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A Microcosm of London

From the famous residents of early Cripplegate including Thomas More, Ben Jonson and William Shakespeare, the ghosts of London’s creative past clearly still echo through the now concrete encasing of the Barbican.

Based on Peter Ackroyd’s essay, ‘A Microcosm of London’, commissioned for our 25th anniversary in 2007, Brighton based animators, Persistent Peril recreate the illustrious history of the Barbican site from the Romans to present day in animation.

Forever a haven for nonconformists of every kind – magicians, refugees, actors, poets and more, the Barbican has experienced every aspect of London’s history. It has, in a word, been London.

Read more about the history of the Barbican on the website.

About Persistent Peril
“We don’t just make things move, we make them come alive.”

Persistent Peril create high end 2D digital character animation. Based in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine, the studio was formed in the summer of 2011 by directing duo Garth and Ginny Jones along with producer Sam Bourner.
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