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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
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
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
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
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!
*** 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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Green our Barbican
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Although the Barbican architects always envisaged that the complex they had created would be full of plants and flowers – “the Hanging Gardens of the
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
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!
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
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
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.
*** 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
*** 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
*** 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
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
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
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
*** 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
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
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