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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.

Two women talking in a dressing room
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Cinema

Parent and Baby Screening: Respect

Oscar award winning Actress and Singer Jennifer Hudson dazzles in biopic about the soul legend Aretha Franklin. 

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.

Nico Rockwell, Lana Rockwell and Jabari Watkins sit next to each other at a dinner table in a b&w image from Sweet Thing
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Cinema

Sweet Thing

A gently and lovingly acted coming-of-age story from director Alexandre Rockwell (Little Feet), about the bittersweet nature of family, shot beautifully in black & white, and colour. 

Mark Cousins with his arm across his face in a still from The Story of Looking
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Cinema

The Story of Looking

A personal journey through the sights of his life, filmmaker Mark Cousins aims to record his own history of seeing before a major event, and so explores the meaning of images. 

Ann Skelly in a still from Rose Plays Julie
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Cinema

Rose Plays Julie

A young woman decides to find her birth mother, only to uncover another secret entirely, in this moody and poised debut feature from writer-directors Christine Malloy and Joe Lawlor. 

A young woman writes in a notebook while looking at an animated baby on a plain wall, in a still from Ninjababy
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Cinema

Ninjababy

Young graphic designer Rakel (Kristine Kujath Thorp) finds herself in an unexpected situation: already 6-months pregnant and highly ambivalent, in this humorous Norwegian comedy drama.

Oliver Sacks smiling at the camera holding his motorbike
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Cinema

Preview: Oliver Sacks: His Own Life (15)

In this thought provoking and deeply moving film friends, family, colleagues and patients discuss the remarkable life and career of Dr Oliver Sacks.

Pacho Flores sitting on a corner sofa, with his trumpet
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Classical music

LSSO: Languor, Invocation and Magic

London’s premier youth orchestra, the London Schools Symphony Orchestra, show music and dance go hand-in-hand with their evening performance of ballet scores and a world premiere by Eleanor Alberga.

Adam Driver wears a black motorcycle helmet with his nose to Marion Cotillard, who is holding a bunch of flowers, in Leos Carax's Annette
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Cinema

Annette

Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver star in this bizarre musical extravaganza, with a script and music from the band Sparks, and directed by Leos Carax (Holy Motors).