CULT COLLABORATION for Clerkenwell Design Week

CULT COLLABORATION for Clerkenwell Design Week Fringe Festival 2018: For Clerkenwell Design Week, CULT VISION COLLABORATIONS present their bespoke programmable furniture. Conceived by CULT VISION founder Panos Nicolaou, designed and built by Peter Cathersides and enhanced with built-in tech by Justin Nowell. The programmable eyewear displays on show at the CULT VISION store are fun and can be easily adapted to serve other commercial or home uses. This is the first of several planned collaborations, and the team are on hand to meet and talk with visitors and potential clients about their … [Read more...]

Protecting Trees in Golden Lane – Petition

Please follow the link below to sign the petition the Golden Baggers have set up in order prevent the needless destruction of the established trees that currently line the border of the allotments and the proposed COLPAI development. Here's the link: https://www.change.org/p/we-need-our-trees-protect-our-trees-and-they-will-protect-us Here are a few of the younger folk creating banners over the weekend. The destruction of the trees would be a travesty - they should be saved for the benefit of residents and children of the new school alike.   … [Read more...]

Mid-range French fare at Brasserie Blanc

Mid-range French fare at Brasserie Blanc Heading down Moorgate towards Bank, turn left behind the Bank of England, and a couple of roads on, you reach Brasserie Blanc Threadneedle Street which is another venture from the world-renowned chef Raymond Blanc as part of a chain of similarly-named mid-priced eating establishments in the French brasserie-style.  There is certainly competition in this style of restaurant with the Cote Brasserie and Café Rouge chains both offering something similar in style and pricing.  However we would rate the Threadneedle Street Brasserie Blanc highly among … [Read more...]

Love, Betrayal, Death (in Italian Opera) Concert 28th April

Love, Betrayal, Death (in Italian Opera) Concert at St Giles' Cripplegate on Saturday April 28th starting at 5:45 pm GS Wines and partners will present a concert of  music, including arias, from some of the best loved Italian operas such as The Barber of Seville, La Traviata, La Boheme, Rigoletto and L'Elisir d'Amore, written by the finest composers of Italian opera including Donizetti, Rossini, Puccini and Verdi. Our accomplished singers, Yuri Sabatini (Tenor), Luciana di Bella (Soprano) and Monique Loricchio Klongtruadroke (Soprano) will delight you with their glorious voices and superb … [Read more...]

Dragon Cafe in the City 22nd March

Celebrate Dragon Cafe in the City in Shoe Lane Library. Since its launch last month, Dragon Cafe in the City has been offering a fantastic open and free space to those working and living in the Square Mile who want to protect their mental wellbeing and boost their resilience. It is a collaborative pilot project between Barbican and Communities Libraries, Wellcome Trust and Carnegie UK ‘Engaging Libraries’ fund, Mental Fight Club, Output Arts, the City of London Corporation and Business Healthy. There is a full programme of activities all day and you are also invited to join in the … [Read more...]

Italian Wine Journey – update

Since our successful inaugural 'Italian Wine Journey' event in October 2017 at Fish Central Restaurant (featured in Barbican Life December 2017), one of the wines we featured, 'Morgia Noce' Aglianico Riserva from Fontana Reale, has been praised in a Decanter Review of Aglianco wines and forms part of Master of  Wine, Susan Hulme's 'Dream Dozen'! It was described as "smooth texture with v. attractive, raspberry spice flavours" (scoring 89 points out of 100).  Aglianico is the great red grape of Campania capable of making wines to rival the best in Italy - hence is often referred to as 'the … [Read more...]

Cult Vision x Pipét Barbican Design Showcase Jan – March 2018

Following the recent launch of the latest Pipét accessories collection, Designer Gina Pipét presents her latest ‘Barbican’ designs in collaboration with Cult Vision. Exploring the geometric shapes that decorate the city, Gina Pipét’s latest collection takes its inspiration from London’s Brutalist icon - The Barbican. Cult Vision Founder & Director, Panos Nicolaou says: ’We love the new window display Gina has created. We particularly like the way the patterns in her work create a feeling of movement and depth through the subtle use of perceptual phenomena. The installation is … [Read more...]

Save the date – OLD FOOLS by Tristan Bernays

The world premiere of OLD FOOLS by Tristan Bernays It’s the world premiere of the new play by Tristan Bernays whose show Boudica, starring Gina Mckee, was a storming success at Shakespeare’s globe last summer. It’s the touching tale of a relationship, seen through the lens of Alzheimer’s. Southwark Playhouse THE LITTLE 77-85 Newington Causeway London SE1 6BD Wednesday 14 March - Saturday 7 April Press night Thursday 15 March at 8.00pm Monday - Saturday at 8.00pm Tuesday & Saturday at 3.30pm Prices: Previews £12, Full £20, Concs … [Read more...]

20% discounts at the new Thao V Hair Studio

A message from the bottom of Lauderdale for you all! We have just opened a new, energetic and completely renovated hair salon on the ground floor of Lauderdale Tower in the Barbican — Thao V Hair Studio.  We have a special promotion for Barbican Association members of 20% off the first visit and 10% off subsequent visits, for morning appointments. Our website has details of pricing and services. www.thaov.com Facebook @ThaoVhairstudio Instagram : thao_vilayvong … [Read more...]

10% off private events at Le Café du Marché in January and February.

  10% off private events at Le Café du Marché in January and February. Le Café du Marché is an authentic and atmospheric French restaurant in Smithfield, London. The first floor private dining room, Le Grenier, is a unique and characterful events space for formal dinners or relaxed parties. Book an event for January and February for 30 or more people and Le Café du Marché is offering 10% off.* Le Grenier dining room is a high-ceilinged converted loft-space ideal for private parties, corporate events and wedding celebrations. The private dining has large windows and characterful … [Read more...]