Tagged in BARBICAN

14 exhibitions worth seeing right now (and one to avoid)

14 exhibitions worth seeing right now (and one to avoid)

Georgian architecture to a nasty toilet.
New Banksy alert: underneath the Barbican

New Banksy alert: underneath the Barbican

Banksy takes shot at the Barbican with his latest piece
Disaster At Barbican: The Tube's First Tragedy

Disaster At Barbican: The Tube's First Tragedy

Death on the lines.
A Young Family Living In The Barbican

A Young Family Living In The Barbican

Bucolic brutalism.
Unseen Photos Of The Barbican's Construction

Unseen Photos Of The Barbican's Construction

How Barbican was built.
Barbican Before The Concrete Came

Barbican Before The Concrete Came

This is fascinating if you know the area.
Don't Miss These Art Exhibitions In 2017

Don't Miss These Art Exhibitions In 2017

From Grayson Perry to Eduardo Paolozzi.
What Was Barbican Called Before It Was Barbican?

What Was Barbican Called Before It Was Barbican?

London rebranded.
Beautiful Brutalism In These Barbican Photos

Beautiful Brutalism In These Barbican Photos

Love it or hate it?
5 Secrets Of Barbican

5 Secrets Of Barbican

Including a movie blunder.
Inside London's Second Biggest Conservatory

Inside London's Second Biggest Conservatory

Ever been in?
In Search Of London's Vanished Castles

In Search Of London's Vanished Castles

Fort thoughts.
London's Top Brutalist Buildings

London's Top Brutalist Buildings

Discover your friendly neighbourhood hulk of concrete.
How To make The Most Of One Of London's Best Museums

How To make The Most Of One Of London's Best Museums

The inside track
Ever explored the City's raised walkways? The network is expanding...

Ever explored the City's raised walkways? The network is expanding...

Ever explored the City's raised walkways?
London's Labyrinths And Mazes

London's Labyrinths And Mazes

In which we tell our readers to 'get lost'.
A Vision Of London In The Year 2000...From 1900

A Vision Of London In The Year 2000...From 1900

Did a Victorian journalist predict the Barbican and Yo Sushi?
Why has no one turned the River Fleet into a waterslide yet?

Why has no one turned the River Fleet into a waterslide yet?

Water great idea.
Photos Of London's Tunnels

Photos Of London's Tunnels

The hole picture.
Inside that odd-looking church at Barbican

Inside that odd-looking church at Barbican

Plus the Rick Wakeman link.
In Pictures: Secret Bits Of The Barbican

In Pictures: Secret Bits Of The Barbican

The Best London Art Galleries To Follow On Instagram

The Best London Art Galleries To Follow On Instagram

Gorgeous art. On your phone.
Video: The Barbican Estate

Video: The Barbican Estate

A concrete statement
Video: Ever Been To Barbican?

Video: Ever Been To Barbican?

Lots of soft edges around that brutalism.
Strange And Familiar Photography At Barbican, Reviewed

Strange And Familiar Photography At Barbican, Reviewed

But repetition means it becomes less strange and all too familiar.
Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday / Deathday in London

Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday / Deathday in London

23 April marks 400 years since Shakespeare died.
Build Your Own Architectural Models Of London Landmarks

Build Your Own Architectural Models Of London Landmarks

Tiny metal buildings make ideal gifts for the Londonophile in your life.
Our Verdict On Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet

Our Verdict On Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet

Barbican's big production reviewed.
Ticket Alert: Benedict Cumberbatch In Hamlet Screenings

Ticket Alert: Benedict Cumberbatch In Hamlet Screenings

A second chance to see the production.
London's Top 10 Art Exhibitions In 2014

London's Top 10 Art Exhibitions In 2014

The best blockbuster and smaller art exhibitions of 2014.
Three Ways To Explore London And Its River

Three Ways To Explore London And Its River

Estuary, Thames Festival and The Barbican's Urban Wanderings.
Barbican Station Gets A Pop-Up Garden

Barbican Station Gets A Pop-Up Garden

Disused platform goes green.
A Melee Of March Film Festivals In London

A Melee Of March Film Festivals In London

Your month’s cinema sorted.
The Ghost Shops Of The Barbican Estate

The Ghost Shops Of The Barbican Estate

A tour around the Barbican's old shops, pubs and restaurants.
Barbican's Urban Wandering: London Architecture On Film

Barbican's Urban Wandering: London Architecture On Film

Films and talks on London's buildings.
Barbican To Open Avant-Garde Fashion Market In Hackney

Barbican To Open Avant-Garde Fashion Market In Hackney

Lego dresses, anti-drag queens and freaky street fashion.
Get Your Geek On At The Barbican Weekender 2014

Get Your Geek On At The Barbican Weekender 2014

Loads of techy interactive fun.
Naked Dancing And Rollerskating: The Bizarre World Of Eddie Peake

Naked Dancing And Rollerskating: The Bizarre World Of Eddie Peake

Internet influence and aggressive nudity.
Digital Technology Mixes With Creativity In New Exhibition At The Barbican

Digital Technology Mixes With Creativity In New Exhibition At The Barbican

A massive games arcade in the City.
Topsy-Turvy Terrace: Fun Times at the Barbican’s Dalston House

