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Kaleidoscope: Immigration And Modern BritainKaleidoscope: Immigration And Modern BritainA photography exhibition, featuring stills and moving images, that explores identity and immigration in modern Britain. It showcases the work of 10 photographers born or based in Britain.2019-08-24T10:00:00+01002019-09-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventOngoing
Kaleidoscope: Immigration And Modern Britain
 
Get Up, Stand Up NowGet Up, Stand Up NowA group of around 100 interdisciplinary artists come together at Somerset House to celebrate the past 50 years of black creativity in Britain and beyond. Get Up, Stand Up Now is curated by Zak Ove whose father, Horace, was the creator of the first feature film by a Black British director. He has invited the artists selected to exhibit for their gro2019-08-24T10:00:00+01002019-09-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Multimedia
PRICING  £12.50 (Adults), £9.50 (Concessions), Free (Under 12s)
DATES  12th June to 15th September 2019
A group of around 100 interdisciplinary artists come together at Somerset House to celebrate the past 50 years of black creativity in Britain and beyond. Get U... More about this event
 
Hennessy: For The CultureHennessy: For The CultureAn installation exploring the origins and influence of grime music, focussing in particular on how a brand of cognac became integral to a certain sort of black musical culture.2019-08-24T10:00:00+01002019-09-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventOngoing
Hennessy: For The Culture
 
Gallery 31: BondsGallery 31: BondsWorks in a diverse range of media from FAKA, Nick Ryan, Anna Mikkola, Hannah Perry, Flora Yin-Wong and Laura Grace Ford. The theme of Bonds, explores the idea of connection beyond the physical, and the mystical qualities of certain acts of communicating.2019-09-06T11:00:00+01002019-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventOn Soon
Gallery 31: Bonds
 
City Co-Labs: Re-Making PlaceCity Co-Labs: Re-Making PlaceDesign-based works emerging from collaborations between makers and the public, reimagining the role of public space in future cities.2019-09-16T09:00:00+01002019-09-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventOn Soon
City Co-Labs: Re-Making Place
 
Water Life By Aida MulunehWater Life By Aida MulunehThe photographer engages in issues of water scarcity and ecological emergency in a series of 12 large-scale images shot in Ethiopia.2019-09-24T10:00:00+01002019-10-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free Event 
Water Life By Aida Muluneh
 
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair1-54 Contemporary African Art FairThe fair brings a selection of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora for sale.2019-10-03T00:00:00+01002019-10-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair
 
Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the SeamsMary Sibande: I Came Apart at the SeamsMary Sibande: I Came Apart at the SeamsSomerset House puts the focus on contemporary artist Mary Sibande in I Came Apart at the Seams, her first solo exhibition in the UK. One of South Africa's most prominent artists, Sibande uses this exhibition to explore the power of imagination and constructive anger in a post-colonial world, using a series of photographic and sculptural works. The 2019-10-03T00:00:00+01002020-01-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free Event 

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  3rd October 2019 to 5th January 2020
Somerset House puts the focus on contemporary artist Mary Sibande in I Came Apart at the Seams, her first solo exhibition in the UK. One of South Africa's most... More about this event
 
24/724/724/7Every 12 minutes. That is the amount of time, on average, people in the UK check their smartphones. Examining this phenomenon and the non-stop nature of our modern lives, Somerset House presents 24/7, a new exhibition inspired by Jonathan Crary's book, 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep. Bringing together a line-up of contemporary artists 2019-10-31T00:00:00+00002020-03-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  £14. Concessions £11.
DATES  31st October 2019 to 8th March 2020
Every 12 minutes. That is the amount of time, on average, people in the UK check their smartphones. Examining this phenomenon and the non-stop nature of our mo... More about this event
 
Skate At Somerset HouseSkate At Somerset HouseSkate At Somerset HouseThe grand 18th-century courtyard of Somerset House makes for a spectacular backdrop for one of the most popular ice rinks in town, and 2019 will see the rink return for its 20th year. Skating around under the 40-foot Christmas tree with a hot toddy to keep out seasonal chills is one of London's most appealing winter rituals - and a superb way to ea2019-11-13T00:00:00+00002020-01-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Seasonal > Christmas
DATES  13th November 2019 to 12th January 2020
The grand 18th-century courtyard of Somerset House makes for a spectacular backdrop for one of the most popular ice rinks in town, and 2019 will see the rink r... More about this event
 
 
 

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Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 7th March 2020 

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

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 29th September 2019 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 3rd May 2020 

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

 
9 To 5 The Musical
9 To 5 The Musical
Theatre | Until 4th April 2020 

Savoy Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Dolly Parton's signature sass is stamped all over this empowering musical version of the 1980 movie in which she co-starred. ...More

 
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Theatre | Until 21st December 2019 

Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Phyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia!, helms a life-affirming musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, written ...More

 
Untangling the Tracks
Untangling the Tracks
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2020 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

The London Transport Museum looks at the history of the Thameslink train line with its new exhibition, Untangling the Tracks. ...More

 
Future Engineers
Future Engineers
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2020 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Explore the world of transport engineering in the Future Engineers gallery, a permanent display at the London Transport Museum since ...More

 
The Worst Witch
Theatre | Until 8th September 2019 

Vaudeville Theatre 5 minutes walk from Somerset House

Miss Cackle, Mildred and their broomstick flying friends come to the London stage as the much loved children's books, a ...More

Waitress
Waitress
Theatre | Until 4th January 2020 

Adelphi Theatre 5 minutes walk from Somerset House

Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical ...More

 
The Secret River
The Secret River
Theatre | Until 7th September 2019 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 5 minutes walk from Somerset House

Kate Grenville's novel, The Secret River, is adapted for the National Theatre stage by Andrew Bovell with direction from Neil ...More

 

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Concerts | From 14th September 

Wigmore Hall

Launching Wigmore Hall's special Beethoven 250 season, which ...More

 
Beethoven 250
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Concerts | From 14th September 

Wigmore Hall

December 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth and to celebrate the occasion Wigmore ...More

 
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Electric Ballroom

After three sell out years, The Official Camden ...More

 
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Bargehouse

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The biggest enclosed docks in the world, with around 250 acres of water, the Royal Docks encompass three docks....More

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Southbank Centre

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Astana Ballet
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Dance | From 12th September 

Linbury Theatre

The Republic of Kazakhstan's leading ballet company performs four one-act ballets at the Royal Opera ...More

 
Electric Soul Festival
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Concerts | On 7th September 

The O2 Arena

A brand new one day only festival that's music to the ears of soul fans,the ...More

 
What Girls Are Made Of
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Soho Theatre

Actor, musician and playwright Cora Bissett used her own diaries to document her life from ...More

 
The Fishermen
Theatre | From 3rd September 

Trafalgar Studios

New Perspectives' award-winning staging of Chigozie Obioma's powerful allegory of brotherhood based on the Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel. Adapted for the stage by Gbolahan Obisesan, The Fishermen tells the powerful story of four brothers ...More

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
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Theatre | From 21st September 

Trafalgar Studios

Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner (best known for ...More

 
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