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Andrew Staples, Sir Simon Rattle and Magdalena Kozena's sillhouettes in front of the Barbican tower outline with radio waves emitting from it
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Classical music

LSO/Rattle: Das Lied von der Erde

Online

Contemplate the brief, boundless joy of life and the looming spectre of death in Mahler’s hugely poignant song cycle – a work every bit as epic in size and scope as his monumental symphonies.

Paul Weller in front of a Barbican tower as radio broadcast signals emit from it
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Classical music Contemporary music

Paul Weller, Jules Buckley & BBC SO: Live from the Barbican

Online

Paul Weller takes to the stage for his first live gig in two years, with the backing of the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a performance curated and arranged by the multi-talented Jules Buckley.

Black and white Matrix archive image
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Art & design Talks & workshops Tours & public spaces

How We Live Now

An installation exploring two important social questions: who are our buildings and shared spaces for and how do they affect us? 

A painting by Jean Dubuffet, entitled Paysage aux Argus
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Art & design

Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty

An exhibition celebrating French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), one of the most singular and provocative voices in postwar modern art.

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.

Tina Turner singing in a red outfit
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Cinema

TINA (15*)

The ultimate celebration of a global superstar and an intimate portrait of a woman who overcame extreme adversity to define her career, her identity and her legacy in her own terms.

Flight
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Theatre & dance

Vox Motus: Flight

From a private booth, you’ll be drawn in close to this tale of orphaned brothers and their desperate odyssey across Europe, the action unfolding in an exquisite world of miniatures moving before you.

a drummer with bleached blonde hair and no shirt
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Cinema

Sound of Metal (15)

A heavy-metal drummer suddenly loses his hearing and in desperation turns to a shelter for deaf, recovering addicts

A still from Nomadland
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Cinema

Nomadland (12A)

Frances McDormand illuminates Chloé Zhao’s follow up to The Rider, a humane and lyrical film about people living on the road in the American West, based on Jessica Bruder's eponymous book.

Black and white Matrix archive image
Event
Art & design Talks & workshops Tours & public spaces

How We Live Now

An installation exploring two important social questions: who are our buildings and shared spaces for and how do they affect us?