Topsy-Turvy Terrace: Fun Times at the Barbican’s Dalston House

"Hang around" on a two storey mirror-effect installation house.
Station To Station Review: A 30 Day Cultural Explosion At Barbican

Station To Station Review: A 30 Day Cultural Explosion At Barbican

Vast, exciting takeover.
Nature-ist: Barbican Conservatory

Nature-ist: Barbican Conservatory

A glass-covered green hideout in the heart of the City.
Essential Film Festivals In London This April

Essential Film Festivals In London This April

No more Netflix.
Walking Through The Rain Room @ Barbican Centre

Walking Through The Rain Room @ Barbican Centre

A video of the Barbican's insanely popular installation.
Pipe Dreams: A Trippy Look At Crossrail's New Tunnel

Pipe Dreams: A Trippy Look At Crossrail's New Tunnel

Tunnel vision underneath the Barbican.
EFG London Jazz Festival Returns With Storming 2014 Line-Up

EFG London Jazz Festival Returns With Storming 2014 Line-Up

Top programme for festival's 22nd year.
Kings Of War Is The Real Game Of Thrones

Kings Of War Is The Real Game Of Thrones

Is this "Shakespearathon" better than the HBO show?
The Bard Is Dead; Long Live The Bard: A Year-Long Celebration Of Shakespeare

The Bard Is Dead; Long Live The Bard: A Year-Long Celebration Of Shakespeare

What to see at Shakespeare400.
King Of Grief: David Tennant In Richard II At The Barbican

King Of Grief: David Tennant In Richard II At The Barbican

Quite simply, brilliant.
Inside Milton Court, The Barbican's New Neighbour

Inside Milton Court, The Barbican's New Neighbour

Londonist takes a tour of a building set to reinvigorate the City of London's culture hub.
Exhibit B: Victim Of Mob Censorship Or Vile History Used As Entertainment?

Exhibit B: Victim Of Mob Censorship Or Vile History Used As Entertainment?

Closure of the controversial work has divided opinions.
Wonder: Art And Science On The Brain At Barbican

Wonder: Art And Science On The Brain At Barbican

Get brainy at this free three-day event (sponsored post).
A Pub Crawl Around Abandoned Barbican Boozers

A Pub Crawl Around Abandoned Barbican Boozers

Old pubs haunted by spirits (of both kind).
Preview: Africa Express @ Granary Square, King's Cross

Preview: Africa Express @ Granary Square, King's Cross

Damon Albarn's show alights at London's newest outdoor venue.
Urban Wandering: London Films & Talks At Barbican

Urban Wandering: London Films & Talks At Barbican

Classic movies, new documentaries & archive shorts.
Mozart In London Explores The Young Maestro's Best Ever Holiday

Mozart In London Explores The Young Maestro's Best Ever Holiday

He also went to Brussels, but it was rubbish.
Elastic Fantastic: London International Mime Festival Returns

Elastic Fantastic: London International Mime Festival Returns

It's mime time!
Go Cornholing At The Barbican

Go Cornholing At The Barbican

Bean bag + board + beer.
Theatre Review: The Master And Margarita @ Barbican

Theatre Review: The Master And Margarita @ Barbican

One of the best theatrical pieces of the year, if not the decade!
Preview: Shoreditch Festival, Regent's Canal And Beyond

Preview: Shoreditch Festival, Regent's Canal And Beyond

Free floating fun for N1 and E8
In Pictures: The New Barbican Cinemas

In Pictures: The New Barbican Cinemas

Two new screens open today.
Barbican's Urban Wandering: Cult Film Screenings

Barbican's Urban Wandering: Cult Film Screenings

London-set films to see.
Barbican Weekender Returns

Barbican Weekender Returns

A weekend of free art, dance, music, theatre and film. (Sponsored post)
The Barbican Announces Gigantic Classical Programme For 2015-16

The Barbican Announces Gigantic Classical Programme For 2015-16

Super Bowl soprano and a great deal of Bach.
Art Goes Pop!: Pop Art Design at the Barbican

Art Goes Pop!: Pop Art Design at the Barbican

Coke Bottles, Neon Lips and Fantastic Plastic...
Juliette Binoche Stars In A Low-Key Antigone

Juliette Binoche Stars In A Low-Key Antigone

Ivo van Hove's new production at the Barbican.
The Best London Gigs In July

The Best London Gigs In July

Let us guide you through the month's best gigs with our expert tips.
Free Digital Fun @ Barbican Weekender: Natural Circuits

Free Digital Fun @ Barbican Weekender: Natural Circuits

Connect to your creative side over two days of free digital activity (sponsored post).
Why Can't We Just Change London's Roads Overnight?

Why Can't We Just Change London's Roads Overnight?

