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Art & design Talks & workshops Tours & public spaces

How We Live Now

An installation exploring two important social questions: who are our buildings and shared spaces for and how do they affect us? 

A painting by Jean Dubuffet, entitled Paysage aux Argus
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Art & design

Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty

An exhibition celebrating French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), one of the most singular and provocative voices in postwar modern art.

Dorothy, the lion, the tin man and the scarecrow cower before the wizard
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Cinema

FFC: The Wizard of Oz

Come along with Dorothy for an evergreen adventure, in one of the most sumptuous Technicolour musicals ever committed to film.

Photo of pathway with bridge surrounded by greenery and plants in the Barbican Conservatory
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Tours & public spaces

Visit the Conservatory

Free

Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London and explore our hidden tropical oasis.

Barbican architecture
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Tours & public spaces

Architecture Tours

Discover the vast, bold and brutal Barbican estate on our 90 minute Architecture Tours.

a woman wearing a hijab stands on the cliffs looking out to sea
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Cinema

After Love (12A)

This original British drama is a powerful portrayal of a woman who realises her husband had been keeping a secret, upon his death she decides to uncover the truth

a daughter and her father sit looking at each other in a cluttered living room
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Cinema

The Father (12A)

Anthony Hopkins' Oscar-winning performance is compelling and captivating in Florian Zeller's powerful drama.

Bob Odenkirk and Christopher Lloyd stand in a striking pose holding guns
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Cinema

Nobody (15)

Bob Odenkirk stars in this twist on the action genre, where a suburban father finds himself up against the Russian mob

a man reaches out to a woman and closes his eyes
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Cinema

Mandabi (PG) + recorded Q&A

With his startlingly funny but clear-eyed satire Mandabi, Ousmane Sembène made a bid for the world to reorient itself towards Africa as the heart of cinema.

A still from Nomadland
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Cinema

Nomadland (12A)

Frances McDormand illuminates Chloé Zhao’s humane and lyrical film about people living on the road in the American West, based on Jessica Bruder's eponymous book.