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LSO Discovery Summer ShowcaseLSO Discovery Summer ShowcaseElim Chan and Howard Moody conduct Trad Gamelan Pemungkah, Gilak and Ngedes Lemah, Ravel Empress Of The Pagodas from 'Mother Goose - Suite', Debussy's First Movement from 'La Mer', Kodaly's Dances Of Galanta and Howard Moody;s Crimson River.2017-06-22T19:30:00+01002017-06-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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LSO Discovery Summer Showcase
 
Picture This: The Music Photography Of Sheila RockPicture This: The Music Photography Of Sheila RockView the legendary photographer's work from Barenboim to U2 and from Rattle to Siouxsie Sioux.2017-06-22T09:30:00+01002017-07-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Picture This: The Music Photography Of Sheila Rock
 
Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science FictionInto The Unknown: A Journey Through Science FictionInto The Unknown: A Journey Through Science FictionThis June, the Barbican Centre presents Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction. The genre-defying exploration of art, design, film and literature takes over the entire building to present a new, global perspective on Science Fiction. Swiss historian and writer Patrick Gyger has curated the festival-style exhibition, which explores Scie2017-06-22T10:00:00+01002017-09-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Multimedia
PRICING  £14.50, concs/NUS/under 17s/mems £12, under 14s £5
DATES  3rd June to 1st September 2017
This June, the Barbican Centre presents Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction. The genre-defying exploration of art, design, film and literature ... More about this event
 
The Japanese House: Architecture and Life After 1945The 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 w2017-06-22T00:00:00+01002017-06-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Ongoing

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
 
Academy Of Ancient MusicAcademy Of Ancient MusicThe ensemble, directed by Robert Howarth, performs Monteverdi's Vespers. With sopranos Rowan Pierce and Louise Alder.2017-06-23T19:30:00+01002017-06-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Academy Of Ancient Music
 
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraDaniel Harding conducts Mahler's Symphony No 3, with the alto, Anna Larsson.2017-06-25T19:00:00+01002017-06-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
 
Hackney Schools Music And Dance Festival Launch ConcertHackney Schools Music And Dance Festival Launch ConcertStudents perform classical and other music, plus dance.2017-06-26T18:30:00+01002017-06-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Hackney Schools Music And Dance Festival Launch Concert
 
The TempestThe TempestThis production is directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and stars Simon Russell Beale as Prospero, the magician, taking vengeance on the men who wronged him.2017-06-30T19:15:00+01002017-08-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Tempest
 
CairokeeCairokeeThe Cairo-based band performs its politically-charged Egyptian rock originals.2017-07-01T19:30:00+01002017-07-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Cairokee
 
Make/ShiftMake/ShiftThe work of a collective of artists and musicians will transform the Barbican Exhibition Halls through found materials, sound, image and light in a project run by the MAP/making group.2017-07-03T19:30:00+01002017-07-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Make/Shift
 
Make/Shift: With Bex BurchMake/Shift: With Bex BurchThe work of a collective of artists and musicians will transform the Barbican Exhibition Halls through found materials, sound, image and light in a project run by the MAP/making group.2017-07-04T19:30:00+01002017-07-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Make/Shift: With Bex Burch
 
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraSir Simon Rattle conducts Andrew Norman's A Trip To The Moon and Sibelius's Symphony No 2.2017-07-09T19:00:00+01002017-07-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
 
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraSir Simon Rattle conducts Wagner;s Prelude And Liebestod from 'Tristan And Isolde', Bartok's Piano Concerto No 2 and Haydn, An Imaginary Orchestral Journey - Featuring excerpts from Symphonies Nos 6, 45, 46, 60, 64, 90 And 101; 'The Creation', 'The Seasons', 'The Desert Island' And 'The Seven Last Words Of Christ On The Cross', with pianist Denis K2017-07-11T19:30:00+01002017-07-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
 
Ezra FurmanEzra FurmanThe indie-rock artist from Chicago, Illinois takes to the stage to perform his latest psychedelic-infused tracks.2017-07-13T19:30:00+01002017-07-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Ezra Furman
 
Mercury Rev With Royal Northern SinfoniaMercury Rev With Royal Northern SinfoniaA collaboration between the Buffalo-formed indie-rock group and the orchestra in a performance of their original material. Support from Lowly.2017-07-14T19:30:00+01002017-07-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Mercury Rev With Royal Northern Sinfonia
 
Trajal Harrell: Hoochie KoochieTrajal Harrell: Hoochie KoochieStep into a dreamlike word with these inventive performance pieces by the American dancer and choreographer. Contains nudity, as well as some explicit imagery.2017-07-20T14:00:00+01002017-08-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Trajal Harrell: Hoochie Koochie
 