Re-purposing a city.
The 10th London International Animation Festival 2013

The 10th London International Animation Festival 2013

Including the 10 best comedy, horror and sci-fi animations.
In Pictures: On Top Of The Cromwell Tower, Barbican

In Pictures: On Top Of The Cromwell Tower, Barbican

Theatre Review: The Master And Margarita @ Barbican

Theatre Review: The Master And Margarita @ Barbican

Everything but the cat is top notch
Squarepusher Set For Audio-Visual Spectacular At The Barbican

Squarepusher Set For Audio-Visual Spectacular At The Barbican

Triumphant return for the Duke of Harringay.
Dystopian Lightmares At The Barbican

Dystopian Lightmares At The Barbican

It's all about mime control.
Sunday Seasoning #154

Sunday Seasoning #154

A couple, and an apparent onlooker, enjoying the sunshine at the Barbican.
Review: Designing 007 - Fifty Years Of Bond Style @ Barbican

Review: Designing 007 - Fifty Years Of Bond Style @ Barbican

One of the biggest Bond shows ever arrives in London.
Silence Is Golden At London International Mime Festival

Silence Is Golden At London International Mime Festival

There's more to it than invisible walls.
What’s On In London Theatre: 12-18 February

What’s On In London Theatre: 12-18 February

Our pick of London’s best theatre, dance and opera opening this week.
Work On Second Heron Tower Begins

Work On Second Heron Tower Begins

Review: Michael Clark Company New Work 2012 @ Barbican

Review: Michael Clark Company New Work 2012 @ Barbican

In which an incredible cast of dancers doing wonderful things get upstaged by a lanky pop star.
Lost Loves, Live Film & Dancing Hands: Kiss & Cry

Lost Loves, Live Film & Dancing Hands: Kiss & Cry

A multimedia love story at Barbican.
Review: Bauhaus, Art As Life @ The Barbican

Review: Bauhaus, Art As Life @ The Barbican

Major new retrospective on life at the influential design school.
Turn Your Little One Into A Movie Star At Framed Film Festival

Turn Your Little One Into A Movie Star At Framed Film Festival

You should definitely take your children to Barbican.
What’s On In London Theatre: 29 January – 4 February

What’s On In London Theatre: 29 January – 4 February

Our pick of London’s best theatre, dance and opera opening this week.
Brains At The Ready For The Battle of Ideas

Brains At The Ready For The Battle of Ideas

Debates range from robots to selfies and big data to ISIS.
Review: Poor Curation Spoils Qureshi's Minature Landscapes

Review: Poor Curation Spoils Qureshi's Minature Landscapes

Small paintings in a huge space.
Opera Goes Multimedia, As Sunken Garden Premieres At The Barbican

Opera Goes Multimedia, As Sunken Garden Premieres At The Barbican

3D film opera comes to London.
Finches And Guitars @ Barbican's Curve Gallery

Finches And Guitars @ Barbican's Curve Gallery

Review: Barbican Foodhall And Barbican Lounge

Review: Barbican Foodhall And Barbican Lounge

After a summer's worth of refurbishment and a pair of name changes, two of the Barbican's three dining spaces re-opened at the beginning of October. Here's what we made of them.
Magical Puppetry In A Midsummer Night’s Dream At Barbican

Magical Puppetry In A Midsummer Night’s Dream At Barbican

Top Bottom.
What’s On In London Theatre: 15-21 January

What’s On In London Theatre: 15-21 January

Our pick of London's best theatre, comedy and puppetry on offer this week.
What’s On In London Theatre 14-20 August

What’s On In London Theatre 14-20 August

Forget the Edinburgh Festival, there's still plenty going on in London's theatres this week
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 4-10 October

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 4-10 October

Our pick of the theatre, dance, opera, art and exhibitions opening in London this week
Human Rights On The Big Screen

Human Rights On The Big Screen

Moving movies and fearless documentaries.
Cinematic Gems Get Fresh Soundtracks At Barbican

Cinematic Gems Get Fresh Soundtracks At Barbican

Asian Dub Foundation score George Lucas classic live.
What’s On In London Theatre 30 Oct-5 Nov

What’s On In London Theatre 30 Oct-5 Nov

Our top tips for the best theatre, opera and dance shows opening in London this week.
Dress Up And Get Down At The Barbican’s Salon Project

Dress Up And Get Down At The Barbican’s Salon Project

Nineteenth century grandeur with a twenty-first century twist.
Enter The Valley Of The Dolls: The Body Review

Enter The Valley Of The Dolls: The Body Review

Puppetry with penises and all bodily functions.
Art Review: The Surreal House @ The Barbican

Art Review: The Surreal House @ The Barbican

What’s On In London Theatre: 12 – 18 March

What’s On In London Theatre: 12 – 18 March

Our pick of London’s best dance, theatre, opera and comedy opening this week.
Music Review: Paul Heaton's The 8th @ Barbican

Music Review: Paul Heaton's The 8th @ Barbican

Opera? Musical? Pop Concert? er, we're not too sure.
A Night Of Dark And Twisted Delight: ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore

A Night Of Dark And Twisted Delight: ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore

Cheek By Jowl back with a bang.
Waiting For Godot Goes For The Funnybone

Waiting For Godot Goes For The Funnybone

Barbican's Beckett season kicks off.
Dance Review: Michael Clark Company @ Barbican

Dance Review: Michael Clark Company @ Barbican

Constructing Worlds @Barbican Art Gallery

Constructing Worlds @Barbican Art Gallery

The power of photos, redefined.
Review: OMA / Progress @ Barbican Centre

Review: OMA / Progress @ Barbican Centre

New show at the Barbican aims to solve "the problem with architecture exhibitions".
In Pictures: Parkour @ Barbican Weekender

In Pictures: Parkour @ Barbican Weekender

Freerunning in the foyers
Beyond Barbican: Arts Centre Reaches Out Across Town

Beyond Barbican: Arts Centre Reaches Out Across Town

Acrobatics in a church, a Dalston house made of mirrors, and a festival in the Olympic Park.
Weekend Round-Up

