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Secondary Schools A Barbican Parent’s advice on choosing schools... Start early and take a good look before you select This year has been a strange year for us all, including applying for secondary schools. Continue Reading Yoga Practice Yoga is usually several times a week in the St Vedast church hall in Foster Lane, St Paul’s. But Thurs lunchtime there’s a really nice outdoor session. I attended Energy Yoga's Continue Reading Homemade Jams Eating the seasons with Adrien Giacchero!  Whenever I go to the supermarket, I am always surprised to see that the fruit and vegetable section looks almost the same in July and in Continue Reading Insight Janet Wells’ takes us online for her quarterly review of the Arts, Gallery and Museum scene. The Royal Academy David Hockney:  The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020 23rd May -26th September 2021 Tues Continue Reading Armchair Africa Live safaris, everyday in your living room, during lockdown.  Editor’s Note: I know the founders and I wanted to share a little piece of Africa with you until the borders open Continue Reading St Giles' in July Dear friends, Here's a roundup of news and events at St Giles' in July. July/August's Rota Please click here to view the rota as a Word doc or here to view as a PDF. This Thursday (tomorrow) Please join Continue Reading Flatwatch Return to property price growth? All reports we are seeing suggest that there has been a flow of previous centre city residents seeking moves to the leafier suburbs, and further afield Continue Reading Personal Finance Whose money is it anyway? In this article I’m going to stray slightly, but not too far, from mainstream financial planning issues. I’ve discussed previously strategies for mitigating inheritance tax, whether Continue Reading Barbicania Lessons Learnt The streets are busier, the restaurants are re-opening and I am taking a wild stab that a large proportion of you will have received your second dose by now. Continue Reading Utopia Complex Student Ellen Tasker focuses on our Estate for her final year project. I am a final year BA Photography student at the University of Westminster, my final major project ‘Utopia Complex’ Continue Reading Of Shadow and Light Guildhall School’s pioneering BA (Hons) Performance & Creative Enterprise (PACE) programme was established in 2015 as a joint initiative between Guildhall and the Barbican with the aim of training visionary, socially engaged, Continue Reading Culture Mile News CREATIVE SPACES developing the spaces within Culture Mile, from public realm to meanwhile use Play Packs in Beech Street We’re planning a series of outdoor vinyls, celebrating Culture Mile’s Play Packs to appear Continue Reading Enjoy GSMD FREE Guildhall School of Music & Drama announces more events in free summer season  Guildhall School of Music & Drama is pleased to announce the remaining events in its summer season. A Continue Reading St Giles' June Dear friends, Please find below our June newsletter. From July it will be more of a bulletin but there's a lot to report at present. If you have anything fairly brief Continue Reading UNDERGODS A BFI funded feature film by Spanish director Chino Moya which has recently been released in UK cinemas as well as online platforms such as Amazon, iTunes etc. The film has Continue Reading The Charterhouse OPEN Book a guided tour taking you through seven centuries of extraordinary history. The Charterhouse Booking page Also... Open Gardens Evenings are back! 29th June - 26th August 2021 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm Three Open Gardens Continue Reading Ideas Feast On Wednesday 26th May at 7pm. There will be a mix of films, talk and Q&A. with a selection of grantees and panelists. 7- 8pm via zoom. Come, join in and ask questions Continue Reading GSMD Principal Lynne Williams to retire and step down After nearly five years in post, Lynne Williams today announces that she plans to retire and will step down as Principal of Guildhall School Continue Reading Bart's Concert 19th May Jazz Singer Nishla Smith performs at 1pm at The Great Hall, Barts Heritage. This concert will have an in-person audience, following all social-distancing guidelines in place at the time of the event. Continue Reading MOAT FEST Discounted tickets now available for residents for the comedy gigs at the MOAT, on 2nd, 3rd and 4th July. Barbican residents can use the code: 'RESIDENTOFFER' to purchase half-price tickets. There Continue Reading City-wide Meeting This special online meeting is for all City residents to join. The session will offer you the chance to hear from senior Members and Officers at the City of London Continue Reading St Giles' News Dear friends, Diary dates The Book Fair is open until (and including) Bank Holiday Monday 3 May. Nearly £2,000 raised so far thanks to the work of our dedicated volunteers . Local Elections: St Giles' Continue Reading A Poem for You UNLOCKED UNLEASHED UNABATED (by Natasha Anne Kelleher March 2021) In 2019 we were living normal as can be Then ominously came 2020 With it the deadly virus Covid 19 Lockdown commenced Yet spirits never Continue Reading Cellist Margarita Balanas Performance at 1pm, Wed, 28 April 2021 at The Great Hall, Barts Heritage. *THIS CONCERT IS AN ONLINE-ONLY EVENT, WITH NO IN-PERSON AUDIENCE* The 4th of twelve monthly free lunchtime concerts by CMF Continue Reading Creative Freelancers Exchange Culture Mile is hosting a series of online workshops & spaces of exchange for freelancers working in the creative and cultural industries to develop their skills, creative practice and wellbeing in our current situation. COVID-19 Continue Reading Learn to Read Music (Introduction to Music Theory - Barbican Library online event) Have you always wondered what the dots mean? Mystified by time signatures? Starting from the beginning, we’ll explore the basic concepts of Continue Reading St Giles’ Book Fair Closed 15th 16th 17th. Reopens Sunday 18th from 11.30am after Sunday Services. Closed 22nd 23rd. Making up for the closed days by (hopefully) opening until the end of the month. Opening times from 11.00 Continue Reading OCD Connection This Spring, CULT VISION in Clerkenwell and The 67 York Street Gallery in Marylebone will simultaneously showcase a retrospective of the very best works by Polish Artist Tomas Cichecki also Continue Reading Lockdown life zine Maeve Cosovic is a resident and art director creating a zine about what life has been like for residents at the Barbican throughout the pandemic. Want to be involved? Answer these questions Continue Reading Health in the City Stephanie Ross updates us on the latest Health news in and around the Barbican. Healthwatch update on our local health services and how to access up-to-date information by Gail Beer, Chair, Continue Reading
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Secondary Schools

