The Jam: About the Young Idea, Talks & Tours

Talks & Events

Each exhibition and display will be accompanied by an exciting programme of talks, film screenings, activities and late events.

Now Play This Talk: Games and Poetry
Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 19.00-20.30
New Wing, £5
Join us for an evening exploring the intersection of games and poetry, with practitioners from both fields sharing their perspective. This event includes readings of game poems, talks from Hannah Nicklin and Tom Betts, and a performance from Ross Sutherland.
Now Play This Talk: Games and Intimacy
Friday, 4 September 2015, 19.00-20.30
New Wing, £5

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.


From Great Arch to Greenwich, the Thames and Somerset House
Friday 4 & 11 September, 14.00-14.20 & 15.30-15.50
Sign Up at Seamen's Hall Reception, Free. Limited Spaces.

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.

Curator’s Spotlight Tours
Every Thursday (except 3 September) 14.30-14.50 from 20 August 2015
East Wing Galleries, Free with admission. Limited spaces.

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.

Free Guided Tours
Free Guided Tours
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

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.

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