Where to invest?
With volatile markets and geopolitical instability likely to remain in the coming months and years, and with inflation rising at a pace, our clients are increasingly questioning their investment strategy. Over the past 12 months a cautious strategy has yielded negative returns, while paradoxically a gung-ho 100% equities approach [...]
Interview with a Local.
This time round for Interview a Local I decided to sit down and have a chat with Trevor, one of the Car Park Attendants of Defoe House. I’m sure many of my fellow Defoers know quite a bit about him, but let me introduce him to the rest of [...]
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 catalyst that brought me to live here. The other week my (adult) grandson M, and I popped into 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 great for anyone seeking bargain deals on high-quality second-hand items, from toys to jewelry, and to begin the story [...]
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 screaming that many City workers are still not coming back full-time. For example, a survey of UK & [...]
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 children and families to a workshop to learn more about the engineering involved in tower cranes. The children had [...]
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 the tradition continue!
*** 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 to celebrate women's achievement than with the publication of a new book entitled: Female Determination: inspirational women who [...]
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 for London on June 17 and 18. A long nurtured vision of a Past Master Skinner and playwright, Emmeline [...]
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 had to make the magazine a bit fatter this issue! First off, a plea from the Barbican Salvage Store [...]
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 know if you are interested and we’ll send you invites. Email: email@example.com If you have questions and [...]
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 our heating system is highly reliable, has minimal maintenance costs, the hardware looks robust enough for another 25 [...]