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Wendy Ramshaw: Rooms of Dreams
28 March 2012 - 24 June 2012
Terrace Rooms
As one of Britain’s leading contemporary designers, Wendy Ramshaw is renowned for her jewellery and distinctive, large scale public art. This major exhibition exhibits key pieces spanning the past fifty years of her acclaimed career.
Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
27 April 2012 - 20 May 2012
Somerset House
The fifth edition of the exhibition returns to Somerset House this year, with photography exhibitions from the winners and runner-ups of the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards.
World Stages London
01 May 2012 - 31 May 2012
Somerset House
Somerset House is part of World Stages London, a once-in-a-lifetime celebration through theatre of the exhilarating diversity of London's people and culture. Various London venues.
After Bloomsbury: Rugs from the Omega Workshops, 1913–1916
02 May 2012 - 24 June 2012
Great Arch Lobby
In an inspired collaboration between Christopher Farr and The Courtauld Gallery, five handcrafted rugs based on original designs by the Omega Workshops will be unveiled at Somerset House.
Holiday Drop-in Workshop: Spray Away!
05 May 2012
Learning Centre
Design a spectacular sculpture for a courtyard complete with water features taking inspiration from the grand surroundings of Somerset House.
Free Guided Tour: Hidden Spaces and History
05 May 2012
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Free Guided Tour: Hidden Spaces and History
10 May 2012
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Drowning World
10 May 2012 - 05 June 2012
East Wing Galleries
Drowning World is a global photography project about flooding by photo artist Gideon Mendel. Since 2007 Mendel has documented major scenes of devastation around the world; starting in the UK he has photographed floods in Pakistan, Australia and Thailand.
Talk: Never Waste A Good Crisis – the pleasures of collaboration
11 May 2012
The Portico Rooms
Is it worth it? David Lan, Bill Mitchell and other directors involved in creating World Stages London share the complexities and challenges of making theatre through collaboration.
Talk: As Everyday As Breathing? Translating across cultures
12 May 2012
The Portico Rooms
Writers and directors involved in World Stages London discuss the impact of collaborating with artists from different cultures. Speakers include Sebastian Nübling, Simon Stephens and other artists involved in creating World Stages London shows.
Free Family Workshop: Kokoro Dragons
12 May 2012
Learning Centre
Experiment with brush and ink and scrolls, and take home your own dragons or mythic creatures in the spirit of the Japanese art form Kokoru.
Art on the Line: The Way of Art
12 May 2012
Learning Centre
Develop your screen-printing skills with the support of artist Steve Dixon. Explore the inspirational work of Kokoru, and discover how painters in The Courtauld Gallery have been inspired by the art of Japan and then screen-print your own works.
Free Guided Tour: Hidden Spaces and History
12 May 2012
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
What Next Songwriters' Day
12 May 2012
The Screening Room
A rare opportunity aspiring musicians to learn from music industry experts, with Sally Gross (Gotan Project manager / music business expert) and Keith Harris (Motown, Stevie Wonder’s tour manager).
Jim Lee: Arrested
16 May 2012 - 05 June 2012
East Wing Galleries
To coincide with the launch of his biography, Arrested, fashion photographer Jim Lee showcases a collection of images, films and memorabilia in an exhibition which captures an age of fashion revolution and cultural upheaval.
A Time for Tai Chi
16 May 2012
The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
Come along and join in the open air Tai Chi sessions in our beautiful Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court for a relaxing and energizing start to the day.
Free Guided Tour: Hidden Spaces and History
17 May 2012
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Museums at Night
18 May 2012 - 19 May 2012
Somerset House
To celebrate International Museums Day, Somerset House will be joining other leading national galleries and museums in celebrating Museums at Night from 18-20 May.
Tales of the Thames
19 May 2012
The Portico Rooms
In collaboration with Somerset House’s writer in residence, Frances Wilson, Tales of the Thames brings together a host of writers and historians for a one-off event on 19 May ahead of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant.
Holiday Drop-in Workshop: River Poems
19 May 2012
Learning Centre
Join us to create haiku (very short three line poems originally from Japan) about the river to complete a giant Thames made of poems.
A Time for Tai Chi
23 May 2012
The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
Come along and join in the open air Tai Chi sessions in our beautiful Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court for a relaxing and energizing start to the day.
Free Guided Tour: Hidden Spaces and History
24 May 2012
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Talk: Live and Digital – digital technology and international performance
25 May 2012
The Portico Rooms
Is digital technology the answer to a sustainable future for international performance? A panel of experts discuss the issues raised when live performance pushes the boundaries of technology.
Free Family Workshop: Dazzle the Eye
26 May 2012
Learning Centre
Create sizzling optical art and patterns inspired by abstract paintings in The Courtauld Gallery.
A Time for Tai Chi
30 May 2012
The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
Come along and join in the open air Tai Chi sessions in our beautiful Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court for a relaxing and energizing start to the day.
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