Weekend Round-Up

A Sunday sunset view of the weekend's news.
Preview: The Dalston Mill

Preview: The Dalston Mill

Observer Ideas: "Best And Brightest Thinkers" Converge

Observer Ideas: "Best And Brightest Thinkers" Converge

A bit like TED, really.
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 21 – 27 February

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 21 – 27 February

This week's new theatre, dance, opera, art, jazz and classical highlights
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

The day's news: dead frogs, Barbican history and a confused noodle stall.
Deal Of The Day: BBC Symphony Orchestra At The Barbican

Deal Of The Day: BBC Symphony Orchestra At The Barbican

The great Marin Allsop conducts.
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 11-17 October

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 11-17 October

A busy week for theatre and dance fans; while London’s art world is dominated by Frieze
Opera Review: Einstein on the Beach @ Barbican Theatre

Opera Review: Einstein on the Beach @ Barbican Theatre

Philip Glass and Robert Wilson's 1976 opera enjoys its UK premiere.
9/11 Opera To Premiere At Barbican

9/11 Opera To Premiere At Barbican

ENO production depicts event that changed the world.
Have A Weekend Of Wonder With Brain Waves At Barbican

Have A Weekend Of Wonder With Brain Waves At Barbican

Enjoy two brainy days of dance, theatre, music and art (sponsored post).
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 20-26 March

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 20-26 March

Tasty-sounding art, theatre, dance, classical and jazz events taking place this week
Review: Carousel @ Barbican Theatre

Review: Carousel @ Barbican Theatre

Show-stopping songs combine with winning performances in the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic.
What's On In London Theatre 16-22 October

What's On In London Theatre 16-22 October

Our top tips for the best theatre, opera and dance shows opening in London this week.
Experience Art In Intervals: Ayse Erkmen At Barbican

Experience Art In Intervals: Ayse Erkmen At Barbican

Theatre backdrops block your path in this unique exhibition.
Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 28 February – 5 March

Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 28 February – 5 March

The new theatre, dance, opera, classical and art shows you don't want to miss this week
Mad And Masterful: A Mad World My Masters

Mad And Masterful: A Mad World My Masters

A ridiculously funny show at Barbican.
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Today's news: Boris, Barbican, Big Brother. Brixton Prison.
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 31 January - 6 February

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 31 January - 6 February

Our pick of the new dance, theatre, art and classical music on offer in London this week
Circus Preview: Du Goudron Et Des Plumes @ Barbican Theatre

Circus Preview: Du Goudron Et Des Plumes @ Barbican Theatre

Circus, acrobatics, an amazing set and a visual feast (sponsored post).
Theatre Review: 'Tis Pity She's a Whore @ Barbican

Theatre Review: 'Tis Pity She's a Whore @ Barbican

A straight-up tale of love, betrayal and incest
Multimedia Opera, Sunken Garden, Premieres At Barbican

Multimedia Opera, Sunken Garden, Premieres At Barbican

A visually stunning, boundary crossing piece.
What's On In London Theatre 27 Nov-3 Dec

What's On In London Theatre 27 Nov-3 Dec

Our top tips for the best theatre, opera and seasonal shows opening in London this week.
Preview: Le Corbusier Season

Preview: Le Corbusier Season

Preview: Carousel @ Barbican Theatre

Preview: Carousel @ Barbican Theatre

Londonist goes behind the scenes of Rodgers and Hammerstein's richest creation.
What's On In London Theatre: 26 February - 4 March

What's On In London Theatre: 26 February - 4 March

Our pick of London’s best theatre, dance and opera opening this week.
Tyburn Tree: Marc Almond Sings London's Darkest Secrets

Tyburn Tree: Marc Almond Sings London's Darkest Secrets

He's the vampire of Highgate...he's had centuries to wait.
Barbican Centre Plans Two New Cinema Screens

Barbican Centre Plans Two New Cinema Screens

Two new cinemas at the art centre to replace the ones that closed down last year
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 1 – 7 May

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 1 – 7 May

This week’s hottest theatre, dance, opera, classical, world music, jazz and art events
Three Shows To Turn You On To Dance This Autumn

Three Shows To Turn You On To Dance This Autumn

Breathtaking ballet, a twist on tango, and a glimpse of Jarvis Cocker.
Mini Film Festival Brings Teens Into Focus

Mini Film Festival Brings Teens Into Focus

Screenings and masterclasses at Barbican.
London International Documentary Film Festival 13-28 May

London International Documentary Film Festival 13-28 May

Martin Scorsese, Ayrton Senna and Hugh Hefner: just a few of the big names making up this year's LIDF programme
Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 10-16 April

Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 10-16 April

This week's hottest theatre, art, classical and world music events
Preview: The Barbican Classical Music Season 2013-14

Preview: The Barbican Classical Music Season 2013-14

The classics come to the City of London.
Gravity-Defying Stunts In One Of London's Oldest Churches

Gravity-Defying Stunts In One Of London's Oldest Churches

How Like an Angel at St Bartholomew the Great.
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 14 - 20 June

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 14 - 20 June

The pick of this week's openings on London's cultural calendar, including dance, opera, theatre and art
Lest We Forget: English National Ballet Punches With Power

