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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 bes2015-04-27T00:00:00+01002015-05-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES  24th 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
 
Pick Me UpPick Me UpPick Me UpReturning to the spectacular Somerset House for its 6th year in April 2015, 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. At the heart of the 12-day festival in 2015 is Pick Me Up Platform, a p2015-04-27T00:00:00+01002015-05-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art
DATES  23rd April to 4th May 2015
Returning to the spectacular Somerset House for its 6th year in April 2015, graphic art festival Pick Me Up asks artists to 'Tell Your Story' for this year's f... 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.2015-04-27T00:00:00+01002015-05-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Pick Me Up: Graphic Arts Festival 2015
 
Secret 7''Secret 7''Secret 7''With a similar format to the RCA's secret postcard sale, Secret 7" sees artists such as Sir Peter Blake, Yoko Ono, Tatty Devine, Pure Evil and Sir Paul Smith, plus hundreds of others, create artworks that are put up for a secret sale. However, instead of postcards the artists will redesign covers of seven different singles from well-known bands, ea2015-04-27T10:00:00+01002015-05-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Craft | PRICING  Free  
DATES  10th April to 3rd May 2015
With a similar format to the RCA's secret postcard sale, Secret 7" sees artists such as Sir Peter Blake, Yoko Ono, Tatty Devine, Pure Evil and Sir Paul Smith, ... More about this event
 
The Unseen EmporiumThe Unseen EmporiumExploration of materials, science and design, with the opportunity to purchase from a range of gifts.2015-04-27T10:00:00+01002015-05-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventOngoing
The Unseen Emporium
 
Eye Presents: Sound Image Process With Tomato: TalkEye Presents: Sound Image Process With Tomato: TalkWith graphic design John L Walters.2015-04-28T19:00:00+01002015-04-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Eye Presents: Sound Image Process With Tomato: Talk
 
Maggi Hambling: War Requiem & AftermathMaggi Hambling: War Requiem & AftermathSite-specific installation, sculpture, painting and film by the British artist.2015-04-28T12:00:00+01002015-05-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Maggi Hambling: War Requiem & Aftermath
 
Professor Sir Simon Wessely And Maggi Hambling In ConversationProfessor Sir Simon Wessely And Maggi Hambling In ConversationThe psychiatrist and contemporary artist discuss.2015-04-29T17:00:00+01002015-04-29T00:00:00+0100 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-b2015-05-21T00:00:00+01002015-05-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES  21st, 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
 
Unseen Waterloo: The Conflict RevisitedUnseen Waterloo: The Conflict RevisitedPhotographer Sam Faulkner presents a series of imagined portraits meant to depict soldiers who served at the Battle of Waterloo.2015-06-21T10:00:00+01002015-08-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Unseen Waterloo: The Conflict Revisited
 
The Jam: About The Young IdeaThe Jam: About The Young IdeaThis multi-media exhibition documents the rise to fame and success of the popular mod band, through the 1970s and 1980s.2015-06-26T10:00:00+01002015-08-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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The Jam: About The Young Idea
 
ChromeoChromeoChromeoA decade after they first came onto the scene Chromeo open the Somerset House Summer Series with their infectious disco-funk laced with irony. The Jewish/Lebanese Montreal duo, singer/guitarist Dave 1 and keyboardist/vocoder P-Thugg, "have built up a sizeable cult following" (The Guardian) in the last ten years. At this open air concert they're ex2015-07-09T00:00:00+01002015-07-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Hip Hop
DATES  Thursday 9th July 2015
A decade after they first came onto the scene Chromeo open the Somerset House Summer Series with their infectious disco-funk laced with irony. The Jewish/Leban... More about this event
 
Somerset House Summer SeriesSomerset House Summer SeriesSomerset House Summer SeriesJewish Lebanese Montreal duo Chromeo kicks the Somerset House Summer Series off on Thursday 9th July while Jessie J plays the closing party on Sunday 19th July 2015. George Ezra, Gary Clark Jr., Belle and Sebastian and Angus & Julia Stone are just some of the live acts dropping into the central courtyard of Somerset House for this year's Summer2015-07-09T00:00:00+01002015-07-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Concerts > Festivals & seasons
DATES  Every day 7.30pm
Jewish Lebanese Montreal duo Chromeo kicks the Somerset House Summer Series off on Thursday 9th July while Jessie J plays the closing party on Sunday 19th ... More about this event
 
