Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest

We welcome back 'one of the most innovative and exciting festivals on the circuit' (Londonist)

EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

London's finest Jazz festival brings musicians from all over the globe into the capital - from Jazz masters flexing their chops to cutting edge bands making a stir - you'll find it all here.

Palestine Film Festival

Palestine Film Festival

Palestine Film Festival returns, showcasing both highly established filmmakers and fresh, emerging talent to encourage dialogue regarding Palestine’s film industry, its culture and its politics.

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Underwire Film Festival 2018

Underwire Festival is the UK’s largest film festival celebrating women working across the film crafts.

LIAF 2018

London International Animation Festival 2018

The London International Animation Festival proudly showcases the whole spectrum of creative animation, showing that animation is for everyone.


Comedy Couples

A trio of fast and funny classic comedies with some of cinema’s favourite on-screen couples. Curated in celebration of Modern Couples in the Art Gallery.

Bird and cuckoo clock

London International Mime Festival 2019

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


Science on Screen 2019

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.