The Museum of London Due to close at the beginning of December, it was only when I thought I should write something for this edition, did I realize that (strangely), the museum was the Continue Reading St Giles' Book Fair Starts Tuesday 8 November and will run until Advent Sunday 27 November when they will also have our Advent Fair (11.30am-3pm) and Christingle service (3.30pm). Both are children-friendly but also Continue Reading Back to Normal *** What’s going on in Barbican property sales and lettings *** It is difficult to square the pick-up in Barbican property prices – both sales and rental – with the statistics Continue Reading Crane Workshop The final tower crane has been removed (by a mobile crane) at the 21 Moorfields development site and Sir Robert McAlpine (SRA) celebrated this with an invitation to the local Continue Reading BA Party Pics *** PHOTOS from the fantastic party held over the summer and organised by the Barbican Association *** Thanks to everyone who got involved and we're looking forward to next year! Long may Continue Reading Book Reviews *** Celebrating local authors and artists *** Female Determination: inspirational women who forge their own paths Soon after the Lionesses won their historic victory at Wembley, there couldn't be a better time Continue Reading Becket Pageant The Guildhall Yard, burst into an explosion of pageantry, craft, colour, dance and song to mark the triple* anniversary of former Patron Saint of London, Thomas Becket, in The Becket Pageant Continue Reading Call to Action Although the City apparatus (like the Government) take a bit of a break over the summer, the Barbican Association and Barbican Life teams have so much going on that we’ve Continue Reading LEASE EXTENSION INFO *** Need More Information? *** IMPORTANT UPDATES in red. Barbican Life are planning a series of meetings (some in person, and some on Zoom) with solicitors in the coming months.  Let us Continue Reading Underfloor Heating - fit for purpose? Time for a change? We are living in interesting times. We face huge increases in energy costs; we worry about the impact our heating is having on climate change; and yet Continue Reading Reanimating the City *** Resident Terry Trickett highlights the City’s opportunities within the reconstruction of London Wall West.  Culture and Commerce will work better together *** The City’s reputation for commercial and financial expertise Continue Reading Looking after vulnerable clients *** Personal Finance *** From time to time we come across cases where clients, often but not always elderly, are persuaded to make investments that turn out to be scams. A Continue Reading Hithe + Seek *** An introduction from Barbican resident Sommelier, Erin Summers I might be a bit biased as I’m the Wine Curator there, but Hithe + Seek has to be one of the Continue Reading Interview with a Local *** Erin Summers interviews Islington neighbour Natasha Anne Kelleher about her poetry, and passion for the Barbican   Natasha looking at her poems for the Aldgate In Winter Exhibition 2021 I first met Natasha Continue Reading INSIGHT Exhibition Previews *** Janet Wells’ review of the Arts, Gallery and Museum scene *** Dulwich Picture Gallery UNFRAMED:  The Woman in the Window 4th May to 4th Sep This exhibition makes one really think: It was Continue Reading Green our Barbican *** Join the Barbican Horticultural Society *** Although the Barbican architects always envisaged that the complex they had created would be full of plants and flowers – “the Hanging Gardens of the Continue Reading A Closer Look Property commentary is not seeing the permanent decline of residents in Central London that experts have been warning about. Even though many people continue to work remotely, the majority of Continue Reading Summer Issue Out Now *** You should be receiving your Summer issue of Barbican Life through your letter box shortly. If you don't receive a copy then please get in touch with us! Cultivating Growth Thank you Continue Reading Becket Pageant 2022 Book your tickets on the The Becket Pageant website.An unforgettable day of fun, culture and celebration in the ancient heart of the City - Guildhall Yard - June 17-18 2022. DISCOVER the legacy Continue Reading Shakespeare in Charterhouse Square *** Performance of The Tempest by SHAKESPEARE IN THE SQUARES 29th June We are delighted to be embarking upon the fifth year of Shakespeare in the Squares and a new production Continue Reading 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
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Hithe + Seek

*** An introduction from Barbican resident Sommelier, Erin Summers I might be a bit biased as I’m the Wine Curator there, but Hithe + Seek has to be one of the most exciting openings in the City of London. Located in the newly opened The Westin London City, Hithe [...]

Green our Barbican

*** Join the Barbican Horticultural Society *** Although the Barbican architects always envisaged that the complex they had created would be full of plants and flowers – “the Hanging Gardens of the Barbican” – it was a good 15 years before residents founded the Barbican Horticultural Society (BHS).  We’ve just [...]

A Closer Look

Property commentary is not seeing the permanent decline of residents in Central London that experts have been warning about. Even though many people continue to work remotely, the majority of employers are aiming for a flexible approach with days in and out of the office. Some employers still have [...]

Becket Pageant 2022

Book your tickets on the The Becket Pageant website.An unforgettable day of fun, culture and celebration in the ancient heart of the City - Guildhall Yard - June 17-18 2022. DISCOVER the legacy of London’s former Patron Saint, Thomas Becket, on his historic triple anniversary. RE-LIVE the story of Thomas Becket’s dramatic [...]

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 [...]

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