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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 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 Lights, Camera, ACTION! Peter Savage goes on location. The Barbican Estate has always been a popular place for film-makers, not only professionals but also for the producers and directors of the future. To break Continue Reading FUELLING THE CREATIVE RENEWAL Culture Mile and Cult Vision present an in-store exhibition of newly commissioned artwork included in the Culture & Commerce: ‘Fuelling the Creative Renewal’ Report. Chaired by the Lord Mayor in partnership Continue Reading Tech Talk Slow Internet? Our own local IT guru, Ian Posner, gives us advice on alleviating slow internet problems. Slow internet problems are probably the most frequent reason people contact me these days. The Continue Reading Bags of Fun Sign up to Tania Reynolds’ pilot project to turn the tap off on plastic waste into the oceans Editor’s note: My modest attempt at still life with Continue Reading LSO at the Library This Saturday, July 31st, between 11-11.45am, Barbican Library will be hosting a performance given by a trio of London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) musicians: Naoko Keatley (violin), Anna Bastow (viola) and Continue Reading 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
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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 a very nice chap he has known for a long while and he has no hesitation in recommending the [...]

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 the dish’s place of origin in Valencia to Guildhall Yard [...]

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 and news we have in the magazine, given current reporting from Afghanistan, but I’m praying that there is stronger [...]

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 coming year. Showcasing top seven local priorities based on feedback and their own work. Core to the mission is [...]

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 of the general public (except for special occasions). Then much cheaper sparkling wines started to pop up in [...]

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 two-course brunch. Booking link here.

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 Street Monday -Friday 9am – 6pm. They are welcoming all residents to come down and take a look. [...]

Tech Talk

Slow Internet? Our own local IT guru, Ian Posner, gives us advice on alleviating slow internet problems. Slow internet problems are probably the most frequent reason people contact me these days. The causes of this are frequently multiple rather than single issues and can include the following: A problem [...]

Bags of Fun

Sign up to Tania Reynolds’ pilot project to turn the tap off on plastic waste into the oceans Editor’s note: My modest attempt at still life with one of Tania’s surprisingly sturdy bags Since countries across the world signed up to support the United Nations Sustainable Development [...]

LSO at the Library

This Saturday, July 31st, between 11-11.45am, Barbican Library will be hosting a performance given by a trio of London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) musicians: Naoko Keatley (violin), Anna Bastow (viola) and Jennie Brown (cello). They will be playing a mix of well-known pieces as well as some contemporary works. This [...]

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