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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.

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Tours & public spaces

Squish Space

Free

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

An image of the Shilpa Gupta: Sun at Night exhibition
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Art & design

Shilpa Gupta: Sun at Night

Free

The first major London exhibition by Mumbai-based artist Shilpa Gupta highlights the fragility of one’s right to expression whilst raising urgent questions of censorship, confinement and resistance. 

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.

Bradley Cooper's character in Nightmare Alley in a carnival tunnel striped with red and white
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Cinema

Nightmare Alley

Academy Award winner Guillermo Del Toro returns with a slick and seedy film noir adaptation, boasting an all-star cast.

Black and white image of the family from Belfast, seated watching a film
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Cinema

Belfast

Eight year old Buddy (Jude Hill) lives with his Ma and Da in 1960s Belfast, Northern Ireland and has to contend with the regular strains of coming-of-age against the backdrop of the Troubles.

A still from Rice & Bread
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Cinema

T A P E Collective Presents: Call Me by My Name

It’s an experience not uncommon within a diaspora to have your name viewed as too foreign or exotic, and subject to either whitewashing or clumsy - and sustained - mispronunciation.

The Barbican Sculpture Court
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Art & design Talks & workshops

A Brief History of Brutalism at the Barbican

This short course provides an engaging and critical introduction to Brutalist architecture through the iconic and groundbreaking design of the Barbican.

A person is taking a white book from a shelf. The book says 'Shakespeare' on the front in red text.
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Talks & workshops Theatre & dance

Interpreting Shakespeare: Six-week evening course

Explore how the brilliant works of Shakespeare still inform our understanding of the world today in this six-week in-person evening course.

Woman dancing on stage with ash
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Theatre & dance

London International Mime Festival: aSH

Dazzling, otherworldly spectacle from the visionary director Aurélien Bory. This is a thrilling solo by award-winning performer Shantala Shivalingappa.