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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.
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.
Somerset House: The Old Palaces Tour
21 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.
Project Daedalus Showcase: Drone Arts & Culture Toolkit
22 July 2015
New Wing
Project Daedalus is a year long exploration of how drones can enrich arts and cultural experiences by Abandon Normal Devices, Marshmallow Laser Feast and Salford University. Creating a toolkit to empower arts organisations to deliver their own drone projects. The showcase will be an opportunity to preview the toolkit, alongside tech demos with drones, virtual reality and 360 film.
Free Guided Tour: Historical Highlights
23 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.
Free Guided Tour: Historical Highlights
25 July 2015
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Young Creative's Design Challenge: Wearable Technology
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.
The Jam: About the Young Idea presents: Martyn Goddard and Bill Smith in conversation
29 July 2015
The Screening Room
Renowned Art Director Bill Smith and Photographer Martyn Goddard collaborated on many of The Jam’s most iconic images from the ‘tiled wall’ cover of their debut album In The City onwards. Join them for an ‘in conversation as they each recall some of the seminal moments from their career, and pick out some of their favourite images (and a few stories) of the bands they’ve worked with through the years.
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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