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Feel Fit For Feb Hosted by Nuffield Health Barbican between Wednesday the 2nd and Sunday the 6th of February gives members, local residents and workers the chance to use their gym, get exercise tips, Continue Reading Godfather of Street Art *** Linsday Lee covers the Woodbury House’s launch of Richard Hambleton’s life and legacy ***  My love affair with street art began a few years ago when I started to walk Continue Reading Personal Finance Avoiding the Pension Lifetime Allowance Test at age 75 Firstly, a big thank you to all of you who got in touch about my last article, which was about investments that Continue Reading Oenophilia  - Barbican resident Sommelier, Erin Summers, recommends picks from the The Winemakers Club at Holborn Viaduct - The Winemakers Club has to be one of the best wine bars in the Continue Reading Insight Janet Wells’ quarterly review of the Arts, Gallery and Museum scene. Dulwich Picture Gallery Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty Until 18th April 2022 Helen Frankenthaler’s mantra appears to be “one rule is no rules”. Helen Frankenthaler Continue Reading Competition Entries The Barbican Association thanks all our young photographers for their entries. The winning photo will be announced before January 15th. PHOTO 1 PHOTO 2 PHOTO 3 PHOTO 4 PHOTO 5 PHOTO 6 PHOTO 7 PHOTO 8 PHOTO 9 PHOTO 10 PHOTO 11 PHOTO Continue Reading Heard in London Erin Summers chats to fellow resident Lesley Scoble about her art Lesley likes to paint watercolours using her photographs as reference. I think it’s fair to say that Continue Reading BARBICAN FLATWATCH - Lawrence Williams’ quarterly take on what’s happening with Barbican Apartment Sales and Lettings - Steady as she goes We do seem to have been seeing something of a return to normality Continue Reading A TIME FOR CHANGE "Many councillors have been at Guildhall since God was a boy. Are they too comfortable?  We need people to work with us as partners." Interview with Adam Hogg, Chair Barbican Association, Continue Reading The other concert hall St Giles’ without Cripplegate has been a home to music for over a thousand years, perhaps never more so than today with its regular church music, professional choir of four Continue Reading Seasons Greetings These days some of us are back at the office every day.  We’re getting up, going to work, and coming back home all in the dark - and it’s pretty Continue Reading St Giles' Book Fair The Book Fair will begin this Thursday 11 November and climax in combination with the Advent Fair on 28 November. The Advent Fair on 28 November will feature stalls selling good Continue Reading COLOURS OF MARLO X CULT VISION Marlo is a London based print artist who loves to experiment with bold letters and vivid colours. Balancing humour with tenderness, their compositions shine a light on the importance of being Continue Reading A View from St Giles Ros Davies celebrates Thomas Fairchild, the forgotten father of the flower garden The Barbican window boxes with their striking red geraniums are iconic. These balcony flower beds are home to a Continue Reading Gaucho Halloween Bottomless Banquet and Brunch at Gaucho Smithfield Tuesday 26th – Saturday 30th October   Enjoy some Halloween fun this year at Gaucho Smithfield - which has been transformed into a Halloween Forest until Continue Reading Bond-inspired CABARET THE LONDON CABARET CLUB SHAKES THE CAPITAL WITH LONDON NEVER DIES Highly recommended, The London Cabaret Club has proved that London Never Dies with its Bond-inspired entertainment and dining experience, which Continue Reading Interview with a Local Erin Summers chats to fellow resident Asude Tarlaci about fun with spirits and her journey from Turkey to the Barbican Estate After a successful article in the last edition of Barbican Continue Reading Theatre Previews For autumn, Gary Donaldson previews some of the theatrical and dance productions which are being put on in the Barbican’s theatres over the next few months. As the combination of vaccines Continue Reading INSIGHT Exhibition Review *** Janet Wells’ review of the Arts, Gallery and Museum scene. *** Barbican Arts Centre Isamu Noguchi in Machu Picchu, Peru 1983. Photo by Michio Noguchi, Noguchi Museum Continue Reading 900 years! St Bartholomew’s Birthday (is coming up!) 900 years of mission, ministry and music Great St Bartholomew’s is an ancient City of London parish neighbouring the Barbican with two churches: St Bartholomew the Continue Reading Property Prices Stabilising Lawrence Williams’ review of what’s happening in the Barbican’s property sales and lettings. Contrary to early predictions, the coronavirus impact on property prices virtually around the country has seen some good Continue Reading Oenophilia. Barbican resident Sommelier, Erin Summers, recommends picks from the Bottle Return Scheme at Borough Wines We are all guilty of relying on supermarket wine when it’s the easy option. But it’s Continue Reading Sheep Drive Today! Southwark Bridge – 26th September 2021, 10am to 4pm AMANDA OWEN, THE YORKSHIRE SHEPHERDESS, WILL BE LEADING THE ANNUAL SHEEP DRIVE 2021! Best-selling author of four books and star of Channel 5’s “Our Yorkshire Farm”, Amanda Continue Reading Free lunch anyone? In personal finance, one of the ways you might be introduced to a financial adviser is through a personal recommendation. Your best friend, or brother-in-law perhaps, has been dealing with Continue Reading World Paella Day At Guildhall Yard with cooking demonstrations and food stalls to tantalise your taste buds. Date: 20 Sept 2021 Venue: Guildhall Yard Address: Guildhall Yard off Gresham Street EC2V 5AE Taking place globally, World Paella day will be celebrated from Continue Reading Opening Up Your September issue of the magazine is winging its way over the Estate right now.  I must admit that it feels dystopian to be writing about all the great articles Continue Reading Heathwatch AGM Meeting on Thursday 16th September between 2pm – 4pm in which they will present the annual report, accounts, overview of work from the previous year and outlining plans for the Continue Reading Italian Sparkling Wines and Much More Than Just Prosecco. We Brits have been enjoying sparkling wines for centuries.  However, until the 1960's, most sparkling wine, especially Champagne, tended to be beyond the means Continue Reading Bend & Brunch South Place Hotel this Sunday 29th August from 11am. Includes a 45-minute yoga session at the hotel, and afterwards the yogis will make their way into the Secret Garden for a Continue Reading Nuffield Offer Nuffield have created a special rate for Barbican residents £85 per month with code BARRES (standard presale rate is £99 per month). Their presale suite is now open at 97 Aldersgate Continue Reading
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Feel Fit For Feb

