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

Talks and Events

We explore the themes and debates surrounding our programme with a host of exciting and provocative talks and events featuring renowned artists and speakers from a wide variety of subjects. Listen to the audio from our archive or watch video from the events.

Architecture on Stage: Kazuyo Sejima (SANAA)

Renowned architect Kazujo Sejima revisits some of her most influential houses throughout her career
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Architecture on Stage: Sou Fujimoto

Architect Sou Fujimoto discusses the question of boundaries, scale and the chaotic metropolis in our latest lecture
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Animation

Animator Tomáš Luňák discusses the craft of animation through his film, 'Alois Nebel'.
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Production

Director-producer Malgozarta Szumowska discusses the role of production through her film, 'Body'
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Production Design

Production designer Jette Lehmann discusses her work on Lars van Trier's opulent 'Melancholia'
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Screenwriting

Screenwriter Thomas BIdegain discusses the craft of telling a story from his work on 'A Prophet'
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Acting

Anamaria Marinca discusses making her cinematic debut in the Palme d'Or winning, '4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days'
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Cinematography

Cinematographer Fred Kelemen discusses the making of Bela Tarr's 'The Turin Horse'
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Directing

What does it mean to be a great director? 'Horse Money' director Pedro Costa discusses his craft
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Editing

We look more closely at the craft of editing, as demonstrated in the work of Yorgos Mavropsaridis in 2009's Dogtooth.
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Costume Design

Costume designer Tanja Hausner describes her work on Jessican Hausner's 'Amour Fou'
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Inside the ScreenTalks Archive

We head into the archive, dust off the tapes and rediscover conversations with some of the world’s leading filmmakers
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In Conversation: Ragnar Kjartansson

Curator Leila Hasham meets artist Ragnar Kjartansson for the first in a series of events on his major retrospective
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Martin Parr: On Real Food

'Junk food looks very good on the plate' - Martin Parr discusses his new book celebrating all things food...
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In Conversation: Bruce Gilden and Martin Parr

There are ones that maybe will make a picture, there are ones that could make a picture and then there are the killers…
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Neave Brown: Building for the Boroughs

Transforming the scope of council housing, architect Neave Brown explains how architecture helped revive post-war London
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Brutalism: The Savage & The Sublime

Jonathan Meades discusses the ongoing debate of Brutalism - could the Barbican be the exception that proves the rule?
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Urban Wandering: Estate Q&A

Listen to highlights from our Urban Wandering ScreenTalk with 'Estate' director Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Will Self.
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The Future of Music

Listen to highlights from our Future Play symposium, exploring the future of music education in young people.
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Future Play with Peter Sellars

Peter Sellars delivers an inspiring key note speech on the importance of music education at the Future Play symposium
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