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The British Blues Exhibition at the Barbican Music Library
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British Blues Exhibition

Free

The British Blues Exhibition charts the rise of the music that became the ‘British Blues Explosion’, detonating on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1960s and changing popular music forever.

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Art & design

Our Time on Earth

We belong to an incredible ecosystem. One species among millions of others, striving to live together in a delicate balance.

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.

A still of Elvis from the Baz Luhrmann film Elvis
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Cinema

Elvis

Austin Butler gives a break-out performance as ‘The King’ Elvis Presley, in Baz Luhrmann’s extravagant biopic. 

Princess Diana on the cover of magazine
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Cinema

The Princess

The Princess tells the story of Princess Diana exclusively through contemporaneous archival footage creating a bold and immersive narrative of her life and death.

Three Tidy Tigers
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Cinema

Forbidden Colours: Three Tidy Tigers Tied a Tie Tighter

Three young LGBTQ+ people drift through São Paulo as a memory-destroying pandemic rages through the city in this wonderful, provocative Brazilian comedy.

Barbicanboxshowcase2022
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Barbican Box Showcase

Over two nights come and see young people from across East London perform their original tracks and compositions.

A close up photo of a lightbulb
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Classical music

Academy of Ancient Music – New Worlds: Genius

Grandeur, poetry and pure, unstoppable genius. Laurence Cummings conducts the Academy of Ancient Music in Mozart’s Jupiter symphony. 

Kerry Ellis dressed in a nautical themed outfit and hat as Reno Sweeney. She stands surrounded by sailors, all saluting.
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Theatre & dance

Anything Goes

The sold-out musical sensation, Anything Goes returns by popular demand. The ‘musical equivalent of sipping one glass of champagne after another’ is back for a limited season.

Caleb Landry-Jones in Nitram
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Cinema

Nitram

The stunning new film from Justin Kurzel, acclaimed director of Macbeth, and True History of the Kelly Gang.