Hosted by Nuffield Health Barbican between Wednesday the 2nd and Sunday the 6th of February gives members, local residents and workers the chance to use their gym, get exercise tips, experience a health check and take part in challenges to win prizes. Free 1-day free pass for non-members during [...]

Personal Finance

Avoiding the Pension Lifetime Allowance Test at age 75 Firstly, a big thank you to all of you who got in touch about my last article, which was about investments that come with sumptuously appetising brochures but whose underlying charges are not so digestible. Please bear with us if [...]

Oenophilia

 - Barbican resident Sommelier, Erin Summers, recommends picks from the The Winemakers Club at Holborn Viaduct - The Winemakers Club has to be one of the best wine bars in the local area, and if you haven’t been yet, make sure to pop in on your list of places [...]

Insight

Janet Wells’ quarterly review of the Arts, Gallery and Museum scene. Dulwich Picture Gallery Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty Until 18th April 2022 Helen Frankenthaler’s mantra appears to be “one rule is no rules”. Helen Frankenthaler (1928 -2011) belongs to the second generation of American Abstract Expressionists.  There are five [...]

Heard in London

Erin Summers chats to fellow resident Lesley Scoble about her art Lesley likes to paint watercolours using her photographs as reference. I think it’s fair to say that many of the Barbican residents prefer a city life and one surrounded by concrete. But we are also a [...]

BARBICAN FLATWATCH

- Lawrence Williams’ quarterly take on what’s happening with Barbican Apartment Sales and Lettings - Steady as she goes We do seem to have been seeing something of a return to normality in apartment sales and lettings even though the various government-inspired incentives (to keep the housing market from [...]

A TIME FOR CHANGE

"Many councillors have been at Guildhall since God was a boy. Are they too comfortable?  We need people to work with us as partners." Interview with Adam Hogg, Chair Barbican Association, By Jenny Addison. Adam Hogg stands on Gilbert Bridge looking out on his favourite view over the Lakeside [...]

Seasons Greetings

These days some of us are back at the office every day.  We’re getting up, going to work, and coming back home all in the dark - and it’s pretty grim.  I can now almost forgive the overdone Christmas marketing in the shop windows which brightens things up.  It’s [...]

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