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Mapping the CityMapping the CityMapping the CityThe New Wing at Somerset House reopens in January 2015 with Mapping the City, an innovative exhibition presented in collaboration with arts organisation A(by)P. It will feature works by established and emerging artists from the street and graffiti art scenes, including Shepard Fairey and Swoon and Aryz. Each an individual response to the way the a27th January 2015Sunday 15th February 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Mapping the City
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions†|†PRICINGFree
DATES22nd January to 15th February 2015
The New Wing at Somerset House reopens in January 2015 with Mapping the City, an innovative exhibition presented in collaboration with arts organisation A(by)P...†More about this event
PJ Harvey: Recording in ProgressPJ Harvey: Recording in ProgressPJ Harvey: Recording in ProgressFor four weeks, PJ Harvey, her band, producers and engineers will record her ninth album from inside a glass-encased studio in the recently opened New Wing at Somerset House. Part gig, part installation, visitors can experience exactly what happens when Harvey and musicians, together with her longstanding producers Flood and John Parish, go thr27th January 2015Saturday 14th February 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Now On
PJ Harvey: Recording in Progress
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Performance and Body Art
DATES16th January to 14th February 2015
For four weeks, PJ Harvey, her band, producers and engineers will record her ninth album from inside a glass-encased studio in the recently opened New Wing at ...†More about this event
Guy Bourdin: Image MakerGuy Bourdin: Image MakerGuy Bourdin: Image MakerWith more than 100 works and previously unseen material, Somerset House presents the UK's largest ever exhibition on influential photographer Guy Bourdin this winter. Showcasing works from the photographer's estate from 1955 to 1987, Guy Bourdin: Image Maker charts Bourdin's distinguished 40-year career, from Man Ray's protégé to photography revo27th January 2015Sunday 15th March 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Ongoing
Guy Bourdin: Image Maker
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES27th November 2014 to 15th March 2015
With more than 100 works and previously unseen material, Somerset House presents the UK's largest ever exhibition on influential photographer Guy Bourdin this ...†More about this event
Re-Moulded: Listen/Here: TourRe-Moulded: Listen/Here: TourA tour of the building with a series of immersive performances of music.29th January 2015Thursday 29th January 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Re-Moulded: Listen/Here: Tour
event > Tours
DATESThursday 29th January 2015 at 6.30pm-7.20pm, 6.50pm-7.40pm, 7.30pm-8.20pm and 7.50pm-8.40pm
A tour of the building with a series of immersive performances of music.
London Fashion WeekLondon Fashion WeekLondon Fashion WeekOver 70 designers are confirmed to show at London Fashion Week which, alongside New York, Paris and Milan, is one of the world's leading designer fashion showcases. Taking place in February and September at Somerset House, the strictly invite-only LFW showcases the industry's most creative designers and businesses, in the UK and internationally, wi20th February 2015Tuesday 24th February 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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London Fashion Week
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PRICINGInvite only
DATES20th to 24th Feb 2015
Over 70 designers are confirmed to show at London Fashion Week which, alongside New York, Paris and Milan, is one of the world's leading designer fashion showc...†More about this event
London Fashion WeekendLondon Fashion WeekendLondon Fashion Weekend Along with the main London Fashion Week event, the open-to-all London Fashion Weekend is returning to Somerset House this February. This fashion-focused weekend is an opportunity for everyone to get access to the latest designer trends - even if they don't have a stylist's little black book. The frenzied London Fashion Week is all about w26th February 2015Sunday 1st March 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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On Soon
London Fashion Weekend
event > Shopping
DATES26th Feb, 27th Feb, 28th Feb and 1st Mar 2015
Along with the main London Fashion Week event, the open-to-all London Fashion Weekend is returning to Somerset House this February. This fashion-focu...†More about this event
BeardBeardBeardHipster alert! Given their popularity in scene-making east London, it was only a matter of time before someone dedicated an exhibition to the beauty of the beard. All of the 80 subjects in Beard sport facial growth on their chins. But what is more revealing is the enduring nature of the beard - which is not just a trend of the 2010s. The pogonophil5th March 2015Sunday 29th March 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Beard
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography†|†PRICINGFree
DATES5th to 29th March 2015
Hipster alert! Given their popularity in scene-making east London, it was only a matter of time before someone dedicated an exhibition to the beauty of the bea...†More about this event
Mr Elbank: BeardMr Elbank: BeardExhibition of photographs by Mr Elbank in which all of the subjects sport a beard.5th March 2015Sunday 29th March 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Free Event
Mr Elbank: Beard
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography†|†PRICINGFree
DATES5th to 29th March 2015 - 10am-6pm
Exhibition of photographs by Mr Elbank in which all of the subjects sport a beard.
The Syngenta Photography Award 2015: Scarcity - WasteThe Syngenta Photography Award 2015: Scarcity - Waste11th March 2015Friday 10th April 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Free Event
The Syngenta Photography Award 2015: Scarcity - Waste
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography†|†PRICINGFree
DATES11th March to 10th April 2015 - 10am-6pm
Pick Me UpPick Me UpPick Me UpReturning for its 6th year in April 2015 (exact dates to be announced), graphic art festival Pick Me Up asks artists to 'Tell Your Story' for this year's fair. Responses to this - visual or conceptual - are presented through all the graphic arts in a diverse range of media. Bringing together exciting international talents, the 12-day Pick Me Up art23rd April 2015Monday 4th May 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Pick Me Up
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art
DATES23rd April to 4th May 2015
Returning for its 6th year in April 2015 (exact dates to be announced), graphic art festival Pick Me Up asks artists to 'Tell Your Story' for this year's fair....†More about this event
Sony World Photography Awards ExhibitionSony World Photography Awards ExhibitionSony World Photography Awards ExhibitionThe very best professional and amateur contemporary photography from around the world goes on display at Somerset House for the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. From over 130,000 entries, winning and shortlisted works have been chosen in professional, youth and Open Competition categories - for amateurs and enthusiasts - showcasing the bes24th April 2015Sunday 10th May 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES24th April to 10th May 2015
The very best professional and amateur contemporary photography from around the world goes on display at Somerset House for the Sony World Photography Awards E...†More about this event
Photo LondonPhoto LondonPhoto LondonSomerset House hosts the first edition of Photo London from 21st to 24th May - a major photography fair featuring nearly 70 leading international galleries with an emphasis on emerging talent and new work by established names. The inaugural edition of Londons new international photography fair combines a commercial art fair with a varied and well-b21st May 2015Sunday 24th May 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Photo London
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th May 2015
Somerset House hosts the first edition of Photo London from 21st to 24th May - a major photography fair featuring nearly 70 leading international galleries wit...†More about this event
 
