• Singapore on Film

    Singapore on Film

    A series of films from Singapore with pre-show talk from Directors Anthony Chen and Eric Khoo Mon 29 June

  • The Play's the Thing: Shakespeare in Southwark

    The Play's the Thing: Shakespeare in Southwark

    Two of the UK’s leading National Youth Music Organisations are performing together for the first time in this Shakespeare-inspired programme on the Bard’s own South Bank.

  • Voces8: Lux

    Voces8: Lux

    Voces8 has a reputation as one of the UK's most dynamic young vocal ensembles, performed as twilight descends in one of London's oldest churches.

  • Justice, Money, Power

    Justice, Money, Power

    Have your say in these incisive debates, held in fascinating venues, exploring key financial, political & ethical issues.

  • OAE at St Paul's

    OAE at St Paul's

    Immerse yourself in powerful performances from The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in this extraordinary setting.

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Due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to host our inflatable Bowler Hat venue at this year’s Festival. While many of this year’s events are moving over to The Bowler Hat Club at ClubTEN, we have unfortunately had to cancel some events. For more updates on Bowler Hat shows that have moved or been cancelled click here. If you have already booked tickets for a cancelled show and would like a full refund or an exchange for another exciting event at our new venue please call the Barbican box office on 0845 120 7502 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you have any further enquiries.

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Anne McElvoy

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Does emotion or reason dictate the financial markets? Anne McElvoy chairs one of a series of debates on the themes of Justice, Money and Power as part of our 2014 Festival, recorded by BBC Radio 3.

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