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T H E U N S E E N Emporium
13 November 2014 - 02 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.
The InMoov Robots for Good Project
05 June 2015 - 19 July 2015
New Wing
The InMoov robot is a human-size 3D printed robot that uses virtual reality to allow children to safely explore the outside world. Open to the public, the robot is printed and built at Somerset House over 7 weeks before moving to London Zoo, where it will act as an avatar for the children of Great Ormond Street Hospital, enabling them to explore the zoo and its animals.
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 - 31 August 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.
Unseen Waterloo: The Conflict Revisited
Film Screening - Waterloo
01 July 2015
The Screening Room
Celebrating the exhibition Unseen Waterloo: The Conflict Revisted join us in the year of the 200th anniversary to watch Rod Steiger and Christopher Plummer battle it out as Napoleon and Wellington in this epic version of the events of 1815 directed by Sergei Bondarchuck.
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.
The Jam: About the Young Idea presents - Taking the Pulse: Fanzines and the DIY Impulse in 2015
03 July 2015
The Screening Room
Taking the Pulse brings together two generations of fanzine writers and editors to discuss how the DIY impulse remains strong in the second decade of the 21st Century. The panel includes Original Rockers author Richard King, who edited the recent We Love Records fanzine, Peckham's new-school Born N Bred zine and Guardian writer Kieran Yates whose fanzine British Values will be out later in the summer. The talk is chaired by fanzine fan and journalist Emma Warren (Jockey Slut, We Love Records, and Nettzine).
Free Family Drop In Workshop: Battledress
04 July 2015
Somerset House
Uniforms don’t have to be uniform. Take your cues from military dress worn at the Battle of Waterloo and colour and collage authentic miniature soldiers drawn by illustrator Craig Coulthard. Free for families with accompanied children aged 6-12 years.
Free Guided Tour: Historical Highlights
04 July 2015
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Somerset House: The Old Palaces Tour
07 July 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.
Waterloo Uncovered: Archaeology and Europe’s Most Famous Battle
08 July 2015
The Screening Room
Dr Tony Pollard introduces Waterloo Uncovered, an archaeological investigation of Europe’s most famous battlefield. Utilising the latest technology and involving an international team of experts, the project began with a geophysical survey focussed on the action at Hougoumont Farm.
Summer Series at Somerset House with American Express®
09 July 2015 - 19 July 2015
The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
Set in one of London's most iconic landmarks, Summer Series at Somerset House returns with a diverse and impressive line-up of headline artists alongside hotly tipped emerging acts.
Free Guided Tour: Historical Highlights
09 July 2015
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Free Guided Tour: Historical Highlights
11 July 2015
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
BBC Radio 4 Four Thought
24 July 2015
Studio, South Wing
Another lively evening of talks debating the top topics that matter to us today. Speakers include Lucy Johnston discussing the urban manufacturing renaissance, Charles Leadbetter explaining stagnovation and Robert Rowland Smith exploring what comes after the age of ideas.
Young Creative's Design Challenge: Wearable Tech with Arduino
29 July 2015
Somerset House
Pimp your accessories! Take on our two day Design Challenge exploring innovation through material experimentation. Hack an everyday item and turn it into something extraordinary using new technologies.
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.
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