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The main feature is our open kitchen complete with pizza oven. Handmade pizzas, hot meat sandwiches and hot specials all come from this open kitchen – you can chat to our chefs while you wait, or just watch them at work, especially fun when they’re making pizza dough.

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The main feature is our open kitchen complete with pizza oven. Handmade pizzas, hot meat sandwiches and hot specials all come from this open kitchen – you can chat to our chefs while you wait, or just watch them at work, especially fun when they’re making pizza dough.

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The main feature is our open kitchen complete with pizza oven. Handmade pizzas, hot meat sandwiches and hot specials all come from this open kitchen – you can chat to our chefs while you wait, or just watch them at work, especially fun when they’re making pizza dough.

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"I had a wonderful time at Life Lessons – even better than I expected, and I was expecting a lot. All the visitors I spoke to told me they'd had a fantastic day."

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"I had a wonderful time at Life Lessons – even better than I expected, and I was expecting a lot. All the visitors I spoke to told me they'd had a fantastic day."

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"I had a wonderful time at Life Lessons – even better than I expected, and I was expecting a lot. All the visitors I spoke to told me they'd had a fantastic day."

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Timings & Programme

Opening Times and Last Entry

  • Life Lessons opens at 9am, Saturday 15th February, last entry is at 9pm.
  • Life Lessons opens at 9am, Sunday 16th February, last entry is 7pm.

Amendments to the programme

Timetable is correct at time of publishing, and is subject to change. Additional speakers may be added at a later date – ticket holders will be given priority access to purchase additional passes for new speakers.

Please arrive 10 minutes before your chosen lesson is due to start

Please ensure you allow at least 10 minutes between sessions to allow enough time to arrive at your next talk/activity.

Tickets

How tickets work

Choose your three or four lessons depending on your selected ticket type, then select your chosen book. You can purchase additional lessons during the booking process or at a later date which will automatically be added to your ticket if you use the same email address. There is also free content available onsite including pop up podcasts, workshops, the Living Library, a shopping village and much more. Additional paid for workshops will be available at a later date. 

NB: You cannot purchase a single additional workshop without purchasing a full price ticket. Additional workshops are only for individuals who have purchased a full price ticket. You will not be permitted entry to the event or talk with a single additional workshop pass without a full price ticket. 

How do e-tickets work?                
You will receive a confirmation email with your booking immediately after purchase. Your tickets will be sent to via email for you to print at home in the week prior to the event taking place. Please print out all the pages of the e-ticket and bring them with you to gain entry to the event. 

Alternatively, you may present your e-ticket on your mobile device (please download it to your device in advance as mobile connectivity strength differs in some venues). Please also bring the credit or debit card you used to make your booking. Each ticket is only valid for admission once and should not be duplicated. Keep your e-tickets in a safe place and with you until the end of each lesson.

Refunds                
Tickets will not be refunded unless Life Lessons is cancelled.

Accessibility

Life Lessons is wheelchair accessible, for more information on accessibility at The Barbican Centre, please visit here.

Disabled/ Carer Tickets

All disabled visitors attending Life Lessons on a paid for ticket are entitled to bring one carer free of charge. 

To apply for a carer ticket, please email info@lifelessonsfestival.com with your order reference number and proof of disability, i.e. that you are in receipt of the middle or higher rate care component of the disability living allowance (DLA) or personal independence payment (PIP). Once agreed a free carer's ticket will be added to your order and will be sent to you along with your other tickets.

Interested in getting involved?

We'd love to hear from you! We have lots of interesting volunteer opportunities available over the weekend, so please get in touch with us to find out more. info@lifelessonsfestival.com

Interested in exhibiting? Email Neil Worrall now at neilw@brandevents.co.uk.

Conditions of Entry

Tickets must not be sold or offered for sale from within the Barbican premises except from the Box Office by our Life Lessons ticketing team. Only tickets purchased from the Life Lessons website or onsite Life Lessons Box Office ticketing team are valid. 

