Memorial service for Douglas Woodward

A memorial service for long-time Barbican resident, and prominent City servant, Douglas Woodward will be held in St Giles Cripplegate church in the Barbican on February 21st at 11 a.m. Douglas Woodward in the Barbican's Thomas More Garden - Photo by Fiona SavoryDouglas and his wife Ann were amongst the earliest residents in the Barbican moving into thge Estate in 1970 and amongst the early members of the Barbican Residents Association. He had a distinguished career in City of London governance being elected to The Court of Common Council in 1971 in the ward of Cripplegate. … [Read more...]

Rattle’s Folly – Response from Sir Nicholas Kenyon

A response from Sir Nicholas Kenyon, The Barbican Arts Centre’s Managing Director, to the last issue’s guest editorial by Douglas Woodward regarding the plan to construct a new concert hall on the site currently occupied by the Museum of London when that moves to it’s proposed Smithfield site at the end of the decade.   Sir Nicholas Kenyon – Photo credit and copyright Sheila Rock It was interesting to read Douglas Woodward’s guest editorial in the last edition of Barbican Life about the proposed new Centre for Music at the Barbican, especially as Mr Woodward has been such an important … [Read more...]