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Matt Damon in an orange space suit on a dusty, desert-style landscape in The Martian

Science on Screen: The Martian + Presentation


Stranded on Mars after being left for dead by his crew, botanist Mark Watney (Matt Damon) must find a way to survive alone on the Red Planet.

Joyce DiDonato portrait 2020

Joyce DiDonato: Songplay


Charismatic mezzo Joyce DiDonato presents Songplay: a very personal project uniting the worlds of opera and popular song.

An orange distorted image of Julia Holter's face on a black background.

Julia Holter: The Passion of Joan of Arc


The composer and singer performs her original score to Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 masterpiece The Passion of Joan of Arc – often considered to be one of the finest silent films ever made.

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre: Evita



In light of the ongoing situation relating to Covid-19, the Barbican will now be closed until 30 Jun. We are therefore sad to confirm that the forthcoming production of Evita has been cancelled.

Gilberto Gil with his extended family at his home

Gilberto Gil + BaianaSystem: Back to Bahia


Past meets present in this double bill of musical pioneers from Salvador Bahia.

4 people in anoraks are on a windy beach. One has a bright pink wig.

Rhiannon Faith Company: DROWNTOWN


Gritty dance theatre, with autobiographical testimonials and textgiving voice to the vulnerable and unheard. With tenderness and honesty, DROWNTOWN holds up a mirror to a society at tipping point.

outdoor photo of Nicola Cruz. He is dressed casually,with a city landscape in the background

Nicola Cruz


Ecuadorian music producer Nicola Cruz crafts a futuristic sound as Latin American music meets electronica.

Goldmund Quartet b&w

ECHO Rising Stars: Goldmund Quartet


One of Germany’s most insightful young string quartets establishes their credentials in classics by Haydn and Mendelssohn – plus something freshly minted.

image taken from Taj Mahal & Jon Cleary's 'Hoo Doo Blues' flyer. Sepia toned image of two men wearing hats, one wears sunglasses and braces, the other wears a suit and carries a ukelele

Taj Mahal & Jon Cleary


Mixing blues, funk and Americana, Taj Mahal and Jon Cleary perform live with a five-piece band

A portrait of Gustvao Santaolalla and his band

Gustavo Santaolalla


Oscar-winning musician, film composer and producer Gustavo Santaolalla performs music from across his career.