• Barbican brings carnival to London

    6 June 2019

    Barbican brings carnival to London for Christmas 2019

    The Barbican is making the most of its spectacular conservatory this Christmas with carnival-themed parties.

    The Conservatory, which is the largest in the City of London, provides an oasis of calm, creativity and inspiration with its secluded gardens, tropical fish ponds and over 1,800 species of plants, making it a unique location for Christmas parties.

    With food created by on-site caterer Searcys, delegates can experience a carnival-inspired feast of exotic dishes served on bamboo from street food stalls. Music and dancing to Latin beats is also included in the Garden Room, adjacent to the Conservatory.

    Packages start at £99 + VAT per person to include hire of the Conservatory. Cocktails will be served on arrival, plus carnival snacks and food stations, three hours of unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks, and a DJ. Organisers can add tropical additions to the packages such as face painters, mixologists and live music via the Barbican’s events team.

    ‘The Barbican’s Conservatory is a special and truly different location for Christmas events,’ comments Jenny Waller, Head of Sales at the Barbican. ‘The balance of the traditional Christmas spirit with the venue’s tropical style adds a wonderful feeling and sense of energy to any party. It is the ideal place for companies to gather, communicate and reflect on the past year’s success stories before looking ahead to 2020.’

    Further information about Christmas in the Conservatory at the Barbican can be found by contacting the Business Events Team: +44 (0)20 7382 7043 | businessevents@barbican.org.uk. Find out more

    About Barbican Business Events

    The Barbican is one of the world’s leading conference and international arts venues. Located in the City of London, it is capable of holding meetings from 10-2,000 delegates in its fully equipped concert hall, theatres, conference suites and boardrooms. Barbican Business Events brings together the venue’s expertise in the arts and corporate meetings.

    Built as part of London’s Barbican development and officially opened in March 1982 by HM Queen Elizabeth, unlike many other venues, Barbican was specifically built with the dual purpose of holding conferences and arts events presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning.

    The Barbican’s Business Events team contributes to the venue’s future success. To make the most of the Barbican’s rich culture and heritage, Barbican Business Events was created to bring together their expertise in three very different areas – the arts, creative learning and corporate business. This approach to corporate events is based on stronger, more in-depth partnerships with their artistic, creative learning and development teams in order to bring more creativity and rich content to events.

    The Barbican provides a vibrant and inspiring venue for corporate events, conferences, meetings and entertainment. The venue is capable of holding meetings from 10-2,000 delegates in spaces including a concert hall, theatres, a boardroom and conference suites that can accommodate 10-170 delegates and can be adjusted using sound-proofed sliding. As part of its wider investment strategy, the Barbican spent £2.2m on a significant refurbishment throughout the Centre in the summer of 2016 including its Frobisher rooms and Level 4. The focus of the Frobisher refurbishment is designed to create an even stronger connection between the Centre’s main conference and meeting facilities and its arts spaces.

    About the Barbican

    A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Its creative learning programme further underpins everything it does. Over a million people attend events annually, hundreds of artists and performers are featured, and more than 300 staff work onsite. The architecturally renowned centre opened in 1982 and comprises the Barbican Hall, the Barbican Theatre, The Pit, Cinemas 1, 2 and 3, Barbican Art Gallery, a second gallery The Curve, public spaces, a library, the Lakeside Terrace, a glasshouse conservatory, conference facilities and three restaurants. The City of London Corporation is the founder and principal funder of the Barbican Centre.