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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
 
The Town Hall AffairThe Town Hall AffairThe Wooster Group presents a multimedia performance that draws on experimental techniques to delve into the revolutionary fervour of feminist thinking in the 1970s.2018-06-21T00:00:00+01002018-06-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Town Hall Affair
 
Inside Abbey Road Studios: Through The Lens Of Jill FurmanovskyInside Abbey Road Studios: Through The Lens Of Jill FurmanovskyA collaboration between Abbey Road Studios and renowned rock photographer Furmanovsky, looking at the past and present of the iconic studios.2018-06-21T09:30:00+01002018-06-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Free EventOngoing
Inside Abbey Road Studios: Through The Lens Of Jill Furmanovsky
 
Dorothea Lange/Vanessa WinshipDorothea Lange/Vanessa WinshipThe first UK retrospective of American documentary photographer Lange (1895-1965) and the first major UK solo exhibition in a public gallery of British contemporary photographer Winship.2018-06-22T10:00:00+01002018-09-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Dorothea Lange/Vanessa Winship
 
Haruomi HosonoHaruomi HosonoThe Japanese musician and composer plays innovative alt pop with support from Acetone.2018-06-23T19:30:00+01002018-06-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Haruomi Hosono
 
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraGianandrea Noseda conducts a performance of Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No 1 and Symphony No 10. With violinist Nicola Benedetti.2018-06-24T19:00:00+01002018-06-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
 
Gilberto GilGilberto GilThe veteran Brazilian composer and musician mixes Latin and world music in his original material.2018-06-25T20:00:00+01002018-06-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Gilberto Gil
 
Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History Of Popular Music: The First ActTaylor Mac: A 24-Decade History Of Popular Music: The First ActJoined onstage by a 24-piece orchestra and host of local special guests, New York's Mac has created a Pulitzer Prize-nominated, immersive performance in a quest to chronicle how communities grow stronger as they are being torn apart.2018-06-28T19:30:00+01002018-06-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History Of Popular Music: The First Act
 
Michael 'Mikey J' Asante: OutliersMichael 'Mikey J' Asante: OutliersThe composer and co-founder of Boy Blue combines hip hop, dance and video for his piece Outliers, a multimedia meditation on social, public and political consciousness.2018-06-30T19:30:00+01002018-06-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Michael 'Mikey J' Asante: Outliers
 
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
 
Stonewall Summer PartyStonewall Summer PartyCommunity & Lifestyle, Charity/Fundraising Event.2018-07-12T19:30:00+01002018-07-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Stonewall Summer Party
 
Steve EarleSteve EarleThe acclaimed American singer-songwriter performs country, country-rock and folk songs.2018-07-29T19:00:00+01002018-07-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Steve Earle
 
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
 
Gruff RhysGruff RhysThe Cardiff-based musician, composer, producer, filmmaker and author Gruffudd Maredudd Bowen Rhys brings his leftfield pop originals to the stage.2018-09-12T00:00:00+01002018-09-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Gruff Rhys
 
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 three-time Grammy Award-nominee and widely acclaimed singer and musician from Saint Kitts performs blues songs, old and new.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
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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
 
Richard ThompsonRichard ThompsonThe singer-songwriter and former guitarist of Fairport Convention performs his folk rock material.2018-10-16T00:00:00+01002018-10-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Richard Thompson
 
Afro Celt Sound SystemAfro Celt Sound SystemThe three-piece present their fusion of modern electronic dance rhythms with traditional Irish and West African music.2018-11-21T20:00:00+00002018-11-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Afro Celt Sound System
 
 
 

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The Town Hall Affair: The Wooster Group
The Town Hall Affair: The Wooster Group
Theatre | Until 24th June 2018 

Barbican Theatre

The New York-based theatre company The Wooster Group presents a timely look at how the struggle for gender equality has ...More

 
London Nights
London Nights
Exhibitions | Until 11th November 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

The Museum of London explores London after dark, in its new major photography exhibition, London Nights, open 11th May. Using ...More

 
Fatberg!
Fatberg!
Exhibitions | Until 1st July 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

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

 
Votes for Women
Votes for Women
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

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

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

Bank of England Museum 8 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

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

Bullsh*t London - Southbank Stroll
Comedy | Until 28th June 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Comedy, Sketch....More

Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

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

FRAW Superfood Smoothie Pop-Up
Leisure | Until 30th June 2018 

Old Street Station 9 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Food & Drink, Pop Ups....More

FIFA World Cup 2018 at Brigadiers
FIFA World Cup 2018 at Brigadiers
Sporting Events | Until 15th July 2018 

