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14. Soufiane Ababri installation view, 2024, The Curve © Eva Herzog and Barbican Art Gallery
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Art & design

Soufiane Ababri

Free

Moroccan artist Soufiane Ababri’s new commission, Their mouths were full of bumblebees but it was me who was pollinated, explores questions of desire, queerness, and diaspora.

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.

Ghostly figure in black and white
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Theatre & dance

Guildhall School of Music and Drama: Jane Eyre

Orphaned as a young girl and raised by her cruel aunt, follow the thrilling tale of Jane Eyre on her journey to find love and belonging.

A woman in an apocalyptic landscape sits in a dark vehicle reversing.
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Cinema

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth charge through the desert to tell the origin story of the renegade warrior Furiosa, in the swirling dust of the oppressive apocalyptic Mad Max world.

A man with slicked hair and glasses looks confused, standing on the street.
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Cinema

Hit Man

Richard Linklater of Dazed and Confused fame tells the almost-true story of a nerdy professor's transformation into a slick undercover agent, played hilariously by co-writer Glen Powell. 

A pink and red image of a man tying his shoe lace in what looks like an army tent in a field.
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Cinema

Experiments in Film: John Deakin: Pariah Genius... +

A screening in celebration of Iain Sinclair's new book, plus a ScreenTalk with the talent behind the accompanying film, chronicling the life of John Deakin.

A man and a woman sit on a wall outside at night, holding hands.
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Cinema

Slow

A dancer and a sign language interpreter feel their way through an asexual relationship, in this heart-wrenching film from Lithuania.

Anne-Sophie Mutter holding a violin
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Classical music

London Symphony Orchestra/Thomas Adès

Threads of the past are woven into a radiant future in four ingenious compositions, presented by Thomas Adès, Anne-Sophie Mutter and the LSO.

Flo reaches over the tech desk to Rachel with a microphone.
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Theatre & dance

Zoo Co/Improbable: Perfect Show for Rachel

Step into Rachel's world as this ★★★★★ (Guardian) show returns following a sold-out run. Discover how a learning disabled artist has the power to lead the creation of her ‘Perfect Show’.

Painting of Ignatius Sancho
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Classical music

Academy of Ancient Music: Sons of England

Countertenor Reginald Mobley and AAM explore a different vision of the English baroque: in which the music of Purcell, Handel and Ignatius Sancho redefined the culture of a nation.

A man is surrounded by a group of people, and looks out with a shocked expression.
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Cinema

La Chimera

Josh O'Connor digs himself in to a mess in this arthouse 80s drama about a troupe of Italian grave robbers.

A photograph by architect Francisco Ibanez Hantke from his collection Non-Structures
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Library

Opposite Places, Common Traces

Free

Architect and photographer Francisco Ibáñez Hantke, invites us to reimagine the transformation of two global cities: London and Santiago. 

14. Soufiane Ababri installation view, 2024, The Curve © Eva Herzog and Barbican Art Gallery
Event
Art & design

Soufiane Ababri

Free

Moroccan artist Soufiane Ababri’s new commission, Their mouths were full of bumblebees but it was me who was pollinated, explores questions of desire, queerness, and diaspora.

Barbican architecture
Event
Tours & public spaces

Architecture Tours

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

A man in a white shirt and glasses looks out over a parking lot, in front of white buildings.
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Cinema

Relaxed Screening: American Fiction

Winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, Jeffrey Wright stars in this hilarious comedy drama from director Cord Jefferson.

A man and a woman stand in front of a large, internal flame, dressed in a style from the 1960.
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Cinema

The Beast

In Bertrand Bonello's sci-fi future Léa Seydoux and George MacKay time travel to attempt to heal their inherited traumas and the threat of emotion. 

A group of performers gather around one performer and raise their hands towards her.
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Talks & events Theatre & dance

ZooCo/Improbable: Applied Improvisation For Social Change

Led by Lee Simpson Co-Artistic Director of Improbable and Flo O’Mahony, Artistic Director of Zoo Co this is a workshop in improvisation as a radical tool for realising creative leadership. 

A woman in an apocalyptic landscape sits in a dark vehicle reversing.
Event
Cinema

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth charge through the desert to tell the origin story of the renegade warrior Furiosa, in the swirling dust of the oppressive apocalyptic Mad Max world.

A man with slicked hair and glasses looks confused, standing on the street.
Event
Cinema

Hit Man

Richard Linklater of Dazed and Confused fame tells the almost-true story of a nerdy professor's transformation into a slick undercover agent, played hilariously by co-writer Glen Powell. 

A man is surrounded by a group of people, and looks out with a shocked expression.
Event
Cinema

La Chimera

Josh O'Connor digs himself in to a mess in this arthouse 80s drama about a troupe of Italian grave robbers.

A young girl looks through a key hole.
Event
Cinema

A House in Jerusalem

In her new house in Jerusalem, ghosts of past and present haunt a young girl who has lost her mother, in this chilling drama from Muayad Alayan.

sculptures hang from the ceiling of the Conservatory
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Art & design Tours & public spaces

The Conservatory x Ranjani Shettar

Free

Our Conservatory hosts a spectacular new site-specific commission by Indian sculptor Ranjani Shettar.

Flo reaches over the tech desk to Rachel with a microphone.
Event
Theatre & dance

Zoo Co/Improbable: Perfect Show for Rachel

Step into Rachel's world as this ★★★★★ (Guardian) show returns following a sold-out run. Discover how a learning disabled artist has the power to lead the creation of her ‘Perfect Show’.

Lee Gamble + Marina Herlop
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Contemporary music

Lee Gamble presents Models with Candela Capitán

Lee Gamble collaborates with choreographer Candela Capitán to bring his new album Models to the stage. Marina Herlop sheds her classical past and performs Nekkuja in her only UK show this year. 

Two young men sit on either side of a young woman, on a bed, touching each other's legs and laughing.
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Cinema

Challengers

Tension builds on the courts in Luca Guadagnino's tennis menage-a-trois between Zendaya, Josh O'Connor and Mike Faist. 

A photograph by architect Francisco Ibanez Hantke from his collection Non-Structures
Event
Library

Opposite Places, Common Traces

Free

Architect and photographer Francisco Ibáñez Hantke, invites us to reimagine the transformation of two global cities: London and Santiago. 

14. Soufiane Ababri installation view, 2024, The Curve © Eva Herzog and Barbican Art Gallery
Event
Art & design

Soufiane Ababri

Free

Moroccan artist Soufiane Ababri’s new commission, Their mouths were full of bumblebees but it was me who was pollinated, explores questions of desire, queerness, and diaspora.

Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
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Cinema

Family Film Club: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Following Wonka’s success in the cinema last year, it’s time to try the original film favourite up on the big screen! 

Barbican architecture
Event
Tours & public spaces

Architecture Tours

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

A man with slicked hair and glasses looks confused, standing on the street.
Event
Cinema

Parent and Baby Screening: Hit Man

Richard Linklater of Dazed and Confused fame tells the almost-true story of a nerdy professor's transformation into a slick undercover agent, played hilariously by co-writer Glen Powell.