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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 i5th March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
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Concerning Violence
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:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Mr Elbank: Beard
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 revo5th 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
The Unseen EmporiumThe Unseen EmporiumExploration of materials, science and design, with the opportunity to purchase from a range of gifts.5th March 2015Tuesday 5th May 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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The Unseen Emporium
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:
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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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Mr Elbank: Beard
Exhibitions | Until 29th March 2015 

Somerset House

Exhibition of photographs by Mr Elbank in which all of the subjects sport a beard....More

Anna Gogova
Concerts | On 5th March 2015 

London School Of Economics 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

The pianist Anna Gogova performs works by Haydn, Schubert and Chopin....More

Beyond The Cold War: How Summits Shaped The New World Order: Panel Discussion
Exhibitions | On 5th March 2015 

London School Of Economics 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

With Dr Kristina Spohr, Sir Rodric Braithwaite, Sir Roderic Lyne, Prof Arne Westad and Prof Stuart Corbridge....More

On Civil Disobedience: Lecture
Exhibitions | On 5th March 2015 

London School Of Economics 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

A lecture by Kimberley Brownlee....More

Why We Should Talk To Terrorists: Talk
Exhibitions | On 5th March 2015 

London School Of Economics 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

A talk by Jonathan Powell....More

The Tide
Concerts | Until 21st March 2015 

The Roadhouse 5 minutes walk from Somerset House

The band plays a selection of pop and rock covers....More

Tune Yards
Concerts | On 5th March 2015 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from Somerset House

The American duo, also known as Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner, performs indie-electro and experimental pop....More

Gamelan Intermediate Course
Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2015 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from Somerset House

Introductory gamelan workshops....More

Common Wealth - No Guts, No Heart, No Glory
Theatre | Until 8th March 2015 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from Somerset House

This contemporary theatre production, directed by Evie Manning, tells the story of five young Muslim women trying to forge a ...More

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe
Theatre | Until 7th March 2015 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from Somerset House

These marvellous women turn their extraordinary stories of survival into a joyous theatre of humanity. But this is not just ...More

 
 
 
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