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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 pogonophil7th 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
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 revo7th March 2015Sunday 15th March 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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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
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
Syngenta Photography Award 2015 Finalists - In ConversationSyngenta Photography Award 2015 Finalists - In ConversationWith Karen Irvine, Curator and Associate Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago.11th March 2015Wednesday 11th March 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Syngenta Photography Award 2015 Finalists - In Conversation
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:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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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:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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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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The Chebbs
Concerts | Until 20th March 2015 

The Roadhouse 5 minutes walk from Somerset House

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Spring Celebration: A Showcase Of British Dance Training
Dance | On 7th March 2015 

Linbury Studio Theatre 6 minutes walk from Somerset House

A celebration of British ballet training featuring talented students from The Royal Ballet School, English National Ballet School, Central School ...More

Liz Carr & Bird La Bird - Tit Bits
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Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from Somerset House

A cabaret show by the actor, broadcaster, comedian and writer....More

G-A-Y
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th March 2015 

Heaven 7 minutes walk from Somerset House

Dance, pop and regular special performances from chart stars and X Factor finalists....More

The Covent Garden Comedy Club @ Heaven
Comedy | Until 25th April 2015 

Covent Garden Comedy Club, The Arches 7 minutes walk from Somerset House

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The Boat Show Comedy Club + Night Club
Comedy | On 7th March 2015 

HMS President 7 minutes walk from Somerset House

Contemporary humour courtesy of With Topping & Butch, Charlie Baker, Kerry Godliman and MC Rich Wilson....More

Jongleurs Comedy Club
Comedy | On 7th March 2015 

Sway 7 minutes walk from Somerset House

Stand-up material from Rich Wilson, Javier Jarquin, Matt Rees and John Hastings....More

Jongleurs Comedy Club
Comedy | On 7th March 2015 

Sway 7 minutes walk from Somerset House

Performances from stand-up acts Javier Jarquin, John Hastings and Rich Wilson....More

Saturday at Guanabara
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th March 2015 

Guanabara 8 minutes walk from Somerset House

DJ D-Vyzor plays Brazilian grooves, Bossa Nova, samba rock and some classic funk and soul, with live percussion from Basil....More

Masterpiece Tour: Canaletto's A Regatta On The Grand Canal
Exhibitions | Until 3rd May 2015 

National Gallery 9 minutes walk from Somerset House

A much-loved work from the National Gallery Collection A Regatta On The Grand Canal by Canaletto is going on the ...More

 
 
 
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