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St Giles' Book Fair From Wednesday (18 May) running for two weeks (possibly longer). Open every day 11am to 4pm, but if you're travelling far best call ahead (020 7638 1997) just in case. Accept card Continue Reading Tressence *** A spring poem for you *** By Natasha Anne Kelleher (March 2020)   Pink green hued leaves Spring forth from nature's lungs Sunlight dappled through each Fruitful laden twigs and branches wooden tongues Stippling all in Continue Reading Barbican By-ways *** Peter Savage strolls the streets of EC2 *** One enjoyment of being a pedestrian in London is that a leisurely walk gives one time to look around St Luke’s Boundary Mark Continue Reading Oenophilia *** Barbican resident Sommelier, Erin Summers, recommends picks from Passione Vino over at 85 Leonard Street. A short walk from the Barbican is a real hidden gem with one of the Continue Reading Interview with a Local *** Erin Summers interviews Eve Jones about her life with her remarkable husband, Ronald F. Jones OBE  HonDUniv  FHCIMA  MI. A few weeks ago, I sat down with Barbican resident Eve Continue Reading INSIGHT Exhibition Review *** Janet Wells’ quarterly review of the Arts, Gallery and Museum scene *** Barbican Art Gallery Postwar Modern: New Art in Britain 1945 – 1965 3 Mar to 26 Jun Postwar Modern, Patrick Heron, June Continue Reading An exciting year in prospect? Lawrence Williams’ regular review of what’s going on in Barbican property sales and lettings I suppose Barbican residential owners could have been anticipating a pick-up in property prices once the Covid-19 Continue Reading Barbicania *** First off, SAVE THE DATE 24th March 2022 to vote in the City’s ward elections.  *** The 100 Common Councillors elected will represent City workers and residents for the next Continue Reading Blue Pearl: A One World Oratorio World premiere of an inspirational new sacred choral work for our times 7.30pm, 14th May 2022, at St Giles’ Cripplegate, performed by the London Mozart Players, Excelsis and Vox Farnham Chamber Continue Reading International Women's Day - On the 8th March we celebrate International Women's Day and the theme for 2022 is 'BREAK THE BIAS'. Here is a poem from nearby Islington resident, Natasha Anne Kelleher, to Continue Reading St Giles' Book Fair 1 - 13 March Message from Jake at St Giles'... Dear friends and neighbours, The Book Fair will begin on Tuesday 1 March and run until Sunday 13 March, possibly longer. We expect to be open Continue Reading March Theatre Previews by Gary Donaldson. On March 5 and 6, Boy Blue return to present their showcase “A Night with Boy Blue”. Mixing exuberant hip-hop dance, a joyful sense of community and the Continue Reading 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
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Tressence

*** A spring poem for you *** By Natasha Anne Kelleher (March 2020)   Pink green hued leaves Spring forth from nature's lungs Sunlight dappled through each Fruitful laden twigs and branches wooden tongues Stippling all in warmth of golden glow Wherein upon through the miracle Of photosynthesis their [...]

Barbican By-ways

*** Peter Savage strolls the streets of EC2 *** One enjoyment of being a pedestrian in London is that a leisurely walk gives one time to look around St Luke’s Boundary Mark I expect that you will have noticed the plaque commemorating the Fan Makers on the wall of [...]

Oenophilia

*** Barbican resident Sommelier, Erin Summers, recommends picks from Passione Vino over at 85 Leonard Street. A short walk from the Barbican is a real hidden gem with one of the greatest selections of Italian wines in London. Wine shop and bar Passione Vino has to be one of [...]

Barbicania

*** First off, SAVE THE DATE 24th March 2022 to vote in the City’s ward elections.  *** The 100 Common Councillors elected will represent City workers and residents for the next three years. My previous editor, Lawrence, will not like this but I have to yet again stray into [...]

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