Gary Clark Jr.Gary Clark Jr.Gary Clark Jr.Bringing modern blues and soul to a new generation, twenty-eight year old Gary Clark Jr. exploded onto the international music scene when he delivered an incredible performance at Eric Clapton's 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival. Born and raised in Austin, Texas Clark began playing guitar at age 12. He made a name for himself across the globe with t2015-07-10T00:00:00+01002015-07-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Indie & Grunge
DATES  Friday 10th July 2015
Bringing modern blues and soul to a new generation, twenty-eight year old Gary Clark Jr. exploded onto the international music scene when he delivered an incr... More about this event
 
Summer SeriesSummer Series2015-07-10T18:00:00+01002015-07-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Summer Series
 
PassengerPassengerPassengerMichael Rosenberg, better known by his stage name Passenger, is the Brighton-based folk-rock singer-songwriter whose breakup tune Let Her Go was one of the biggest singles of 2013. Since then, Mike has gone on to make an emphatic imprint in the music industry, reaching number 1 in over 20 countries and playing sold out shows throughout the world fr2015-07-11T00:00:00+01002015-07-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Indie & Grunge
DATES  Saturday 11th July 2015
Michael Rosenberg, better known by his stage name Passenger, is the Brighton-based folk-rock singer-songwriter whose breakup tune Let Her Go was one of the big... More about this event
 
ChronixxChronixxChronixxExpect a proper dose of roots, rock and reggae when Chronixx plays Somerset House on Sunday 12th July for the 2015 Summer Series. Jamaica's James Rolando McNaughton Jr (aka Chronixx) was helped by his father, Chronicle, a veteran reggae artist who he describes as the "original dancehall father" and surrounded by Burro Barton, Norris Man and Gregor2015-07-12T00:00:00+01002015-07-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Indie & Grunge
DATES  Sunday 12th July 2015
Expect a proper dose of roots, rock and reggae when Chronixx plays Somerset House on Sunday 12th July for the 2015 Summer Series. Jamaica's James Rolando McNau... More about this event
 
George EzraGeorge EzraGeorge EzraThe four-times BRITs nominated indie blues-folk star plays in the Somerset House courtyard as part of the Summer Series. Bristol-based singer-songwriter George Ezra was nominated for an impressive four awards at this year's BRITs and gave a singalong rendition of his bluesy single Budapest at the star-studded BRIT Awards back in February when he al2015-07-13T00:00:00+01002015-07-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Folk
DATES  Monday 13th July 2015
The four-times BRITs nominated indie blues-folk star plays in the Somerset House courtyard as part of the Summer Series. Bristol-based singer-songwriter George... More about this event
 
Nick MulveyNick MulveyNick MulveyHe has clocked up two Mercury Prize nominations - first in 2008 with his former band Portico Quartet and again in 2014 as a solo artist - and in 2015 Nick Mulvey plays two high profile gigs at London's Roundhouse and Somerset House. The talented London-based singer-songwriter is British but moved to Cuba at the age of 19 to study music and returned2015-07-14T00:00:00+01002015-07-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Indie & Grunge
DATES  Tuesday 14th July 2015
He has clocked up two Mercury Prize nominations - first in 2008 with his former band Portico Quartet and again in 2014 as a solo artist - and in 2015 Nick Mulv... More about this event
 
Angus & Julia StoneAngus & Julia StoneAngus & Julia Stone"The coolest brother and sister in the world" (The Times) Australian brother-sister duo Angus and Julia Stone visit London's Somerset House for one night as part of the Summer Series, the only London gig they're playing in 2015 ahead of two UK festival appearances at the Somersault Festival and Secret Garden Party. Rolling Stone describes their sou2015-07-15T00:00:00+01002015-07-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Folk
DATES  Wednesday 15th July 2015
"The coolest brother and sister in the world" (The Times) Australian brother-sister duo Angus and Julia Stone visit London's Somerset House for one night as pa... More about this event
 
James BayJames BayJames Bay"At last, Ed Sheeran and Jake Bugg have some real competition" wrote John Aizlewood in the Evening Standard, reviewing James Bay's live show at London's Scala in late December last year. The 24-year-old Hitchin-based singer-songwriter who has an incredible 8m views on YouTube has gained prominence since being announced as the winner of the 2015 Bri2015-07-16T00:00:00+01002015-07-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Indie & Grunge
DATES  Thursday 16th July 2015
"At last, Ed Sheeran and Jake Bugg have some real competition" wrote John Aizlewood in the Evening Standard, reviewing James Bay's live show at London's Scala ... More about this event
 
