Read, Watch & Listen

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Barbican Box: the album

Students from east London team up with music producer Semothy Jones, musician Bellatrix and composer Omar Shahryar to professionally write and record their own songs.

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The sounds of revolution

The debut performance of the National Open Youth Orchestra is the first move in changing what an orchestra can look and sound like, says Musical Director Doug Bott.

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Archive Sketches

Each week we share a comic from Annie from our Archive team, inspired by an object or story from the Barbican archive.

Heavy handed, we crush the moment
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Heavy handed, we crush the moment

Curator Lotte Johnson speaks to Last Yearz Interesting Negro (Jamila Johnson-Small) about her recent commission for the Barbican, artistic collaborations and the impact of the current situation.

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Watchlist: Associate Orchestras and Ensembles

Whether you want to listen to an old favourite, discover something new or try classical music for the first time, you can find a range of performances and recordings from our associate orchestras and ensembles.

Isadora Duncan dancing
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Isadora Duncan: The mother of modern dance

As Viviana Durante Company prepare to pay tribute to the pioneering choreographer and dancer, Isadora Duncan, we learn more about her fascinating history and legacy as a feminist icon.