Plans for a new concert hall in the City of London have been cancelled as the City decides to revamp the Barbican Centre instead.
About the Barbican CentreA cultural hub based in the concrete brutalist estate next to the Barbican tube station, it was built in the 1960s by the City of London to encourage people to live and socialise in the city.
Today is it one of the UK's leading art and theatre venues, with regular events every day, art exhibitions and films.
The art centre is free to visit and wander around, and some of the art exhibits are also free, but most of the theatre/film events have to be paid for.
Link to Barbican Centre's website
Exhibitions opening soon
An exhibition celebrating French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), one of the most singular and provocative voices in postwar modern art.
Open from Mon 17th May to Sun 22nd August
An exhibition devoted to the life and work of Claudia Andujar and her collaboration with the Yanomami, one of Brazil’s largest indigenous peoples.
Open from Thu 17th June to Sun 29th August
An installation exploring two important social questions: who are our buildings and shared spaces for and how do they affect us?
Open from Sun 2nd May to Fri 31st December
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The nearest station is Barbican which is 0.2 miles away.
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An exhibition by Keith van Loen of a series of photographic images examining how modernist architecture is defined.
£16.50 AI: More than Human
Prepare for your preconceptions of AI to be challenged by this timely exhibition, that reflects on how this technology impacts our very existence.
Touching on themes of countercultures, subcultures and minorities of all kinds, the show features the work of 20 photographers from the 1950s to the present day.
The first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Alan’s exhibition features paintings that were executed directly in front of his subjects, usually at the beginning or at the end of the day.
Very odd art display in the Barbican's curve space.