Barts 900 logo – gold with dates

Events

We’ll be celebrating throughout 2023 with a really wide variety of Barts900 events from concerts to banquets, art exhibitions to lectures and much more, hosted by the Barts900 partners at prestigious, world-renowned venues across London and beyond.

See the calendar to find out more about each event on the partner websites. Maps and links for the venues are at the bottom of the page.

2023 calendar

February

Friday 24th

Architectural History Conference

Exploring the architectural history of Barts Hospital and St Bartholomew the Great with the British Archaeological Association.

Barts Great Hall

Tickets £25

April

Thursday 20th April – 3rd May

Art Exhibition

St Bartholomew the Great

A free outdoor exhibition of photography, art and history from the archives and collections of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, held by Barts Health NHS Trust Archives.
In 2023 St Bartholomew’s Hospital celebrates opening its doors to Londoners for 900 years. It is the oldest hospital still running on the same site in England.
The hospital’s archives tell the story of this unbroken history. From the famous to the forgotten, London lives fly from the pages of Barts’ ancient ledgers, with stories of crisis and caring, miracle and mayhem, living and loss, agony and healing.
The exhibition draws on the unique historic collections of St Bartholomew’s Hospital to tell new stories. Ancient account books, medieval marginalia, records, maps, art, diaries and photographs reveal the individuals who worked, lived and died at Barts.
The exhibition tours to open spaces in the city during summer 2023, moving to Aldgate Square after the Guildhall Yard. The exhibition will also display key stories in Barts Hospital’s King George V building throughout summer and autumn 2023.

June

Wednesday 7th June – Wednesday 5th July

Outdoor exhibition: Life and death in the archives, 1123-2023

Runs until 5th July / Aldgate Square

A free outdoor exhibition of photography, art and history from the archives and collections of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, held by Barts Health NHS Trust Archives.
In 2023 St Bartholomew’s Hospital celebrates opening its doors to Londoners for 900 years. It is the oldest hospital still running on the same site in England.
The hospital’s archives tell the story of this unbroken history. From the famous to the forgotten, London lives fly from the pages of Barts’ ancient ledgers, with stories of crisis and caring, miracle and mayhem, living and loss, agony and healing.
The exhibition draws on the unique historic collections of St Bartholomew’s Hospital to tell new stories. Ancient account books, medieval marginalia, records, maps, art, diaries and photographs reveal the individuals who worked, lived and died at Barts.
The exhibition tours to open spaces in the city during summer 2023, moving to Aldgate Square after the Guildhall Yard. The exhibition will also display key stories in Barts Hospital’s King George V building throughout summer and autumn 2023.

September

Wednesday 20th

St Bartholomew Music Festival

Runs until 29 September / St Bartholomew the Great

Event venues

St Bartholomew the Great

London’s oldest parish church, at the heart of Smithfield, was built when Henry I, son of William the Conqueror, was King of England.

greatstbarts.com

Business Design Centre

Originally the Royal Agricultural Hall, built to house the growing Smithfield Club Cattle Show.

BDC website

St Bartholomew’s Hospital

London’s oldest hospital boasts one of its most extraordinary venues in the Great Hall.

bartsheritage.org.uk

Guildhall

Home to the City of London Corporation with impressive Grade I-listed interiors, and publicly accessible Yard.

guildhall.cityoflondon.gov.uk

Barnard’s Inn Hall

Established as an Inn of Chancery in 1454 – parts of the original building can still be seen in the Council Chamber.

gresham.ac.uk

St Paul’s Cathedral

National treasure and London icon.

stpauls.co.uk

Barts Health NHS Trust

Delivering safe and compassionate care at
St Bartholomew’s Hospital, The Royal London Hospital, Mile End Hospital, Whipps Cross Hospital and Newham Hospital.

BartsHealth.nhs.uk

Royal Albert Hall

Iconic London venue hosting memorable performances in music, dance and more since 1871.

royalalberthall.com

Aldgate Square

Publicly accessible space next to Aldgate underground station.