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Barbican Cinema
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From the iconic to the independent, art-house to the award-winning, listen to our incredible archive of ScreenTalks and discussions from the most unique film programme in London
 
Hear interviews, performances and exclusive tracks from the world’s finest classical musicians and performers, Barbican resident orchestras and our international associates in Barbican Classical Music podcasts.
 
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Barbican Theatre & Dance
Tous les jours+
 
Join us as we go behind the scenes in the Barbican Theatre to speak to the artists and performers and learn more about our theatre and dance performances before they arrive on our stage.
 
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Barbican Art Gallery
Monthly
 
Design, photography, contemporary art, architecture and fashion, the Barbican Centre presents exhibitions and events from across the world in the heart of the City of London. Hear from our artists and curators in our podcasts in the iTunes Store.
 
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Nothing Concrete
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This is Nothing Concrete – a podcast where we share recordings of our talks and debates from the Barbican. We’ll bring you some archive finds and our latest talks on the art gallery, cinema, theatre - and everything else. All recorded live here at the Barbican.
 
The Barbican Centre in London features the world's greatest artists in jazz, folk, world, roots, soul, country, contemporary classical and the more experimental ends of rock, pop and electronica. Look out for new episodes every fortnight with exclusive interviews, lots of good music and backstage reports.
 
Guildhall School is a vibrant, international community of young musicians, actors and production artists in the heart of the City of London.Ranked as one of the top ten performing arts institutions in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019), and recently awarded top conservatoire in the Complete University Guide Music League Table 2020, the School is a global leader of creative and professional practice which promotes innovation, experiment and research, with over 1,000 students in hig ...
 
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What new stories can feminist myth-making offer to help create a habitable future? In this talk from New Suns: A Feminist Literary Festival, authors Maria Dahvana Headley (The Mere Wife), Sophie Mackintosh (The Water Cure), and Preti Taneja (We That Are Young) - chaired by author So Mayer - discuss the many forms of feminist myth-making in lite ...…
 
British auteur Peter Strickland joins us to discuss his new strange tale about a haunted red dress. He tells us how he was inspired by charity shops, how he realised there was a comic thread running through the story, Marianne Jean Baptiste’s ‘elevated’ performance and the peculiar foibles of living in England. For information regarding your da ...…
 
For many of us, our first introduction to artificial intelligence will have come from works of fiction, but in 2019 how much of what used to be make-believe is becoming reality? Ian McEwan's 'Machines Like Me' tackles the subject of AI head on. Taking place in an alternative 1980s, where Alan Turing has achieved a breakthrough in AI, two lovers ...…
 
A very special podcast as Guildhall pianist Jonathan Ferrucci sits down with Carole Presland, Senior Tutor in Keyboard Chamber Music, to discuss our upcoming Chamber Music Festival in which they are both performing.The pair talk about how the programming for the festival was decided, what it's like to programme and perform, and how the festival ...…
 
Cast members Harriet Burns and Siân Dicker give us the inside track on this term's opera double bill of early operatic works exploring romantic love: Aminta e Fillide by George Frideric Handel and Venus and Adonis by John Blow.We talk about these two very contrasting but thematically linked operas, exploring comedy and tragedy in a double bill, ...…
 
We catch up with the inimitable Claire Denis on the release of her new sci-fi – and first English language – feature, to discuss why no-one is ever really innocent, which classic sci-fi films she was (and wasn’t) inspired by, and why there aren’t ever villains in her films. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy…
 
What does our heartbeat have to do with Damian Chazelle’s film Whiplash? We speak with Professor Elaine Chew, to better understand how music and rhythm allows us to study heartbeats, why music moves us and the influence of our internal rhythm. Presented in partnership with the London Mathematical Laboratory For information regarding your data p ...…
 
Ahead of the release of the new film on ballet dancer Carlos Acosta, we talk with the I, Daniel Blake screenwriter Paul Laverty about why traditional biographies are boring, the remarkable vitality of Cuba, how he used his own experience to inform Acosta’s story, working across cultures, and the most important thing he learnt from filmmaker Ken ...…
 
We sit down with Ralph Fiennes, who acts, directs and produces this new film about legendary Russian ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev and star of the film, ballet dancer-turned-actor Oleg Ivenko to discuss the artists’ vocation, how Nureyev’s defection was personal rather than political and why Fiennes had to fight to cast the dancer he wanted. Fo ...…
 
Cast members Sam Carl, Irene Hoogveld, Madison Nonoa, William Sharma, Collin Shay and Christian Valle join us to discuss our production of Britten's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.They talk us through this production of Britten’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s magical tale (emphasis on the magic), being double cast in two very different roles, an ...…
 
One of the Young Programmers curating this year’s Chronic Youth Film Festival, guest host Yassmine Betioui speaks with We Are Thankful director Joshua Magor about his unique docu-drama charting Joshua’s encounter with a young aspiring actor. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy…
 