A Barbican Parent’s advice on choosing schools... Start early and take a good look before you select This year has been a strange year for us all, including applying for secondary schools. As we have just gone through the process of applying for a secondary school for our daughter [...]

Yoga Practice

Yoga is usually several times a week in the St Vedast church hall in Foster Lane, St Paul’s. But Thurs lunchtime there’s a really nice outdoor session. I attended Energy Yoga's Thursday 12.30-1.20pm summer outdoor yoga sessions - lakeside adjacent to Barber Surgeons Hall & garden - with Sara [...]

Homemade Jams

Eating the seasons with Adrien Giacchero!  Whenever I go to the supermarket, I am always surprised to see that the fruit and vegetable section looks almost the same in July and in February. Supermarkets maintain us in some kind of utopian season in which everything is available all the time. [...]

Insight

Janet Wells’ takes us online for her quarterly review of the Arts, Gallery and Museum scene. The Royal Academy David Hockney:  The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020 23rd May -26th September 2021 Tues – Sun 10.am – 6.pm At last - along with Spring – everything is beginning to [...]

Armchair Africa

Live safaris, everyday in your living room, during lockdown.  Editor’s Note: I know the founders and I wanted to share a little piece of Africa with you until the borders open again for holidays WildEarth brings viewers face to face with the thrill of Africa in real time with [...]

St Giles’ in July

Dear friends, Here's a roundup of news and events at St Giles' in July. July/August's Rota Please click here to view the rota as a Word doc or here to view as a PDF. This Thursday (tomorrow) Please join us for Private Prayer from 1pm followed by Cleaning Angels and cake Evensong 11 [...]

Flatwatch

Return to property price growth? All reports we are seeing suggest that there has been a flow of previous centre city residents seeking moves to the leafier suburbs, and further afield as companies perceive the financial benefits of having their staff work from home – at least part time.  [...]

Barbicania

Lessons Learnt The streets are busier, the restaurants are re-opening and I am taking a wild stab that a large proportion of you will have received your second dose by now. Things are looking good for a better summer than last year and, being a “population half vaccinated” optimist, [...]

Utopia Complex

Student Ellen Tasker focuses on our Estate for her final year project. I am a final year BA Photography student at the University of Westminster, my final major project ‘Utopia Complex’ is a body of work completely centred around the Barbican Estate. The centre itself is a place I [...]

Of Shadow and Light

Guildhall School’s pioneering BA (Hons) Performance & Creative Enterprise (PACE) programme was established in 2015 as a joint initiative between Guildhall and the Barbican with the aim of training visionary, socially engaged, multi-disciplinary, autonomous artists. Of Shadow and Light – a title inspired by a line from June Jordan’s poem Big City Happening – [...]

Culture Mile News

CREATIVE SPACES developing the spaces within Culture Mile, from public realm to meanwhile use Play Packs in Beech Street We’re planning a series of outdoor vinyls, celebrating Culture Mile’s Play Packs to appear in Beech Street tunnel in the next few weeks, part of Culture Mile’s public realm branding that [...]

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