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Boro: Threads of LifeBoro: Threads of LifeA free exhibition of 40 fine examples of Boro work - Japanese for 'mended rags' - dating from the late 1700s goes on display at Somerset House throughout April. Although looked upon unfavourably in Japan today - serving as a reminder of the country's impoverished past - boros have become highly collectible in Western cultures. The boro textiles exh16th April 2014Saturday 26th April 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Boro: Threads of Life
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Furniture & Textiles | PRICING  Free  
DATES  2nd to 26th April 2014
A free exhibition of 40 fine examples of Boro work - Japanese for 'mended rags' - dating from the late 1700s goes on display at Somerset House throughout April... More about this event
 
A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and GermanyA Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and GermanyA Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and GermanyBritish and German Romantic landscape drawing is explored in the Courtauld exhibition through major drawings, watercolours and oil sketches by artists including JMW Turner, Samuel Palmer, Caspar David Friedrich and Karl Friedrich Lessing. By displaying these German and British artworks alongside each other for the first time, the former having bee16th April 2014Sunday 27th April 2014 Where:
Courtauld Institute Gallery,   Courtauld Institute of Art  Somerset House    WC2R 0RN
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A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany
event > Exhibitions > Art Exhibitions - Ancient & Classical
DATES  30th January to 27th April 2014
VENUE  Courtauld Institute Gallery 
British and German Romantic landscape drawing is explored in the Courtauld exhibition through major drawings, watercolours and oil sketches by artists includin... More about this event
 
Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern IraqCourt and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern IraqCourt and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern IraqA precious metalwork bag, made in Northern Iraq around 1300, will be the centrepiece of the Courtauld exhibition, Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern Iraq. One of the finest pieces of Islamic inlaid metalwork in existence, it is decorated with a courtly scene showing an enthroned couple at a banquet with musicians, hunters and revellers, a16th April 2014Sunday 18th May 2014 Where:
Courtauld Institute Gallery,   Courtauld Institute of Art  Somerset House    WC2R 0RN
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Ongoing
Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern Iraq
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Craft
DATES  20th February to 18th May 2014
VENUE  Courtauld Institute Gallery 
A precious metalwork bag, made in Northern Iraq around 1300, will be the centrepiece of the Courtauld exhibition, Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern ... More about this event
 
Pick Me UpPick Me UpPick Me UpBringing together exciting international talents from the diverse field of graphic arts, the Pick Me Up art fair is a 12-day extravaganza dedicated to graphic art. This is an excellent opportunity to discover the latest talents in the graphic art scene. The spectacular Somerset House is once again host for this annual celebration of contempor23rd April 2014Monday 5th May 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Pick Me Up
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art
DATES  23rd April to 5th May 2014
Bringing together exciting international talents from the diverse field of graphic arts, the Pick Me Up art fair is a 12-day extravaganza dedicated to graphic ... More about this event
 
Bonnie DobsonBonnie DobsonContemporary folk by the singer-songwriter who comes from Toronto.30th April 2014Wednesday 30th April 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Bonnie Dobson
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Folk
DATES  Wednesday 30th April 2014 - 8pm-11pm
Contemporary folk by the singer-songwriter who comes from Toronto.
 
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. Showcasing the winning and shortlisted photographers from the awards, the exhibition spans photo-journalism, fine art and commercial photography. The overall winners, announced in 1st May 2014Sunday 18th May 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES  1st to 18th May 2014
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
 
Welcome To The NeighbourhoodWelcome To The Neighbourhood1st May 2014Sunday 18th May 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Welcome To The Neighbourhood
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  1st to 18th May 2014
 
Home Sweet Home: Free Family WorkshopHome Sweet Home: Free Family WorkshopMake an animation about home.10th May 2014Saturday 10th May 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Home Sweet Home: Free Family Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 10th May 2014 - 12noon-3pm
Make an animation about home.
 
