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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 i4th March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Now On
Concerning Violence
 
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
 
The Unseen EmporiumThe Unseen EmporiumExploration of materials, science and design, with the opportunity to purchase from a range of gifts.4th March 2015Tuesday 5th May 2015 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventOngoing
The Unseen Emporium
 
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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Free EventOn Soon
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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Free EventOn Soon
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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On Soon
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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Free EventOn Soon
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
DATES  23rd 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
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
 
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
 
 
 

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Guardian Live Event: Guy Bourdin - Curator Talk And Private View
Exhibitions | On 4th March 2015 

Somerset House

Join us at Somerset House for an exclusive talk with the exhibition curator, Alistair O'Neill, and the Guardian's fashion editor ...More

Red Card
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 3rd June 2015 

Walkabout Temple 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

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The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 5th September 2015 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Housing Policy: Lecture
Exhibitions | On 4th March 2015 

London School Of Economics 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

With Charles Goodhart, Director of the Financial Regulation Research Programme....More

Yes, It Is A Curse: Politics And The Adverse Impact Of Natural Resource Riches: Lecture
Exhibitions | On 4th March 2015 

London School Of Economics 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

A lecture by Professor Francesco Caselli....More

Wednesday at The Roadhouse
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 4th March 2015 

The Roadhouse 5 minutes walk from Somerset House

DJ Dean Sharp spins the disks....More

Flying The Flag: Best Of Both
Concerts | On 4th March 2015 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from Somerset House

Adam Fischer conducts the overture from Smetana's The Bartered Bride, Brahms's Violin Concerto In D featuring soloist Viktoria Mullova and ...More

Gamelan Beginner Course
Exhibitions | Until 25th March 2015 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from Somerset House

Gamelan workshops for beginners....More

Jaws
Concerts | On 4th March 2015 

Heaven 7 minutes walk from Somerset House

The Birmingham-based ensemble plays reflective lo-fi alt pop....More

Circo Do Guanabara
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 4th March 2015 

Guanabara 8 minutes walk from Somerset House

An evening of circus and burlesque entertainment, with samba ballerina & showgirls, fire breathers, hula-hoopers and contortionists, plus Samba demonstration ...More

 
 
 
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