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The Barbican Archive Residency

A 1982 colour map of the Barbican Centre and the estate, from a bird's eye point of view

A whole weekend of free talks, workshops, films and pop-up installations.

All events are free.

The Barbican Archive Residency is a weekend of free talks, workshops, films and pop-up installations showcasing material from the Barbican’s Archive as well as the collections from several guest London archives, exploring material relating to protest, experimental music, community video and much more.

Sat 19 Oct

Sun 20 Oct

Join Young Barbican

Be there when it happens with discounted access to unmissable art and entertainment as well as events and creative opportunities for 14-25 year olds

All day on Level G


Illustration of the Barbican

Watch: Barbican, 1969 - from London Metropolitan Archives

This film from the London Met Archives, documents the development scheme for a residential area in the City following the destruction of the area after World War II and the start of building works in the Barbican. 

Barbican guide cover

From the Archive: Barbican Guides

As we start to build a Barbican Archive, we uncovered every edition of the Barbican Guide. Documenting the range of events we've hosted since we first opened in March 1982, browse the first year of our monthly guide.

photo of concrete at barbican centre

From the archive: John Cale's Drone Orchestra

Listen back to our 2014 podcast featuring John Cale, Liam Young and Robert Henke.

Level G