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Barbican Session: Shards

Reinventing the modern choir, Shards perform live in the FrobisherTunnel ahead of their gig at Milton Court this may.

Woman in front of Full Stop by John Latham

Jane Alison's personal highlights from Postwar Modern

Our Head of Visual Arts and Postwar Modern curator Jane Alison talks us through a few of her highlights from the exhibition. She uncovers the stories behind the works, considers their importance to the period and reflects on her personal thoughts on them.

illustration of a green trumpet, pink drum set and a brown guitar with two peoples faces
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We invited multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Rachel Aggs to write about Highlife music.

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Our time capsule

To mark 40 years since we first opened our doors, we've created a digital time capsule. What's inside? Only one way to find out...

A collection of badges in lots of different colours

Out and About!: 40 years of LGBT+ bangers

To coincide with Out and About! with the Bishopsgate Institute LGBT+ archive, we've selected 40 anthems which have been embraced by the LGBT+ community over the past 40 years - one track for each year from 1982 to 2022... 

archive image of the barbican conservatory, there are a few plants but they are not all grown

Celebrating 40 years

We're turning 40! Take a look over the last four decades as we explore our history with a cut-and-paste journey as seen in news, music videos, TV dramas and motion pictures.