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Barbican Weekender

Barbican Weekender

An Invitation

INSPIRED by The Surreal House exhibition in the Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Weekender rounds off the centre’s packed summer season with two days of music, film, theatre, dance, visual art and spoken word – July 24 and 25, 2010.

Everyone’s invited to a summer party, so grab a group of mates and head down for some upside down, back to front fun.

Dance until you drop at the Surreal Silent Disco

Release your inner wordsmith with giant Magnetic Poetry Wall

Throw away the instructions for Surreal DIY

Rediscover the unique universe of David Lynch films

Watch an immersive new performance by artist Tai Shani

Send a postcard from our Surreal Pop-Up Shop

Take an Alice in Wonderland-style trip around your subconscious with StrangeWorks

Explore Dot Comedy’s weird and wonderful maze in Get Lost

Providing the soundtrack to the weekend are World in Motion drummers, who return to showcase their skills with funk hip-hop band Lazy Habits and Sci-fi cartoon jazz quartet London Snorkelling Team. And when you’re feeling peckish, grab a bite from the food stalls in the centre and at the Whitecross Street Party.

Special events just for families include Lone Twin’s Beastie, while Family Film Club will be screening Toy Story 3, where toys come alive in this alternate surreal tale.

In the evening, stay late and enjoy free entertainment in the Foyers or book tickets for the hip-hop dance premiere of Boy Blue Entertainment’s Over The Edge in the Theatre, Brazilian samba and morna from the Cape Verdean diva Mayra Andrade plus sweet-voiced Indigenous Australian singer Gurrummul.

Most events are free but for more information visit

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS