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T H E U N S E E N Emporium
13 November 2014 - 14 August 2015
New Wing
Material exploration house T H E U N S E E N, a collective of alchemists, cutters, coders and anatomists, open the doors to their magical world which focuses on science fused with design. Within the Emporium visitors are fully immersed in material science and surrounded by iconic British designed products that have been treated with UNSEEN technology. Gifts perfect for a Winter stocking are also available to buy for the curious.
Beneath the Surface
21 May 2015 - 24 August 2015
Embankment Galleries
A new exhibition commissioned by Photo London that will open concurrently with the inaugural Photo London fair and continue until 24 August 2015. In keeping with the breadth of photographic works represented at Photo London, Beneath the Surface will reflect the international scope and historical depth of the V&A’s preeminent collection of photographs.
Unseen Waterloo: The Conflict Revisited
12 June 2015 - 31 August 2015
Terrace Rooms
Opening for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, Somerset House will present Unseen Waterloo: The Conflict Revisited, a series of portraits by photographer Sam Faulkner exploring how we remember the fallen from a time before photography was invented.
Unfinished... Works from the Courtauld Gallery
18 June 2015 - 20 September 2015
The Courtauld Gallery
This year’s Summer Showcase Special Display brings together paintings, sculpture drawings and prints from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century that have all been described - rightly or wrongly - as 'unfinished'.
The Jam: About the Young Idea
26 June 2015 - 27 September 2015
East Wing Galleries
With unprecedented access to The Jam’s archive, the first comprehensive exhibition about the extraordinary band whose music immortalised life for Britain’s disenchanted youth during the late 70s and early 80s. Through unseen material and fan memorabilia, The Jam: About the Young Idea will chart the trio’s journey from Sheerwater Secondary Modern in Woking to superstardom, kick-started by the release of their debut hit single ‘In The City’, whose lyrics are referenced in the exhibition’s title, and ended six years later with 18 consecutive UK top 40 singles and over 14 million global album sales.
Out of Chaos
Ben Uri: 100 Years in London
02 July 2015 - 13 December 2015
East Wing
Ben Uri Gallery & Museum is celebrating its centenary year with the exhibition ‘Out of Chaos; Ben Uri: 100 Years in London’, exploring one hundred years of émigré history through its eminent art collection, looking to forge future conversations about the relationship between immigration and art.
Summer Screen Prints
Film Poster Exhibition
30 July 2015 - 23 August 2015
West Wing
Back for a third year, Summer Screen Prints the Film Poster Exhibition curated by Print Club London presents a series of contemporary screen-printed posters, based on the films shown in the anniversary season. You can see the poster exhibition before the film begins and buy one of the limited-edition prints.
Somerset House: The Old Palaces Tour
04 August 2015
Somerset House
Somerset House, now an exciting venue for arts and culture was once the home of three Catholic queens; Anne of Denmark, Henrietta Maria and Catherine of Braganza and played a vital part in the crisis of the Stuart dynasty. Join us for a new guided tour, exploring the history of the site before this current building existed. A special highlight of the tour includes access to Strand Lane Baths.
Free Guided Tour: Historical Highlights
06 August 2015
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House
06 August 2015 - 19 August 2015
The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House is back this August for 14 nights of classic, cult and contemporary films, plus new premieres. Enjoy in the spectacular neoclassical setting of Somerset House on London’s largest outdoor screen with full surround sound.
Family Screening: Where the Wild Things Are
08 August 2015
The Screening Room
“Let the wild rumpus start!” Nine-year old Max runs away from home and sails across the sea to become king of a wondrous realm of gigantic fuzzy monsters. Filmmaker Spike Jonze directs a magical, visually astonishing film version of Maurice Sendak’s celebrated children’s classic, ahead of the evenings screening of American Werewolf in London.
