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London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraSir John Eliot Gardiner conducts Schumann's Overture: Manfred and Symphony No 1 'Spring', plus Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 1, with pianist Piotr Anderszewski.2019-02-10T19:00:00+00002019-02-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
 
Daria Martin: Tonight The WorldDaria Martin: Tonight The WorldDrawing upon dream diaries kept by her grandmother over a 35-year period, the London-based artist creates a new installation for The Curve using film and gaming technology.2019-02-10T11:00:00+00002019-04-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Daria Martin: Tonight The World
 
Making Music TogetherMaking Music TogetherThis exhibition features quotes, posters and film from Making Music member groups and a specially commissioned series of portraits of leisure-time musicians.2019-02-11T09:30:00+00002019-03-23T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Free EventOn Soon
Making Music Together
 
BBC Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony OrchestraAlexander Vedernikov conducts Peteris Vasks's Cantabile For Strings, Gavin Higgins's Book Of Miracles and Shostakovich's Symphony No 4, with trombonist Helen Vollam.2019-02-13T19:30:00+00002019-02-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BBC Symphony Orchestra
 
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.2019-02-14T14:30:00+00002019-02-14T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Anton & Erin: Dance Those Magical Musicals
 
The Third OrchestraThe Third OrchestraThe musicians perform experimental works containing a wide range of influences.2019-02-16T15:00:00+00002019-02-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Third Orchestra
 
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraSir Simon Rattle conducts Rameau's Les Indes Galantes - Suite, Ravel's Piano Concerto In G and La Valse, Betsy Jolas's A Little Summer Suite and Poulenc's Les Biches - Suite, with the pianist Daniil Trifonov.2019-02-17T19:00:00+00002019-02-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
 
Pantha Du PrincePantha Du PrinceThe German musician and producer Hendrik Weber, performs his original electronic and experimental compositions. Supported by Leifur James.2019-02-19T20:30:00+00002019-02-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Pantha Du Prince
 
Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraVienna Philharmonic OrchestraAdam Fischer conducts Mahler's Symphony No 9.2019-02-20T19:30:00+00002019-02-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
 
Tony Allen & Jeff MillsTony Allen & Jeff MillsThe drummer and producer mix jazz and dance music in their original compositions.2019-02-21T20:00:00+00002019-02-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Tony Allen & Jeff Mills
 
BBC Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony OrchestraSakari Oramo conducts Thomas Larcher's Nocturne - Insomnia, Mozart's Symphony No 35 In D and Mahler's Das Lied Von Der Erde, with Elizabeth Kulman, mezzo-soprano and Stuart Skelton, tenor.2019-02-22T19:30:00+00002019-02-22T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BBC Symphony Orchestra
 
Nitin SawhneyNitin SawhneyThe musician and composer, along with members of his band, the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and choirs from Barbican's Songbook project, perform his work, Brexit.2019-02-23T00:00:00+00002019-02-23T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Free EventOn Soon
Nitin Sawhney
 
Shahram Nazeri & Davlatmand KholovShahram Nazeri & Davlatmand KholovThe two artists perform Persian, Tajik and Kurdish songs.2019-02-24T19:30:00+00002019-02-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Shahram Nazeri & Davlatmand Kholov
 
Ballet Black: Double BillBallet Black: Double BillBallet Black: Double BillUK-based Ballet Black, led by Artistic Director Cassa Pancho, return to the Barbican Theatre for the fourth consecutive year following their previous sell-out seasons, this time with two world premieres. The first, a Barbican co-commission, Ingoma (Song), portrays a milestone moment in South African history when 60,000 black miners took courageous 2019-03-14T00:00:00+00002019-03-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Mixed Programme
PRICING  £16-£30
DATES  14th, 15th, 16th and 17th Mar 2019
VENUE  Barbican Theatre 
UK-based Ballet Black, led by Artistic Director Cassa Pancho, return to the Barbican Theatre for the fourth consecutive year following their previous sell-out ... More about this event
 
Britten Sinfonia: Brad MehldauBritten Sinfonia: Brad Mehldau2019-03-16T19:30:00+00002019-03-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Britten Sinfonia: Brad Mehldau
 
