The latest content and news from the Barbican. Book tickets at barbican.org.uk
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In the News

New exhibitions and events, season launches, line-up announcements and centre developments - keep up to date with all the latest artform programme news and stories from the Barbican, straight from our newsroom.

Theatre and Dance Season Launch 2018

A new season celebrating theatre and dance in all its forms
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Welcome to Culture Mile

Drawing together the history, innovation and achievement of the City, we introduce a new initiative, Culture Mile
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Introducing the first alt.barbican artists

We announce the first cohort of artists in the alt.barbican arts accelerator
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The Art of Change in 2018

How does the role of artists and the arts help bring about change? See highlights from our 2018 season
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Theatre and Dance Season Launch 2017

A new season celebrating theatre and dance in all its forms
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Barbican and The Trampery to launch major new project

Introducing alt.barbican, a new artist accelerator programme for those working at the intersection of art and technology
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Two new foyer commissions announced

The Barbican’s ongoing series of foyer commissions continues with two new installations
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Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction

Opening this summer, this major exhibition is a genre-defining exploration of one of pop culture’s most celebrated realm
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2017-18 Classical Music season

Announcing a new season of classical music
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New commission for Concert Hall Wall

Open call for new commissions from artists, collectives and designers in Barbican foyers
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What London Watches: Ten Films That Shook Our World

A new season celebrating the films that shook the world of Londoners.
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Basquiat at the Barbican in 2017

A new season to come in 2017 celebrating Jean-Michel Basquiat’s art
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Designers create exclusive ranges for new Barbican Shop

Emerging talents to showcase collections inspired by the Barbican’s architecture
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New Barbican shop set to open in October 2016

New Barbican shop by RIBA Stirling Prize winning practice Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
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Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction

Opening in Summer 2017, this major exhibition is an exploration of one of pop culture’s most celebrated worlds
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Visual Arts Season Launch 2017

Architecture and new commissions for The Curve - we announce our visual arts programme for 2017
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The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined

Opening in October 2016, The Vulgar looks at what constitutes good and bad taste
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Two new digital commissions in the Barbican foyer

Two new interactive digital commissions for the Barbican’s public spaces
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Bedwyr Williams: The Gulch

This autumn, Welsh artist Bedwyr Williams send visitors on a quest for his first solo show in a public space in London
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The Toneelgroep Amsterdam 2017 Residency

The Barbican stages the world premiere of 'Obsession' directed by Ivo van Hove and starring Jude Law
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Odéon – Théâtre de l’Europe: Phaedra(s)

Isabelle Huppert stars in the UK-premiere of Phaedra(s) at the Barbican in June
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Ragnar Kjartansson

Opening in Summer 2016, this is the first UK survey of the work of Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson
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Possibly Colliding: a weekend curated by Nils Frahm

A marathon weekend of music and film, curated by Nils Frahm
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Schaubühne Berlin: The Forbidden Zone

Katie Mitchell directs The Forbidden Zone with Schaubühne Berlin
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Los Angeles Philharmonic – Gustavo Dudamel Residency

The LA Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel return to the Barbican for their second residency in March 2016
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Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers

Martin Parr curates 'Strange and Familiar: Britain as revealed by International Photographers'
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