Culture Mile: Radio Local

Hyper-local radio broadcast to the world Culture Mile, the City of London’s cultural district stretching from Farringdon to Moorgate will go hyper-local during the lockdown with Radio Local – a daily live broadcast, bringing the sounds and stories of the City, into people’s homes and broadcast to the world. Radio Local, created by performance artists Hunt & Darton, will be an hour-long show every day from 1 – 2pm, Sat 30 May – Fri 12 June. It will be built with, by and for the City’s residents, workers and local businesses. The show will be streamed live on and … [Read more...]


Update from Anne O'Donnell about her independent local business LONDON EYE OPTIQUE London Eye Optique, 2A Cherry Tree Walk, London EC1Y 8NX, independent Opticians by Waitrose, T: 020 7256 9778 Now open 10am - 3pm Mon- Fri Social distancing will apply. Please phone before visiting. … [Read more...]

Barbican announces new digital content

Barbican announces new digital content to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week and Human Rights Watch Film Festival Inspired by the Barbican’s international arts programme, a curated mix of podcasts, playlists, films, videos, talks and articles enables audiences to continue to enjoy the Centre’s rich and varied programme. Highlights of new digital content announced today include: As part of this year’s digital edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, the Barbican’s Head of Cinema, Gali Gold, will chair two Q&A webinar discussions with filmmakers and human rights … [Read more...]

Update from CULT VISION

We hope you are all well. We do continue to serve our customers so please do not hesitate to get in touch should you need anything. In the first instance, it is best to phone or email us. You can still order glasses, sunglasses or contact lenses and we will ship them to you. You can order online via email or over the phone on 07957577413. We now also have an online store - scroll down to read more! We do have some discretion over old or lapsed prescriptions so don’t worry of your last test was some time ago, For help, support or a friendly chat please do feel … [Read more...]

Collecting Covid

The Museum of London seeks to mark unprecedented pandemic for the future COVID-19 is affecting the lives of the global population in unprecedented ways. London saw its first cases of the virus appear in January 2020, swiftly followed by a huge shift in our social and working lives in March; organisations began to close and restrictions were made on people’s movement across the city. The Museum of London is seeking to collect both objects and first-hand experiences to reflect Londoners’ lives during this time, in order to keep a record and to ensure future generations of Londoners will be … [Read more...]

The Hidden City

The Hidden City reveals the creative world of the City of London A new photography commission goes behind-the-scenes at institutions across the City of London to reveal its untold stories, hidden gems, and undiscovered creative champions. Culture Mile, the City of London’s cultural district stretching from Farringdon to Moorgate, commissioned photographer, Emile Holba, to explore what creativity means, not only within cultural organisations, but across the wide range of sectors that make up the Square Mile. Delving into hidden corners, secret gardens, and subterranean spaces, Holba … [Read more...]

New Ozon Deep Clean from House Proud

Message from our very own House Proud cleaners. NEW! Ozon Clean with OC1500. We all realize how important the cleanliness of the living spaces we are in is. That is why we offer to use regular ozonation treatments to minimize the possibility of contracting a viral or bacterial disease to a significant extent, kills the mites, mould, gets rid of the germs. The ozonation treatment disinfects everything that is in the room, not just the air. Industries that use Ozonation treatment. -       Healthcare facilities -       Ambulances, surgery rooms -       Offices, flats and … [Read more...]

LSO – Always Playing

A message from Kathryn McDowell, Managing Director of London Symphony Orchestra There were a number of significant highlights during the first three months of 2020 with Sir Simon Rattle leading the LSO’s celebration of Beethoven 250 with a series of concert performances of Beethoven’s relatively unknown oratorio Christ at the Mount Olives. The Orchestra and the London Symphony Chorus gripped audiences in London, Paris and Germany with this revelatory piece. The LSO also mounted its first full Symphonic Gospel concert with over 400 gospel singers from community choirs joining the orchestra … [Read more...]

The Fortune Theatre

Too good to wait for the next magazine, Peter Savage has been strolling the streets of EC2 exploring the Barbican's by-ways. Enjoy and explore on your daily lockdown exercise? BARBICAN BY-WAYS Peter Savage strolls the streets of EC2 One enjoyment of being a pedestrian in London is that a leisurely walk gives one time to look around. I The Fortune Theatre Wandering through Fortune Park on the way to Waitrose a slight deviation north into Fortune Street will reveal a plaque. This records the site of the Fortune Theatre built in 1597 by Edward Alleyn and his partner Philip … [Read more...]

Frank Harris & Company

Hello, there, Residents!  This is just a heads-up from Frank Harris to let you know that they are available and working remotely. The Frank Harris & Company team in the Barbican are available to take your calls (or e-mails) regarding selling or letting your property. Though we are working remotely, our unrivalled experience means we can still give you a very accurate market appraisal of Barbican properties. Sales – please phone 020 7600 7000 Lettings- please phone 020 7601 1919 Or e-mail … [Read more...]