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New Perspectives

Image of Barbican Brutalist Architecture by Melissa Cross

From the sunken depths of our theatre to the soaring heights of our towers and beyond, discover the Barbican from a new perspective on our tours.

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Building the Brutal

Photographer Peter Bloomfield was commissioned by the Barbican to document the final stages of building's construction. His beautiful images - which have never been shared with the public - capture the astonishing scale of the construction effort. 

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gazelle twin performing in the barbican conservatory

Barbican Sessions #14: Gazelle Twin

 

In our latest Barbican Session, British composer, producer and musician Gazelle Twin performs ‘Glory’ in the Barbican Conservatory.

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Barbican Sessions #10: Satu Vänskä

 

In an empty Theatre, Satu Vänskä, Principal Violinist of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, performs JS Bach's ‘Allemande’ from Partita II in D minor.

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Barbican Sessions #8: Keaton Henson

 

For our latest Barbican Session, English folk rock musician Keaton Henson performs an Impromptu on a theme from Six Lethargies in our Library.

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Barbican Sessions #4: Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain perform 'High

 

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain take to the stairs outside the Barbican Hall to perform a raucous rendition of AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell'.

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Barbican Sessions #5: Christoph Sietzen

 

For our latest Barbican Session, percussionist Christoph Sietzen performs in an empty Cinema 1.

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Watch: Barbican Sessions #1- Black Top

 

In the first of our Barbican Sessions, Black Top, the duo of multi-instrumentalist Orphy Robinson and pianist Pat Thomas, perform a live concert after hours in our 'Basquiat: Boom for Real' exhibition.

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