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Ken Zuckerman playing the sarod with his head lowered
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Contemporary music

Jyotsna Shrikanth + Ken Zuckerman

A special double bill featuring both Carnatic and Hindustani music, rarely presented together in Indian classical festivals.

Emilia artwork
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Theatre & dance

Emilia by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

First performed at Shakespeare’s Globe and then in London’s West End, Karen Tomlin directs Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s critically acclaimed, triple Olivier-award winning play. 

Two women stand next to each other. One is wearing a suit blowing air into their mouth with their lips pursed. She is wearing a black suit and tie. The other lady is wearing a black top and has her mouth wide open and her short bob brown hair is blowing in a gust of wind.
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Theatre & dance

Split Britches: Last Gasp

Equipped with some know-how and a touch of irony, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver use spoken word and movement to respond to a world turned upside down. How do you survive a loss? First you recalibrate…

Tom Petty in the studio in a scene from Tom Petty: Somewhere You Feel Free
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Cinema

Tom Petty: Somewhere You Feel Free

Winner of the 2021 SXSW Audience Award, this documentary offers a unique take on the Petty legacy, diving deep into a condensed period of creativity and freedom for the legendary rock star. 

Isamu Noguchi in his studio
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Art & design

Noguchi

An exhibition celebrating Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), one of the most experimental and pioneering artists of the 20th century.

Black and white Matrix archive image
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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.

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. 

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.

Emilia artwork
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Theatre & dance

Emilia by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

First performed at Shakespeare’s Globe and then in London’s West End, Karen Tomlin directs Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s critically acclaimed, triple Olivier-award winning play. 

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.