Form Through Colour: Josef Albers, Anni Albers & Gary HumeForm Through Colour: Josef Albers, Anni Albers & Gary HumeMore than 20 hand-crafted rugs, tapestries and fabric installations made by the company Christopher Farr, based on original designs by three colourist artists from the Bauhaus to the Brit-art eras.5th June 2014Sunday 31st August 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free Event 
Form Through Colour: Josef Albers, Anni Albers & Gary Hume
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Furniture & Textiles | PRICING  Free  
DATES  5th June to 31st August 2014 - 10am-6pm
More than 20 hand-crafted rugs, tapestries and fabric installations made by the company Christopher Farr, based on original designs by three colourist artists
 
Amy Sharrocks: Museum Of WaterAmy Sharrocks: Museum Of WaterInstallations and displays exploring our relationship with the world's most important liquid, inviting the audience to add to the collection.6th June 2014Sunday 29th June 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free Event 
Amy Sharrocks: Museum Of Water
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation | PRICING  Free  
DATES  6th to 29th June 2014 - 10am-6pm
Installations and displays exploring our relationship with the world's most important liquid, inviting the audience to add to the collection.
 
Return Of The RudeboyReturn Of The RudeboyPortrait photography, installations and fashion celebrating an increasingly pervasive urban subculture, featuring work by Rashad Smith, Sam Lambert and Shaka Maidoh of the Art Comes First collective and Don Letts.13th June 2014Monday 25th August 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free Event 
Return Of The Rudeboy
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  13th June to 25th August 2014 - 10am-6pm
Portrait photography, installations and fashion celebrating an increasingly pervasive urban subculture, featuring work by Rashad Smith, Sam Lambert and Shaka M
 
DaughterDaughterDaughterOpening the first night of the 10th anniversary of Somerset House Summer Series will be London-based trio, Daughter. Fronted by Elena Tonra, Daughter started life in 2010 as an outlet for the musings of Elena and guitarist Igor Haefeli who were then joined by Remi Aguilella on drums. 2013 was a big year for them, it marked the release of their debu10th July 2014Thursday 10th July 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Daughter
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Pop
DATES  Thursday 10th July 2014
Opening the first night of the 10th anniversary of Somerset House Summer Series will be London-based trio, Daughter. Fronted by Elena Tonra, Daughter started l... More about this event
 
Somerset House Summer SeriesSomerset House Summer SeriesSomerset House Summer SeriesChvrches, Bastille, Kelis, Sam Smith, and Franz Ferdinand are just some of the live acts dropping into the central courtyard of Somerset House for this year's Summer Series. It's an idyllic, intimate, calming, escapist location for a concert on a summer's evening and as a breeze drifts in off the Thames you'll forget the city bustle outside and tun10th July 2014Sunday 20th July 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Somerset House Summer Series
event > Concerts > Festivals & seasons
DATES  Every day 7.30pm
Chvrches, Bastille, Kelis, Sam Smith, and Franz Ferdinand are just some of the live acts dropping into the central courtyard of Somerset House for this year's ... More about this event
 
KodalineKodalineKodalineAfter releasing four EPs, breakout band Kodaline released their debut studio album last year and in 2014 embark on a major UK tour, playing their biggest British dates so far. The Dublin-based rock band were originally known as 21 Demands and made chart history back in 2007 when their debut single, Give A Minute, became the first independently rele11th July 2014Friday 11th July 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Kodaline
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Indie & Grunge
DATES  Friday 11th July 2014
After releasing four EPs, breakout band Kodaline released their debut studio album last year and in 2014 embark on a major UK tour, playing their biggest Briti... More about this event
 
Agnes ObelAgnes ObelAgnes ObelAlternative folk by Agnes Caroline Thaarup Obel, the angelic Danish singer-songwriter fills the Somerset House courtyard on Saturday 12th July 2014 as part of the popular Somerset House Summer Series concerts. Agnes Obel, whose ethereal tones have won multiple Danish music awards including Best Album, Best Female Artist and Best Songwriter of the Y12th July 2014Saturday 12th July 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Agnes Obel
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Folk
DATES  Saturday 12th July 2014
Alternative folk by Agnes Caroline Thaarup Obel, the angelic Danish singer-songwriter fills the Somerset House courtyard on Saturday 12th July 2014 as part of ... More about this event
 