Lest We Forget: English National Ballet Punches With Power

Quadruple bill of innovative choreographic collaborations.
Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 14 – 20 February

Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 14 – 20 February

Our pick of the new art, theatre, dance, classical and jazz events on offer this week
What's On In London Theatre 18-25 September

What's On In London Theatre 18-25 September

This week’s theatrical openings and reminders about those shows that are leaving London in the next seven days.
The Music Of Human Rights

The Music Of Human Rights

Three films on music's role in rights and democracy.
Ólafur Arnalds Wows The Barbican, And Has 'One Of The Best Nights Of My Life'

Ólafur Arnalds Wows The Barbican, And Has 'One Of The Best Nights Of My Life'

A simmering bed of atmospheric electronics captivates a big audience.
Win Tickets To An Urban Wandering Double Bill

Win Tickets To An Urban Wandering Double Bill

Going Underground, Faceless & London shorts.
Theatre Review: Shun-Kin @ The Barbican

Theatre Review: Shun-Kin @ The Barbican

Let The Battle Of Ideas Commence

Let The Battle Of Ideas Commence

Weekend of debates at the Barbican.
What’s On In London Theatre 16 – 22 April

What’s On In London Theatre 16 – 22 April

Our pick of London’s best theatre, dance and opera opening this week
Preview: Barbican Weekender, 5/6 March

Preview: Barbican Weekender, 5/6 March

Theatre, dance, music, film, food, visual arts, spoken word...the Barbican Centre's big Weekender has it all (sponsored post).
London International Animation Festival @ Barbican Centre

London International Animation Festival @ Barbican Centre

Aims to 'dispel the popular misconception that animation is just cartoons for kids'.
Photo of the Day: Caption Required #69

Photo of the Day: Caption Required #69

What's been going on at Barbican?
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 24 – 30 April

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 24 – 30 April

This week’s hottest theatre, dance, opera, classical, world music and art events
Review: The Irrepressibles @ The Barbican

Review: The Irrepressibles @ The Barbican

Barbican’s Disruption: A Fashion Performance on Saturday night provided a mesmeric concoction of fashion, music and dance.
Snapshot Songs Aim To Capture London's Zeitgeist

Snapshot Songs Aim To Capture London's Zeitgeist

Collaborative project looking to define our times.
Preview: Footsbarn Theatre's 'Sorry!' in Victoria Park

Preview: Footsbarn Theatre's 'Sorry!' in Victoria Park

Circa And Debussy String Quartet's Opus At Barbican Theatre

Circa And Debussy String Quartet's Opus At Barbican Theatre

Marvellous manic momentum in motion and music.
Oscar Films And Actor-Themed Sweet Treats At The Barbican

Oscar Films And Actor-Themed Sweet Treats At The Barbican

Sink your teeth into a Cumberbatch cupcake.
Preview: Battle Of Ideas @ The Barbican

Preview: Battle Of Ideas @ The Barbican

Mass debate takes on the big ideas of the age.
Theatre Review: Big And Small @ Barbican

Theatre Review: Big And Small @ Barbican

Cate Blanchett steals the show in Botho Strauss's 1978 play.
The Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art

The Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 10-16 January

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 10-16 January

Our tips for what’s new and hot on London’s cultural calendar this week
Theatre Review: South Pacific @ Barbican

Theatre Review: South Pacific @ Barbican

Brilliant songs + great characterisation = spine tingling
Preview: Shubbak - a Window on Arab Culture

Preview: Shubbak - a Window on Arab Culture

The Middle East is coming to London this July.
Theatre Review: Black Watch @ The Barbican

Theatre Review: Black Watch @ The Barbican

If it’s a quiet night out at the theatre you’re after then you might be better off seeking out some other review, since The National Theatre of Scotland’s Black Watch is 110 minutes spent under near constant bombardment with mortars, IEDs and C-bombs.
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 28 September - 4 October

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 28 September - 4 October

Arts Ahead: What's On 22-28 November

Arts Ahead: What's On 22-28 November

Our pick of the tasty-sounding art, theatre, music and opera events for this week
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 5-11 April

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 5-11 April

Our pick of the theatre, art, dance, opera and exhibition highlights opening in London this week
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

News stuff that's been happening in London today.
Bookish Harper Lee Adaptation Honours Classic Novel

Bookish Harper Lee Adaptation Honours Classic Novel

Part play, part reading.
What's for Lunch? Morgan M Barbican

What's for Lunch? Morgan M Barbican

French fare with flair.
Art Review: Ron Arad: Restless @ Barbican

Art Review: Ron Arad: Restless @ Barbican

Review: Woyzeck on the Highveld - Handspring Puppet Company

Review: Woyzeck on the Highveld - Handspring Puppet Company

Animation, puppetry and human action blended into a fragmentary riddle
Barbican Weekender: Extraordinary Voices

Barbican Weekender: Extraordinary Voices

A free weekend of singing, storytelling, beatboxing and anything that uses the human voice.
Review: Duckie's Copyright Christmas @ The Barbican

Review: Duckie's Copyright Christmas @ The Barbican

Christmas cabaret as the Duckie crew serve up some seasonal satire.
Milton Court Opens Its Doors For First Music Season

Milton Court Opens Its Doors For First Music Season

Visit London's new music venue.
Dance Review: Vicktor, Part Of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch World Cities 2012 @ Sadler's Wells

