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Event
Cinema Talks & workshops

New Suns

Online

The feminist literary festival returns to explore the legacy of science-fiction author Octavia Butler and her prophetic Earthseed series. With online panel discussions, workshops and a film screening.

graphic-designed image of three blue gold and black concentric circels
Event
Cinema Talks & workshops

New Suns

Online

The feminist literary festival returns to explore the legacy of science-fiction author Octavia Butler and her prophetic Earthseed series. With online panel discussions, workshops and a film screening.

Rachel Podger in front of the Barbican as it emits radio broadcast signals
Event
Classical music

Vivaldi's Four Seasons: Live from the Barbican

Wintery blizzards, hazy summer days, barking dogs and singing birds – you can hear them all in Vivaldi’s most popular work, performed here by the Academy of Ancient Music and violinist Rachel Podger.

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Event
Art & design Cinema Talks & workshops

Screen Talk: Our Lucky Hours

An online discussion between Sarah Lombardi, director of the Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne and Ben Platts-Mills, author and arts facilitator, about Martine Deyres’s documentary Our Lucky Hours.

Sakari Oramo conducting in front of the Barbican tower as it emits radio broadcast waves
Event
Classical music

Echoes of Scotland: Live from the Barbican

Venture to the beautiful Scottish Highlands with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo as the wild landscapes are brought vividly to life through music.

An image of Rashid Johnson in his studio
Event
Art & design Talks & workshops

Rashid Johnson in conversation with Eleanor Nairne

Online

Join artist Rashid Johnson and Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty curator Eleanor Nairne for an online discussion.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason with his cello and Isata Kanneh-Mason in front of the Barbican with radio broadcast waves emitting
Event
Classical music

Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason: Live from the Barbican

We are working to reschedule this performance, a new date will be announced shortly. All existing tickets remain valid.

A headshot of Damon Albarn looking to the distance
Event
Classical music Contemporary music

Damon Albarn: The Nearer the Fountain...

This concert will be rescheduled for Spring 2022.

photo of nadine shah drinking from a glass, overlaid with pink and green graphics
Event
Contemporary music

Nadine Shah: Live from the Barbican

We are working to reschedule this performance, a new date will be announced shortly. All existing tickets remain valid.

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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?