 

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PJ Harvey: Recording in Progress
PJ Harvey: Recording in Progress
Concerts | Until 14th February 2015 

Somerset House

For four weeks, PJ Harvey, her band, producers and engineers will record her ninth album from inside a glass-encased studio ...More

 
Mapping the City
Mapping the City
Exhibitions | Until 15th February 2015 

Somerset House

The New Wing at Somerset House reopens in January 2015 with Mapping the City, an innovative exhibition presented in collaboration ...More

 
Guy Bourdin: Image Maker
Guy Bourdin: Image Maker
Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2015 

Somerset House

With more than 100 works and previously unseen material, Somerset House presents the UK's largest ever exhibition on influential photographer ...More

 
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 25th October 2015 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 29th March 2015 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Goodbye Piccadilly
Goodbye Piccadilly
Exhibitions | Until 19th April 2015 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Follow the London buses driven to the front during World War I, find out how women made up the transport ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 30th May 2015 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Scotland And The UK: Lecture
Exhibitions | On 27th January 2015 

London School Of Economics 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

The issues which have emerged from the 2014 referendum....More

Sovereigns, Vultures And Ignoble Cowardice: Lecture
Exhibitions | On 27th January 2015 

London School Of Economics 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Journalist Felix Salmon explains the issue of sovereign debt....More

The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 10th June 2015 

Fortune Theatre 5 minutes walk from Somerset House

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
 

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London 2015: New Openings
London 2015: New Openings

The Sky Garden atop the Walkie Talkie, a new art gallery from Damien Hirst and Biblioteka, a new £15 ...More

 
April in London 2015
April in London 2015

Kristin Scott Thomas plays The Queen and Enda Walsh adapts Roald Dahl's The Twits for the Royal Court in ...More

 
English National Ballet: My First Ballet: Swan Lake
Dance | 2nd April 2015 - 12th April 2015 

Peacock Theatre

English National Ballet continues its tradition of presenting its My First Ballet series at The Peacock each spring ...More

Ghost Stories
Ghost Stories
Theatre | Until 15th March 2015 

Arts Theatre

Following a phenomenally successful run at the Lyric Hammersmith and a West End transfer Ghost Stories comes to the Arts ...More

 
Dotty The Dragon: Blunderbus Theatre Company (Ages 3-7)
Dotty The Dragon: Blunderbus Theatre Company (Ages 3-7)
Theatre | 17th February 2015 - 21st February 2015 

Lyric Hammersmith

A baby fire-breathing dragon called Dotty pays a surprise visit to children playing in the orchard in this enchanting fairytale ...More

 
Clerkenwell Design Week
Clerkenwell Design Week
Exhibitions | 19th May 2015 - 21st May 2015 

Crypt on the Green

Taking place at some of the more unusual locations in Clerkenwell - The Farmiloe Building, and the Priory ...More

 
FKA Twigs
Concerts | 19th February 2015 - 20th February 2015 

Roundhouse

Following her Mercury Music Prize nomination for debut album LP1, FKA Twigs, the London-based artist, Tahliah Barnett, performs her experimental ...More

Sky Garden
Sky Garden
Opened 5th January 2015 

The free-to-access Sky Garden, occupying the top three floors of Rafael Vinoly's 37 storey, 525ft 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the ...More

 
Zetter Townhouse Marylebone
Opens 1st February 2015 

Mark Sainsbury and Michael Benyon's Zetter Group - which owns the Zetter and Zetter Townhouse, famous for ...More

Bleecker Street Burger
Bleecker Street Burger
Opened January 2015 

The stylish Bleecker Street Burger matt black truck has moved around town a bit - it was part of KERB, ...More

 
 
 
 
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