Barbican hosts Fabulously Barbican showcase
The Barbican, a conference and international arts venue, welcomed 150 buyers from the corporate, agency and association sectors to showcase its new meeting, conference and event spaces.
The event took place on 10 October and showcased the venue’s Garden Room, Conservatory, Terrace and Frobisher event spaces.
The spaces include London’s second largest glasshouse conservatory, which is ideal for hosting receptions for 650 people. Additionally, the meeting spaces include two auditoriums which can host theatre style events for 250 people.
At the event, Barbican hosted clients including Banks Sadler, Bafta, British Heart Foundation, Cartier, Encore Tickets, The Embassy of Belgium, Kuoni, ITV, White Production, UK Council for Psychotherapy, The Tavistock Institute and Tracoin Services.
Annabel Navarro, The Tavistock Institute, said: “We are always looking for new and creative spaces for our events but as a charity we are often limited in our choices and have until now discounted London. The Barbican has changed our perceptions of what is available.
“It’s flexible and high-quality spaces, combined with superb food, great catering and award-winning sustainability initiatives make it a great fit for us and we are looking forward to exploring opportunities to bring our events to the Barbican.”
Lisa Sellick, Tracoin Services Ltd, said: “As a first-time visitor to the Barbican, tonight has totally changed my perspective of the venue. In particular I have been impressed by the flexible spaces and greenery on display in areas such as the conservatory and garden room. I will certainly consider the venue for future events amongst our international client base.”
Jackie Boughton, head of Barbican Business Events, concluded: “Tonight has been a tremendous success. We have welcomed many of the UKs leading brands, organisers and associations. It has been a real pleasure not just to host them but to also highlight our award-winning offer.”