3 Exhibits to Check Out at The Barbican

The many venues and performance halls around London are what make the city such a popular destination for travellers and holiday makers. There’s always something to see when you’re in the capital and you’ll never struggle to find entertainment for you and your friends or loved ones.

If you’re planning to stay at Montcalm Brewery hotel Chiswell Street, you’re in luck because just across the road is one of London’s best theatres. The Barbican is more than just a performance venue, it is a beacon of creativity for the local community and provides a platform for cultural creativity and artistic expression. The venue regularly hosts a wide range of performances, events and exhibitions for its thousands of guests. Be sure to check out some of these amazing Barbican events during your stay at our Montcalm hotels London.

The Barbican Centre iconic new brutalist architecture

The Big Barbican Adventure

Mon-Sun, 2017

This is a great activity for the whole family to take part in and will help bring you all together, while having fun along the way. The adventure will take you on a journey in and around The Barbican as you and your loved ones work together to try and solve a series of clues. Start your adventure by collecting your free trail kit and make your way around the grounds, cracking cryptic clues and solving puzzles as you try to make your way to the end and claim your prize. In true Barbican style the adventure will inspire your creativity by getting you drawing and playing games that require teamwork. The prize is always kept a secret so if you’re lucky enough to complete the adventure be sure to share your story with our friends at the Montcalm Brewery hotel Chiswell.

Into The Unknown

Sci-Fi fans will love the latest exhibit at The Barbican, which explores the world of science fiction and all that it has inspired over the last century. Learn about the films, TV, art and literature that have come from the world of Sci-Fi over the years. The exhibit will feature a huge collection of artefacts, memorabilia, film and artwork that has been brought together by historian and writer, Patrick Gyger. With over 800 pieces that have never been seen in the UK before, Into The Unknown will feature instalments from the popular TV show Black Mirror and the cult zombie classic 28 Days Later. If you’re a fan of Sci-Fi this isn’t something you’ll want to miss out on.

Basquiat: Boom for Real

Check out work from one of the most renowned young creatives of the 1970s art scene at this unique exhibition. The young prodigy, Jean-Michel Basquiat is known for his alternative techniques and edgy style. This extensive collection of his best work will consist of rare pieces that have never been seen before, making this is a unique opportunity during your time in London. After drawing a lot of attention in New York, Basquiat quickly rose to fame and now you can see some of the work which inspired a new generation of artists.

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