Dance Review: Vicktor, Part Of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch World Cities 2012 @ Sadler's Wells

Fragmented scenes of human pain, laughter and cynicism: powerful yet absurd.
Reader Offer: The Sinking Of The Titanic @ Barbican

Reader Offer: The Sinking Of The Titanic @ Barbican

Get 20% off tickets to this moving musical experience on the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster (sponsored).
Barbican Arts Centre To Close Cinemas

Barbican Arts Centre To Close Cinemas

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 19-25 April

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 19-25 April

Australia comes to the British Museum; Joseph heads to Wimbledon; and the Royal Festival Hall heads back to the 1950s. Just a taster of what's on in London this week...
Preview: Palestine Film Festivals & Exhibition

Preview: Palestine Film Festivals & Exhibition

Learn more about Palestine through films, exhibitions and debates.
Music Preview: 130701 Transcendentalists Tour 2012 @ Barbican

Music Preview: 130701 Transcendentalists Tour 2012 @ Barbican

‘Post-classical’ innovation by four artists from the legendary FatCat Records (sponsored post).
Simultaneous Scenes From A Marriage: Ingmar Bergman Film On Stage

Simultaneous Scenes From A Marriage: Ingmar Bergman Film On Stage

A re-imagining of Ingmar Bergman's classic film.
The Barbican Plays With Beck's Song Reader

The Barbican Plays With Beck's Song Reader

If you can't get tickets for the concert, there's a free exhibition on the night.
Barbican's New Cinemas Will Open September 2012

Barbican's New Cinemas Will Open September 2012

Two new screens coming to Europe's largest arts centre next year.
Barbican Saves The Absurdest Theatre 'Til Last With Ubu Roi

Barbican Saves The Absurdest Theatre 'Til Last With Ubu Roi

A Surreal masterpiece before the word had even been invented.
Dance Around London: July 2011

Dance Around London: July 2011

Contemporary dance, Russian ballet, hip hop and future stars
Bashing Out A Blood, Sweat And Tears Flamenco At The Barbican

Bashing Out A Blood, Sweat And Tears Flamenco At The Barbican

Flamenco reveals its heroic roots bt dispensing with the red dress.
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 22-28 March

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 22-28 March

Our pick of the dance, theatre, exhibitions and opera opening in London this week
The Power Of Words In The Testament Of Mary

The Power Of Words In The Testament Of Mary

Fiona Shaw is a raw and human Virgin Mary.
Theatre Review: The Blue Dragon @ Barbican

Theatre Review: The Blue Dragon @ Barbican

The creative genius behind Cirque du Soleil's Totem is back with his latest play.
Theatre Review: Watt @ Barbican

Theatre Review: Watt @ Barbican

One man, on a sparse set delivers extracts from Samuel Beckett.
Musical Preview: The Sapphires @ Barbican Theatre

Musical Preview: The Sapphires @ Barbican Theatre

A heart wrenching true story of family, love and war uplifted by singalong soul train classics.
Music Preview: Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares @ Barbican

Music Preview: Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares @ Barbican

The Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir sing ancient folk songs that will make your spine tingle
Spill Festival 2011: Infection Coming Soon

Spill Festival 2011: Infection Coming Soon

The Spill Festival of Performance is back with a new theme for 2011: infection.
Arts Ahead: What's On in London 2 - 8 November

Arts Ahead: What's On in London 2 - 8 November

Theatre Review: Rhinocéros @ Barbican

Theatre Review: Rhinocéros @ Barbican

Eugène Ionesco’s 1959 play, showing as part of the Barbican's Dancing around Duchamp season.
Music Review: Rain Dogs Revisited @ Barbican Hall

Music Review: Rain Dogs Revisited @ Barbican Hall

A cigarette-stained, bourbon-swilling celebration of the Tom Waits album
Film Preview: Going Back To Reality – Portraying Picasso

Film Preview: Going Back To Reality – Portraying Picasso

An homage to Picasso through documentaries and video art.
Preview: Erotic @ The Barbican Conservatory

Preview: Erotic @ The Barbican Conservatory

See And Hear The Queen's Favourite Composer This Weekend

See And Hear The Queen's Favourite Composer This Weekend

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies unveils his latest work.
Man Drake Anatomia Publica Shakes And Shimmies

Man Drake Anatomia Publica Shakes And Shimmies

Surreal, edgy dance at Barbican.
Historic City Snappers Exhibit At Barbican Library

Historic City Snappers Exhibit At Barbican Library

Theatre Review: Nevermore @ The Barbican

Theatre Review: Nevermore @ The Barbican

Theatre Review: Festen (The Celebration) @ The Barbican

Theatre Review: Festen (The Celebration) @ The Barbican

Family revelations galore... in Romanian.
A Peculiar Night At The Oval Space With Tyondai Braxton

A Peculiar Night At The Oval Space With Tyondai Braxton

Space pods and synthesizers, it says here.
Review: The Sapphires @ Barbican

Review: The Sapphires @ Barbican

War, racism, an Australian Idol winner and some soul classics.
London On The Cheap

London On The Cheap

Preview: Rogue's Gallery At The Barbican

Preview: Rogue's Gallery At The Barbican

Theatre Review: There's A Rabbit In The Moon @ Barbican

Theatre Review: There's A Rabbit In The Moon @ Barbican

Magical, dreamy and imaginative children's theatre - great for half term.
See Beth Nielsen Chapman At Barbican Hall

