The Barbican is one of London’s leading artistic venues, offering a world of glorious entertainment to visitors from all over the world. The venue has been an entertainment hotspot for decades, bringing leading lights from the worlds of art, film, theatre, dance and much more together in one space for a host of unique performances and cultural exhibitions.
If you’re lucky enough to be in the city this month, you’re in for a treat – here’s our guide to the top events happening soon…
Architecture Tours: Brutal or Beautiful?
Until 30th December 2018
This series of 90-minute walking tours helps you explore the Barbican itself in more detail, making it a great option for first-time visitors. The venue itself has a rich history, filled with exciting facts – and the Barbican is an architectural marvel sure to impress. Visiting these tours will provide a fantastic voyage of discovery into some of the lesser known sights and stories behind this architectural marvel.
Women In Jazz: A Celebration of the Past, Present and Future
Until 31st December 2018
Women have had a dramatic impact upon the jazz genre over the last century, but their contribution is often under sung. This exhibition pays attention not only to the famous female vocalists, but to the instrumentalists who helped give voice to their music – and highlights the star players who history has otherwise forgotten. This is the ideal way to enjoy some creative culture before relaxing and unwinding with some Montcalm Afternoon Tea.
The Magic of Vienna: Raymond Gubbay Christmas Festival
31st December 2018
If an evening of Strauss waltzes and polkas sounds like a fantastic way to celebrate your trip to London, then join the Barbican on this fantastic journey through Viennese high society of the 19th century. Performed by the Johann Strauss Orchestra and Dancers, The Magic of Vienna promises to be a particularly glittering night out for guests at Montcalm Luxury Hotels.
Royal Shakespeare Company: Romeo & Juliet
Until 19th January 2019
This classic Shakespeare play is brought to vivid life by the masterful Royal Shakespeare Company, with an updated take on arguably the playwright’s most famous work. With the RSC currently riding high on their recent adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this version of Romeo and Juliet stars a vibrant young cast with newcomers Bally Gill and Karen Fishwick taking on the lead roles. For guests at the Royal London House Hotel hoping for a great evening of theatre, it doesn’t get much better than this.
Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-Garde
Until 27th January 2019
This major new exhibition explores how relationships can influence creativity, and draws on the work of some of the world’s most famous artists to prove this point. From creative couples in the worlds of painting, photography, design, literature and sculpture, to the works their relationships helped create – there’s plenty here to enjoy including art and life stories from the likes of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Gustav Klimt and Frida Kahlo.