Free Guided Tours: Hidden Spaces & History

Talks & Events

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

TALKS & EVENTS AT SOMERSET HOUSE:
The First Tattoo Artist: Sutherland MacDonald
Tuesday 23 September 19.00-20.00
Screening Room £10

Art historian Matt Lodder will delve into the birth of English tattooing as an artistic profession in the 1880s, and discuss the life and work of Victorian tattooist Sutherland MacDonald. This illustrated talk, complementing the Time: Tattoo Art Today exhibition in the Embankment Galleries, will feature never-before-seen images of MacDonald's remarkable work.

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A Little History: Bleddyn Butcher on Nick Cave
Thursday 25 September 18.30-19.30
Screening Room £10

An opportunity to learn more about the iconic musician in this talk with photographer Bleddyn Butcher, who has documented Cave's career for more than 30 years. Butcher will make a rare appearance to speak about the evolution of his creative partnership with the much-mythologised Cave. Following his talk Butcher will be signing copies of A Little History in the Rizzoli Bookshop.
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MOKITA: Style
Friday 10 October 10.00-16.30
Screening Room £25

For some it’s a creative straitjacket, for others the Holy Grail – whether it be mimicry or origination, style in illustration can mean polar opposites, and is the subject of the third MOKITA conference at Somerset House.

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Free Guided Tours
Free Guided Tours
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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Lunch Time Talks
And other events at The Courtauld Gallery

Lunch time talks are delivered by Courtauld staff and research students on works in the Gallery's world-famous collection.

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The Royal Society of Literature
Monthly talks

The RSL hosts regular talks, discussions and readings. A limited number of tickets for each event are available for members of the public; these are sold on the door on a first-come-first-served basis from 18.00.

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