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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.
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.
Free Guided Tour: Historical Highlights
27 August 2015
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
The Rizzoli & Pennethorne’s Café Bar Book Club
The Return of the Rudeboy
27 August 2015
New Wing
The first edition of the Book Club sees the return of The Return of the Rudeboy’s very own Dean Chalkley and Harris Elliott, who will talk about their new book, published following their hugely successful exhibition of the same name at Somerset House last year. The Return of the Rudeboy book is already on sale at Rizzoli and visitors can also buy a copy on the evening for Dean and Harris to sign.
Exclusive Film Screening
The Jam: About the Young Idea
29 August 2015
The Screening Room
This brand new film by Grammy Award winning director Bob Smeaton traces the band’s formation and success during their brief seven year history (1975-1982) and charts the music, shifting politics, fashion and attitudes that shaped the late 1970s and early 1980s. Featuring exclusive interviews with Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler alongside those with fans describing the impact the band had on them, the feature is illustrated throughout with archive footage from the period.
Free Guided Tour: Historical Highlights
29 August 2015
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
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