Guildhall Symphony OrchestraGuildhall Symphony OrchestraVassily Sinaisky conducts Shostakovich's Symphony No 10 and Dvorak's Symphony No 8.2019-03-20T19:30:00+00002019-03-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
 
Grief Is The Thing With FeathersGrief Is The Thing With FeathersGrief Is The Thing With FeathersPeaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy "is riveting as a bereaved husband - and an imaginary crow" (The Guardian) in the Enda Walsh adaptation of Max Porter's novel about loss. Grief is the Thing with Feathers, which makes its UK premiere in the Barbican Theatre, is a deeply moving meditation on love, bereavement and living as a father and his two youn2019-03-25T19:45:00+00002019-04-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Theatre > Adaptations
PRICING  £16-£60
DATES  25th March to 13th April 2019
Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy "is riveting as a bereaved husband - and an imaginary crow" (The Guardian) in the Enda Walsh adaptation of Max Porter's nove... More about this event
 
Britten Sinfonia: A Sheen Of Dew On FlowersBritten Sinfonia: A Sheen Of Dew On FlowersLive Music, Choir.2019-04-11T19:30:00+01002019-04-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Britten Sinfonia: A Sheen Of Dew On Flowers
 
Glen HansardGlen HansardThe Dublin-born, founding member of The Frames, brings his folk-rock originals to the live stage.2019-04-15T00:00:00+01002019-04-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Glen Hansard
 
Merce Cunningham: Night of 100 SolosMerce Cunningham: Night of 100 SolosMerce Cunningham: Night of 100 SolosOn the day that the giant of US choreography, Merce Cunningham, would have turned 100, the Barbican stages the world premiere of Night of 100 Solos. 75 dancers across three venues - the Barbican Theatre, BAM in New York City and UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance in Los Angeles - perform 100 solos choreographed by Cunningham, with live music 2019-04-16T00:00:00+01002019-04-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Mixed Programme
PRICING  £16-50 plus booking fee
DATES  Tuesday 16th April 2019
VENUE  Barbican Theatre 
On the day that the giant of US choreography, Merce Cunningham, would have turned 100, the Barbican stages the world premiere of Night of 100 Solos. 75 dancers... More about this event
 
Britten Sinfonia: Beethoven Symphony No. 9Britten Sinfonia: Beethoven Symphony No. 9Classical music performed by Britten Sinfonia.2019-05-26T19:30:00+01002019-05-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Britten Sinfonia: Beethoven Symphony No. 9
 
Lee Krasner: Living ColourLee Krasner: Living ColourLee Krasner: Living ColourOne of the pioneers of Abstract Expressionism, Lee Krasner, is the subject of a solo exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery which tells the story of a formidable artist whose importance has often been eclipsed by her marriage to Jackson Pollock. The first retrospective of her work in Europe for over 50 years, Lee Krasner: Living Colour features nea2019-05-30T00:00:00+01002019-09-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Art Gallery,   Silk Street      EC2 8DS
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  30th May to 1st September 2019
VENUE  Barbican Art Gallery 
One of the pioneers of Abstract Expressionism, Lee Krasner, is the subject of a solo exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery which tells the story of a formidab... More about this event
 
Britten Sinfonia: Donizetti Il Paria With Sir Mark ElderBritten Sinfonia: Donizetti Il Paria With Sir Mark ElderOpera Rara present Donizetti's Il Paria, a work that brings a new exotic colour to Italian opera of the period2019-06-08T19:30:00+01002019-06-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Britten Sinfonia: Donizetti Il Paria With Sir Mark Elder
 
Jesus Christ SuperstarJesus Christ SuperstarJesus Christ SuperstarTim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's seminal musical comes to the Barbican following two sell-out seasons at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. "A gorgeous, thrilling, heavenly musical" ran The Guardian headline above its four-star review back in 2015 and it has proved just as popular ever since. Over 45 years after Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's ro2019-07-04T00:00:00+01002019-08-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Theatre > Open Air
PRICING  £15-£62.50
DATES  4th July to 24th August 2019
VENUE  Barbican Theatre 
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's seminal musical comes to the Barbican following two sell-out seasons at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. "A gorgeous, thrilli... More about this event
 
 
 

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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 5th April 2019 

The Queen Of Hoxton 11 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

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Hyon Gyon Solo Exhibition - Parasol Unit, London
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2019 

