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Sheffield Doc/Fest Touring ExhibitionSheffield Doc/Fest Touring ExhibitionThe exhibition features highlights from the documentary festivals, plus interactive VR headset displays.2018-08-20T09:00:00+01002018-08-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Sheffield Doc/Fest Touring Exhibition
 
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
 
The Second Violinist: Irish National OperaThe Second Violinist: Irish National OperaPlaywright Enda Walsh and composer Donnacha Dennehy have collaborated on this contemporary opera that shows how a social media-obsessed musician's life collapses.2018-09-06T19:45:00+01002018-09-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Second Violinist: Irish National Opera
 
Ax/Kavakos/Ma TrioAx/Kavakos/Ma TrioThe three-piece performs all three of Brahms's Piano Trios.2018-09-09T15:00:00+01002018-09-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Ax/Kavakos/Ma Trio
 
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
 
Boy Blue: Blak Whyte GrayBoy Blue: Blak Whyte GrayA triple bill of hip hop works by Michael 'Mikey J' Asante and Kenrick 'H2O' Sandy that reflects themes of identity, oppression and transcendence.2018-09-12T19:45:00+01002018-09-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Boy Blue: Blak Whyte Gray
 
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
 
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraSir Simon Rattle conducts Harrison Birtwistle's Fanfare, Holst's Egdon Heath, Mark-Anthony Turnage's Dispelling The Fears and Britten's Spring Symphony. With trumpeters Philip Cobb and Gabor Tarkovi, Elizabeth Watts, soprano, Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano and Alan Clayton, tenor.2018-09-16T19:00:00+01002018-09-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
 
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraSir Simon Rattle conducts Dvorak's Slavonic Dances, Janacek's Sinfonietta and Britten's Spring Symphony, with Elizabeth Watts, soprano, Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano and Allan Clayton, tenor.2018-09-18T19:30:00+01002018-09-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
 
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraSir Simon Rattle conducts Janacek's Sinfonietta, Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No 1 and Sibelius's Symphony No 5, with violinist Janine Jansen.2018-09-19T19:30:00+01002018-09-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
 
Transforma: ManufactoryTransforma: ManufactoryA mixture of performance art, dance and theatre by the German artist group that looks at the rhythms and physicality of labour, with music by Sascha Ring.2018-09-25T19:30:00+01002018-09-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Transforma: Manufactory
 
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra & ChorusGuildhall Symphony Orchestra & ChorusJames Blair conduct's Verdi's Requiem, with Gweneth-Ann Rand, soprano, Susan Bickley, mezzo-soprano, Gwyn Hughes Jones, tenor and Derek Welton, bass.2018-09-27T19:30:00+01002018-09-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Guildhall Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
 
MemorialMemorialBrink Productions present an adaptation of Alice Oswald's poem that is an elegy for the dead soldiers mentioned in Homer's Odyssey and goes on to reflect on conflict and war. Directed by Chris Drummond.2018-09-27T19:45:00+01002018-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Memorial
 
The Joy of SakeThe Joy of SakeThe Joy of SakeThe Joy of Sake, the world's largest sake celebration outside of Japan, comes to London for the first time this summer. First held in Honolulu, the festival has been celebrating the ancient art of sake brewing for 18 years and comes to London at a time when the UK has enjoyed a 240% increase of sake sales over a decade. Running for one evening at t2018-09-28T00:00:00+01002018-09-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Foodie Events > Festivals & Exhibitions
PRICING  £75 | Includes unlimited samplings of sake and small plates from 14 participating restaurants
DATES  Friday 28th September 2018
The Joy of Sake, the world's largest sake celebration outside of Japan, comes to London for the first time this summer. First held in Honolulu, the festival ha... More about this event
 
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
 
BBC Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony OrchestraBen Gernon conduct's Holst's The Planets, with presenter Professor Brian Cox.2018-09-29T19:30:00+01002018-09-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BBC Symphony Orchestra
 
Ryoji IkedaRyoji IkedaThe Paris-based Japanese artists performs two of his experimental works, Music For Percussion and Datamatics (Ver 2.0) in collaboration with the Swiss collective Eklekto.2018-09-30T19:30:00+01002018-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Ryoji Ikeda
 
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 Couples: Art, Intimacy And The Avant-GardeModern Couples: Art, Intimacy And The Avant-GardeAn exploration of how relationships can become a playground for activity, including Dora Maar and Pablo Picasso, Salvador and Gala Dalo, Camille Claudell and August Rodin, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Emile Floge and Gustav Klimt, plus many more.2018-10-10T10:00:00+01002019-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy And The Avant-Garde
 
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
 
Colin Dunne: ConcertColin Dunne: ConcertColin Dunne takes on the undanceable music of the enigmatic fiddle player, Tommie Potts, armed with a turntable, portable speakers and sheets of flooring.2018-10-17T19:45:00+01002018-10-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Colin Dunne: Concert
 
