Playground closure

Due to the weather conditions, the playground area below Seddon House will now be closed from Monday 29 October – Friday 2 November (weather permitting). This is to allow access for a crane for redecorating above the podium highwalk of Seddon House. … [Read more...]

What we like about living in the Barbican – Maxine Kwok

LSO first violinist Maxine Kwok Adams on why she lives in the Barbican and what she really likes about the complex and what life's like playing for one of the world's top orchestras. Why the Barbican? That's the question that tends to follow when I tell people I am a violinist living in the heart of the City. When they hear I have a foil- time job in the London Symphony Orchestra and that we play over fifty concerts a year in the Barbican concert hall then it all starts to make sense. Born in the UK, I moved to London when I won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music, a place I … [Read more...]

It’s a wildlife in the Barbican

City living seems to suit a number of species of mammal and avian wildlife which make their homes in and around the Barbican. As well as providing a great living space for the human species, the Barbican supports a fair amount of wildlife as well, as the gardens and the lakes provide their own residences for some rare and not so rare birds and mammals. There is a great variety of plant life with some extremely interesting trees and shrubs in the Barbican gardens, in the igloos on the upper main lake and alongside it, but in this issue we'll concentrate on some of the animal life which resides … [Read more...]