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Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 16th March to 19th June 2016
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2 | At Barbican Art Gallery
Celebrated British photographer Martin Parr curates this Barbican exhibition which looks at how the UK has been caught on ...More
 
 
 
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: RSC
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th to 21st May 2016
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Shakespeare's classic tale of love, obsession and jealousy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, is brought to life in a unique co-production with the Royal Shakespeare Company and ...More
 
 
 
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Kings of War
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd April to 1st May 2016
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Olivier Award-winning Ivo van Hove, who recently enjoyed success with Antigone and A View from the Bridge, brings Shakespeare's three kings - Henry V, ...More
 
 
 
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Phaedra(s)
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th to 18th June 2016
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
French screen and stage actress Isabelle Huppert returns to the London stage for the first time in two decades this year, starring in ...More
 
 
 
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The Vulgar
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th October 2016 to 5th February 2017
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2 | At Barbican Art Gallery
What makes something vulgar? Drawing on a wealth of stunning exhibits from the Renaissance to the 18th, late 20th and ...More
 
 
 
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Imran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so Deep
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th February to 10th July 2016
Barbican - Curve Gallery, Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
For his first major London commission award-winning Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi creates a new work for the Barbican's Curve ...More
 
 
 
Real Food By Martin Parr
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 5th May 2016 - 7pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
A talk about photographing food from across the globe....More
 
 
 
Towards The Mean: Sampling Britishness Today
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 16th March to 30th May 2016 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
An interactive installation exploring ideas of identity and what it means to be British today....More
 
 
 
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 19th May 2016 - 6pm-6.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Senior musicians from the Guildhall School perform Shostakovich's String Quartet No 8....More
 
 
 
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists - Mahler And Wolf Songs
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 5th June 2016 - 5.30pm-6pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Senior musicians from the Guildhall School take to the Barbican stage featuring pianists Maya Irgalina and Dylan Perez and mezzo-soprano Bianca Andrew....More
 
 
 
Afro Celt Sound System
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 30th October 2016 - 7pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
The three-piece presents its fusion of modern electronic dance rhythms with traditional Irish and West African music, playing tracks from its new album, The Source....More
 
 
 
Bedwyr Williams
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th September 2016 to 8th January 2017 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Dreamlike and immersive installations courtesy of the acclaimed artist who works with a diverse range of mediums including performance, sculpture, painting and video....More
 
 
 
The Bach Family - Academy of Ancient Music
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 18th June 2016 - 7.30pm-9.45pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Internationally acclaimed soprano Lucy Crowe joins conductor Reinhard Goebel for a celebration of the Bach family's diverse musical legacy....More
 
 
 
The Gold Medal
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 6th May 2016 - 7pm-10pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
The Guildhall School's most prestigious prize for musicians. This year is the turn of the instrumentalists, who will perform a concerto with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra ...More
 
 
 
LSO Artist Portrait: Leif Ove Andsnes/LSO
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 8th May 2016 - 7pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Conductor Daniel Harding leads the LSO and pianist Leif, in a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No 20 and Bruckner's Symphony No 3....More
 
 
 
Samira Shackle: Pakistan: Memory And Place
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 19th May 2016 - 7pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
The prize-winning journalist explores the beauty and troubles of contemporary Pakistan....More
 
 
 
Weekend Lab: Katie Mitchell
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May 2016 - 10.30am
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
A two day intensive workshop for actors and directors....More
 
 
 
The BBC Symphony Orchestra: Ten Pieces
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 2nd May 2016 - 4.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
The collective, conducted by Alpesh Chauhan and with DJ Mr Switch, present a programme which features John Adams's Short Ride In A Fast Machine, Grieg's In ...More
 
 
 
Beyond Any Form: Homayoun Shajarian With Sohrab & Tahmoures Poornazeri
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 1st May 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
The Iranian vocalist and traditional musicians perform their fusion of mainstream and alternative style, while maintaining their classical heritage....More
 
 
 
Black Arm Band: Dirtsong
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th May 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
The indigenous music group unveil the fascinating story of their heritage, language and homelands and a side to Australia seldom seen by the world....More
 
 
 
The Hogboon
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 26th June 2016 - 7pm-9.15pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
The premiere of a new children's opera, The Hogboon by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies....More
 
 
 
Max Richter
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 17th May 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
German-born British composer performs contemporary classical material....More
 
 
 
Blitz Theatre Group: Late Night
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th Jun 2016 - 7.45pm-9.15pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Six performers endlessly dance the waltz in a deteriorated ballroom, stopping only to share recollections of their lost loves. Sung in Greek with English surtitles....More
 
 
 
The Forbidden Zone
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th to 29th May 2016 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Schaubuhne Berlin present a multimedia production directed by Katie Mitchell, featuring feminist texts by Virginia Woolf and Mary Borden and elaborate sets....More
 
 
 
The Shadow King
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd June to 2nd July 2016 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
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BBC Symphony Orchestra: Adelson E Salvini
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 11th May 2016 - 7pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
A concert staging of the story of Bellini's tale of an Italian in Ireland, who falls in love with the eponymous Adelson's fiancee Nelly; starring Daniela ...More
 
 
 
Designing For A Living City
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th March to 16th October 2016
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Prints, photographs, original fittings, archival illustrations, leaflets, brochures and films tracing the controversial design of the residential development, looking at the range of flat types and ...More
 
 
 
In Conversation: Raymond Depardon And Gerry Badger
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 16th March to 19th June 2016
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
The French photographer and director discusses his evocative photographs of Glasgow from 1980....More
 
 
 
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists - Dvorak
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 9th June 2016 - 6pm-6.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Senior musicians from the Guildhall School take to the Barbican stage for this performance of Dvorak's Wind Serenade In D Minor....More
 
 
 
Katherine Jenkins
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 27th December 2016 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
The Welsh mezzo-soprano performs classical and contemporary songs and arias....More
 
 
 
 
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The Suicide
The Suicide
Theatre | Until 25th June 2016 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 11 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

Currently Writer in Residence at the National Theatre Studio, Suhayla El-Bushra takes The Suicide ...More

 
The Flick
The Flick
Theatre | Until 15th June 2016 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 11 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Flick transfers direct from New York to the ...More

 
Cleansed
Cleansed
Theatre | Until 5th May 2016 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 11 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

With Lyric Hammersmith presenting the first-ever operatic adaptation of a Sarah Kane play, there's another first ...More

 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Theatre | Until 18th May 2016 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 11 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

Having first opened at the National in 1989, August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ...More

 
Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr
Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr
Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2016 

Guildhall Art Gallery 18 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

For two years acclaimed British photographer Martin Parr was the City of London's official photographer-in-residence. Between 2013 and 2015 ...More

 
WetYourSelf!
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 1st May 2016 

Fabric 19 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

A night of house and techno music courtesy of Nick Curly, YaYa, Peter Pixzel, Jacob Husley, Nicole Moudaber, Paul Ritch, ...More

Marcel Duchamp: Fountain 1917
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

A replica, from 1964, of the artist's iconic readymade, considered one of the most influential works of the 20th-century....More

Chen Zhen And Leonilson: Objects For Mending
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

Works by two artists, one Chinese and one Brazilian, who struggled against serious illness and reflected that experience in their ...More

Homeworkers
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

An exhibition, curated by Ann Coxon and Valentina Ravagli, of artworks employing materials traditionally associated with the domestic sphere. Artists ...More

Elements Of Chance
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

An exhibition curated by Matthew Gale, which explores how some surrealist artists such as Jean Arp explored the notion and ...More

 
 
 
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