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The Barbican continues to offer new digital content and concert livestreams


Amid the current health crisis, the Barbican has announced its intention to continue to offer new digital content and concert livestreams amid the UK’s second nationwide lockdown.

A curated mix of livestreams, podcasts, playlists, films, videos, talks and articles will be made available to “enable audiences to continue to enjoy the centre’s rich and varied programme from home or on the go during this second lockdown,” a statement reads, confirmed the inspiration from by the Barbican’s international arts programme.

Digital content is available for everyone to read, watch and listen to at the Barbican’s official website and through their curated social channels. According to a press release, new independent film releases, exclusive one-off titles, ScreenTalks and curated film seasons and festivals are available to stream on Barbican Cinema On Demand.

The widely celebrated concert series ‘Live from the Barbican’ will also continue from the Hall, livestreamed for online audiences. Podcasts can be accessed by subscribing to the Nothing Concrete podcast via AcastSpotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

While the Barbican also announced its intention reopen to the public again on Thursday 3 Dec 2020, in line with government guidelines, the institution also provided a detailed breakdown of its online offerings.

See the full schedule, below.

The Barbican online content schedule:

  • A new Nothing Concrete podcast between Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola and Erin J Gilbert, curator of Modern and Contemporary African and African American Art
  • Live from the Barbican continues with Cassie Kinoshi and SEED Ensemble (Sat 14 Nov) and Shabaka Hutchings and Britten Sinfonia (Wed 18 Nov) as part of EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Cinema on Demand: the annual London Palestine Film Festival; bold new queer cinema and exciting contemporary titles as part of Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Festival; and James Erskine’s new documentary Billie as part of EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Live Barbican Facebook Q&A to celebrate Love Child with director Eva Mulvad and one of the documentary’s lead subjects, Leila Morsali.
  • We Cover the Universe by Akin is a sensory online show for the under-fives and parents/carers and extended families, available via Zoom from December 10th.
  • Soundhouse: Intimacy and Distance – experimental audio works and written commissions exploring audio culture in a physically distanced world – is a free digital showcase.

See more information through the Barbican website.