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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.
*** 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
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
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
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,
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
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
- 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
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”.
The Barbican Association thanks all our young photographers for their entries.
The winning photo will be announced before January 15th.
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
- 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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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