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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon: PlutoSidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon: PlutoSidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon: PlutoBelgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui collaborates with Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon from Japan to present the UK premiere of Pluto, a modern dance based on the manga series Astro Boy. Created in the 1950s by the father of manga, Osamu Tezuka, Astro Boy starred Atom, a humanoid robot. He and other characters from The Greatest Robot on Earth storyl2018-02-08T00:00:00+00002018-02-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Modern
PRICING  £12-£38
DATES  8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Feb 2018
Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui collaborates with Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon from Japan to present the UK premiere of Pluto, a modern dance based on t... More about this event
 
Ballet Black: Double BillBallet Black: Double BillBallet Black: Double BillCassa Pancho's Ballet Black appears twice at the Barbican this spring/summer season as the company returns for the third consecutive year following previous sell-out shows. Their first appearance is this Double Bill which features Cathy Marston who choreographs a stage version of The Suit inspired by Can Themba's novel. Completing the evening, Port2018-03-15T00:00:00+00002018-03-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Mixed Programme
DATES  15th, 16th and 17th March 2018
Cassa Pancho's Ballet Black appears twice at the Barbican this spring/summer season as the company returns for the third consecutive year following previous se... More about this event
 
The Royal Ballet: ElizabethThe Royal Ballet: ElizabethThe Royal Ballet: ElizabethFormer Principal of The Royal Ballet Zenaida Yanowsky is Elizabeth I in this dynamic exploration of her life and loves. Covering key moments in the queen's reign, choreographer Will Tuckett and playwright Alasdair Middleton have created a chamber work that weaves together dance, music, text and song. Taking inspiration from letters, diaries, poetry2018-05-16T00:00:00+01002018-05-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
DATES  16th, 17th, 18th and 19th May 2018
Former Principal of The Royal Ballet Zenaida Yanowsky is Elizabeth I in this dynamic exploration of her life and loves. Covering key moments in the queen's rei... More about this event
 
Boy Blue Entertainment: A Night with Boy BlueBoy Blue Entertainment: A Night with Boy BlueBoy Blue Entertainment: A Night with Boy BlueOver fifty performers trained under the award-winning hip-hop dance group, Boy Blue, present an empowering showcase at the Barbican. Under the guidance of Boy Blue's founders Kenrick 'H2O' Sandy and Michael 'Mikey J' Asante, the next generation of dancers perform their groundbreaking choreography and original compositions. Stay on after the Saturda2018-06-01T00:00:00+01002018-06-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Hip Hop
DATES  Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd June 2018
Over fifty performers trained under the award-winning hip-hop dance group, Boy Blue, present an empowering showcase at the Barbican. Under the guidance of Boy ... More about this event
 
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
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
 
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
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
 
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
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
 
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
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
 
 
 

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Lift Off (Je Brasse de l'Air)
Dance | Until 27th January 2018 

Barbican Centre

Magali Rousseau's illuminating piece. Be transported into a mysterious world of shadow and light where mechanical illustrations defy the laws ...More

Basquiat: Boom for Real
Basquiat: Boom for Real
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Barbican Art Gallery EC2 8DS EC2Y 8DS - 0 minute walk from Barbican Theatre

This September, the Barbican hosts the first large-scale exhibition in the UK on late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Boom ...More

 
Snow Mouse: Travelling Light
Theatre | Until 23rd January 2018 

Barbican Centre

An enchanting winter's tale for the very young....More

London Visions
London Visions
Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

See London through a crystal ball. The Museum of London presents London Visions, fantastical future scenarios of the city. Artists, ...More

 
Igloos at Aviary
Igloos at Aviary
Seasonal | Until 28th February 2018 

Aviary 7 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

A high-altitude winter terrace pop-up, 10 floors above the City, Scandi styleigloos appear on the Aviary terrace, promising a rooftop ...More

 
Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

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

Lodge d'Argent
Lodge d'Argent
Foodie Events | Until 28th February 2018 

Coq d'Argent 9 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

A festive favourite, Lodge d'Argent is a traditional French chalet-inspired space on the skyscraper terrace of City restaurant ...More

 
Sneak
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th June 2018 

XOYO 11 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

A weekly dose of house and techno from resident DJs and a scattering of guests....More

