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Volume 10 No. 1 Spring 2013


The Magazine for Barbican Residents THE BARBICAN ASSOCIATION


Officers Chair


Deputy Chair Secretary Treasurer


Membership Secretary Auditor


Sub Committees Planning Licensing


Communications


Barbican Estate Security Sustainability


Roofs and Access, Public lifts, and Walkways


Noise and Pollution


Jane Smith, 307 Seddon House Tim Macer, 603 Willoughby House Robert Barker, 33 Lauderdale Tower Cliff Paice,142 Cromwell Tower Gaby Robertshaw, 706 Bryer Court Richard Godber, Defoe House.


Randall Anderson, 193 Shakespeare Tower David Graves, 209 Seddon House Angela Starling, 502 Gilbert House David Bradshaw, 143 Cromwell Tower Sarah Hudson, 192 Shakespeare Tower


Robert Barker, 33 Lauderdale Tower Steve Quilter, 49 Andrewes House


Elected General Council Members Randall Anderson, Bruce Badger, Robert Barker, David Bradshaw, David Graves,


Garth Leder, Tim Macer, Jane Smith, Angela Starling House Group Representatives Andrewes House *


Ben Jonson House * Brandon Mews Breton House Bryer Court


Bunyan Court


Cromwell Tower * Defoe House *


Frobisher Crescent * Gilbert House *


John Trundle Court * Lambert Jones Mews Lauderdale Tower * Mountjoy House * Seddon House *


Shakespeare Tower * Speed House


Thomas More House * Wallside *


Willoughby House*


Recognised Tenants Association Communications Group Angela Starling Jane Smith


Gillian Laidlaw Maggie Urry


Lawrence Williams Geoffrey Rivett


Stan Booth Chris Punter John Bailey


John Whitehead John Taysum


Gordon Griffiths John Tomlinson Matt Collins


184 Andrewes House 07985 319849 543 Ben Jonson House 8 Brandon Mews 111 Breton House 701 Bryer Court 312 Bunyan Court 133 Cromwell Tower 136 Defoe House


Dianne Vander Cruyssen 824 Frobisher Crescent 07540 885457 Nigel Walmsley Janet Wells


211 Gilbert House


Richard Collins Alberto Garciga Gillian Laidlaw Jane Smith Pat Spicer


Brian Parkes


Philip Sharples Mary Bonar Simon Ebbins


502 Gilbert House


14 John Trundle Court 4 Lambert Jones Mews


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Contents Features 6 The Barbican’s Wildlife Garden


...Paula Tomlinson updates us on the progress of the Barbican’s own wildlife garden – the setting for the bucolic scene on the front cover of this issue of Barbican Life. The garden is unknown to mantyBarbican residents yet brings a taste of true countryside to our urban setting.


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An artist’s view of the Barbican Artist James Sinclair, a Barbican resident with a studio in the Cotswolds, finds the Barbican’s


architecture inspirational as far as his painting is concerned. Some of his Barbican related illustrations, and their context, are set out in the article below.


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151 Lauderdale Tower 07711 068865 309 Mountjoy House 307 Seddon House


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272 Shakespeare Tower 7638 9649 21 Speed House


24 Thomas More House 7638 5453 6 Wallside


7588 0191 501 Willoughby House 7628 6581* 307 Seddon House 7628 9132


7638 8201 angela.starling@cityoflondon.gov.uk chairba@btinternet.com


309 Mountjoy House 7638 0069 laidlaw.gillian@btinternet.com 13 Lauderdale Tower 7588 1955 5 Brandon Mews 7588 0898 173 Shakespeare Tower 7786 9617


maggieurry@gmail.com barbicanlife@aol.com geoffrey@rivett.net


Articles published, and opinions expressed, do not necessarily represent the views of The Barbican Association. Contributed articles are welcome, but insertion depends on space available and editorial needs. © Copyright 2013 The Barbican Association


Editor: Lawrence Williams Email: barbicanlife@gmail.com Tel: 020 7588 0898 Mobile: 07853 836 623


Advertising: Stephanie Ross Stephanie.ross@btinternet.com• Mobile: 07753 603601


Design: Sheldon-Mann Email: sheldonmann@gmail.com Tel: 01322 412157


Print: The Buxton Press, Buxton Contributors/Assistance:


Joe Coten Tony Field Kevin Kiernan Satu Pitkanen Stephanie Ross Katharine Rumens Paula Tomlinson Kate West


Art for art’s sake


…and for Barbican residents. For the past six years, Trevor Wood has taught an Exploring Drawing course at the Community Education Centre in Golden Lane to many Barbican residents.


17 Restaurant Reviews


We look at three hotels close to the Barbican – one to the east, one almost in the middle and one to the west, all of which offer classy eating from early morning to late evening.


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The new Barbican Life website Satu Pitkanen talks us through the new Barbican Life website and explains what we are trying to achieve in terms of new content and services for residents, as well as maintaining all the information, and more, from the old one.


Cover Picture: Beth Tilson, well known scyther and teacher of essential scything skills helps tackle the Barbican’s Fann Street wildlife garden. Photograph By Francis Pugh


Regulars


5 Barbicania 25 A Barbican Business 28 View from St Giles 29 Heath and the City 32 Insight 34 Theatre Previews 36 Area News Review 41 Personal Finance 42 BA Discount Scheme 46 Barbican Flatwatch 52 Afterthoughts


Barbican Life is published by the Barbican Association for its members. Additional copies are available at £4.00 per copy, including UK postage, from: Barbican Life, 5 Brandon Mews, Barbican, London EC2Y 8BE Tel/Fax 020 7588 0898 Email:


barbicanlife@gmail.com


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