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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.
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.
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.
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.
Free Family Workshop: Pomp & Circumstances
02 June 2012
Learning Centre
To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, we take a look back at the royals linked to Somerset House from the days of the original Tudor palace onwards, and make a 3D timeline of its turbulent history.
A Time for Tai Chi
06 June 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
07 June 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
09 June 2012
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
What Next Songwriters' Day
09 June 2012
The Screening Room
A rare opportunity aspiring musicians to learn from music industry experts, with speakers Craig D’Souza (Wretch 32’s booking agent) and Jim Knight (session musician / composer).
Free Family Workshop: The London Look
09 June 2012
Learning Centre
Make cameo portraits to take away based on the many different faces to be seen at Somerset House.
Mini Make Believe: Wavy Navy
10 June 2012
Learning Centre
Under 5s and their families get set to sail from Somerset House singing sea shanties in your crafty cardboard boats. All aboard!
Jewellery Week
11 June 2012 - 17 June 2012
Somerset House
Jewellery Week is a celebration of jewellery, from traditional diamond engagement rings to the most cutting-edge contemporary fashion jewels.
A Time for Tai Chi
13 June 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
14 June 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
16 June 2012
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
A Time for Tai Chi
20 June 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.
Fernandez & Wells: Economist Author Talk
21 June 2012
Somerset House
Borderless Economics: Chinese Sea Turtles, Indian Fridges and the New Fruits of Global Capitalism; join us in Fernandez & Wells cafe for a talk with Robert Guest, the Economist's Business editor.
Free Family Workshop: Precious Scrolls
23 June 2012
Learning Centre
Celebrate our Kokoro exhibition and delve into the intricate and beautiful world of Japanese silk painting, and experiment with making your own calligraphic scrolls.
Free Guided Tour: Hidden Spaces and History
23 June 2012
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Art on the Line: A Brush with Style
23 June 2012
Learning Centre
Develop your fashion illustration skills with support from fashion professional Chantelle Morton in this practical studio day. Explore our Kokoro display, taking inspiration from the silk paintings of Irezumi master Horiyoshi III, and discover how fashion designers and illustrators the world over have been influenced by the art of Japan.
Kumiko Suzuki - Japanese Taiko drumming
23 June 2012
The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
Join us for a free performance to celebrate the Kokoro exhibition; Kumiko Suzuki will bring her modern style of Japanese Taiko drumming to The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court.
Free Guided Tour: Hidden Spaces and History
28 June 2012
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Fernandez & Wells: WillesdenFolkUnion
29 June 2012
Somerset House
WillesdenFolkUnion; join us in the Fernandez & Wells cafe for a live performance from American Folk artists Aaron Jonah Lewis and Tom Bailey.
Free Guided Tour: Hidden Spaces and History
30 June 2012
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Free Family Workshop: Top Draw!
30 June 2012
Learning Centre
Help us create a magnificent fresco of myths and legends inspired by the masterful drawings in The Courtauld Gallery.
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