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Concerning ViolenceConcerning ViolenceDrawing on a wealth of previously unseen 16mm footage, this documentary chronicles the decolonisation of Africa from multiple perspectives. Subtitled Nine Scenes From The Anti-Imperialistic Self-Defense and narrated by singer Lauryn Hill, the film includes an interview with a young President Mugabe of Zimbabwe, rousing footage of a miner's strike i2nd March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
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Concerning Violence
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 revo2nd March 2015Sunday 15th March 2015 Where:
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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
Guardian Live Event: Guy Bourdin - Curator Talk And Private ViewGuardian Live Event: Guy Bourdin - Curator Talk And Private ViewJoin us at Somerset House for an exclusive talk with the exhibition curator, Alistair O'Neill, and the Guardian's fashion editor Jess Cartner-Morley, as they explore the career of one of fashion's most influential and enigmatic photographers.4th March 2015Wednesday 4th March 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Guardian Live Event: Guy Bourdin - Curator Talk And Private View
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:
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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:
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Mr Elbank: Beard
The Ladies Bridge Documentary Screening With Panel Discussion And Q&AThe Ladies Bridge Documentary Screening With Panel Discussion And Q&AInformative documentary and discussion about the building of Waterloo Bridge.9th March 2015Monday 9th March 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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The Ladies Bridge Documentary Screening With Panel Discussion And Q&A
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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The Syngenta Photography Award 2015: Scarcity - Waste
The Fashion Research Network Presents: Surfaces And Boundaries: The Legacy Of Guy BourdinThe Fashion Research Network Presents: Surfaces And Boundaries: The Legacy Of Guy BourdinCurator Alistair O' Neill introduces a series of talks and panel discussions.13th March 2015Friday 13th March 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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The Fashion Research Network Presents: Surfaces And Boundaries: The Legacy Of Guy Bourdin
Big Boys Gone Bananas!*Big Boys Gone Bananas!*In 2009, Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten made the documentary Bananas!*, which chronicled the efforts of 12 Nicaraguan plantation workers to file a lawsuit against Dole Food Company. Soon after, lawyers acting on behalf of Dole threatened legal action. This documentary continues this extraordinary story through the filmmaker's eyes as he faces a 16th March 2015Thursday 19th March 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Big Boys Gone Bananas!*
War Requiem & Aftermath: James Cahill And Maggi Hambling In ConversationWar Requiem & Aftermath: James Cahill And Maggi Hambling In ConversationSpring 2015 will see the launch of Maggi Hambling: War Requiem & Aftermath, a major new book by James Cahill. This 'in conversation' event will see Maggi Hambling talk to James Cahill about the exhibition of the same name and book.18th March 2015Wednesday 18th March 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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War Requiem & Aftermath: James Cahill And Maggi Hambling In Conversation
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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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
Pick Me Up: Graphic Arts Festival 2015Pick Me Up: Graphic Arts Festival 2015Contemporary drawings and prints by graphic artists, creative groups and galleries from all over the world, where festival-goers can watch new work produced in front of them and converse with the artists.23rd April 2015Monday 4th May 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Pick Me Up: Graphic Arts Festival 2015
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:
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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
Professor Sir Simon Wessely And Maggi Hambling In ConversationProfessor Sir Simon Wessely And Maggi Hambling In ConversationThe psychiatrist and contemporary artist discuss.29th April 2015Wednesday 29th April 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Professor Sir Simon Wessely And Maggi Hambling In Conversation
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:
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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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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

 
Lights! Camera! Improvise!
Theatre | Until 1st June 2015 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Mischief Theatre creates an improvised movie live on stage based on audience suggestions for the location, genre and title of ...More

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Theatre | Until 13th June 2015 

Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Marc Bruni directs the London transfer of the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, which ...More

 
Cotton to Gold: Extraordinary Collections of the Industrial North West
Cotton to Gold: Extraordinary Collections of the Industrial North West
Exhibitions | Until 19th April 2015 

Two Temple Place 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Two Temple Place, a spectacular neo-Gothic mansion on London's Victoria Embankment, reopens this January, with an exhibition showcasing the riches ...More

 
Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story
Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

See what's going on under our streets when Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story brings a five metre high, walk-through installation of ...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 4th June 2016 

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

 
Clean Energy And Renaissance: A Report From The Race Between Revolution And Collapse: Lecture
Exhibitions | On 2nd March 2015 

London School Of Economics 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

With Jeremy Leggett, the founder of Solarcentury and SolarAid....More

Gender And The Brain: Lecture
Exhibitions | On 2nd March 2015 

London School Of Economics 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

With John Dupre, Gina Rippon and Jonathan Birch....More

 
 
 
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