See Beth Nielsen Chapman At Barbican Hall

Songwriter extraordinaire tours her new LP.
Arts Ahead: What's On In London  26 October - 1 November

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 26 October - 1 November

Review: Panic By Improbable Theatre

Review: Panic By Improbable Theatre

Review: And The Horse You Rode In On @ The Barbican

Review: And The Horse You Rode In On @ The Barbican

With its royals, terrorists and concerns over appearance, this comedy couldn't be more topical if you stuffed it with hazelnuts then covered it in chocolate.
Live Music Preview: Graham Coxon @ The Barbican

Live Music Preview: Graham Coxon @ The Barbican

Mime Fest Review: Du Goudron et des Plumes @ Barbican

Mime Fest Review: Du Goudron et des Plumes @ Barbican

Marooned on a large platform that swings on chains in a cavernous sea of black space, five silent performers bounce off each other for 75 minutes as they experience the wild emotions of being confined in a small space.
Mime Fest Review: Flesh and Blood & Fish and Fowl @ The Pit, Barbican Centre

Mime Fest Review: Flesh and Blood & Fish and Fowl @ The Pit, Barbican Centre

American theatre artists Geoff Sobelle and Charlotte Ford bring their hugely entertaining, dark satire on corporate life, office politics and human nature to the Barbican as part of the 2011 London International Mime Festival.
Live Music Preview: Twisted Christmas @ The Barbican

Live Music Preview: Twisted Christmas @ The Barbican

Review: They Only Come at Night, Visions @ The Barbican

Review: They Only Come at Night, Visions @ The Barbican

Review: In Spitting Distance

Review: In Spitting Distance

In Pictures: Waterside Pavilion @ Barbican Art Gallery

In Pictures: Waterside Pavilion @ Barbican Art Gallery

English Carnival

English Carnival

Preview: Ramadan Nights at the Barbican

Preview: Ramadan Nights at the Barbican

Preview: Do Something Different Weekend @ The Barbican

Preview: Do Something Different Weekend @ The Barbican

Financial Theatre For Kids: Bank On It At The Rose Lipman Building

Financial Theatre For Kids: Bank On It At The Rose Lipman Building

Who knew the credit crunch could inspire inventive theatre for kids?
Arts Ahead

Arts Ahead

Interview: Nicko From The Bad Film Club

Interview: Nicko From The Bad Film Club

Londonist Live: Rogue's Gallery

Londonist Live: Rogue's Gallery

She’s In Fashion: Viktor And Rolf At The Barbican

She’s In Fashion: Viktor And Rolf At The Barbican

London Word Festival: Art Of Storytelling & Play On Words

London Word Festival: Art Of Storytelling & Play On Words

Preview: Japanese Cinema @ The Barbican

Preview: Japanese Cinema @ The Barbican

Arts Ahead What's On In London 29 Sept - 5 October

Arts Ahead What's On In London 29 Sept - 5 October

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 29 April-5 May

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 29 April-5 May

Londonist Live: Alim Qasimov Ensemble & Kronos Quartet @ Ramadan Nights

Londonist Live: Alim Qasimov Ensemble & Kronos Quartet @ Ramadan Nights

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 27 October - 2 November

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 27 October - 2 November

Preview: Drifting And Tilting - The Songs Of Scott Walker

Preview: Drifting And Tilting - The Songs Of Scott Walker

Last Minute Dating : Lolita @ Barbican

Last Minute Dating : Lolita @ Barbican

London On The Cheap

London On The Cheap

Preview: International Buddhist Film Festival

Preview: International Buddhist Film Festival

London Word Festival @ Barbican Late

London Word Festival @ Barbican Late

Live Review: Beethoven: Missa Solemnis,  BBC Symphony Orchestra

Live Review: Beethoven: Missa Solemnis, BBC Symphony Orchestra

Review: London Jazz Festival - TrioVD & AfroCubism

Review: London Jazz Festival - TrioVD & AfroCubism

Chris Sharkey, Christophe de Bezenac and Chris Bussey, collectively fiery contemporary British jazz outfit TrioVD, positioned themselves cosily at the right side of the ICA’s theatre stage, perhaps lulling you into a false sense of security.
Review: Speeches By Lone Twin

Review: Speeches By Lone Twin

Free Tonight?

Free Tonight?

Arts Ahead 17-24 December

Arts Ahead 17-24 December

Film Preview: Short & Sweet Go Stereoscopic

Film Preview: Short & Sweet Go Stereoscopic

Repertory Film Round-up

Repertory Film Round-up

Monday Miscellanea

Monday Miscellanea

Arts Ahead 22-28 July

Arts Ahead 22-28 July

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

Preview: Jane Birkin at the Barbican, Saturday 21st February

Preview: Jane Birkin at the Barbican, Saturday 21st February

Preview: East 2008

Preview: East 2008

Open Garden Squares 2009 Venues Announced

Open Garden Squares 2009 Venues Announced

Preview: Dance Umbrella 2008

Preview: Dance Umbrella 2008

Arts Ahead: 11-18 March

Arts Ahead: 11-18 March

Preview: Strictly Saturday At Barbican Late

Preview: Strictly Saturday At Barbican Late

Arts Ahead 3-10 Dec

Arts Ahead 3-10 Dec

Lost Capas To Be Shown In London

Lost Capas To Be Shown In London

Arts Ahead 5-12 November

Arts Ahead 5-12 November

SPILL Festival: A Forest In The Barbican Pit

SPILL Festival: A Forest In The Barbican Pit

Arts Ahead 26 Nov-3 Dec

Arts Ahead 26 Nov-3 Dec

Bond on the Big Screen

Bond on the Big Screen

Preview: Barterama

Preview: Barterama

A Moving Bowie Tribute At Barbican

A Moving Bowie Tribute At Barbican

Last chance to see.
12 Of The Best Exhibitions To See In October

12 Of The Best Exhibitions To See In October

We've got your month of art sorted.
The London Art Scene Is Back With A Bang In September