KwabsKwabsKwabsSouth London born and raised soul singer Kwabs (aka Kwabena Adjepong) "possesses a voice to be reckoned with" (BBC) and his soulful take on 'synth&B' has seen him christened "the new Seal" by The Guardian. The Telegraph goes as far as saying, "his earth-shattering baritone simply has no equal." He won a coveted place to study at the Royal Academy o2015-07-17T00:00:00+01002015-07-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Indie & Grunge
DATES  Friday 17th July 2015
South London born and raised soul singer Kwabs (aka Kwabena Adjepong) "possesses a voice to be reckoned with" (BBC) and his soulful take on 'synth&B' has seen ... More about this event
 
Belle and SebastianBelle and SebastianBelle and SebastianIntrospective indie-pop from the Glaswegian septet fronted by lead singer Stuart Murdoch who formed in the mid 1990s and received an Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at the 2014 NME Awards. The "indie darlings" Belle and Sebastian "are finally in danger of shaking off the stereotype" ran a recent Guardian headline. In a career spanning eight2015-07-18T00:00:00+01002015-07-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Indie & Grunge
DATES  Saturday 18th July 2015
Introspective indie-pop from the Glaswegian septet fronted by lead singer Stuart Murdoch who formed in the mid 1990s and received an Outstanding Contribution T... More about this event
 
Jessie JJessie JJessie JJessie J, the BRIT award-winning singer-songwriter and former The Voice judge will be treating audiences to hit songs like number 1 UK single 'Bang Bang' and 'Sweet Talker' which made it into the top 10 albums of the US Billboard Top 100. Jessie has earned her stripes as one of the UK's most successful female vocalists of recent years. Her recent l2015-07-19T00:00:00+01002015-07-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Retro Pop
DATES  Sunday 19th July 2015
Jessie J, the BRIT award-winning singer-songwriter and former The Voice judge will be treating audiences to hit songs like number 1 UK single 'Bang Bang' and '... 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. This year's programme and dates have yet to be announced but the festival typically features comedy, romance, musicals, thrillers and cult classi2015-08-06T00:00:00+01002015-08-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Film Events > Film festivals & seasons
DATES  6th to 19th August 2015
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
 
London Fashion WeekLondon Fashion WeekLondon Fashion WeekFor the second time this year, London Fashion Week injects a burst of style into Somerset House; the iconic building with its famous courtyard is a magical setting for this high profile fashion industry event. Inviting 200 of the industry's most creative designers and businesses, in the UK and internationally, the week includes catwalk shows, exhib2015-09-20T00:00:00+01002015-09-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Shopping
DATES  20th to 24th Sep 2015
For the second time this year, London Fashion Week injects a burst of style into Somerset House; the iconic building with its famous courtyard is a magical set... More about this event
 
London Fashion WeekendLondon Fashion WeekendLondon Fashion WeekendAlong with the main London Fashion Week event, the open-to-all London Fashion Weekend is returning to Somerset House this September. 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 work for m2015-09-24T11:00:00+01002015-09-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Exhibitions
DATES  24th to 27th Sep 2015
Along with the main London Fashion Week event, the open-to-all London Fashion Weekend is returning to Somerset House this September. This fashion-focused weeke... More about this event
 
 
 

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The Unseen Emporium
Exhibitions | Until 5th May 2015 

Somerset House

Exploration of materials, science and design, with the opportunity to purchase from a range of gifts....More

Goya: The Witches And Old Women Album
Exhibitions | Until 25th May 2015 

The Courtauld Gallery

A groundbreaking exhibition displaying some of the surviving drawings from Goya's private albums....More

The Courtauld Collection
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

The Courtauld Gallery

Paintings, sculpture, drawings and prints from the early Renaissance period to the 20th century....More

Pick Me Up
Pick Me Up
Exhibitions | Until 4th May 2015 

Somerset House

Returning to the spectacular Somerset House for its 6th year in April 2015, graphic art festival Pick Me Up asks ...More

 
Secret 7''
Secret 7''
Exhibitions | Until 3rd May 2015 

Somerset House

With a similar format to the RCA's secret postcard sale, Secret 7" sees artists such as Sir Peter Blake, Yoko ...More

 
Pick Me Up: Graphic Arts Festival 2015
Exhibitions | Until 4th May 2015 

Somerset House

Contemporary drawings and prints by graphic artists, creative groups and galleries from all over the world, where festival-goers can watch ...More

Renaissance Modern
Exhibitions | Until 7th June 2015 

The Courtauld Gallery

A collaboration between students from both The Courtauld Institute of Art and the University of Manchester, exploring the aspects of ...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

 
Life's a Drag
Theatre | Until 1st June 2015 

CellarDoor 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Cheeky humour from a variety of London's drag artists as they perform their turns on stage....More

Gypsy
Gypsy
Theatre | Until 28th November 2015 

Savoy Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Imelda Staunton stars as Mama Rose in the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of ...More

 
 
 
 
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