Laura Mvula And The London Symphony OrchestraLaura Mvula And The London Symphony OrchestraThe soulful singer-songwriter from Birmingham performs her soul, pop and jazz melange, in the company of the orchestra.2017-07-21T19:30:00+01002017-07-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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On Soon
Laura Mvula And The London Symphony Orchestra
 
Toots And The MaytalsToots And The MaytalsThe veteran group from Jamaica, led by singer Tots Hibbert, bring their classic reggae to the UK's stages. Support from Leba and Captain Accident.2017-07-28T19:30:00+01002017-07-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Toots And The Maytals
 
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
 
Singcircle: Stockhausen: Stimmung & Cosmic PulsesSingcircle: Stockhausen: Stimmung & Cosmic PulsesFor the 10th anniversary of Stockhausen's death, Singcircle and some of the composer's closest associates perform two of his defining masterpieces.2017-11-20T19:30:00+00002017-11-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Singcircle: Stockhausen: Stimmung & Cosmic Pulses
 
Afro Celt Sound SystemAfro Celt Sound SystemThe three-piece present their fusion of modern electronic dance rhythms with traditional Irish and West African music.2017-11-21T19:30:00+00002017-11-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Picture This: The Music Photography Of Sheila Rock
Exhibitions | Until 4th July 2017 

Barbican Centre

View the legendary photographer's work from Barenboim to U2 and from Rattle to Siouxsie Sioux....More

LSO Discovery Summer Showcase
Concerts | On 22nd June 2017 

Barbican Centre

Elim Chan and Howard Moody conduct Trad Gamelan Pemungkah, Gilak and Ngedes Lemah, Ravel Empress Of The Pagodas from 'Mother ...More

Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction
Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2017 

Barbican Centre

This June, the Barbican Centre presents Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction. The genre-defying exploration of art, design, ...More

 
The Japanese House: Architecture and Life After 1945
The Japanese House: Architecture and Life After 1945
Exhibitions | Until 25th June 2017 

Barbican Centre

In 2017, the Barbican hosts the first major UK exhibition on Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the Second ...More

 
Niall McDiarmid: Here And Now
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2017 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Wonder: Art And Science On The Brain

Photographic portraits of the people of London, taken over six years....More

Lady Lucy: Portraits for Services, Gifts and Favours
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Wonder: Art And Science On The Brain

A participatory art project, asking members of the public to offer a service, gift or favour to another museum visitor ...More

My Point Forward
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Wonder: Art And Science On The Brain

Blast Theory present a series of newly commissioned short films in this interactive exhibition....More

Live Lab
Exhibitions | Until 28th July 2017 

Magnum Photos 7 minutes walk from Wonder: Art And Science On The Brain

Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More

Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from Wonder: Art And Science On The Brain

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

Bill Viola
Exhibitions | Until 11th August 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from Wonder: Art And Science On The Brain

The internationally-acclaimed artist displays a second permanent large-scale installation, titled Mary, the first moving-image artworks to be installed in a ...More

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The Oystermen, aka Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton, ...More

 
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A sibling to Duddell's in Hong Kong, akin to walking into the home of a ...More

 
Gabeto
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Modern brasserie in Camden Market with Lee Andrews, formerly of Chiltern Firehouse, as head chef ...More

 
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JW3

Summer's coming to Hampstead with an urban beach at JW3 with golden sand, free entry, ...More

 
Waiting for Godot
Theatre | From 5th September 

Arts Theatre

Samuel Beckett's controversial Waiting for Godot comes to the Arts Theatre in September. The show sees Didi and Gogo and their aching feet pass the time playing games near a tree while they wait for ...More

Venus In Fur
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Theatre | From 6th October 

Haymarket Theatre Royal

David Ives' hit Broadway show Venus in Fur opens in the West End this August, ...More

 
The Majority
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Theatre | From 11th August 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

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Serpentine Pavilion 2017: Designed by Francis Kere
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Exhibitions | From 23rd June 

Serpentine Gallery

The award-winning architect Diebedo Francis Kere brings his ...More

 
The Revolution will be Photocopied
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Exhibitions | On 1st July 

Bishopsgate Institute

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Plywood: Material Of The Modern World
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Exhibitions | From 15th July 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

From hatboxes to tea chests, surfboards to aeroplanes, ...More

 
The City Is Ours
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Exhibitions | From 14th July 

Museum of London

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

 
Art Night London 2017
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Exhibitions | On 1st July 

Whitechapel Gallery

Stay up all night on Saturday 1st July for Art Night, a night of free ...More

 
Eid Festival 2017
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Exhibitions | On 2nd July 

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