Brigadiers 10 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

With seven screens spread across two rooms, Brigadiers is set to be one of the best places to watch the ...More

 
An Orchestral Rendition Of Dr Dre 2001
Music | On 21st June 2018 

XOYO 11 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

A full orchestral version of Dr Dre's second solo album....More

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Beef & Brew
Beef & Brew
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Jessica Simmons and Daniel Nathan deliver quality steaks that don't break the bank in a ...More

 
Stokey Bears
Stokey Bears
Dining 

Stokey Bears, the burger joint from street food veteran Burger Bear, has its second site ...More

 
The Academy
The Academy
Hotels 

Taking five Georgian townhouses and combining them into one hotel, The Academy underwent a multi-million-pound ...More

 
The Frog Hoxton
The Frog Hoxton
Dining 

In July 2018, Adam Handling launches his biggest venture to date, moving The Frog E1 ...More

 
The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak
Drinking 

In June 2018 Dan Doherty reopened The Royal Oak with little fanfare and some really ...More

 
White City Place
White City Place
Attractions 

Previously home to the BBC and north of Television Centre, White City Place is home ...More

 
MoreYoga Tower Bridge
MoreYoga Tower Bridge
Sport 

The 14th yoga studio from MoreYoga, this Tower Bridge space has an intimate feel with ...More

 
Secret Cinema: Love Gathering
Secret Cinema: Love Gathering
Film Events | On 22nd June 

Bankside

Good news Secret Cinema fans! It's National Kissing ...More

 
Armed Forces Day Festival
Kids Events | On 30th June 

RAF Museum

On Saturday 30th June 2018 the RAF Museum officially re-opens its doors for a free festival celebrating its multi-million pound refurbishment on the same day as the Armed Forces Day Festival. The double celebration is ...More

RAF100 Parade and Flypast
Exhibitions | On 10th July 

The Mall

On Tuesday 10th July, one hundred days after the official 100th birthday of the Royal Air Force, up to 100 aircraft representing the RAF's history will fly over Buckingham Palace. In the hour and a ...More

V For
V For
Foodie Events | From 1st August 

The Old Truman Brewery

This August, the Old Truman Brewery hosts brand new vegan lifestyle festival, V For. Offering ...More

 
Jim's Cafe
Jim's Cafe
Dining 

Serving steak and eggs and liquorice whiskey sours in Clapton, Jim's Cafe is one of ...More

 
Soane's Kitchen
Soane's Kitchen
Dining 

Inside the original walled kitchen garden at Pitzhanger Manor, Soane's Kitchen is a beautiful cafe ...More

 
Southbank Centre Beach
Southbank Centre Beach
Attractions 

Every summer, from the end of May until the beginning of September, the Southbank Centre ...More

 
East Village Wellness Day
East Village Wellness Day
Sporting Events | On 23rd June 

East Village

Following on from World Yoga Day on 21st June, East Village presents the East Village ...More

 
Royal Opera: Don Giovanni
Royal Opera: Don Giovanni
Concerts | From 29th June 

Royal Opera House

Kasper Holten's "thoughtul and attentive" (Telegraph) 2014 production of Mozart's drama returns to the Royal ...More

 
Queer And Now
Queer And Now
Exhibitions | On 23rd June 

Tate Britain

Back for its second year and following on from the 2017 Queer British Art exhibition, ...More

 
The Muppets Take The O2
The Muppets Take The O2
Theatre | From 13th July 

The O2 Arena

They've been entertaining audiences for over 60 years but this is the first time the ...More

 
This Is Not For You
This Is Not For You
Theatre | From 30th June 

Royal Artillery Square

The world premiere of Graeae Theatre Company's moving tribute to Britain's wounded soldiers, directed by ...More

 
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
Theatre | From 4th January 

National Theatre

Cate Blanchett makes her debut at the National ...More

 
Summer in London
Summer in London
Feature 

With events taking place in the parks and gardens, in the car parks and on ...More

 
Best Vegan Restaurants in London
Best Vegan Restaurants in London
Article 

Plant-based eating is trending in London. From burgers ...More

 
London Celebrates 250 Years of the Circus
London Celebrates 250 Years of the Circus
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In 2018 London celebrates the 250th anniversary ...More

 
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November in London 2018
November in London 2018
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There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment ...More

 
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There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment at the Royal Albert Hall and Gainsborough's Family Album opens at the National Portrait Gallery, it's all in London in ...More

Best Immersive Experiences in London
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At the best immersive experiences in London the ...More

 
 
 
 
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