Where Light Falls at St Paul’s

Inspired by original poetry, cutting edge projections will illuminate this iconic landmark in honour of the men and women who risked their lives to save the Cathedral during WW2. Putting themselves in the path of bombs, the daring members of St Paul's Watch ensured the survival of a masterpiece that became a symbol of resilience. Historic England, working with the Poetry Society and leading creatives Double Take Projections, invite you to uncover the hidden histories of our wartime heroes. Where Light Falls, in partnership with St Paul's Cathedral and its companion piece at Coventry Cathedral … [Read more...]

The Snow Queen (Resident discount!)

We've just had a heads up about The Snow Queen at Park Theatre this Christmas. It’s going to be a beautiful piece of magical story-telling. We've secured a discount code for Barbican residents of £18.50 tickets in bands B&C if booked by 1st November (this excludes Friday and Saturday performances) and bear in mind there are already £18.50 tickets for the two preview performances on 4 and 5 December just FYI. When booking just put in the code BARBICAN. Winter Snow Ltd and J Clare Productions in association with Park Theatre present THE SNOW QUEEN 4 December 2019 – 4 January 2020 | … [Read more...]

Thames Clippers hosts Café Conversations

Free but book now - to meet and talk to new people, welcome aboard Thames Clippers London’s River Bus hosts Café Conversations Time to chat, meet new people and boost your happiness this World Mental Health Day! Thames Clippers invites Londoners to Café Conversations on the Thames; sail along the river and enjoy lively and interesting conversations about a variety of topics and ideas with friendly people. ''Sometimes being in a big city, you're even more isolated. You're surrounded by people, but you don't know who to talk to. Café Conversations is a platform to bridge this, making … [Read more...]

New Co-working Workspaces

Ahead of September’s back to work call, one of the team received an email about a few innovative London co-working schemes. There are three workspace initiatives doing away with hefty membership fees, turning everyone’s favourite working spots (restaurants, cafés and hotel lounges) into official workspaces, whereby tables and desks can be reserved via easy to use apps. This means no competition for spots, no pressure from waiters. Laptops in cafés be gone: 3 apps turning restaurants & hotels into bookable workspaces! The Workroom and AndCo utilise restaurants and cafes, turning … [Read more...]

Sir Mark Warby Law History Lecture

“More and more – law and the London Charterhouse” This year’s Thomas Sutton Lecture, named for the 17th century entrepreneur who established the charity here, focuses on the law and how its exponents and evolution have been linked over the centuries to the Charterhouse. Here to present it will be High Court Judge Sir Mark Warby, whose own research has informed this fascinating perspective on London’s legal history. The Lecture is on Thursday 17th October at 7.00pm in the Great Chamber.  In his lecture, Mark Warby suggests that the links between the Charterhouse and the law are not as … [Read more...]

Fastastic Feats Circus 7th Sept

The City has commissioned a big street-based spectacular from French collective Générik Vapeur and flying trapeze specialists Gorilla Circus. It’s all about pollution, ocean plastics and humankind’s impact on the planet so it has a strong environmental message to convey, as well as being a fun-packed family show that’s sure to amaze and delight (plus it’s free). Thank You For Having Us 7 September, 8pm King street/Cheapside Junction EC2V 6DT Take a night-time walk exploring a plastic-filled artificial island. Formed by the currents of the North Pacific Ocean, this is the 8th continent, … [Read more...]

Illuminated River Boat Tour

Tickets are selling out. The Illuminated River project is best experienced from the Thames itself, so join an official guided boat tour and let the City of London Guides and experts from Historic England take you on a journey through time while sailing underneath these architectural, social and historical landmarks of London. Tours depart from Tower Pier from 29 August, find out more … [Read more...]

Fantastic Feats of Cinema

19 - 24 August Doors at 6pm, film starts at 8.45pm Cost: £15 (including a deckchair) - book online Location: Guildhall Yard Stretching the limits of architecture, engineering, science and invention, grab a deckchair and enjoy sci-fi and romcom classics as well as blockbusters old and new. Follow mankind into space, the past and the future, and return to dinosaur-inhabited Isla Nublar. Find out if architect Tom Hansen and robots WALL-E and EVE find love and if maths can save a young man’s future. Food and drink will be available. Films in the Yard Day Film Monday … [Read more...]

Save the dates for the Charterhouse

August Open Gardens 15th August 2019 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm The opportunities to visit our lovely gardens are rare, as they have been created especially as a peaceful haven for the residents who live in the almshouse here.  We are therefore delighted to announce that, due to very popular demand, we are opening them for a monthly series of Open Garden evenings.  Join us for a relaxed evening when you will be free to walk amongst the gardens on these non-guided events, with the opportunity to enjoy an informal BBQ and bar.  Discover this beautifully planted oasis  on our stunning seven acre … [Read more...]

Illuminated River Foundation Community Fund

Illuminated River Foundation has announced a Community Fund to support local groups in delivering publicly accessible activities that engage with the first phase of Illuminated River (London, Cannon St, Southwark and Millennium Bridges) and encourage more people to enjoy the Thames, its bridges and riverside surroundings at night. The announcement follows the July 17th illumination of four Thames bridges - London, Cannon Street, Southwark and Millennium – which were transformed with the launch of the first phase of the Illuminated River project. The 10-year artwork, by internationally … [Read more...]