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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon: PlutoSidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon: PlutoSidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon: PlutoBelgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui collaborates with Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon from Japan to present the UK premiere of Pluto, a modern dance based on the manga series Astro Boy. Created in the 1950s by the father of manga, Osamu Tezuka, Astro Boy starred Atom, a humanoid robot. He and other characters from The Greatest Robot on Earth storyl2018-02-08T00:00:00+00002018-02-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Modern
PRICING  £12-£38
DATES  8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Feb 2018
Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui collaborates with Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon from Japan to present the UK premiere of Pluto, a modern dance based on t... More about this event
 
Ballet Black: Double BillBallet Black: Double BillBallet Black: Double BillCassa Pancho's Ballet Black appears twice at the Barbican this spring/summer season as the company returns for the third consecutive year following previous sell-out shows. Their first appearance is this Double Bill which features Cathy Marston who choreographs a stage version of The Suit inspired by Can Themba's novel. Completing the evening, Port2018-03-15T00:00:00+00002018-03-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Mixed Programme
DATES  15th, 16th and 17th March 2018
Cassa Pancho's Ballet Black appears twice at the Barbican this spring/summer season as the company returns for the third consecutive year following previous se... More about this event
 
The Royal Ballet: ElizabethThe Royal Ballet: ElizabethThe Royal Ballet: ElizabethFormer Principal of The Royal Ballet Zenaida Yanowsky is Elizabeth I in this dynamic exploration of her life and loves. Covering key moments in the queen's reign, choreographer Will Tuckett and playwright Alasdair Middleton have created a chamber work that weaves together dance, music, text and song. Taking inspiration from letters, diaries, poetry2018-05-16T00:00:00+01002018-05-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
DATES  16th, 17th, 18th and 19th May 2018
Former Principal of The Royal Ballet Zenaida Yanowsky is Elizabeth I in this dynamic exploration of her life and loves. Covering key moments in the queen's rei... More about this event
 
Boy Blue Entertainment: A Night with Boy BlueBoy Blue Entertainment: A Night with Boy BlueBoy Blue Entertainment: A Night with Boy BlueOver fifty performers trained under the award-winning hip-hop dance group, Boy Blue, present an empowering showcase at the Barbican. Under the guidance of Boy Blue's founders Kenrick 'H2O' Sandy and Michael 'Mikey J' Asante, the next generation of dancers perform their groundbreaking choreography and original compositions. Stay on after the Saturda2018-06-01T00:00:00+01002018-06-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Hip Hop
DATES  Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd June 2018
Over fifty performers trained under the award-winning hip-hop dance group, Boy Blue, present an empowering showcase at the Barbican. Under the guidance of Boy ... More about this event
 
The Town Hall Affair: The Wooster GroupThe Town Hall Affair: The Wooster GroupThe Town Hall Affair: The Wooster GroupThe New York-based theatre company The Wooster Group presents a timely look at how the struggle for gender equality has evolved. The Town Hall Affair is a mixed-media piece featuring clips from Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker's documentary Town Bloody Hall. It documents a raucous 1971 debate on women's liberation between American novelist Norman 2018-06-21T00:00:00+01002018-06-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
PRICING  £35
DATES  21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th Jun 2018
The New York-based theatre company The Wooster Group presents a timely look at how the struggle for gender equality has evolved. The Town Hall Affair is a mixe... More about this event
 
Barry Humphries: Weimar CabaretBarry Humphries: Weimar CabaretBarry Humphries: Weimar CabaretLast seen in London in July 2016, Weimar Cabaret is a celebration of Barry Humphries' lifelong passion and fascination with the music of the Weimar Republic. The legendary entertainer, best known for as Dame Edna Everage, sets aside his alter ego to share witty anecdotes and irreverent asides as he narrates in his own inimitable style. He's joined 2018-07-11T00:00:00+01002018-07-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Theatre > Comedies
PRICING  From £19
DATES  11th to 29th July 2018
Last seen in London in July 2016, Weimar Cabaret is a celebration of Barry Humphries' lifelong passion and fascination with the music of the Weimar Republic. T... More about this event
 
The Second ViolinistThe Second ViolinistThe Second ViolinistThe latest collaboration between Irish playwright Enda Walsh and composer Donnacha Dennehy, The Second Violinist is a modern opera that tells the foreboding story of a life falling apart. The drama at the Barbican unfolds as Martin, an orchestral violinist, is consumed by social media platforms, morbid fantasies and violent video games. Seeking sol2018-09-06T00:00:00+01002018-09-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Concerts > Opera - Contemporary opera
PRICING  £16-£40
DATES  6th, 7th and 8th September 2018
The latest collaboration between Irish playwright Enda Walsh and composer Donnacha Dennehy, The Second Violinist is a modern opera that tells the foreboding st... More about this event
 
Boy Blue Entertainment: Blak Whyte GrayBoy Blue Entertainment: Blak Whyte GrayBoy Blue's critically acclaimed Blak Whyte Gray returns to the Barbican, following its Olivier Award nomination in 2017. Created by Boy Blue's founders Kenrick 'H2O' Sandy and Michael 'Mikey J' Asante, the piece pairs hip-hop dance with the rhythmical groove of music and moves evoking Africa. Giving expression to experiences of contemporary life in2018-09-12T00:00:00+01002018-09-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Modern
DATES  12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Sep 2018
Boy Blue's critically acclaimed Blak Whyte Gray returns to the Barbican, following its Olivier Award nomination in 2017. Created by Boy Blue's founders Kenrick... More about this event
 
 
 

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Basquiat: Boom for Real
Basquiat: Boom for Real
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Barbican Art Gallery EC2 8DS EC2Y 8DS - 0 minute walk from Barbican Theatre

