Ooh Barbican you gorgeous beast! I know you well, but it's been a while, so I saw you with fresh eyes.
I made it to the Bauhaus exhibition (Woo!) which was brilliant - if you like that kind of thing. It made me want to make experimental films and throw a party where you can only where metal or polka dots!
Seeing works by artists like Kandinsky and Klee close up always blows my mind. You could lean right in and see brush strokes and draft pencil marks. I also loved seeing Anni Albers' and Gunta Stölzl's stunning textiles, only seen in pictures before, and the type room was gorgeous. Josef Albers' original milk glass layout for his typeface, made from 10 simple shapes. So exciting.
It's on till August 12th, but you can mooch round the Barbican any old time. The boys loved scooting round the grounds outside the cafe and trying not to (or sometimes I think trying to) fall in the pond.