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Barbican Sessions: Erland Cooper

Scottish multi-instrumentalist and producer Erland Cooper brings a tape machine, a piano and a cello together for an intimate performance in the Barbican Foyer.

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Screen Notes: After the Wave

Cinema curator Tamara Anderson takes us back to the heady days of 1970s France and tells us how the films that came after the Nouvelle Vague were influenced by the turbulent political events of May 1968 – and why these films are still so relevant today.

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Barbican Sessions: Andrew Bird

For our most recent Barbican Session, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and prodigious whistler Andrew Bird performs ‘Sisyphus’ from his latest album My Finest Work Yet. 
 

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Blue Planet Black Hole

Discover how artists Nicky Deeley and Graham Naylor met and came up with with the idea behind Blue Planet Black Hole.