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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 St Giles' April Newsletter (A message from Katharine Rumens) Dear friends, Services and events Palm Sunday   We will be livestreaming the service this Sunday from 10am although those who feel able are very welcome to attend in person. Click Continue Reading A View from St Giles I now know about RSJs (rolled steel joists). Knock down just one wall to let in more light – a modest modification – and, before you can say knife, you’ll Continue Reading Tech Talk What does my router do? Many people wonder what a router actually does. They ask why their router is the size it is, why they need it (“Why can’t I just Continue Reading The Cripplegate Institute One enjoyment of being a pedestrian in London is that a leisurely walk gives one time to look around. Coming out of Fortune Street Park and crossing Golden Lane next to Continue Reading Coming of age Christopher Makin reflects on how Barbican residents are consulted An 18th birthday is always worth celebrating, so join me in toasting the coming of age of the Barbican residents' forum that Continue Reading One Pesto At A Time Just over a year ago, the pandemic hit us. It goes without saying that our lives changed dramatically as many of us have been through tough times, often separated from Continue Reading Theatre Previews Hello everyone! As I write this in February, it was uncertain as to how and when the country was easing out of lockdown, so I do hope that the falling Continue Reading Crow-Watching On a recent walk through the city, I made an impromptu visit to Fortune Park. A recent discovery for me, I have fallen a little bit in love with this Continue Reading Flat Watch Sales and rentals holding up despite Covid We keep on getting mixed messages from the media as to how property prices are holding up in the new lockdown, and in central Continue Reading Personal Finance Use your allowances before 5 April 2021! The UK tax year ends on 5th April and so the remaining weeks can provide a last-minute chance to save some tax with a Continue Reading Harmony, with History A new partnership between the City Music Foundation and neighbouring Barts Heritage has produced a series of free concerts in the hospital’s Great Hall.  Joanna Lyall reports. Continue Reading Planting Green Advice on Planting Green and for Biodiversity, from Nic Guerra (Barbican Gardener) and the Barbican Wildlife Group Planting in Barbican troughs The trough should be lined with BEO black plastic refuse bags Continue Reading Bio-DO-versity Some Dos (and Do Nots) to Protect Nature (and Yourself), by Julien Waite What is Biodiversity? What most of us think of as “a wasp” is one of two species. The classic Continue Reading INSIGHT Exhibition Preview :: Janet Wells’ takes us online for her quarterly review of the Arts, Gallery and Museum scene I can’t pretend that these ways of accessing art works is the Continue Reading THE GREAT HALL CONCERTS Classical saxophonist Alastair Penman, a 2013 CMF artist, performs at 1pm at The Great Hall, Barts Heritage with pianist Jonathan Pease. This concert has been changed to an online-only event and will Continue Reading Better Nature Our March Barbican Life magazine is winging its way to you and for our first issue of 2021, things are looking hopeful. We would love to come and give every Continue Reading Barbican Centre Opens in May NEW programme for the spring and summer 2021 The Barbican today announces an exciting programme of new live events and digital content for spring and summer. In line with the latest Continue Reading Filming on Aldersgate St Thanks to Cath Urquhart for her photos of the filming at the weekend.  Crew wetting the streets for a rain scene!  I have it on Barbican Talk authority that the Continue Reading International Women's Day 2021 On the 8th March we celebrate International Women's Day and the theme for 2021 is 'Choose to Challenge'. Here is a poem from nearby Islington resident, Natasha Anne Kelleher, to get Continue Reading ZOOM WRITING WORKSHOP In celebration of International Women's Day, a writing workshop focusing on menopause. Using the image of the sea and water as a metaphor for transformation, you will write from personal experience Continue Reading
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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 Corporation and the City of London Police. Topics will include: Covid response and recovery Climate action Building projects Transport [...]

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' is a polling station 6 May Private Prayer Thursday 6 May 1.00 – 1.30pm on the chancel [...]

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 dented Our creativity erupted Bursting with new ideas So read of some herewith I am sure [...]

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 written music: pitch, rhythm, metre and tonality. Join Jordan Theis for a free interactive online class on Monday [...]

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 known as OCD Connection. Tomas Cichecki settled in London in 2000 and worked out of studios in Hackney, East [...]

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 & send in an image: Who are you? How was your quarantining experience at the barbican? What [...]

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, Healthwatch City of London. If the last year has taught us anything it’s the importance of how we [...]

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