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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.
Marc Quinn: Frozen Waves, Broken Sublimes
17 September 2015 - 21 October 2015
The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
Five monumental sculptures by Marc Quinn will be presented in Somerset House’s historic Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court this September and October. Forming two bodies of work entitled Frozen Wave and Broken Sublime (2015), the sculptures originate from the remnants of shells. This installation is the first time the works will be presented outdoors and the sculptures will be amidst the courtyard’s fountains, underlining the works’ connection to water
Bridget Riley: Learning from Seurat
17 September 2015 - 17 January 2016
The Courtauld Gallery
A special display which will bring Seurat’s Bridge at Courbevoie with a selection of seven early works by Riley.
Free Guided Tour: Historical Highlights
03 October 2015
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
AOI World Illustration Awards Exhibition in partnership with Directory of Illustration
05 October 2015 - 01 November 2015
Terrace Rooms
Returning to Somerset House for a fourth year, the AOI World Illustration Awards Exhibition, this year for the first time in partnership with the Directory of Illustration, presents highlights from this year’s shortlist of contemporary illustration, entered by emerging and established talent to the Association of Illustrators’ (AOI) annual competition.
Somerset House: The Old Palaces Tour
06 October 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
08 October 2015
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Delving into Dreamland, with Alex Foster
10 October 2015
Somerset House
Calling all imaginative inventors and doodling designers! Illustrator and AOI World Illustration Award Winner Alex Foster takes you on a tour of fairgrounds and scaregrounds, before building a land of dreams. Think BIG and make your ideas become reality in this art and design workshop lead in association with AOI World Illustration Awards. Suitable for children aged 6-12 years, accompanied by an adult.
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair 2015
15 October 2015 - 18 October 2015
Somerset House
Following a successful New York debut earlier this year, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair is set to return to London this October (15 - 18) to present its most substantial showcase yet. Taking place once again at Somerset House, the fair takes on an additional third wing this year and will feature 36 exhibitors representing more than 150 contemporary artists from Africa and the African diaspora.
BBC Radio 4 Four Thought
20 October 2015
Studio, South Wing
Another lively evening of talks debating the top topics that matter to us today. Presented by Kamin Mohammadi.
Young Creatives: Set Design
27 October 2015
Somerset House
Join us this half term to get hands on with developing your design potential! Creative partnership Isabel and Helen challenge you to set design Somerset House's Courtyard space. Shape and make your ideas into interactive instillations whilst experimenting with new materials and mindsets. Build on a live brief before sharing your SomerSet with fellow creative collaborators and friends! Suitable for ages 13-17. No experience necessary. All materials are provided. Parental permission required prior to participation.
Stables and Lucraft: Ulmus Londinium
27 October 2015 - 05 December 2015
New Wing
Ulmus Londinium is an installation exploring the history of the Elm tree in London – formerly a common sight, few elms now remain in the capital. Designed by Stables and Lucraft for The Conservation Foundation’s Ulmus Londinium Campaign, the installation is built from replica objects which explore the tree’s relationship to the city, from medieval water pipes, to the foundations of London Bridge.
Family Wild Life Drawing: Halloween Special with Snakes, Spiders and Dragons
31 October 2015
East Wing
Wild Life Drawing is a drawing class with a difference. Instead of life models, the subjects are real animals. On Saturday 31st October, Wild Life Drawing will be hosting a special Halloween family drawing event at Somerset House, where you’ll get the chance to meet, draw and get over any lingering fears of snakes, spiders and bearded dragons. All these animals have a reputation for being a bit scary, but this class will aim to dissolve these myths and encourage appreciation and understanding for these fascinating creatures.
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