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Word on the Street: How Basquiat Conquered the Art World

January 4, 20180

Street art launched the career of Jean-Michel Basquiat, but in his quest for glory, did he forget the essence of what made him unique? Jessie Williams investigates… On the way
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How David Temple is Bringing Classical Music ‘Bach’ to Life

March 3, 20160

“Cum Sancto Spiritu in gloria Dei Patris.” The audience seems to be astonished when the choir starts singing the 12th piece of Bach’s Mass in B minor (BWV 232). They
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Review – Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre

October 23, 20150

When there are 10,000 people in front of you in an online queue for tickets for a show that doesn’t begin until a year later, you know it is going to
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The enduring appeal of Sherlock Holmes

February 27, 20150

The Great Detective has graced the big screen more than once and still enjoys great popularity today – this week a historian even found a long-lost Sherlock Holmes story in his attic.
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Podcast: What’s the future for new theatre spaces like the Barbican’s Milton Court?

December 11, 20130

Following the opening of the Barbican’s newest state-of-the-art performance centre, Milton Court, we asked what theatre is doing to stay relevant and attract new audiences.