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Using VR to tell rare stories

'That day, Nyarri saw a thing he couldn’t name. It would be twenty years before he heard the words atomic bomb' - Curtis, Nyarri’s grandson

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Instagrammer in Residence: Christy Ku

Our Instagrammer in Residence project invites emerging Instagrammers from around London to experience life at the Barbican and share their photography on our social channels and also in a digital exhibition throughout the Centre.

Behind the White Glasses
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A Letter from Lina Wertmüller

Ahead of our retrospective, 'Love and Anarchy: The Films of Lina Wertmüller', we received a letter from the arthouse sensation herself, sharing her memories of London and happiness to see her films on the big screen again. 

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Instagrammer in Residence: Alexandra Tzirkoti

Our Instagrammer in Residence project invites emerging Instagrammers from around London to experience life at the Barbican and share their photography on our social channels and also in a digital exhibition throughout the Centre.

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Meet ceramicist Matt Raw

London-based ceramic artist Matt Raw talks us through his creative process as he leads a month–long course, specially put together for Make! The New Brutal

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Introducing Life Rewired

What effect could the rapid pace of scientific and technological progress have on how people create art? Three figures in the field look at whether there’s a creative revolution on the horizon.

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Headway East London at Modern Couples

Barbican Community Partner, Headway East London visit 'Modern Couples' and reflect on what constitutes collaboration and share their artwork in response to the exhibition. 

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Redefining Roles

We asked the cast and creative team behind Redefining Juliet which figures from theatre, film or history they would like to reimagine.

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Designer Profile: Emma Johnson

Brighton-based ceramicist and designer Emma Johnson is the latest maker to be showcased in the Barbican Shop as part of our Makers initiative.