This September, the Barbican hosts the first large-scale exhibition in the UK on late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Boom ...More

 
Betes De Foire: Petit Theatre De Gestes
Theatre | Until 20th January 2018 

Barbican Centre

Elsa De Witte and Laurent Cabrol's intimate circus piece tinged with nostalgia, where artistry, puppetry and object theatre combine....More

Snow Mouse: Travelling Light
Theatre | Until 23rd January 2018 

Barbican Centre

An enchanting winter's tale for the very young....More

Julius Caesar
Theatre | Until 20th January 2018 

Barbican Centre

Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare's political thriller in which spin and betrayal unleash violent forces of resentment. With Andrew Woodall as ...More

The People's Forest: Gayle Chong Kwan
Exhibitions | Until 18th March 2018 

Barbican Centre

A contemporary visual art project which explores the history, politics, and people of London's ancient woodland, Epping Forest....More

Basquiat: Boom For Real
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Barbican Centre

Over 100 paintings and drawings by American graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The exhibition will focus on the artist's relationship to ...More

Mike Walker: Recital Masterclass
Exhibitions | On 16th January 2018 

Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama 2 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

Literary & Education, Music Workshop....More

Pulse
Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

A digital installation by Tekja collecting and visualising live data about London from Twitter....More

(Un) Common Currency
Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

Alternative examples of monies used in London over the years, from 17th century trade tokens to today's Brixton Pound....More

Igloos at Aviary
Igloos at Aviary
Seasonal | Until 28th February 2018 

Aviary 7 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

A high-altitude winter terrace pop-up, 10 floors above the City, Scandi styleigloos appear on the Aviary terrace, promising a rooftop ...More

 

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Lady Gaga
Concerts | From 4th February 

The O2 Arena

The electro-pop singer and performer, renowned internationally for her catchy tunes and outlandish shows, heads to the UK in support of her new album, Joanne....More

The Gunmakers
The Gunmakers
Drinking 

An historic 19th Century public house in Clerkenwell taken over by the people who brought ...More

 
Harringay Arms
Harringay Arms
Drinking 

Embracing its traditional charms the pub's owners, brothers Ben and Anthony, have breathed new life ...More

 
A Passage To India
A Passage To India
Theatre | From 20th February 

Park Theatre

Sebastian Armesto and Simon Dormandy co-direct Dormandy's stage adaptation of the novel by E.M. Forster ...More

 
Jessie Ware
Jessie Ware
Concerts | From 28th March 

Hammersmith Apollo

The singer-songwriter from Brixton performs R&B, tropical and electro pop numbers at Hammersmith Apollo on ...More

 
At Last: The Etta James Story
Theatre | From 22nd October 

Cadogan Hall

Telling the story of soul legend Etta James, Vika Bull stars in this narrative concert about the blues singer and her turbulent life. Since its world premiere in ...More

Mark Bruce Company: Macbeth
Mark Bruce Company: Macbeth
Dance | From 23rd February 

Wilton's Music Hall

The multi-award winning Mark Bruce Company presents a ...More

 
Wildflower
Wildflower
Dining 

Set within south London creative hub Peckham Levels, Wildflower is an informal vegetarian and vegan ...More

 
The Spread Eagle
The Spread Eagle
Dining 

One of London's oldest pubs, The Spread Eagle in Homerton focuses on premium liquor, fine ...More

 
A Big Day Out With Peter Rabbit
A Big Day Out With Peter Rabbit
Kids Events | From 30th March 

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)

Peter Rabbit comes to Kew Gardens this spring ...More

 
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
Entertainment 

Bringing the fantasies of many '90s children and ...More

 
The Great British Seaside: Photography from the 1960s
Exhibitions | From 23rd March 

National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum celebrates the nation's love affair with the seaside with its new exhibition, The Great British Seaside: Photography from the 1960s to the present. Running ...More

Roman Dead
Roman Dead
Exhibitions | From 25th May 

Museum of London Docklands

New exhibition Roman Dead at the Museum of London Docklands will showcase a rare Roman ...More

 
Real Ale, Maida Vale
Real Ale, Maida Vale
Shopping 

Real Ale is a craft beer and natural wine specialist on Formosa Street, Little Venice....More

 
One Duck Down
One Duck Down
Theatre | From 3rd February 

The Vaults, Arch 233

FacePlant Theatre present a physical theatre and clowning production based on the true tale that ...More

 
Doktor James's Bad Skemes
Doktor James's Bad Skemes
Comedy | From 17th February 

The Vaults, Arch 233

Anarchic humour from the winner of the IYAF Brighton Fringe Stand-Up Comedy Award, James Bennison ...More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is ...More

 
Kettner's Townhouse
Kettner's Townhouse
Hotels 

Lovingly restored by Soho House, Kettner's reopened after a two year refurbishment in January 2018....More

 
Jidori
Jidori
Dining 

The team behind Jidori, the much-loved yakitori restaurant in Dalston comes to Covent Garden and ...More

 
L'Ami Malo
L'Ami Malo
Dining 

Near Spitalfields Market, on Artillery Passage, L'Ami Malo combines a chic creperie with a French ...More

 
White City House
White City House
Hotels 

Swanky private member's club Soho House turns the old BBC headquarters in White City into ...More

 
August in London 2018
Article 

Summer favourites like the Notting Hill Carnival and Kids Week return and two Open Air Theatre productions are staged in London during August 2018. ...More

July in London 2018
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A Monster Calls at the Old Vic in July 2018 when Lovebox and Citadel move to Brockwell Park and Wimbledon serves up an ace. Sam Mendes directs The Lehman Trilogy at the National where Rhys ...More

 
 
 
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