Explore the Barbican Conservatory by night with an evening of talks, installations and an interactive performance.
Stories of the past have been carved, painted and printed. Today, they are whispered through earbuds, watched through screens and available to download. But how will we share stories in the future?
We’ll be discussing the ingredients of storytelling with writer and critic Olivia Laing, and Sci-Fi novelist Stephen Oram exploring how stories might be told in the future through installations from the Royal College of Art, and immersing ourselves in an animal love story with performance artist David Finnigan.
Stories can help us imagine and predict our futures, and even shape them. So how can we use new technology to make these imaginary futures more vivid, more interactive and more tangible? What does the next chapter of storytelling hold?
The Barbican Conservatory is located on Level 3, if you’re coming from inside the main Barbican building.
From the Barbican highwalks, follow signs to the ‘Barbican Centre’. Walking from Barbican tube station, you’ll see a steps with ‘Art Gallery’ above them, these will lead you up to the Sculpture Court where you'll see a sign for the Conservatory.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
We’ve plenty of places for you to relax and replenish, from coffee and cake to wood-fired pizzas and full pre-theatre menus
The Conservatory is on the gallery floor (level 3), reached via the main lifts. Access Automatic glass doors (120cm wide) lead outside from the gallery floor and continue down a ramp (1:12). The Conservatory is on your right, entered through double doors (135cm wide). The Sculpture Court is on your left, up three steps or via a ramp.
Limited access for wheelchair users and people with restricted mobility due to steps in some areas.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.