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  • The Barbican

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    The Barbican
  • The Barbican hall

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    The Barbican hall
  • Barbican stairs

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    Barbican stairs
  • Barbican theatre's stage

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    Barbican theatre's stage
  • The Barbican

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    The Barbican
  • The Barican's view

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    The Barican's view
  • The Barbican fountains

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    The Barbican fountains

The Barbican

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    Barbican Centre Silk St
    London
    EC2Y 8DS

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Digital Revolution

Installation, Design, Performance art, Mixed media

This immersive exhibition will explore and celebrate the transformation of the arts through digital technology, bringing together artists, filmmakers, architects, designers, musicians and game developers. The exhibition includes new commissions from artists...

Digital Revolution
  1. Until Sun Sep 14
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £12.50, NUS/ages 12-17 £8.50, concs £10....
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LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL: Dr John – A Tribute to Louis Armstrong

Music festivals, Blues, roots and country, Jazz and experimental

  • Critics' choice

Fonky, voodoo gris-gris gumbo from New Orleans' totemic figure, who burst back into his late-'60s mode with 2012 album 'Locked Down'. DJ has a new album due for a summer release, followed by this show at London Jazz Festival, in which he pays tribute...

LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL: Dr John – A Tribute to Louis Armstrong
  1. Sat Nov 15
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £20-£40
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Eugene Onegin

West End, Drama, Foreign-language performance

Though it's well known as an opera, this is reportedly the first ever stage adaptation of Alexander Pushkin's story of the timeless Russian dandy. Lithuanian theatre director Rimas Tuminas created this version of 'Eugene Onegin' for Moscow's Vakhtangov...

  1. Wed Feb 18 2015 – Sat Feb 21 2015
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £10-£55
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The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

Shopping

The first major exhibition devoted to Jean Paul Gaultier, France’s most rebellious designer and he of Madonna’s conical corset fame. Gaultier, who has had a fashion label since 1976, is known for witty, revealing outfits inspired by low and high culture...

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
  1. Until Sun Aug 17
  2. Barbican Centre
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Hamlet

West End, Drama, Shakespeare

It’s been an open secret in theatre circles for some time that Benedict Cumberbatch would be teaming up with genius director Lyndsey Turner to take on Shakespeare's most tragic ponderer Hamlet, but the question was where? And when? Well we almost have...

  1. Thu Aug 6 2015 – Sat Oct 31 2015
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. TBC
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Henry IV Part I

West End, Drama, Shakespeare

As part of the RSC and the Barbican Theatre's ongoing London-Stratford relationship, Gregory Doran's productions of Shakespeare's history plays 'Henry IV' Parts I and II transfer to the capital. Antony Sher stars as the unwieldy drunken knight Falstaff,...

Henry IV Part I
  1. Sat Nov 29 – Sat Jan 24 2015
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £10-£55
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Henry IV Part II

West End, Drama, Shakespeare

As part of the RSC and the Barbican Theatre's ongoing London-Stratford relationship, Gregory Doran's productions of Shakespeare's history plays 'Henry IV' Parts I and II transfer to the capital. Antony Sher stars as the unwieldy drunken knight Falstaff,...

  1. Tue Dec 2 – Sat Jan 24 2015
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £10-£55
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Howie the Rookie

West End, Drama

Mark O'Rowe's award-winning play explores the Dublin underworld through the eyes of Howie, then Rookie, who, one after the other, tell a tale of casual sex, violence and drinking. Tom Vaughan-Lawlor performs the piece, which was originally a duologue,...

  1. Wed Nov 19 – Sat Nov 29
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £18
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Hugh Masekela

Jazz and experimental

  • Critics' choice

Among the earliest prominent figures in what would later become known as world music, South African pop-jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela is an international treasure who's worked with The Byrds, Paul Simon, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and countless others.

Hugh Masekela
  1. Mon Oct 27
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £10-£37.50
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Rocio Molina

Dance, West End

  • Critics' choice

Probably the most exciting young dancer in flamenco today, Rocio Molina has developed a singular style combining flamenco with Spanish classical dance, traditional bolera and a contemporary, theatrical mindset. This is a UK premiere of 'Bosque Ardora'...

Rocio Molina
  1. Thu Oct 16 – Sat Oct 18
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £16-£28
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Roddy Frame

Pop, Indie rock, Rock 'n' roll

  • Critics' choice

The founder of Glaswegian indie group Aztec Camera performs his sparkling, jangly, new wave-informed pop with a backing band. After playing his old group's album 'High Land, Hard Rain' in full last year, he'll be well versed in fan favourites including...

Roddy Frame
  1. Thu Dec 4
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £19.50-£29.50
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Sparks

Classic rock

  • Critics' choice

Having treated London to all 21 albums over 21 nights a few years back, the beautiful Mael brothers continue to twist the live experience. Their LA glam rock project returns, this time with the tantilising promise of a full performance of classic leftfield...

Sparks
  1. Fri Dec 19
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. £22.50-£30 adv
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bigsands

I would love to do a gig here as this is London's answer to Carnegie hall on 7th Avenue. It is however sad to read the comments from the dissatisfied bride below. So anyone getting married in London should have a look at recommended venues: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIB4nvvLkNk Notwitstanding, the Barbican does other things very well and is worth a visit.

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I love going to shows, the art gallery and cinema here. Really cool 60s building.

dissatisfied bride

I had a lovely wedding, the location was spectacular and I had a fantastic day as did all my guests. It ended rather abruptly though with the music being turned off at 11 on the dot. I can hardly complain, but I do have some serious complaints regarding the service. The food at the wedding was a much lower quality than what I was served at my tasting. The appetiser, which had been lovely at the tasting, held no resemblance to what I was served at my wedding and the creme brulée instead of being luscious and creamy as it had been at the tasting, was a stiff gelatine. After the wedding the staff didn't pack up my crockery hire correctly which made me lose my deposit and they were completely unremorseful about it, ignoring my emails and not helpful at all. The cherry on top of the cake, 2 months after the wedding, after we had settle all accounts the wedding planner started bothering us for another 600 pounds. We had spent the budget, the invoices had all been settled and he was haggling us for more money. Quite unprofessional.