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Subverting prejudice

From creating work lying in bed to choosing drawing as a medium, artist Soufiane Ababri’s practice is all-encompassing.

Costumes for My Neighbour Totoro designed by Kimie Nakano

An interview with My Neighbour Totoro Costume Designer Kimie Nakano

From turning adult performers into young children using balloon sleeves and bloomers, to dressing puppeteers as wind spirits inspired by bunraku kurogo (traditional all black costumes), Kimie Nakano's Olivier award-winning costume design for My Neighbour Totoro helps to bring the animated film to life on stage.


ScreenTalk: Maestro

A ScreenTalk with director and lead Bradley Cooper and co-star Carey Mulligan, hosted by Barbican curator Sonia Zadurian. Maestro is Cooper's Oscar-winning biography of the acclaimed American composer Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story).



ScreenTalk: Oppenheimer

A ScreenTalk with the talent behind Christopher Nolan's historical epic joined us for a ScreenTalk. Cinematographer Hoyt Van Hoytema, Composer Ludwig Goransson and editor Jennifer Lame chatted about catching their big breaks, collaboration on set, and building a musical identity in film. 


Celebrating Cycles

The natural cycles of birth and death are at the core of Boy Blue’s latest work, co-founder Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante tells us.


Watch: Transpose BURN Pit Party

Following performances of Transpose BURN: Pit Party in June 2023, you can now enjoy this filmed edition of the show. Curated by acclaimed performer and musician Dani Dinger, this revelatory evening features performances and live music by trailblazing trans artists. 

Michael Rother

NEU! music: An interview with Michael Rother

Experimental musician Michael Rother has influenced artists such as David Bowie, Brian Eno, Radiohead and Sonic Youth. Ahead of a concert that explores his back catalogue, he tells us why making new music keeps him fresh.