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 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 Continue Reading 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 Continue Reading 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, Continue Reading 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 Continue Reading Personal Finance 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 Continue Reading Oenophilia  - 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 Continue Reading Insight 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”. Helen Frankenthaler Continue Reading Competition Entries The Barbican Association thanks all our young photographers for their entries. The winning photo will be announced before January 15th. PHOTO 1 PHOTO 2 PHOTO 3 PHOTO 4 PHOTO 5 PHOTO 6 PHOTO 7 PHOTO 8 PHOTO 9 PHOTO 10 PHOTO 11 PHOTO Continue Reading 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 Continue Reading BARBICAN FLATWATCH - 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 Continue Reading 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, Continue Reading 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 Continue Reading Seasons Greetings 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 Continue Reading 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
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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 many of the Barbican residents prefer a city life and one surrounded by concrete. But we are also a [...]

BARBICAN FLATWATCH

- 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 in apartment sales and lettings even though the various government-inspired incentives (to keep the housing market from [...]

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, By Jenny Addison. Adam Hogg stands on Gilbert Bridge looking out on his favourite view over the Lakeside [...]

Seasons Greetings

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 grim.  I can now almost forgive the overdone Christmas marketing in the shop windows which brightens things up.  It’s [...]

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 quality second hand clothes, jewelry, bric-a-brac, children's toys, along with music, refreshments, a raffle and a special visit [...]

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 Saturday 30th October. Under ghostly instruction, all guests will have the option to try two hauntingly entrancing bottomless menus. Devour a [...]

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 has been a sell-out hit since launching in June. The immersive culinary, musical and dance odyssey is adapted [...]

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