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
 
Anton & Erin: Dance Those Magical MusicalsAnton & Erin: Dance Those Magical MusicalsStrictly Come Dancing stars Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag perform classic ballroom dance to musical numbers.2019-02-09T14:30:00+00002019-02-14T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Anton & Erin: Dance Those Magical Musicals
 
 
 

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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

 
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

 
Acapulco Pop Up at South Place Hotel
Acapulco Pop Up at South Place Hotel
Seasonal | Until 31st August 2018 

South Place Hotel 6 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

It's 70 years since Margarita Sames 'invented' the famous cocktail which takes her name and the stylish South Place Hotel ...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

Suspect
Concerts | On 16th August 2018 

XOYO 11 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

London is the home town of this hip hop and rap artist. Support from 808ink....More

Your Mum's House
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 20th December 2018 

XOYO 11 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Hip-hop, R&B, bass, future sounds and party bangers from resident DJs....More

T.N.D.
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th November 2018 

Club Aquarium 11 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Francesco Poggi and CASSIMM spin house and techno with weekly guests....More

The Queen of Hoxton Summer Rooftop: The Lost Vegas
The Queen of Hoxton Summer Rooftop: The Lost Vegas
Foodie Events | Until 5th October 2018 

The Queen Of Hoxton 11 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

The Queen of Hoxton has been given a makeover once again, transforming into The Lost Vegas Rooftop just in time ...More

 
Spin Doctor's Hip-Hop Pub Quiz
Leisure | On 16th August 2018 

The Book Club 12 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Socialising, Pub Quiz....More

Midweek Marauders
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 16th August 2018 

The Book Club 12 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

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Summer Jazz Weekender
Summer Jazz Weekender
Concerts | From 18th August 

Greenwich Peninsula

A weekend of free jazz hosted by Harry Christelis, the Summer Jazz Weekender brings award-winning ...More

 
Pergola Olympia
Pergola Olympia
Dining 

Pergola is back in west London and this time it's fully enclosed and open all ...More

 
1251 by James Cochran
1251 by James Cochran
Dining 

James Cochran leaves his EC3 restaurant in the City to set up 1251, a modern ...More

 
POPfit and Fabletics Celebrate Queen of Pop, MADONNA'S, 60th Birthday
 
POPfit Studio
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Sport 

POPfit's boutique UK studio and the UK's first Fabletics store is on Sidworth Street in ...More

 
The Great Fete
The Great Fete
Exhibitions | On 18th August 

Alexandra Palace

A celebration of Alexandra Palace and its role since it first opened in 1875, The ...More

 
Paradise Now
Paradise Now
Exhibitions | From 7th September 

Eccleston Yards

This is just what we need after our hectic summer holidays... a free wellness playground ...More

 
Gasholder 11
Attractions 

Gasholders No. 11 is one of three gasholders, now in their new home north of Regent's Canal and next to Gasholder Park, known as the 'Siamese Triplet' because their frames are joined....More

Eyam
Eyam
Theatre | From 15th September 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

A drama set in Derbyshire in 1665 when plague strikes a village at war with ...More

 
Guy Barker's Big Band Christmas
Guy Barker's Big Band Christmas
Concerts | On 14th December 

Royal Albert Hall

A mixture of jazz classics, unearthed treasures and ...More

 
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Comedy | From 15th December 

Royal Albert Hall

The legendary improv show celebrates its 30th birthday with an exclusive run of three festive ...More

 
Magic Mike Live
Magic Mike Live
Dance | From 10th November 

The Hippodrome

Picking up from where Dirty Dancing left off, Channing Tatum presents an adults-only dance and ...More

 
Dirty Dancing
Theatre | From 19th November 

New Wimbledon Theatre

Eleanor Bergstein's stage adaptation of her hugely successful 1987 film screenplay features all the hits (Hungry Eyes, I've Had the Time of My Life, She's like the Wind) and the famous reassurance that "nobody puts ...More

Violet Cakes
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Claire Ptak started Violet Cakes as a market stall on Broadway Market before opening this cafe in Hackney in 2010 and in 2018 she was asked to make the royal wedding cake for Prince Harry ...More

Brick House Bakery East Dulwich
Brick House Bakery East Dulwich
Shopping 

Famous for their crusty, chewy, slow fermented sourdough, ...More

 
SOMNEX | The Sleep Show
SOMNEX | The Sleep Show
Exhibitions | From 12th October 

The Old Truman Brewery

No nodding off at the back... the first ever show dedicated to sleep will keep ...More

 
Blame Gloria
Drinking 

A subterranean den of delight, with cocktails, tunes and parties, Blame Gloria is a basement bar in Covent Garden....More

Simmons Farringdon
Simmons Farringdon
Drinking 

The rapidly expanding Simmons Group has cracked the code when it comes to running a ...More

 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel
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Near to the British Museum, this Edwardian hotel is something of a Bloomsbury landmark....More

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