Free Guided Tour: Historical Highlights
08 August 2015
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Family Drop-in Workshop: Dances with Werewolves
08 August 2015
Studio, South Wing
To accompany the free family matinee screening of Where the Wild Things Are this is a workshop celebrating all things hairy and scary, where attendees can learn the werewolf dance and create a monster spectacular with storyteller Rosie Tells Tales. If you’ve come without a special costume, join our making workshop to whip something up to fool even Little Red Riding Hood.
Young Creatives: Anime Studio Day
09 August 2015
The Studio
Join illustrator and animator Kat Koall and digital media students from Ravensbourne University to discover more about the process and themes of Japanese Anime films, their influences, and unique cinematicstyle. The da will also explore practically how to put your own anime-inspired creation together.
Shot on Site:
The Somerset House Film Tour
09 August 2015
The Seamen's Hall
Somerset House is not only an impressive building, it’s also a versatile film set. Over the years, it’s stood in as a stately home, a Victorian prison, and even a St. Petersburg car park on film shoots, while sometimes starring as itself. Discover the cinematic history of the site, and the stories behind those movies on our guided film tour.
Behind the Screen
Film4 FrightFest Presents:
SHORT SHARP SHOCKS!
10 August 2015
The Screening Room
The team behind Film4 FrightFest will handpick a selection of cutting-edge short films drawn from the infamous horror festival's past and future. This exclusive programme includes mini-marvels from James Moran, Sean Hogan, Alice Lowe, Lee Hardcastle, and Ben Wheatley, some of who will be on hand to introduce their work.
Behind the Screen
BFI Presents:
The Heart of the Rom-com
11 August 2015
The Screening Room
Part of BFI’s Love season, this talk explores the world of romantic-comedy in unique fashion, taking a long, hard and humorous look at a genre that’s rarely treated with respect. More details to come, but this love letter to emotion pictures will have you swooning, giggling and eager to re-visit your favourites.
Young Creative's Design Challenge: Pinhole Photography
12 August 2015
The Courtyard Rooms
Get inspired by a trip to our photography exhibition Beneath the Surface, learn how to build your very own working camera and develop your imagery along the way! Artist Gareth Owen Lloyd explains the science behind the art of photography, before transporting you into a camera obscura and setting a challenge for the day. You’ll be able to try out various techniques of image exposure, as well as get hands on with the technicalities of building a pinhole camera. Be sure to walk away with a new understanding of the photography process and a pile of photographic prints to share with your pals.
Shot on Site:
The Somerset House Film Tour
16 August 2015
The Seamen's Hall
Somerset House is not only an impressive building, it’s also a versatile film set. Over the years, it’s stood in as a stately home, a Victorian prison, and even a St. Petersburg car park on film shoots, while sometimes starring as itself. Discover the cinematic history of the site, and the stories behind those movies on our guided film tour.
Behind the Screen
Audrey - The Girl That Launched The Gamine Style
16 August 2015
The Screening Room
Somerset House is not only an impressive building, it’s also a versatile film set. Over the years, it’s stood in as a stately home, a Victorian prison, and even a St. Petersburg car park on film shoots, while sometimes starring as itself. Discover the cinematic history of the site, and the stories behind those movies on our guided film tour.
Behind the Screen
Andrew Haigh: Films of My Life
17 August 2015
The Screening Room
Films of My Life returns with Andrew Haigh, director of the forthcoming eagerly awaited marital drama 45 Years starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay. Haigh’s previous film Weekend established him as one-to-watch, and this on-stage conversation will chart the course that led to his new film, touching on influences, inspirations and his varied filmmaking experiences to date.
Young Creative's Design Challenge: Body Building
26 August 2015
The Courtyard Rooms
Create a city skin inspired by the urban landscape! Be introduced to the concept of body architecture and it’s definition by the Royal College of Art's Aine Byrne. Push the boundaries of what constitutes a garment with a wide variety of day to day and industrial materials. Explore a series of experimental work styles with large frame looms, giant knitting and knotting, and many more opportunities to build three-dimensional structures with a modern take on textiles.
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