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Art & design Talks & workshops Tours & public spaces

How We Live Now

A multi-layered project comprising an installation, publication and events programme exploring a series of important questions about our public spaces and designed environments.

Barbican architecture
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Tours & public spaces

Architecture Tours

Discover the vast, bold and brutal Barbican estate on our 90 minute Architecture Tours.

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Tours & public spaces

The Secret Life of the Conservatory

This summer escape into nature with our free Conservatory trail, using sound and storytelling to bring our green utopia to life. 

Welcome Tours at the Barbican
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Tours & public spaces

Welcome Tour

Free

Discover the Barbican Centre on one of our free 20 minute tours.

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Tours & public spaces

Visit the Conservatory Akari Cloud

Free

Explore the Conservatory under a magical cloud of Akari light sculptures by Isamu Noguchi, an immersive experience combining art and nature in the heart of the city.

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Art & design Tours & public spaces

Noguchi’s Dance Collaborations

Exhibition Curator Florence Ostende leads a tour exploring Noguchi’s collaborations with choreographers, movement and dance practitioners, including Ruth Page, Merce Cunningham and Martha Graham.

Image of Martha Graham performing Lamantation
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Art & design Theatre & dance Tours & public spaces

Martha Graham: Lamentation

Yolande Yorke-Edgell and Freya Jeffs of Yorke Dance Project perform Martha Graham’s expressionist solo masterpiece Lamentation throughout the afternoon in our Noguchi Exhibition

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Tours & public spaces

Squish Space

Free

Discover, touch, play and learn in our reopened Squish Space. 

An image of Noguchi in his studio
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Art & design Tours & public spaces

Audio Described Touch Tour of Noguchi

A tour of Noguchi suitable for blind and partially sighted visitors, led by Lisa Squirrel who will describe key works on display, including the opportunity to touch a selection of sculptures.

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Art & design Tours & public spaces

Architecture and Design Tour

Exhibition designer Lucy Styles leads a tour exploring how Noguchi’s own designs, particularly the Akari lights and his architectural landscapes, informed the design of the exhibition.