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Posts Tagged ‘barbican’

Review: The Devil and Mister Punch by Improbable at the Barbican

A delightful Vaudeville inspired piece of theatre: featuring a host of fabulous characters surrounding the well known tale of Punch and Judy, including Messrs Harvey and Hovey.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Devil and Mister Punch by Jane Mcguinness
The Devil and Mister Punch by Jane Mcguinness.

Following hot on the heels of some great puppetry at the London International Mime Festival, the Barbican is hosting the new show, The Devil and Mister Punch, from the renowned Improbable theatre company.

The Devil and Mister Punch
Founded in 1996 by four artistic directors, this production was put together by Julian Crouch and is based on an ongoing obsession with the tradition of Punch and Judy.… read more

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A Review of the Crafternoon Tea Club Christmash Spesh with Etsy 2011

Crafternoon Tea Club and Etsy put on a splendid DIY craft party with an ethical message – here are our highlights from the Bevenden Street event, held on Thursday 8th December 2011.

Written by Caitlin Sinclair

Illustration by Rebecca Strickson On the evening of 8th December, close to 50 people of all ages came together for something resembling a drop-in DIY craft party – the Crafternoon […]

An interview with Tim Plester, director of Way of the Morris

Way of the Morris premieres as part of the London International Documentary Festival at the Barbican on Sunday 15th May. Director Tim Plester eloquently guides us through the making of this lovely film about Morris Dancing.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Way of the Morris by Rosemary Cunningham. Actor and film director Tim Plester has produced a beautiful documentary film inspired by his childhood antagonism towards the reignited Adderbury village cult […]

Anarchidinner, an Experimental Banquet by Companis at the Barbican: a review

On Thursday 28th April the Companis art group staged an interactive performance-led meal served up by professional chefs. Anarchidinner took place in the Barbican Garden Room, where we sat around long communal tables.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Anarchidinner by Claire Sells. I loved the art exhibition Pioneers of the Downtown Scene, tadalafil New York 1970s, visit web currently showing at the Barbican, so when an offer was […]

More Soup and Tart at the Barbican: a review

Featuring the likes of lobster lover Edwina Ashton, furry dancing from Marcia Faquhar, acrobatic clowning from Frauke Requardt, plate slinging from the aptly named Holly Slingsby and Martin Creed, Simon Bookish and Ryan Styles... this was certainly a night to remember (in parts).

Written by Amelia Gregory

More Soup and Tart by Ben Jensen. It was always going to be a tall order to recreate the seminal work of underground performance artists, viagra but the Barbican programmers […]

Beat the Champ by Cory Arcangel at The Curve, Barbican

We were bowled over by the latest large scale installation from the Brooklyn digital artist Cory Arcangel.

Written by Eleanor Whalley

Illustration by Oliver John Quinn After hanging out with contributor Nick for lunch during Menswear Day, information pills I hot-footed it up to Vauxhall Fashion Scout to check out D.GNAK‘s […]

Flesh and Blood & Fish and Fowl: a review of the Mime Festival 2011 show at the Barbican

Flesh and Blood & Fish and Fowl features immaculate clowning from Geoff Sobelle and Charlotte Ford. It's one of the funniest shows I've ever seen, but there's a darker meaning behind the absurdities.

Written by Amelia Gregory

She and Him She and Him are cool eh? Zooey Deschanel in the vintage clothes I would love in my collection and marvelous fringe, approved and Matt Ward, information pills […]

Review: Work-in-Progress at the Royal College of Art

The Royal College of Art presents an intriguing preview of their 2011 Fashion, Textiles, Metalwork and Jewellery, Goldsmithing, Silversmithing and Photography Graduates. The exhibition runs until Wednesday, 19th January 2011

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustration by Gabriel Ayala This week’s wet Monday was brightened up considerably by a trip to the Royal Collage of Art’s first work-in-progress show of 2011 – and before you […]

Fashion in Film Festival: Dreams of Darkness and Colour

In the last of our reviews from the Fashion in Film Festival, here's the lavish Rapsodia Satanica - a classic from the Italian silent movie era, accompanied by live music…

Written by Matt Bramford

Dry the River by Avril Kelly. How did you folks all meet up? Can you describe a bit more about the formation of the band? I’d like to say it […]

Future Beauty at the Barbican: Beauty Party

An evening of make-up, nail art and hair at the Barbican as part of the Japanese fashion retrospective. No fun for a boy, right? WRONG!

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Lesley Barnes Illustration by Maria del Carmen Smith Illustration by Kelly Angood Illustration by Joana Faria Illustration by Abby Wright Illustration by Antonia Parker Illustration by Lesley Barnes […]

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion at the Barbican

The Barbican celebrates three decades of the Japanese avant-garde, featuring grand masters Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo and Issey Miyake and many, many more!

Written by Matt Bramford

laura callaghan MA show Kingston Illustration by Gemma Milly. For some reason Kingston buried it’s student graduation shows in the depths of the Tent exhibition during Design Week in London […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Presentation Review: Antipodium

A beautiful collection from the Antipodium team: shown in the Portico Rooms at Somerset House on Tuesday 21st September 2010.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Tightrope Walker – an illustration of a dress designed by Florence Melrose, medications illustrated by Barbara Ana Gomez. I’m a bit rubbish when it actually comes to checking what’s […]

Kept Impulses at the Barbican featuring Nancy Elizabeth, Hauschka and James Blackshaw

A review of Kept Impulses, a collaborative musical night at the Barbican Centre on Monday 11th May 2010. With illustrations by Abigail Daker.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nancy Elizabeth by Abigail Daker. I made a decision to attend Kept Impulses at the Barbican at the last minute only because I wanted to support Fran – erstwhile violinist […]

A review of Companie XY: Le Grand C at CircusFest, Roundhouse, April 2010

A review of Le Grand C, a performance by the French circus troupe Companie XY: acrobatics who build astonishing human skyscrapers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Companie XY-Roundhouse I listed the Companie XY performance Le Grand C as part of CircusFest at the Roundhouse mainly because the PR asked nicely and there appeared to be some […]

Ron Arad: Restless. A review of the design exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery, London.

A review of the Ron Arad: Restless design exhibition at the Barbican: which features an awful lot of chairs...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ron Arad reflective chair All photography by Amelia Gregory unless otherwise stated. Once upon a time I assisted a well known stylist on a shoot with Ron Arad. We went […]

Frans Lanting and Philip Glass: LIFE: A Journey Through Time performed at the Barbican by the LSO

A review of the multimedia performance of LIFE: A Journey Through Time, performed at the Barbican by the London Symphony Orchestra on 21st February 2010. And a commentary on the Q&A session held afterwards with Frans Lanting, conductor Marin Alsop and Cameron Hepburn.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Frans Lanting. Illustration by Joanne Young. Way back in the depths of February I went for a very different night out in the middle of London Fashion Week. This was […]

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Radical Nature – The exhibition challenging our perceptions in a changing planet.

The pick of the bunch...

Written by Adam S

Charlotte Daffern’s playful statement jewellery borders on the completely eccentric, cheap whilst tackling ideas of gender and national stereotype. The work re-visits the 1950’s as a result of the surge […]

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Food For Thought

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Written by Sabrina Morrison

22 year old Luciano Scherer is truly dedicated to his cause. Working 8-10 hours a day, more about 7 days week, he produces paintings, sculptures and animation until his back […]

Earth Listings 29th June – 5th July

Green events this week

Written by Tom Russell

In the festival preview vein, no rx malady here’s one that promises stimulating discussion, patient music, viagra order dance, crafts and walks with fellow readers and contributors to the spiritual […]