The Queen of Hoxton Winter Rooftop: The Moroccan Medina
The Queen of Hoxton Winter Rooftop: The Moroccan Medina
Foodie Events | Until 30th March 2018 

The Queen Of Hoxton 11 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

The Queen of Hoxton presents another seasonal rooftop pop-up this autumn, this time taking inspiration from Morocco for its theme. ...More

 
Parasolstice - Winter Light 2017: Robert Montgomery
Exhibitions | Until 25th March 2018 

Parasol Unit 14 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

Exhibitions & Art, Installation....More

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Brixton Rooftop: The Last Dance
Brixton Rooftop: The Last Dance
Clubbing and Nightlife | From 26th January 

Brixton Rooftop

Before closing its doors to make way for ...More

 
Kaleidoscope Festival
Concerts | On 21st July 

Alexandra Palace

This summer, Alexandra Palace presents brand new music and arts festival, Kaleidoscope. The details are still vague but it's billed as the first festival of its kinds at the venue, with live music from an ...More

Great British Bab Off
Great British Bab Off
Foodie Events | On 11th February 

Le Bab

Stephen Tozer and Ed Brunet, founders of Soho's gourmet kebab restaurant Le Bab, present the ...More

 
Le Bab
Le Bab
Dining 

Everyone's favourite post-drinking snack has been given a revamp at London's first gourmet kebab restaurant, ...More

 
Valentine's Day at the Museum of Brands
Seasonal | From 10th February 

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

This Valentine's, enjoy 2for1 admission at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. The venue is offering the deal to anyone who brings date between February 10th to ...More

St. Valentine's Day at The Zetter
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Zetter Hotel

The Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell invites you and your better half to indulge in a decadent seven-course tasting menu this Valentine's Day. Being served in Club Zetter, the ...More

Tidy Up
Tidy Up
Theatre | From 16th February 

Southbank Centre

A work by the charming Peutetre Theatre company about chaos and order for children....More

 
Arabic Poetry of Love and Lust
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Queen Of Hoxton

Head to the cosy Moroccan WigWam sitting atop The Queen of Hoxton this Valentine's Day for Arabic Poetry of Love and Lust. Celebrating feminine wit and desire, the ...More

The Potato Puppet Playground
The Potato Puppet Playground
Kids Events | From 17th February 

The CentrE17

The humble potato becomes the root of spud-related ...More

 
Valentine's DIY Porn Workshop
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Book Club

Things are getting raunchy at The Book Club this Valentine's Day with the DIY Porn Workshop. For those who have always wanted to create a naughty home movie ...More

The CentrE17
Entertainment 

CentrE17 is a vibrant performance venue in Walthamstow, run by the community, for the community....More

Little Mochi Man
Little Mochi Man
Theatre | On 3rd February 

Half Moon Young People's Theatre

Mixing modern and traditional Japanese forms of storytelling and inspired by the traditions of Shogatsu ...More

 
The Coach Makers Arms
The Coach Makers Arms
Dining 

The Coach Makers Arms from Cubitt House combines a bar, first floor dining room, and ...More

 
The Gunmakers
The Gunmakers
Drinking 

An historic 19th Century public house in Clerkenwell taken over by the people who brought ...More

 
Harringay Arms
Harringay Arms
Drinking 

Embracing its traditional charms the pub's owners, brothers Ben and Anthony, have breathed new life ...More

 
Wildflower
Wildflower
Dining 

Set within south London creative hub Peckham Levels, Wildflower is an informal vegetarian and vegan ...More

 
The Spread Eagle
The Spread Eagle
Dining 

One of London's oldest pubs, The Spread Eagle in Homerton focuses on premium liquor, fine ...More

 
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
Entertainment 

Bringing the fantasies of many '90s children and ...More

 
Real Ale, Maida Vale
Real Ale, Maida Vale
Shopping 

Real Ale is a craft beer and natural wine specialist on Formosa Street, Little Venice....More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is ...More

 
August in London 2018
Article 

Summer favourites like the Notting Hill Carnival and Kids Week return and two Open Air Theatre productions are staged in London during August 2018. ...More

July in London 2018
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A Monster Calls at the Old Vic in July 2018 when Lovebox and Citadel move to Brockwell Park and Wimbledon serves up an ace. Sam Mendes directs The Lehman Trilogy at the National where Rhys ...More

 
 
 
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