REVIEW: Sound Unbound Festival at the Barbican

The ever busy Barbican Centre introduced a new event  – Sound Unbound, The Barbican Classical Weekender. Over the course of two days there were more than 80 concerts, musical vignettes, debates, films and anything else you can think of, all related to classical music – but in its different forms and incarnations from ancient to contemporary, […]

THEATRE: Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre London

To be or not to be. Well, it might be, and there’s the rub. Benedict Cumberbatch be praised, that rare thing a great actor with a star presence, beautifully lit. Reciting some of the most famous lines in theatre. One fluffed line in 1408 of them. What a stunning preview performance from him. The characters grow in the play, gaining […]

Barbican Presents UK Premiere of Diaries of Hope by Zbigniew Preisner Featuring Lisa Gerrard

Diaries of Hope Saturday 12 October 2013 / 20:00 / Barbican Hall Britten Sinfonia / Zbigniew Preisner, Crouch End Festival Chorus Vocalist: Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance) Boy Soprano: Archie Buchanan Tickets: £20 – 30 On 12 October the Barbican presents the UK premiere of Polish film composer Zbigniew Preisner’s Diaries of Hope – his new five-movement work for voices, strings, cello and piano, […]