Parasol Unit 14 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

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The Sixteen
Concerts | On 17th February 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 16 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

The choir performs works from the Eton Choirbook and Thomas Campion....More

Seen And Heard: Victorian Children In The Frame
Exhibitions | Until 28th April 2019 

Guildhall Art Gallery 16 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

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Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Since She
Dance | Until 17th February 2019 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 16 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

The company performs new works for the first time to mark the 10th anniversary since choreographer Pina Bausch's death, led ...More

Pierre Bonnard: The Colour Of Memory
Pierre Bonnard: The Colour Of Memory
Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2019 

Tate Modern 17 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

A major exhibition of works by French painter Pierre Bonnard, a friend and contemporary Henri Matisse, known for his unconventional ...More

 
Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33
Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33
Exhibitions | Until 14th July 2019 

Tate Modern 17 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

A free, year-long exhibition at Tate Modern, Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33 explores German art in the period ...More

 
Hyundai Commission: Tania Bruguera
Hyundai Commission: Tania Bruguera
Exhibitions | Until 24th February 2019 

Tate Modern 17 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Cuban artist Tania Bruguera has been chosen as the next artist to create a site specific art work for Tate's ...More

 
Artist Rooms: Jenny Holzer
Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2019 

Tate Modern 17 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

New works by the political artist which depict recurring themes of violence, power, war, sex and money....More

Binaural Dinner Date
Theatre | Until 2nd March 2019 

Rich Mix Centre 18 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Part interactive performance, part dating agency, ZU-UK's contemporary theatre piece invites genuine applications from individuals looking for love, or existing ...More

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Queen's Yard Summer Party
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Foodie Events | From 4th May 

Various Venues East London

Expanding to a two-day event in 2019, the Queen's Yard Summer Party sees 20 venues ...More

 
The Phlebotomist
Theatre | From 19th March 

Hampstead Theatre

Following a sold out run Downstairs in 2018, director Sam Yates revives Ella Road's provocative drama about a dystopian future on the theatre's main stage. The "terrific" (The Guardian) Jade Anouka plays Bea, who falls ...More

Vapiano Centre Point
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Dining 

Located within the Centre Point development, Vapiano is a pasta place where you top up ...More

 
Alys, Always
Alys, Always
Theatre | From 25th February 

The Bridge Theatre

Joanne Froggatt, who played Anna in Downton Abbey, takes on the lead role of Frances ...More

 
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Theatre | From 3rd June 

The Bridge Theatre

Reuniting the creative team who presented Julius Caesar at the Bridge in 2018, an immersive production of A Midsummer Night's Dream comes to the Tower Bridge theatre in summer 2019. Nicholas Hytner directs Shakespeare's comedy ...More

A German Life
A German Life
Theatre | From 6th April 

The Bridge Theatre

Dame Maggie Smith returns to the stage for the first time in twelve years to ...More

 
The Bay At Nice
Theatre | From 14th March 

Menier Chocolate Factory

Penelope Wilton and Ophelia Lovibond star in a new revival of David Hare's The Bay at Nice at the Menier Chocolate Factory with Richard Eyre directing. In the 75-minute play, set in Leningrad in the ...More

Fiddler On The Roof
Fiddler On The Roof
Theatre | From 21st March 

Playhouse Theatre

Proud father Tevye struggles to maintain his family's Jewish traditions in turn of the 20th ...More

 
Little Miss Sunshine: A Road Musical
Theatre | From 21st March 

Arcola Theatre

Michael Arndt's Academy Award-winning film brought a little ray of sunshine to our lives in 2006 and this musical adaptation directed by Mehmet Ergen is set to do ...More

Emilia
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Theatre | From 8th March 

Vaudeville Theatre

Hailed as "an act of revolution" (The Times) and "a landmark moment in the history ...More

 
Bite Me
Bite Me
Theatre | From 13th March 

The Vaults

Joanne McNally's play about a diet, where not only did she lose weight, she lost ...More

 
The Oak W2
The Oak W2
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Set on the cusp of Notting Hill on Westbourne Park Road, The Oak W2 is ...More

 
Teatulia
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This Covent Garden tea bar serves single-origin tea, tea-infused cocktails, a library of books and ...More

 
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W12 Studios
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