We speak to Regina King about her Oscar-nominated role in Barry Jenkins's sumptuous adaptation of James Baldwin's novel of love and prejudice in 1970s New York. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
 
We talk with Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki, the only female director nominated at this year’s Oscars, about her Best Foreign Language Film-nominated Capernaum, a deeply human story of a boy who is suing his parents for bringing him into a poverty-stricken life of suffering. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy…
 
We talk with Richard E. Grant on the day of his Oscar® nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Can You Ever Forgive Me?, in which he plays the best friend to Melissa McCarthy’s Lee Israel, a celebrity biographer who falls on hard times. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy…
 
We speak to Scottish director Jon S. Baird about taking on the story of Laurel and Hardy, cinema’s greatest comedic duo, in Stan & Ollie, starring John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan in titular roles. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
 
The prolific director of Still Alice, Wash Westmoreland’s latest feature is a sensual biopic of 19th century writer Colette. He talks to us about Keira Knightley’s love of period films, the film’s unusual score, and his motivation to tell the story of a woman fighting for her place in a creative industry in the wake of the #metoo movement. For ...…
 
We speak with three male actors who make up the supporting cast of Yorgos Lanthimos’ weird and wonderful period romp The Favourite. Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn and Mark Gatiss dish on the creation of this Oscar® season favourite and what it’s like to see Olivia Colman at work. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy…
 
We speak to director Craig William Macneill about the enduring power of Lizzie Borden, and how to humanise the woman behind the almost mythic violence. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
 
Rising star David Lowery (A Ghost Story) speak to us about directing Robert Redford in what he claims is his last acting role, in The Old Man and The Gun, the story of a 70-year-old jailbreaker who embarks on a series of unprecedented heists. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy…
 
In this five-part mini-series we explore the life, times and work of some of classical music’s greatest composers. In the final episode, host Edward Seckerson is joined by BBC Symphony Orchestra conductor Sakari Oramo to discuss his fellow countryman Jean Sibelius, and the themes of nature and Finnish national identity woven throughout his musi ...…
 
We speak with Sebastián Lelio, the Oscar®-winning director of A Fantastic Woman, on his latest film: the story of a New York photographer (Rachel Weisz) who returns home to North London Orthodox Jewish community than shunned her. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
 
We speak to director Nuri Bilge Ceylan about his latest film – an engrossing portrait of a young Turkish writer at odds with his hometown and family. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
 
In this five-part mini-series we explore the life, times and work of some of classical music’s greatest composers. In episode four, host Edward Seckerson is joined by violinist, composer, and Australian Chamber Orchestra artistic director Richard Tognetti to discuss the genius, larger than life character, and prodigious talent of Wolfgang Amade ...…
 
Cast members Elena Faverio & Uri Levy and Stage Manager Chloë Siller talk us through our last autumn term drama production, Eduardo de Filippo's 'Saturday, Sunday, Monday'.We discuss the rehearsal process and working with director Joseph Blatchley, the challenges and joys of having a large cast, and getting to grips with cooking in the rehearsa ...…
 
Acclaimed Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino follows up with something entirely different, a reimagining of Dario Argento’s 1970s horror classic. We speak to British actor Mia Goth who stars as one of dancers at a Berlin company with some very dark secrets. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy…
 
In this five-part mini-series we explore the life, times and work of some of classical music’s greatest composers. In episode three, host Edward Seckerson is joined by conductor and pianist Sir Antonio Pappano to discuss Gustav Mahler, whose extreme, powerful and raw symphonic writing stretches both conductors and orchestras to their limits. Fo ...…
 
This week we speak to actor-turned-director Paul Dano on his searing portrait of family problems 1960s Montana starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal. His impressive directorial debut was co-written by his wife Zoe Kazan. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
 
In this five-part mini-series we explore the life, times and work of some of classical music’s greatest composers. In episode two, host Edward Seckerson is joined by baritone and composer Roderick Williams to discuss Benjamin Britten, a complex and often contradictory character, and one of the 20th century’s greatest opera composers. For inform ...…
 
The entire cast of our autumn opera join us on this podcast. Cast B singers Seán Boylan, Samuel Carl, Samantha Clarke, Frederick Jones, Lucy McAuley & Madison Nonoa talk us through this production of Mozart's comic opera, the benefits of having a double cast, what they've enjoyed most about the process and give us an insight into the design of ...…
 
In a special two-part podcast, we meet some of the people who knew and worked with the late composer. In this episode we talk to filmmaker James Marsh about the score to The Theory of Everything, musician Adam Wiltzie about putting together Jóhann’s first tours, and his manager Tim Husom about future plans for Jóhann’s estate. For information r ...…
 
In a five-part mini-series we explore the life, times and work of some of classical music’s greatest composers. In episode one, host Edward Seckerson is joined by countertenor Iestyn Davies to discuss George Frideric Handel, the German-born composer whose prolific portfolio of operas and hits such as the Water Music, Music for the Royal Firewor ...…
 
