Barbican announces autumn programme – Voice Online


THE BARBICAN have announced an innovative new programme of live events, digital content and artist development opportunities for the autumn.

After successfully reopening its Galleries and the Conservatory in July/August followed by Cinema 1 last week, the Barbican continues its phased reopening with new events, installations and in-person activities to welcome more audiences back into the Centre.

The autumn programme also sees an expanded online offer as well as providing new initiatives and support for artists to create new work and space for a range of community projects.

Sir Nicholas Kenyon, Managing Director, Barbican said: ‘This is a significant step forward for us and we’re delighted to expand our offer through the autumn, gradually opening up our venues and providing space for artists and communities to connect.

“Our autumn programme features concerts from some of the most exciting musicians working today, a podcast series of conversations between some of our leading creative minds, alongside a whole range of work by new and established artists.”

Announced today

  • Live music and live audiences return to the Barbican this autumn with a newly curated, streamed concert series Live from the Barbican, which takes place in the Hall between 4 October and 13 December 2020 with a digital audience alongside a socially distanced live one. The line-up, announced today, includes The Divine Comedy, The Kanneh-Mason Family, Emmy the Great, Sir Antonio Pappano, Nubya Garcia, Shabaka Hutchings and Sir Bryn Terfel.
  • Inspired, a new theatre and dance-themed podcast series in conversation between Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante and Danny Boyle, Jamie Hale and Hannah Gadsby, and Dickie Beau and Fiona Shaw sharing personal stories about the things that impact their work or influence them creatively.
  • Squish Space, the Barbican’s multi-sensory adventure for children aged five and under, will be offering a new series of digital prompts for parents/carers and their children to enjoy at home over the autumn. Barbican Box will be opening applications for secondary schools and colleges in Harlow and Manchester, exploring theatre-making and visual art with students and teachers from December 2020 to July 2021. As part of London Craft Week 2020, Barbican Shop will be hosting a series of online craft workshops in collaboration with STORE STORE.
Saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings set to perform alongside Britten Sinfonia


Live from the Barbican: a series of newly curated livestreamed concerts

Live from the Barbican, is a new concert series for streaming and live audiences which takes place in the Hall between October 4 and December 13, 2020.


The seven brothers and sisters of the Kanneh-Mason family perform their first public concert in London (October 22, 2020)

Award-winning tenor saxophonist and composer Nubya Garcia performing material from her new album SOURCE (October 29, 2020)

Cassie Kinoshi and SEED Ensemble will mark the 80th birthday of spiritual jazz icon Pharoah Sanders. Part of EFG London Jazz Festival 2020 (November 14 2020)

Saxophonist, clarinettist, composer and band leader, Shabaka Hutchings performs alongside Britten Sinfonia a programme featuring Copland’s Clarinet Concerto. Part of EFG London Jazz Festival 2020 (November 18 2020)

Tickets are £20 for live audiences in the Barbican Hall and £12.50 to access the livestreams.

Tickets will go on sale to Barbican Patrons on September 9, Barbican Members on September 10 and on general sale on September 11, via the Barbican website.

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