Talks & Events
Each exhibition and display will be accompanied by an exciting programme of talks, film screenings, activities and late events.
Three game designers and writers talk about games and intimacy – from games they’ve loved to games they’ve made, from personal experiences to a wider examination of games that explore connections between people. Talks from Emily Short, Meg Jayanth and Merritt Kopas.
As part of this year's Totally Thames Festival we'll be holding a very special tour of Somerset House; once a home to the Navy Board, now a major arts and culture centre. The tour will illuminate and celebrate the building's very long relationship with the Thames River. Limited spaces, sign up on the day.
Exhibition curator Nicky Weller, sister of frontman Paul Weller takes us on a journey through the exhibition highlighting some of her favourite objects and the stories behind them. Along the way she reveals what it was like growing up with an iconic band, running the fan club and how family archives can create a fascinating curatorial environment.
Please note sign-up for these tours will take place at 14.00 on the day. As capacity is limited unfortunately we cannot guarantee a place, spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Tours take place on 20, 27 August and 10, 17, 24 September. Please note that there will not be a tour taking place on Thursday 3rd September.
Discover Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, scientific curiosity and naval power, extravagant entertainments and 'the King's Shilling', as we lead you from the airy lightwells of graceful staircases to the atmospheric Deadhouse.