Barbican centre. Artsy partsy.
Even though Barbican used to be one of my hubs in the first months, I just discovered the Barbican Centre recently. Nicely located in the centre of London, it lacks a bit the appeal of the Tate or the British Museum. Anyway, other than the named ones, it is itself a little origami of cultural attractions. An exhibition, a movie and in the end of the day the London Symphony Orchestra LSO directed by nobody less than Sir Simon Rattle. Yes, trust your eyes the silver scalp is back and getting in shape to take over LSO by 2017. I did not have the pleasure to meet the start of symphony yet, but there are several Barbican events scheduled. For now, „The World of Charles and Ray Eames“ is the thing to go to. Meet the influencers of any contemporary design we are facing at the moment. Everything originates from and let yourself be inspired by a bunch of chatty visitors that prove to each other how knowledgable they are… Hsshhhh.
On a secret note. Do not miss out the café attached. Even though a chain, it is lovely designed, with nice window places, where nobody will rudely stare from the other side, but where you will, while seated under lovely industrial light bulbs, face some concrete, grey Barbican style architecture.