The Cat EmpireThe Cat EmpireThe Cat EmpireThe outrageous Australian collective The Cat Empire play the fourth gig of the perennially popular Somerset House Summer Series concerts. On 13th July the jazz/reggae/funk/latin/gypsy/hip hop/multi-genre band from Melbourne touch down for their Summer Series debut and are guaranteeing an evening that will get everyone dancing. Renowned all around 13th July 2014Sunday 13th July 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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The Cat Empire
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Folk
DATES  Sunday 13th July 2014
The outrageous Australian collective The Cat Empire play the fourth gig of the perennially popular Somerset House Summer Series concerts. On 13th July the jaz... More about this event
 
KelisKelisKelisThe American RnB singer Kelis performs in the Somerset House courtyard as part of the 2014 Summer Series. The 'Milkshake' singer has a forthcoming album titled Food, a single called 'Jerk Ribs', and a new Cooking Channel show, all promoted at SXSW via a truck emblazoned with Kelis's face which went around Austin giving out free gourmet eats, with t14th July 2014Monday 14th July 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Kelis
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - R n B
DATES  Monday 14th July 2014
The American RnB singer Kelis performs in the Somerset House courtyard as part of the 2014 Summer Series. The 'Milkshake' singer has a forthcoming album titled... More about this event
 
BastilleBastilleBastille After two moderately successful single releases in 2012, Bastille finally found major success in 2013 with the release of their fourth single, Pompeii, which charted at number two and was shortly followed by their number one debut album, Bad Blood. Following the release of further hit tracks Of The Nig ht - a mash-up of the Rhythm of the Night 15th July 2014Tuesday 15th July 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Bastille
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Dance
DATES  Tuesday 15th July 2014
After two moderately successful single releases in 2012, Bastille finally found major success in 2013 with the release of their fourth single, Pompeii, whic... More about this event
 
Franz FerdinandFranz FerdinandFranz FerdinandThe Alex Kapranos-fronted, Glasgow-formed indie-rock quartet rock Somersert House on 16th July following two sold-out gigs at London's Roundhouse in March 2014. Last year saw the welcome return of indie-rock band Franz Ferdinand with the release of their fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action - their first release in four years. Wi16th July 2014Wednesday 16th July 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Franz Ferdinand
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Indie & Grunge
DATES  Wednesday 16th July 2014
The Alex Kapranos-fronted, Glasgow-formed indie-rock quartet rock Somersert House on 16th July following two sold-out gigs at London's Roundhouse in March 2014... More about this event
 
ChvrchesChvrchesChvrchesRanking fifth on the BBC's Sound of 2013 poll, Glasgow's premier synthpop trio Chvrches were another breakthrough act of last year. Combining sweet synthpop with hard electro, the trio's debut album, 'The Bones of What You Believe', furthered their position in the industry when it gained reasonable response from the critics and charted just inside 17th July 2014Thursday 17th July 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Chvrches
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Indie & Grunge
DATES  Thursday 17th July 2014
Ranking fifth on the BBC's Sound of 2013 poll, Glasgow's premier synthpop trio Chvrches were another breakthrough act of last year. Combining sweet synthpop wi... More about this event
 
Sam SmithSam SmithSam SmithLondon-based singer-songwriter Sam Smith fist made waves in the music industry when he featured on Disclosure's track Latch in late 2012 and Naughty Boy's La La La in May 2013. Since then he's transitioned into a solo career and will be stopping by Somerset House in July following gigs at Shepherd's Bush Empire in February and the Roundhouse in Ma18th July 2014Friday 18th July 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Sam Smith
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Soul
DATES  Friday 18th July 2014
London-based singer-songwriter Sam Smith fist made waves in the music industry when he featured on Disclosure's track Latch in late 2012 and Naughty Boy's La L... More about this event
 
