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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 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
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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 [...]

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 mixture of live and pre-recorded events from across all School departments will be broadcast for free via the [...]

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 to share next month let me know in advance of July.If you have any messages (electronic or otherwise) [...]

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 been getting great reviews as per this 4★★★★ review by The Guardian: UNDERGODS secured a screening and Q&A [...]

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 events this summer; spend a relaxing early evening enjoying an informal barbeque and drink, while [...]

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 too:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/culture-mile-imagine-fund-the-ideas-feast-tickets-155635226151 Background The Imagine Fund was Culture Mile’s pilot participatory grantmaking project – an opportunity [...]

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 of Music & Drama at the end of August. Guildhall School is a vibrant, international community of musicians, [...]

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 are ten half-price tickets per show available. More information can be found here: www.moatfest.co.uk You can purchase tickets [...]

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 [...]

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