London International Mime Festival 2019

Now in its 42nd year, Mime Festival returns to the Barbican with four captivating theatre shows and two film events in the cinema, spanning the spectrum of contemporary visual performance.


Science on Screen

Reality and fiction come together in a series of films and talks that uncovers the connections between science and cinema.

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Chronic Youth Film Festival 2019

The Barbican Young Programmers are plotting Chronic Youth 2019. Watch this space.

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Merce Cunningham: Centennial

To celebrate 100 years since the birth of one of the most influential American choreographers of the 20th century, two dance events and a film screening pay tribute to his legacy.

Lem on Film

Smart Robots, Mortal Engines: Stanislaw Lem on Film

Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, nanotechnology, trans-humanism: Polish author Stanislaw Lem was thinking and writing about today’s hot topics many decades ago.


Anime's Human Machines

In 1963 Osamu Tezuka’s TV series Astro Boy brought a new kind of robot to Japan. The robot child with a loving heart began a line of compelling, conflicted cyborgs whose existence challenges humanity.

Leytonstone Loves Film

Celebrate Leytonstone’s rich film history with two days of film screenings, music and entertainment across the town centre.