Clean BanditClean BanditClean BanditHotly tipped chart-toppers Clean Bandit headline the Somerset House Summer Series concert on 19th July. Having had huge success with their number one hit 'Rather Be', the four-piece will bring their addictive dance-pop delights, deep house and baroque pop with classical and electronica influences to the magical setting of Somerset House's Georgian 19th July 2014Saturday 19th July 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Clean Bandit
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Retro Pop
DATES  Saturday 19th July 2014
Hotly tipped chart-toppers Clean Bandit headline the Somerset House Summer Series concert on 19th July. Having had huge success with their number one hit 'Rath... More about this event
 
Little DragonLittle DragonLittle DragonHeadlining the grand finale of the 2014 Somerset House Summer Series will be insurmountable electro R&B adventurers Little Dragon. The Swedish foursome anchored by the otherworldly vocals of front woman Yukimi Nagano, have over the course of three albums, pushed boundaries and shown they're a dance act like no other. At a recent Village Underground20th July 2014Sunday 20th July 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Little Dragon
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Folk
DATES  Sunday 20th July 2014
Headlining the grand finale of the 2014 Somerset House Summer Series will be insurmountable electro R&B adventurers Little Dragon. The Swedish foursome anchore... More about this event
 
Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset HouseFilm4 Summer Screen at Somerset HouseFilm4 Summer Screen at Somerset HousePossibly the most famous of all the open air film events to take place in London, Summer Screen returns to Somerset House in association with Film4 to bring cinema lovers a truly eclectic mix of movies. While this year's programme has yet to be announced the line-up typically features comedy, romance, musicals, thrillers and cult classics with a co7th August 2014Wednesday 20th August 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House
event > Film Events > Film festivals & seasons
DATES  7th to 20th August 2014
Possibly the most famous of all the open air film events to take place in London, Summer Screen returns to Somerset House in association with Film4 to bring ci... More about this event
 
National Open Art AwardsNational Open Art AwardsWorks in a variety of media.17th September 2014Sunday 26th October 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
Free Event 
National Open Art Awards
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art | PRICING  Free  
DATES  17th September to 26th October 2014 - 10am-6pm
Works in a variety of media.
 
 
 

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Boro: Threads of Life
Exhibitions | Until 26th April 2014 

Somerset House

A free exhibition of 40 fine examples of Boro work - Japanese for 'mended rags' - dating from the late ...More

Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern Iraq
Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern Iraq
Exhibitions | Until 18th May 2014 

Courtauld Institute Gallery WC2R 0RN WC2R 1LA - 0 minute walk from Somerset House

A precious metalwork bag, made in Northern Iraq around 1300, will be the centrepiece of the Courtauld exhibition, Court and ...More

 
A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany
A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany
Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2014 

Courtauld Institute Gallery WC2R 0RN WC2R 1LA - 0 minute walk from Somerset House

British and German Romantic landscape drawing is explored in the Courtauld exhibition through major drawings, watercolours and oil sketches by ...More

 
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 5th April 2014 

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

 
Cabaret Voltaire
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th May 2014 

CellarDoor 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Cabaret and burlesque from live acts and DJs....More

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Theatre | Until 29th November 2014 

Savoy Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

'My Family' actor Robert Lindsay makes his musical theatre comeback in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels which previews at London's Savoy Theatre ...More

 
Making Discoveries & Graphic Narratives: Campaign For Drawing: Workshop
Exhibitions | On 16th April 2014 

Two Temple Place 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Make a graphic novel with Karrie Fransman....More

Discoveries
Discoveries
Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2014 

Two Temple Place 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Discoveries at Two Temple Place showcases key objects from all eight museums at the University of Cambridge, spanning millennia and ...More

 
Meet The Discoverers: Charles Darwin: Workshop
Kids Events | On 16th April 2014 

Two Temple Place 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Learn about evolution....More

Easter Family Fun at the London Transport Museum
Kids Events | Until 21st April 2014 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

It's the Year of the Bus at the London Transport Museum and there's a programme of special families focused events ...More

 
 
 
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