Tickets sold via unauthorised third parties, including online auction sites and 'fan to fan' resale sites are not valid for entry. 

Reselling a ticket for profit or commercial gain makes it void and the ticketholder will be refused entry.

Any attempts to manipulate or damage our systems may be unlawful and could result in legal action being taken.

Failure to adhere to our Terms and Conditions of sale may result in tickets not being valid for entry.

Latecomers               
If you arrive late for the start of a talk, we appreciate that you will want to take your seat as soon as possible. We will do everything possible to assist. To limit disturbance to fellow audience members and speakers we may have to ask you to wait until a suitable break in the talk. Occasionally this may not be possible once the talk has started.
                 
Our staff are here to enhance your experience and to ensure your safety at all times. Please follow any guidance they give in relation to your and others comfort and safety.

No member of the audience will be permitted to sit in any gangway which intersects or flanks the seating.

Readmission cannot be guaranteed. On occasion we may have to show you to alternative seats.

The taking of photographs, capturing of images or the use of any recording devices including mobile phones during any performance is strictly prohibited.

The Barbican or any permitted third parties may carry out general filming and sound recording in or about the venue. By purchasing tickets you consent to you and your party being included in and to the exploitation of such films and recordings without payment.

The Management of the Barbican reserves the right to:
- refuse admission to the premises and any Barbican venue
- request any ticket holder to leave the venue, and take appropriate action to enforce this right
- change the advertised arrangements of any performance in the event of illness or any cause beyond our control"

Age Policy
Due to the adult nature of some of our lessons, no one under the age 14 is permitted to attend this event. Children aged between 14 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 years.

Press & Media

For all press enquiries please contact our PR team matt@levansconsulting.com or lindsey@levansconsulting.com

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Aaron Gillies

Amrou Al-Kadhi

Amy Annette

Andrew Keefe

Alex Pang

Andrew Hunter Murray

Anna Williamson

Ash Ranpura

Bea Appleby

Bella Lack

Bryony Gordon

Candice Carty-Williams

Carolyn Steel

Carreducker’s Deborah & James

Clare Bourne

Claire Whelan

Clare Farrell

Clare Bourne & Paola Di Lanzo

Claudia Hammond

Crystal Rasmussen

Dr David Adam

Dr David Hamilton

David Lammy

Prof David Nutt

L. David Marquet

Deborah Schneebeli Morrell

Desiree Bunch

Eli Wislocka

Elizabeth Blaise

Emma Barnett

Fiona Austin

Flo Perry

Gaby Roslin

Gelong Thubten

Dr Hazel Wallace

Helen Russell

Helen Tupper & Sarah Ellis

Jasminka Milena Letzas

Isabella Mitchell

Izzy Judd

James O’Brien

James Wallman

Dr Jenny Goodman

John Kaag

John Vincent & Julian Hitch

Josh Roberts

Julia Clarke

Kate Garraway

Kate Rochester

Kathryn Pinkham

Katie Mitchell, By-Me Katie

Kimberley Wilson

Kirstie Duhig

Lily Cole

Lorraine Candy

Lucy Beresford

Lucy Clayton

Madeleine Olivia

Max La Manna

Megan Jayne Crabbe

Michelle Drew

Miranda Sawyer

Dr Megan Rossi (PHD, RD)

Melissa Hemsley

Dr Michael Mosley

Mishal Husain

Mungi Ngomane

Nadia Narain & Katia Narain Phillips

Naomi Segal

Nish Kumar

Owen O’Kane

Paola Di Lanzo

Pip Murray

Poppy Jamie

Rachel Ama

Dr Rahul Jandial

Ranj Dhaliwal

Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Rev Richard Coles

Roger Duncliffe

Rozanna Purcell

Prof Roy Taylor

Dr Rupy Aujla

Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

Shireen Arthur

Sophie Scott

Steve Haines

Tina Cartwright

Wendy Bristow

Tom Chapman

Trish Halpin

Venetia La Manna

Vicki Psarias

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