Barbican- Bebop New York: Birth of American Indie Cinema

When: 23rd may – 25th June   Where: Barbican Cinema   Info: Late-50s New York. In Greenwich Village bars and Times Square burger joints painters, writers, critics and musicians were making a new world, one that would spark the counter-culture of the 1960s. Filmmakers were right there too. Like the Abstract Expressionists, like the Beats, filmmakers were […]

Britten Sinfonia – Beethoven Symphony No. 9

When: Sunday 26th May 7:30pm Where: Barbican Centre Info: Britten Sinfonia’s Beethoven Symphony Cycle, conducted by Thomas Adès, concludes with Beethoven’s mighty ‘choral’ symphony and Gerald Barry’s feverish The Eternal Recurrence. Beethoven’s extraordinary Ninth Symphony is regarded by many as the finest of all symphonies, and its message of humanity, perhaps most famously encapsulated in the symphony’s […]

Penguin- Feminists Don’t wear Pink

When: 20th May 7:30pm   Where: Earth, Hackney London   Info: Join Scarlett Curtis and two special guests as they dive into a live podcast discussion on all things feminism and beyond. Expect frank and honest conversation with belly laughs, fun and games. An evening where you will undoubtedly be left in high spirits with much food […]

Britten Sinfonia – Beethoven Symphonies No. 7 and 8

When: Tuesday May 21st 7:30pm Where: Barbican Centre Info: A thrilling Viola Concerto featuring one of today’s foremost violists, Lawrence Power, plus a short but inventive symphony all brought together with a jubilant and joyous close. Britten Sinfonia and Thomas Adès’ Beethoven partnership, described by The Times as “dazzlingly played… impelled by Thomas Adès’ impassioned conducting” returns with Symphonies No. […]