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Festivals & seasons

ECHO Rising Stars 2017–18

ECHO Rising Stars 2017–18

The Barbican is proud to be a part of ECHO, the European Concert Halls Organisation – which collaborates each year to give Europe’s brightest young musical stars a truly international platform.

Photo of London Symphony Orchestra in the Barbican Hall

LSO Family Concerts 2017-18 Multibuy

Book all three LSO Family Concerts together and save 10% on adult tickets.

A scene from Jean Rouch's Petit à petit

Returning the Colonial Gaze

With a focus on Francophone African and French cinema, we present work by bold filmmakers that reverses the ‘colonial gaze’ and interrogates the former occupying nation from new perspectives.

Laetitia Dosch in Jeune Femme

New Releases

Check back every Wednesday for this week's new releases

A still from Betty Tells Her Story

Artists & Activists: Second Wave Feminist Filmmakers

Fifty years on, join us for a weekend of conversation and films from feminist filmmakers in the 1970s – pioneering films that gave voice to stories and issues long silenced.

A still from Lars Von Trier's Melancholia

Science on Screen

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

Portrait of Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Bach Weekend Multibuy

Book three or four Bach Weekend concerts at the same time and save 15%

Book five or more Bach Weekend concerts at the same time and save 25%