Barbican Centre (Silk Street, London) – this venue (which is London’s answer to New York’s Lincoln Center) hosts classical and contemporary music concerts, theatre performances, film screenings and art exhibitions. It consists of a concert hall, two theatres, three cinemas, two art galleries, a library, two trade exhibition halls, five conference rooms, foyers, shops and a conservatory. The London Symphony Orchestra is also based here.
Among other things, this venue also books a broad spectrum of “World Music” acts from South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela, to Benin diva Angélique Kidjo, and Kinshasa street stars Staff Benda Bilili, among others. A great place for local and international patrons to be exposed to new sounds and an eclectic crowd. Check the Barbican website for upcoming events: www.barbican.org.uk