royal Ballet: ElizabethThe Royal Ballet: ElizabethThe Royal Ballet: ElizabethFormer Principal of The Royal Ballet Zenaida Yanowsky is Elizabeth I in this dynamic exploration of her life and loves. Covering key moments in the queen's reign, choreographer Will Tuckett and playwright Alasdair Middleton have created a chamber work that weaves together dance, music, text and song. Taking inspiration from letters, diaries, poetry2018-05-16T00:00:00+01002018-05-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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On Soon

event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
DATES  16th, 17th, 18th and 19th May 2018
VENUE  Barbican Theatre 
Former Principal of The Royal Ballet Zenaida Yanowsky is Elizabeth I in this dynamic exploration of her life and loves. Covering key moments in the queen's rei... More about this event
 
Susanne SundforSusanne SundforThe Norwegian singer-songwriter performs her electro-pop works.2018-05-21T19:30:00+01002018-05-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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On Soon
Susanne Sundfor
 
Ben FoldsBen FoldsThe Ben Folds Five frontman-turned-classical artist performs with just a grand piano for company.2018-05-27T19:30:00+01002018-05-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Ben Folds
 
Boy Blue Entertainment: A Night with Boy BlueBoy Blue Entertainment: A Night with Boy BlueBoy Blue Entertainment: A Night with Boy BlueOver fifty performers trained under the award-winning hip-hop dance group, Boy Blue, present an empowering showcase at the Barbican. Under the guidance of Boy Blue's founders Kenrick 'H2O' Sandy and Michael 'Mikey J' Asante, the next generation of dancers perform their groundbreaking choreography and original compositions. Stay on after the Saturda2018-06-01T00:00:00+01002018-06-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Hip Hop
DATES  Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd June 2018
VENUE  Barbican Theatre 
Over fifty performers trained under the award-winning hip-hop dance group, Boy Blue, present an empowering showcase at the Barbican. Under the guidance of Boy ... More about this event
 
The Town Hall Affair: The Wooster GroupThe Town Hall Affair: The Wooster GroupThe Town Hall Affair: The Wooster GroupThe New York-based theatre company The Wooster Group presents a timely look at how the struggle for gender equality has evolved. The Town Hall Affair is a mixed-media piece featuring clips from Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker's documentary Town Bloody Hall. It documents a raucous 1971 debate on women's liberation between American novelist Norman 2018-06-21T00:00:00+01002018-06-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
PRICING  £35
DATES  21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th Jun 2018
VENUE  Barbican Theatre 
The New York-based theatre company The Wooster Group presents a timely look at how the struggle for gender equality has evolved. The Town Hall Affair is a mixe... More about this event
 
Barry Humphries: Weimar CabaretBarry Humphries: Weimar CabaretBarry Humphries: Weimar CabaretLast seen in London in July 2016, Weimar Cabaret is a celebration of Barry Humphries' lifelong passion and fascination with the music of the Weimar Republic. The legendary entertainer, best known for as Dame Edna Everage, sets aside his alter ego to share witty anecdotes and irreverent asides as he narrates in his own inimitable style. He's joined 2018-07-11T00:00:00+01002018-07-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Theatre > Comedies
PRICING  From £19
DATES  11th to 29th July 2018
VENUE  Barbican Theatre 
Last seen in London in July 2016, Weimar Cabaret is a celebration of Barry Humphries' lifelong passion and fascination with the music of the Weimar Republic. T... More about this event
 
Barry Humphries' Weimar CabaretBarry Humphries' Weimar CabaretHumphries hosts a seductive evening dedicated to the jazz-infused music of the Weimar Republic, performed in both English and German by cabaret diva and fellow Australian, Meow Meow, accompanied live on stage by the Aurora Orchestra.2018-07-11T19:45:00+01002018-07-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret
 
