What's on in Barbican over the next 14 days


Events in and around Barbican

F Event is free of charge (sometimes a donation is appreciated)
B Pre-Booking required.

 

Special Events in over the next 14 days

Fri 17th AugLetterheads 2018: London Calling F
Sign and lettering expo featuring an exhibition, live demonstrations, screenings and tours. (Cost: 0)
Sat 18th AugLetterheads 2018: London Calling F
Sign and lettering expo featuring an exhibition, live demonstrations, screenings and tours. (Cost: 0)
Sat 18th AugBotanical Cocktails B
A hands-on workshop where you will learn how to turn your outdoor space into a botanical cocktail garden.
Sun 19th AugLetterheads 2018: London Calling F
Sign and lettering expo featuring an exhibition, live demonstrations, screenings and tours. (Cost: 0)
Wed 22nd AugLondon and Beer B
Discover fascinating stories of the brewing, selling and drinking of beer in London.
Thu 23rd AugMad Science Gone Right: Experimental Surgery and Its Survivors in the 18th and 19th centuries B
This talk features the stories of three surprising historic operations on the chest, kidneys and ovaries from the pre-antiseptic age
Thu 23rd AugCrashed: how a decade of financial crises changed the world B
In this talk Adam Tooze will talk about his new book, Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World.
Thu 23rd AugThe House of Beaufort B
Join Nathen Amin, author of The House of Beaufort, to find out more about this incredible chapter of England’s tumultuous history.
Sat 25th AugSmithfield 150 F
A two day festival to mark the 150th anniversary of Smithfield Markets. (Cost: 0)
Sun 26th AugLondon on Wheels: a Story of Women’s Suffrage B
Take a Routemaster bus for a tour around the capital, following in the footsteps of some of the major players in the suffrage movement.
Sun 26th AugSmithfield 150 F
A two day festival to mark the 150th anniversary of Smithfield Markets. (Cost: 0)
Wed 29th AugBook Talk: Nazi Exhibition Design & Modernism F B
Part of The Wiener Library’s London 1938 exhibition series.
Thu 30th AugGin tasting at Dr Johnson's House B
A suitably 18th-century evening sampling a range of 6 premium gins.
Fri 31st AugThe River Thames: Myths and Legends - Storytelling with George Hoyle B
George Hoyle who is a folk performer, storyteller & music promoter will through song and storytelling bring to life these urban legends of Thames rituals, sacred rites, magic, myths and votive offerings to Father Thames.

 

Recurring Events in over the next 14 days

Sat 18th AugDickens in Southwark Walk B
Charles Dickens got to know the Southwark area during the early years of his life when his father was sent to Marshalsea debtor’s prison in 1824
Sat 18th AugHistorical Highlights of Somerset House F
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt. (Cost: Free)
Sat 18th AugBillingsgate Roman House & Baths B
Weekend openings of one of London's largest visible Roman ruins, currently in the basement of an otherwise unremarkable office block.
Sat 18th AugAlong The North Shore - The Architecture of London's Middle City B
From watergates, palaces and hotels to medieval cloisters, churches and Parisian boulevards, this walk explores the multifarious landscape of the northern shore between Charing Cross and St Brides to reveal London's great Middle City through its best kept architectural secrets and spectacular sleeping giants.
Sun 19th AugThe Barbican Conservatory F
Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London (Cost: 0)
Mon 20th AugWomen of the East – guided walk F
A guided walk to discover how Suffragettes used iconic locations in the City to further their cause. (Cost: 0)
Mon 20th AugWomen of the West – walking tour from St Paul’s tube station (Exit 1, Cheapside) F
Walking tour of the City, taking in stories of forgotten women workers, medieval business owners, famous queens, and 20th-century heroines.  (Cost: 0)
Tue 21st AugSomerset House: The Old Palaces Tour F
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: Free)
Tue 21st AugThe Old Palace Tour F
A free guided tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: 0)
Thu 23rd AugWomen of the East – guided walk F
A guided walk to discover how Suffragettes used iconic locations in the City to further their cause. (Cost: 0)
Thu 23rd AugWomen of the West – walking tour from St Paul’s tube station (Exit 1, Cheapside) F
Walking tour of the City, taking in stories of forgotten women workers, medieval business owners, famous queens, and 20th-century heroines.  (Cost: 0)
Sat 25th AugHistorical Highlights of Somerset House F
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt. (Cost: Free)
Sat 25th AugExplore our Library and Archives - free every Saturday F B
If you're interested in your family history, come and see all the records we hold.
Sat 25th AugBillingsgate Roman House & Baths B
Weekend openings of one of London's largest visible Roman ruins, currently in the basement of an otherwise unremarkable office block.
Sun 26th AugThe Barbican Conservatory F
Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London (Cost: 0)
Mon 27th AugWomen of the East – guided walk F
A guided walk to discover how Suffragettes used iconic locations in the City to further their cause. (Cost: 0)
Mon 27th AugWomen of the West – walking tour from St Paul’s tube station (Exit 1, Cheapside) F
Walking tour of the City, taking in stories of forgotten women workers, medieval business owners, famous queens, and 20th-century heroines.  (Cost: 0)
Tue 28th AugSomerset House: The Old Palaces Tour F
A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: Free)
Tue 28th AugThe Old Palace Tour F
A free guided tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. (Cost: 0)
Thu 30th AugWomen of the East – guided walk F
A guided walk to discover how Suffragettes used iconic locations in the City to further their cause. (Cost: 0)
Thu 30th AugWomen of the West – walking tour from St Paul’s tube station (Exit 1, Cheapside) F
Walking tour of the City, taking in stories of forgotten women workers, medieval business owners, famous queens, and 20th-century heroines.  (Cost: 0)

 

Routine Events in over the next 14 days

Sat 18th AugLight and Colour: Stained Glass at the Southwark Cathedral Tour B
Join us for this journey through time, colour and history
Thu 23rd AugHistory and Treasures of Guildhall Library B
Join our librarians to learn about the history of Guildhall Library, tour the building (including behind the scenes) and view some of the library’s treasures
Thu 23rd AugFamily Activity - The Dean's Tour of Southwark Cathedral B
Join The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark for this family friendly tour around Southwark Cathedral
Fri 24th AugBlockChain - Silicon Roundabout Meetup B
This event is focused on BlockChainWe're meeting at Google Campus
Fri 24th AugHighlights tour for Members B
Explore the British Museum's treasures and learn more about your Membership benefits with an illuminating 90-minute tour
Mon 27th AugElectronic Resources B
This session is aimed at people who would like to learn about our biographical, family history and London digital resources
Wed 29th AugAugust RANT Forum B
RANT is back with a classic forum sponsored by award-winning IT training company “Skillsoft”
Wed 29th AugEvening Guided Tour of Southwark Cathedral B
Enjoy the quiet of Southwark Cathedral in the evening by attending this history tour
Thu 30th AugTwo Cockney Poets B
Although born within four years and a mile of one another, John Keats and Thomas Hood, two Cockney poets, had very different lives and careers

 

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