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Ai Weiwei - Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads
12 May 2011 - 26 June 2011
The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s installation will comprise 12 bronze animal heads, re-creations of the traditional Chinese zodiac sculptures which once adorned the fountain of Yuanming Yuan.
Studio Day for 13-18s: Head Hunters
01 June 2011
Learning Centre
This all day practical workshop for 13-18s is an opportunity to explore your creative side, and experiment with different types of textiles and design to construct a fashion-forward headdress or hat.
Free Guided Tours
02 June 2011
Somerset House
In approximately 45 minutes you'll discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Free Guided Tours
04 June 2011
Somerset House
In approximately 45 minutes you'll discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Free Family Workshop: In the Round
04 June 2011
Learning Centre
Design a series of spectacular sculptures to feature in a public space inspired by the installation Circle of Animals by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei at Somerset House.
Mini Make Believe: Summer Holiday
05 June 2011
Learning Centre
Under 5s and their families are invited to explore the seaside; pack your best singing voice, dancing feet and get ready to make some beach buddies.
Art, Activism and the Avant-garde
06 June 2011
Somerset House
This talk will explore the role of politically engaged art, its effect as a catalyst for social change and criticism of modern day issues such as rising social inequality, global warming, government cuts and war abroad.
Free Guided Tours
09 June 2011
Somerset House
In approximately 45 minutes you'll discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Free Guided Tours
11 June 2011
Somerset House
In approximately 45 minutes you'll discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Free Family Workshop: The Pastel Revolution
11 June 2011
Learning Centre
Working with pastels needn’t mean your art has to be pale and interesting; take a look at the bold work of the artists known as the Fauves (or Wild Beasts) in The Courtauld Gallery, and learn how to blend colours together to create vibrant masterpieces.
Toulouse-Lautrec and Jane Avril – Beyond the Moulin Rouge
16 June 2011 - 18 September 2011
The Courtauld Gallery
The exhibition brings together a rich group of paintings, posters and prints from international collections to celebrate a remarkable creative partnership which captured the excitement and spectacle of bohemian Paris.
Free Guided Tours
16 June 2011
Somerset House
In approximately 45 minutes you'll discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Free Guided Tours
18 June 2011
Somerset House
In approximately 45 minutes you'll discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
The National Art & Design Saturday Club Summer Show
18 June 2011 - 17 July 2011
Embankment East
More than 400 young people aged 14–16 showcase their exciting new work, ranging from drawing, painting and sculpture to photography, print-making, ceramics and digital graphics.
Free Family Workshop: Frame by Frame
18 June 2011
Learning Centre
Discover how to tell a dramatic tale in pictures and create your own cartoon strip, after exploring the fables behind the bronze Chinese zodiac heads by artist Ai Weiwei at Somerset House.
Free Guided Tours
23 June 2011
Somerset House
In approximately 45 minutes you'll discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Free Guided Tours
25 June 2011
Somerset House
In approximately 45 minutes you'll discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Free Family Workshop: Mind the gap!
25 June 2011
Learning Centre
Take a tour of the hidden depths of Somerset House, and then experiment with techniques such as erasing, and rubbing as tools to create space and perspective in your drawings.
Sitting & Looking
30 June 2011 - 04 September 2011
Terrace Rooms
The interdisciplinary exhibition, curated by acclaimed furniture designers Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsey, brings together ten well-know artists displaying an unusual juxtaposition of 21st century objects including furniture, fine art photography, ceramics, jewellery, painting and textiles.
Free Guided Tours
30 June 2011
Somerset House
In approximately 45 minutes you'll discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
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