Legendary British director Mike Leigh is our guest this week, to discuss his ambitious historical epic Peterloo, depicting a little-known massacre by British forces on a peaceful protest in set in Manchester. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
 
In a special two-part podcast, we meet some of the people who worked with the late composer, from his first bands to his final solo releases, his favourite record store to international concert halls. Including Kitchen Motor co-founder Kira Kira, Barbican programmer and former Managing Director of 4AD Records Chris Sharp and Fat Cat Records’s D ...…
 
Designer Libby Watson joins us in the studio and gives us an insight into the design process for 'The Last Days of Judas Iscariot', from how she works with director Wyn Jones and our lighting and sound designers to the design decisions of including a revolve and a white set.'The Last Days of Judas Iscariot' runs from 22 – 27 October in the Milt ...…
 
This week Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah) tells us about his latest film, a stunning Cannes-winning depiction of working class Italy told through the eyes of gentle dog groomer who becomes involved with a violent boxer who terrorises the neighbourhood. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy…
 
With 38% of films directed by women at this year’s London Film Festival, we wanted to speak to some of the programmers and festival staff; Kate Taylor, Ana David and Olivia Howe – important women behind-the-scenes of the biggest event in the UK film industry. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy…
 
We revisit 'In Focus', an afternoon of talks in partnership with Create London. Using a new report, 'Panic! Social Class, Tastes and Inequalities in the Creative Industries' as a springboard for conversation, the discussions explored meritocracy and leadership, the taste and attitudes of the workforce, and the reality of working class represent ...…
 
Stage Manager Juliet Hague and cast members Jasmine Lee-Jones and Matthew Nikitow talk us through our upcoming production of 'The Last Days of Judas Iscariot' by Stephen Adly Guirgis.We discuss the joys and challenges of large casts, the relationship between director and stage manager, and what it's like to bring well-known characters and histo ...…
 
We speak to Andy Irvine and Paul Brady about their classic Irish Folk album ahead of their rare performance of it here on the 15th October. The pair chat with good humour about how they came to make the now cult 1976 album, what they have been up to since and which songs they are most looking forward to playing live. For information regarding y ...…
 
In the first episode of our new podcast, Nothing Concrete, we revisit our first Barbican Archive Talk where Elain Harwood joined social historian, John Broughton in conversation to discuss his book, 'Municipal Dreams', one of the most widely read and respected chronicles of council housing's past and present. For information regarding your data ...…
 
Aaaaand we're back! The podcast returns to deep dive into our first drama production of the term, Philip Ridley's 'Mercury Fur'.We're joined by director John Haidar and cast members Mirren Mack and Joseph Potter to discuss the play, their first experience of 'Mercury Fur', the rehearsal process, and what they're most looking forward to about op ...…
 
Keren Ann discusses the inspiration behind her newest album, arranging her music for string quartet and how it feels to hear one of your heroes such as David Byrne or Anna Calvi covering your songs. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
 
Filmmaker Crystal Moselle (The Wolfpack) first saw the stars of her girl skate-crew drama Skate Kitchen on the subway and decided she wanted to make a film about them. Two members of the crew, and actors in the film, Ardelia Lovelace and Nina Moran, join for a candid conversation. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy…
 
This week we speak to Brady Jandreau, who stars as a version of himself in Chloe Zhao’s stunning docu-drama The Rider – the story of a rodeo star who is forced to re-evaluate his life following a near fatal head injury. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
 
We talk to electronic musician and performance artist Pan Daijing about ‘Fist Piece’ which she’ll be performing here in a double-bill with Aïsha Devi on 7 October. She discusses spirituality, collaboration and the experience of acting alongside her mum and childhood best friend. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy…
 
Taking Cannes and the world by storm, Pawel Pawlikowski’s sultry black-and-white love story makes stars of its two leads, Joanna Kuilig and Tomasz Kot, who speak to us about their roles in this captivating film. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
 
We talk to the multi-talented writer, director and actor Desiree Akhavan on her sophomore feature The Miseducation of Cameron Post, the story of a high school student Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz) sent to gay conversion therapy camp after her family catch her with another girl on prom night. For information regarding your data privacy, visit aca ...…
 
Ahead of her career retrospective concert here in October with s t a r g a z e we spoke to Lisa Hannigan. She talked to us about her relationship with the Dessner brothers, how working with the classical ensemble has helped breathe new life into old work and why she writes when walking around. For information regarding your data privacy, visit ...…
 
Living legend of British cinema Lynne Ramsay joins us to talk about this year’s release You Were Never Really Here, her process of adaptation, working with Joaquin Phoenix, and what she’s up to next. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
 
Head of Cinema Gali Gold discusses Barbican Cinema’s upcoming season, with co-curator Olya Sova from New East Cinema. Defiant, expressive and electric, Generations is a season of cult and landmark films charts an extraordinary century of change in Russia (26–30 September) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy…
 
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