The Second ViolinistThe Second ViolinistThe Second ViolinistThe latest collaboration between Irish playwright Enda Walsh and composer Donnacha Dennehy, The Second Violinist is a modern opera that tells the foreboding story of a life falling apart. The drama at the Barbican unfolds as Martin, an orchestral violinist, is consumed by social media platforms, morbid fantasies and violent video games. Seeking sol2018-09-06T00:00:00+01002018-09-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Concerts > Opera - Contemporary opera
PRICING  £16-£40
DATES  6th, 7th and 8th September 2018
VENUE  Barbican Theatre 
The latest collaboration between Irish playwright Enda Walsh and composer Donnacha Dennehy, The Second Violinist is a modern opera that tells the foreboding st... More about this event
 
Boy Blue Entertainment: Blak Whyte GrayBoy Blue Entertainment: Blak Whyte GrayBoy Blue's critically acclaimed Blak Whyte Gray returns to the Barbican, following its Olivier Award nomination in 2017. Created by Boy Blue's founders Kenrick 'H2O' Sandy and Michael 'Mikey J' Asante, the piece pairs hip-hop dance with the rhythmical groove of music and moves evoking Africa. Giving expression to experiences of contemporary life in2018-09-12T00:00:00+01002018-09-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Modern
DATES  12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Sep 2018
VENUE  Barbican Theatre 
Boy Blue's critically acclaimed Blak Whyte Gray returns to the Barbican, following its Olivier Award nomination in 2017. Created by Boy Blue's founders Kenrick... More about this event
 
Joan ArmatradingJoan ArmatradingThe blues-rock singer-songwriter performs a mix of new material and old classics.2018-09-13T19:30:00+01002018-09-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Joan Armatrading
 
Professor Brian Cox presents The PlanetsProfessor Brian Cox presents The PlanetsOpening the BBC Symphony Orchestra's 2018-19 season at the Barbicanwith a big bang, the orchestra joins forces with Professor Brian Cox and conductor Ben Gernon to take a fresh musical and visual look at Holst's The Planets, 100 years to the day since the celebrated work received its premiere. Music meets science in a fascinating visual and aural e2018-09-29T00:00:00+01002018-09-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Saturday 29th September 2018
Opening the BBC Symphony Orchestra's 2018-19 season at the Barbicanwith a big bang, the orchestra joins forces with Professor Brian Cox and conductor Ben Gerno... More about this event
 
They Might Be GiantsThey Might Be GiantsAmerican musicians John Flansburgh, John Linnell and crew present their experimental indie-rock tunes from the album, I Like Fun.2018-10-03T19:30:00+01002018-10-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
They Might Be Giants
 
Modern CouplesModern Couples2018-10-10T10:00:00+01002019-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Modern Couples
 
 
 

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Another Kind Of Life: Photography On The Margins
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Exhibitions | Until 27th May 2018 

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Yto Barrada
Exhibitions | Until 20th May 2018 

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The Moroccan artist explores the different strategies of resistance we employ to deal with everything from the mundanities of everyday ...More

The Encounter
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Theatre | Until 5th May 2018 

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First performed here at the Barbican in 2016 and following a hit Broadway run and international tour, The Encounter, by ...More

 
Fatberg!
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Exhibitions | Until 1st July 2018 

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This will make you think before you flush. Fatberg! puts the last remaining piece of the Whitechapel fatberg on display ...More

 
Votes for Women
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Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Random International: Rain Room

The Museum of London marks the centenary of the 1918 Act that gave some women the right to vote for ...More

 
SOMNAI
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Theatre | Until 6th May 2018 

Two Pear Tree Street 8 minutes walk from Random International: Rain Room

A brand new immersive experience from entertainment company dotdotdot, SOMNAI invites participants to delve into the world of lucid dreaming. ...More

 
Stories From The City: The Bank Of England In Literature
Exhibitions | Until 29th June 2018 

Bank of England Museum 8 minutes walk from Random International: Rain Room

Exhibits related to the lives and works of Charles Dickens, T.S. Eliot, Dr Johnson, Robert Browning and George Eliot to ...More

Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from Random International: Rain Room

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

Monday Monday
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 17th December 2018 

XOYO 11 minutes walk from Random International: Rain Room

Underground house and techno dropped by DJ Yasmin....More

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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 24th September 2018 

Cargo 15 minutes walk from Random International: Rain Room

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