The London Art Scene Is Back With A Bang In September

Exhibitions and art fairs for every taste.
Immersive Choreography Shakes Us Up In This New Exhibition

Immersive Choreography Shakes Us Up In This New Exhibition

Ritualised folding of a bathing suit.
Swords And Sandals: A Roman-Inspired Pop-Up Cinema Is Coming To London

Swords And Sandals: A Roman-Inspired Pop-Up Cinema Is Coming To London

Armour up!
11 Exhibitions To See In July 2017

11 Exhibitions To See In July 2017

Dippy's replacement is unveiled this month
Barbican Is The Cover Star Of These New Penguin Books

Barbican Is The Cover Star Of These New Penguin Books

HG Wells and Burgess go brutalist.
The Barbican Has Turned Into Sci-Fi Heaven

The Barbican Has Turned Into Sci-Fi Heaven

So many artefacts on display.
The Exhibitions You Should See In June 2017

The Exhibitions You Should See In June 2017

Including one that smells great.
An Interactive Look At Japanese Architecture

An Interactive Look At Japanese Architecture

Kick your shoes off and make yourself at home.
8 Exhibitions To See (And 2 To Avoid) In London Right Now

8 Exhibitions To See (And 2 To Avoid) In London Right Now

A helping hand to plan your weekend
10 Exhibitions To Look Forward To This Month

10 Exhibitions To Look Forward To This Month

Including a major museum reopening
Robots To The Russians Revolution; Exhibitions We're Looking Forward To

Robots To The Russians Revolution; Exhibitions We're Looking Forward To

Paolozzi to Pollock.
Vulgar at Barbican: visually attractive loose threads that never come together to make a complete outfit

Vulgar at Barbican: visually attractive loose threads that never come together to make a complete outfit

Fashion from across 500 years.
This is one of the most surreal shows we've been to in a while...

This is one of the most surreal shows we've been to in a while...

The Barbican is weirding us out
Our picks of the best of London Design Festival 2016

Our picks of the best of London Design Festival 2016

Our favourite bits.
Is Two Women Kissing For Three Hours Art?

Is Two Women Kissing For Three Hours Art?

An unforgettable exhibition.
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 29 November – 5 December

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 29 November – 5 December

Our pick of the best theatre, dance, opera, music and art shows opening this week
Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 23 – 29 August

Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 23 – 29 August

Our pick of London's art, theatre and exhibitions opening this week
Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 19 – 25 July

Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 19 – 25 July

Genre pushing theatre at the Almeida and strange occult art at Camden Arts Centre are balanced with traditional romantic musical fayre at the Piccadilly Theatre (anyone for pottery?) and a Russian Swan Lake at the ROH
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 17–23 May

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 17–23 May

Our pick of the theatre, opera, dance and exhibitions that are opening in London this week
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 26 April–2 May

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 26 April–2 May

Your (very nearly) Royal Wedding-free guide to what's on in London's theatres, galleries and exhibition spaces this week
Theatre Preview: The Tempest @ Barbican’s Silk Street Theatre

Theatre Preview: The Tempest @ Barbican’s Silk Street Theatre

Shakespeare. In Russian. But don't be put off - here's why you should be excited about this new production coming to the Barbican...
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 1–7 March

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 1–7 March

We're off to see the Wizard this week! And Dorothy's not the only one entering a fantasy world with interesting footwear: Alice heads into a ballet Wonderland at the Royal Opera House, and The Red Shoes opens at BAC...
Arts Ahead: What's New in London 14 – 20 December

Arts Ahead: What's New in London 14 – 20 December

As Christmas creeps closer, London's cultural calendar rolls over and lets its tummy be tickled by endless children's shows and pantomimes. Where else in the world can you see a Hamlet adapted for kids in the same city as the Hoff stars as Hook in Peter Pan? There's also Japanese cinema, American art and French farce. And dancing squirrels.
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 23 – 29 November

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 23 – 29 November

The Good Life's Margot hits the West End tonight as Mrs Malaprop in The Rivals. Other new theatre shows this week include two shows from the fantastic Little Angel Puppet Theatre, and the first of London's big pantos for Christmas 2010. Our art recommendations include shows in Hampstead, at the ICA, and the National Maritime Museum...
Film Preview: Directorspective - Ingmar Bergman

Film Preview: Directorspective - Ingmar Bergman

Quartet: A Journey North

Quartet: A Journey North

Preview: Bad Film Club @ Barbican

Preview: Bad Film Club @ Barbican

Free Tonight?

Free Tonight?

Arts Ahead

Arts Ahead