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...]

Victorian Santa’s grotto at the Museum of London – book up quickly!

Santa is ready to greet you in our festive Grotto. It’s time to get into the Christmas Spirit! Experience our Victorian Walk, transformed with festive decorations and the sound of Victorian carols being sung in the distance. Find Santa in his Secret Grotto, tell him your Christmas wishes and receive a special gift. From £10 per child when booked in advance (includes gift). Photographs available at an additional cost. Duration: 15 mins Min age: 1 - 7 Entry type: Paid advanced booking … [Read more...]

Intimate Dining Par Excellence – Little Quiet

Intimate Dining Par Excellence – Little Quiet You have to try this place, even if you only go once.  Little Quiet is the first permanent restaurant from the team behind The Disappearing Dining Club whose mission is to bring people together to enjoy great food and drink in private and unusual spaces.  They have been fashionably ‘popping  up’ temporary restaurants, and running supper clubs and dinner parties since 2010 in venues as varied as lighthouses to laundrettes.  Locally, they have previously temporarily hosted at Old Street, Bethnal Green, Brick Lane and Bermondsey but here in … [Read more...]

Good and Generous Dishes at the South Place Chop House

Good and Generous Dishes at the South Place Chop House The South Place Chop House can easily missed.  It comfortably covers half the ground floor area of the South Place Hotel nestled between the HSBC bank and Marks & Spencer and the Red Lion pub as you walk from  Moorgate to Liverpool Street.  Personally, I’ve had one or two G+Ts at the rooftop Angler Terrace in the summer sun and we’ve also reviewed the outstanding Michelin starred Angler mainly seafood restaurant at rooftop level, but this is our first review of a dinner at the Chop House.  The restaurant is thus only a short … [Read more...]

Knoll Sample Sale – 18 November 2017

Saturday 18th November from 10am to 4pm at The Knoll Store, 91 Goswell Road … [Read more...]

Designer Jewellers Group Winter Shows

The Designer Jewellers Group was founded in 1975.  Many Barbican residents will know that our annual Winter Show has been a prominent feature in the Arts Centre Foyer for some 32 years - and many of you have purchased from us.  In more recent years an annual summer show was added to the existing schedule. With the redesigning of the Arts Centre Foyer this long-standing tradition has come to an end.  This winter our work will be displayed at two places. The first show is at The Goldsmiths' Centre, 42 Britton Street London EC1M 5AD, November 24-25.  The venue is located about a 10 minute … [Read more...]