The latest content and news from the Barbican. Book tickets at barbican.org.uk
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Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins

Take another look at the world through the eyes of the photographers featured in our exhibition
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Barbican Sessions

Off stage, after hours - watch our regular series of music performances from artists in unexpected places
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Basquiat: Boom For Real

Discover the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the pioneering prodigy of the 1980s downtown New York art scene.
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Trajal Harrell

Welcome Trajal Harrell for his first UK residency as we explore his imaginative choreography in a performance exhibition
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Talks and Events

Explore our programme in our archive of talks and events featuring renowned artists and speakers on a range of topics
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Into The Unknown

Explore science fiction’s new territories, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes in 'Into the Unknown'
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The Japanese House

Step inside Japan's most exciting architectural developments to explore architecture as a window into Japanese society
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Barbican at 35

On our 35th anniversary, we look back through the decades to uncover some of the 'Firsts' throughout our programme
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Long Reads

Sit back, it's time to settle in for a long read. Enjoy our longform multimedia articles spanning a variety of topics
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Cinema Matters

We explore how cinema has changed the world and interrogate why cinema matters to us all.
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The Craft of Film

Directing, cinematography, costume design, editing, production, acting - we discover film's unique 'crafts'
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Instagrammer in Residence

We're inviting Instagrammers to experience life at the Barbican through their lens to capture our many angles
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The Vulgar

How do we define 'vulgar'? From the renaissance to contemporary design, we explore the territory of taste in fashion
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Design

Meet the artists, creatives and makers behind our design-led gifts and product ranges available in the Barbican Shop
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Barbican Meets

We introduce you to the artists, curators, creatives and collaborators who bring our artistic programme to life.
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Ragnar Kjartansson

Live performance, music, film, painting and drawing - Ragnar Kjartansson presents his long overdue solo exhibition
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Foyer Projects

Explore our new programme of imaginative installations and exhibitions in our public spaces.
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From the Archive

Rising from rubble, learn more about our construction and history through archive photography, video & essays
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Strange and Familiar

Visit the cities and communities behind the photographs that make up this vibrant portrait of modern Britain
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In the News

Keep up to date with all the latest programme news and stories from the Barbican, straight from our newsroom.
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Boiler Room x Barbican

Relive concerts from across our music programme, captured live by leading music broadcaster Boiler Room.
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Sound Unbound

Curious about classical? Classical music has been released from its traditional confines, time to start exploring...
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The World of Charles and Ray Eames

Enthusiastic & tireless experimenters with boundless creativity, experience design as a way of life in the Eames Office
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Station to Station

A free, 30 day happening by artist Doug Aitken, featuring over 100 artists creating and collaborating at the Barbican.
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Web Project

Join us as we embark on a project to build a brand new Barbican website and share our progress, every step of the way.
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Barbican Radio

Ever wondered what your favourite artists listen to? Delve into their record collections in our regular GuestMix series
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Magnificent Obsessions

From cookie jars to netsuke, scarves to spacedogs, taxidermy to trinkets, explore the personal collections of artists...
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Young Orchestra for London

Celebrating young musical talent, 100 mixed ability musicians came together to form the Young Orchestra for London.
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Constructing Worlds

Can photography change the way we view architecture and the world around us?
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Digital Revolution

From our digital history to the innovative ways artists are engaging with the digital world - the revolution has begun.
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Barbican Snapshots

We turn the lens towards the unseen spaces and angles of the Barbican as we explore our surrounding estate
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Barbican Portraits

Journey into the hidden and unseen spaces of the Barbican in our exploratory film series
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