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Business and culture at the Barbican in Spring 2018

Barbican Business Events are offering event organisers the opportunity to make the most of the venue this spring through discounted and exclusive access to its artistic programme.

“For many we are a world leading conference and events venue, for others we are a dynamic and creative international arts and learning centre.  We want to ensure the two come together this Spring,” comments the Barbican’s head of business events, Jackie Boughton.  “We have some incredibly exciting creative work coming to the Barbican in 2018, which can add something truly special to a conference or meeting.  Rather than simply end an event with a drinks reception or dinner, our clients can experience the creativity and excitement of world leading performances and exhibitions, making their event not just different but memorable – which is after all a key metric for a successful event.”

The following is a snapshot of the Barbican’s world-class artistic programme for Spring as part of its 2018 season The Art of Change. Tickets and exclusive access to events is subject to availability.

  1. A residency from Barbican International Associate Ensemble, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: 27 February – 1 March 2018

  2. The UK premiere of The Town Hall Affair by New York’s iconic theatre group The Wooster Group from 21-24 June in the Barbican Theatre

  3. The UK premiere of Jake Heggie’s opera Dead Man Walking with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, starring Joyce DiDonato on 20 February in the Barbican Hall

  4. Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins looks at the continuing fascination of artists with those on the margins of society from 28 February to 27 May in the Barbican Art Gallery

  5. Film season Nevertheless She Persisted: Suffrage, Cinema and Beyond explores the global struggle for women’s voices to be heard and is on in the Barbican Cinemas from 18 April to 24 April

  6. A wide variety of other international music, theatre, dance, visual arts and film

Full details of the Barbican’s artistic programme are available at


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