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Art & design Talks & workshops Tours & public spaces

How We Live Now

A multi-layered project comprising an installation, publication and events programme exploring a series of important questions about our public spaces and designed environments.

Welcome Tours at the Barbican
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Tours & public spaces

Welcome Tour

Free

Discover the Barbican Centre on one of our free 20 minute tours.

Sutton Foster and the cast of Anything Goes
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Theatre & dance

Anything Goes

This summer’s must-see, five star musical Anything Goes is the ‘musical equivalent of sipping one glass of champagne after another’. Now playing until 6 Nov.

Nico Rockwell, Lana Rockwell and Jabari Watkins sit next to each other at a dinner table in a b&w image from Sweet Thing
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Cinema

Sweet Thing

A gently and lovingly acted coming-of-age story from director Alexandre Rockwell (Little Feet), about the bittersweet nature of family, shot beautifully in black & white, and colour. 

a leonardo painting hanging in a gallery
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Cinema

The Lost Leonardo

This documentary tells the inside story behind the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold at $450 million, claimed to be a long-lost masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci.

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.

close up of a child's face
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Cinema

Jigsaw + Illuminating the Wilderness + Intro + ScreenTalk

Made in 1980, Jigsaw sought to depict a little-known condition. Forty years later, Illuminating the Wilderness speaks to continuing dialogue between artists’ film and neurodivergence. 

A young woman writes in a notebook while looking at an animated baby on a plain wall, in a still from Ninjababy
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Cinema

Ninjababy

Young graphic designer Rakel (Kristine Kujath Thorp) finds herself in an unexpected situation: already 6-months pregnant and highly ambivalent, in this humorous Norwegian comedy drama.

Mark Cousins with his arm across his face in a still from The Story of Looking
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Cinema

The Story of Looking

A personal journey through the sights of his life, filmmaker Mark Cousins aims to record his own history of seeing before a major event, and so explores the meaning of images. 

Nicola Benedetti
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Classical music

Nicola Benedetti

Nicola Benedetti celebrates the music of dance through the ages in three pioneering works for solo violin, ranging from Baroque refinement with J S Bach to foot-stomping fun with Wynton Marsalis.