Strange and Familiar: Martin Parr Curates the Must See Exhibition of the Season at the Barbican

Lou Mensah | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Lou Mensah

This exhibition is about the everyday lives of you and me, our parent's and grandparents. It is a community album, a gift from 23 international photographers, who have been documenting our mundane and celebratory moments since the 1930s.

Limited Edition Finger Lickin' Pheasant at The Jugged Hare

Chris Osburn | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Osburn

Popular Barbican Gastropub, The Jugged Hare, has launched a limited edition "Finger Lickin' Pheasant Bucket" in celebration of National Pheasant Week. Available from 16 to 22 November in, the bucket features eight pieces of deep fried pheasant. Feeling game? I was when I accepted an invitation to sample a bucket. Now I'm feeling fine (and full).

Hamlet Reviews Roundup - How Does Benedict Fare With Critics, Including His Mother?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

Benedict Cumberbatch performed 'Hamlet' for the press last night at London's Barbican - how did they reward him? Well, for the most part, he has e...

You Can't Disappear Those You Disagree With

Brian John Spencer | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

It's simple: "The only way of living in a free society is to feel that you have the right to say and do stuff." Said Salman Rushdie. Go figure. Let truth and falsehood grapple. How do we know what is right if we don't know wrong and the case that is made for wrong. Ideas may be distasteful and deeply disagreeable, but we cannot airbrush and disappear that and those people that we disagree with.

Constructing Worlds Photography Exhibition at Barbican Centre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

From Depression-era America to 21st Century China, this vast display of photographs shows how our architecture reflects our values and how our landscape has been transformed by economic boom and bust, all of which has been evocatively captured in this vast exhibition that examines the work of 18 photographers.

Minimalism Latino

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Minimalism has evolved in the last years from a reaction to Abstract Expressionism to a fusion of different art movements such a Conceptualism and Arte Povera and it is becoming more prominent in the Arts scene.

Whose Old Bra Is The Star Of A New Exhibition?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Madonna's conical bra is going on show at an exhibition on the work of fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier. The singer donned the famous bra and co...

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2012 Theatre Highlights: A Year In Review | Matthew Tucker | Posted 26.12.2012 | Home

Over the past 12 months, HuffPost UK Culture has brought you the latest from the theatre world, from headline grabbing West End openings to the offeri...

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Moving On From The Riots - London's Youth Find Their Voice | Matthew Tucker | Posted 23.12.2012 | Home

Traumatised by the London riots of 2011, the youth of London have found their voice once again in the short-lived production Unleashed. Over the la...

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Sex, Nudity And Violence: Shakespeare As You've Never Seen It Before | Matthew Tucker | Posted 23.12.2012 | Home

Our beloved bard has been undressed and scrutinised from every angle for nearly four hundred years. Stripped bare by readers to reveal the bones of...

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'A Night Of World Class Dance' - New Work 2012 (REVIEW) | Matthew Tucker | Posted 23.12.2012 | Home

Need an antidote to the rush of modern life? New Work 2012 by Michael Clark Company, showing at the Barbican, brings contemporary dance and music that...

Should We Applaud Between Movements?

Paul Hewitt | Posted 03.12.2012 | Home
Paul Hewitt

Every summer I sit amazed and delighted at the BBC Proms audience who so enthusiastically, and yet often politely, applaud between movements while I so often sneakily snigger at the woman, a being of the utmost conventional practice, sitting in front who would always shake her hear in utter disapproval at the vulgarity of such a concept.

How Art Can Give You Power Over Rain

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 03.12.2012 | Home

The power to stop the rain has been handed to visitors to a new art exhibition unveiled today. The Rain Room at the Barbican takes art lovers on a ...

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Mademoiselle Julie (REVIEW): Juliette Binoche Stars In Strindberg's Classic | Matthew Tucker | Posted 23.12.2012 | Home

"The writing in this play is worthy of all eras," says director Frédéric Fisbach of August Strindberg's Mademoiselle Julie, a tale of gender, class ...

As Summer Finally Shows Up

Jamie Andrews | Posted 29.09.2012 | Home
Jamie Andrews

Summer finally shows up, London blazes under cloudless skies, and so what better time to evoke the enveloping embrace of that classic 'pea souper', the London fog?

Amazon To Build Massive London Research Base

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Tech

Amazon has announced it will open a research and development centre in London. The online retail giant said that the lab will help lead development...

Diana and Callisto

Jeremy Hunt | Posted 05.05.2012 | Home
Jeremy Hunt

The announcement that Titian's Diana and Callisto has been acquired for the nation is a cause for huge celebration. Not just the fact that a masterpiece will not be going abroad - but also for what it shows about our cultural institutions. Many people thought I was wrong to make boosting philanthropy the mainstay of arts policy. But in difficult times I thought it was right to focus my energies on helping to stabilise the finances of the country's cultural fabric - which I passionately believe is one of our greatest assets.

Protesters Mark 100 Days Of Occupy London

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK

Occupy London is marking 100 days since the first tents were pitched at its protest camp at St Paul's, as the group comes under criticism for putting ...

Are the Operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan Still Relevant?

Paul Hewitt | Posted 20.02.2012 | Home
Paul Hewitt

2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of WS Gilbert one half of the Victorian-era composer-librettist duo Gilbert and Sullivan and after Opera North's production of Ruddigore, only my second outing to a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, well, guess what? I've got a little list.