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Chris Stein/Negative: Me, Blondie, and The Advent of Punk
05 November 2014 - 08 February 2015
East Wing Galleries
On the occasion of Blondie’s 40th anniversary, Somerset House will showcase a series of iconic and previously unpublished photographs by Chris Stein, co-founder of Blondie, providing a behind the scenes look on life in the trailblazing band, from their underground early days to global sell-out shows and chart domination. Blondie and other icons of the 70s and 80s new wave world, including Andy Warhol, David Bowie and The Ramones, are captured intimately and inimitably by Stein.
Knyttan: Factory of the Future
13 November 2014 - 01 March 2015
New Wing
Have you ever wanted to design your own scarf, jumper or even tie, but can’t knit? Based in Somerset House’s New Wing, Knyttan’s Factory of the Future allows you to create a design and have it made in front of you in minutes.
T H E U N S E E N Emporium
13 November 2014 - 05 May 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.
Guy Bourdin: Image Maker
27 November 2014 - 15 March 2015
Embankment Galleries
The UK’s largest ever exhibition of the influential and enigmatic fashion photographer Guy Bourdin, featuring over 100 works and previously unseen material from the photographer’s estate, from 1955 to 1987. This major show will chart Bourdin’s distinguished 40-year career from Man Ray’s protégé to photography revolutionary in his own right and explore his pursuit of perfection. The exhibited works will exemplify the craftsmanship behind his images, from production to publication, and their enduring quality as a consequence.
Free Guided Tour: Historical Highlights
24 January 2015
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
PJ Harvey: Recording in Progress, Presented by Artangel and Somerset House
24 January 2015
New Wing
Recording in Progress is a project conceived by PJ Harvey, in collaboration with Artangel and Somerset House, for the Inland Revenue’s former staff gymnasium and rifle range in the recently opened New Wing at Somerset House. Harvey has chosen to record her ninth album inside an architectural installation designed by Somerset House-based Something & Son. The structure, a recording studio in the form of an enclosed box, has one-way glazing, displaying PJ Harvey, her band, producers and engineers as a mutating, multi-dimensional sound sculpture.
Unorthodocs: One Rogue Reporter
26 January 2015
The Screening Room
One Rogue Reporter’s exposé of the unscrupulous world of tabloid journalism is as funny as it is scathing. Filmed in the wake of the phone hacking scandal, former red-top reporter Rich Peppiatt directs his investigative powers at his former employers. Through interviews individuals such as Steve Coogan, Hugh Grant and John Prescott, he examines the nebulous boundaries of privacy, public interest and freedom of expression in this country.
PJ Harvey: Recording in Progress, Presented by Artangel and Somerset House
27 January 2015
New Wing
Recording in Progress is a project conceived by PJ Harvey, in collaboration with Artangel and Somerset House, for the Inland Revenue’s former staff gymnasium and rifle range in the recently opened New Wing at Somerset House. Harvey has chosen to record her ninth album inside an architectural installation designed by Somerset House-based Something & Son. The structure, a recording studio in the form of an enclosed box, has one-way glazing, displaying PJ Harvey, her band, producers and engineers as a mutating, multi-dimensional sound sculpture.
Somerset House: The Old Palaces Tour
27 January 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.
PJ Harvey: Recording in Progress, Presented by Artangel and Somerset House
28 January 2015
New Wing
Recording in Progress is a project conceived by PJ Harvey, in collaboration with Artangel and Somerset House, for the Inland Revenue’s former staff gymnasium and rifle range in the recently opened New Wing at Somerset House. Harvey has chosen to record her ninth album inside an architectural installation designed by Somerset House-based Something & Son. The structure, a recording studio in the form of an enclosed box, has one-way glazing, displaying PJ Harvey, her band, producers and engineers as a mutating, multi-dimensional sound sculpture.
PJ Harvey: Recording in Progress, Presented by Artangel and Somerset House
29 January 2015
New Wing
Recording in Progress is a project conceived by PJ Harvey, in collaboration with Artangel and Somerset House, for the Inland Revenue’s former staff gymnasium and rifle range in the recently opened New Wing at Somerset House. Harvey has chosen to record her ninth album inside an architectural installation designed by Somerset House-based Something & Son. The structure, a recording studio in the form of an enclosed box, has one-way glazing, displaying PJ Harvey, her band, producers and engineers as a mutating, multi-dimensional sound sculpture.
RE-Moulded: Listen/Here
29 January 2015
Somerset House
The RE-Moulded project at Somerset House culminates in Listen/Here, presenting music and illustration created in response to the Somerset House soundscape by Sound and Music’s Embedded Artist in Residence, Jacob Thompson-Bell. Audiences will be led by specialist guides on a journey through the building, experiencing a series of immersive performances of new music programmed in corridors, staircases and underground spaces throughout the site.
PJ Harvey: Recording in Progress, Presented by Artangel and Somerset House
30 January 2015
New Wing
Recording in Progress is a project conceived by PJ Harvey, in collaboration with Artangel and Somerset House, for the Inland Revenue’s former staff gymnasium and rifle range in the recently opened New Wing at Somerset House. Harvey has chosen to record her ninth album inside an architectural installation designed by Somerset House-based Something & Son. The structure, a recording studio in the form of an enclosed box, has one-way glazing, displaying PJ Harvey, her band, producers and engineers as a mutating, multi-dimensional sound sculpture.
PJ Harvey: Recording in Progress, Presented by Artangel and Somerset House
31 January 2015
New Wing
Recording in Progress is a project conceived by PJ Harvey, in collaboration with Artangel and Somerset House, for the Inland Revenue’s former staff gymnasium and rifle range in the recently opened New Wing at Somerset House. Harvey has chosen to record her ninth album inside an architectural installation designed by Somerset House-based Something & Son. The structure, a recording studio in the form of an enclosed box, has one-way glazing, displaying PJ Harvey, her band, producers and engineers as a mutating, multi-dimensional sound sculpture.
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