Barbican OpenFest is taking over the Centre and surrounding venues and a great place to get orientated and start your day is Level G of the Barbican Centre. There will be activities, events, pop up performances, free exhibitions and talks. 🎉 🎨 🎶
Take the whole family for a fun day out. You’ll find activities and workshops to keep everyone entertained and learning something new while adventuring around the centre and beyond.
Barbican OpenFest is a Culture Mile event in collaboration with The City of London Corporation, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London Symphony Orchestra and the Museum of London. Culture Mile is a destination for culture and creativity in the heart of London’s financial district, bringing the area to life with imaginative collaborations and exciting events.
Lots of the festival is free and drop-in, but there are some events that need to be booked in advance. Plan in advance to find events and activities, both free and paid.
A dramatic visual history of Russia and the Soviet Union from 1905 to the death of Stalin – seen through the eyes of artists, designers and photographers. 🇷🇺
2017 marks the centenary of the October Revolution. Rebellion brought hope, chaos, heroism and tragedy as the Russian Empire became the Soviet Union, endured revolutions, civil war, famine, dictatorship and Nazi invasion. A new visual culture arose and transformed the fabric of everyday life.
The core of this exhibition comes from the extraordinary collection of photographer and graphic designer David King (1943–2016). He started his collection of over 250,000 items relating to this period while working for The Sunday Times Magazine in the 1970s. The collection was acquired by Tate in 2016.
This show is an opportunity to see the rare propaganda posters, prints and photographs collected by King – some bearing traces of state censorship. Including work by El Lissitzky, Gustav Klutsis, Dmitri Moor, Aleksandr Deineka, Nina Vatolina and Yevgeny Khaldei, it is a thrilling journey through a momentous period in world history.
Over the last thirty years, London Art Fair has given access to exceptional modern and contemporary art, as well as expert insight into the changing market. 👩🎨 👨🎨 🖼
Presenting leading British and international galleries alongside curated spaces Art Projects and Photo50, the Fair invites collectors and visitors to discover works by renowned artists from the 20th Century to today.
The Fair is an established destination for both museum quality Modern British and contemporary work from leading global names.
Sitting alongside the main Fair will be specially curated contemporary spaces Art Projects and Photo50, featuring the next generation of artists and collectives.
It’s that time of the year, when Krampus returns to find out who’s been naughty and who’s been really bad. Prepare yourself, we have everything you need! From curses, spells, witchy clothing, bespoke Satanic artifacts and collectibles, demonic handicrafts, artworks, protective amulets and bones. There is something for all misbehaving creatures! 🎄 ☠️ 😈
The Design Museum’s exhibition celebrates the work of contemporary jewellers who have challenged the conventions of jewellery design. The show examines what we value and regard as precious, bypassing traditional perceptions in favour of the radical experiments of jewellers from the 1970s onwards who, making use of new processes, questioned the relevance of precious materials and shifted the role of preciousness from financial value to personal association. Themes include ‘Worn Out’, which celebrates the experience of wearing jewellery, and ‘Linking Links’, which looks at the ways in which meaning and narratives are expressed in jewellery. Exhibitors include Wendy Ramshaw, who is known for her complex geometric designs, and Hans Stofer, who trained in precision engineering and produces intricate wire form jewellery.