BOOK TICKETS NOW: Curator Alistair O'Neill discusses the life and legacy of fashion legend Guy Bourdin, Thursday 11 December 19.00-20.00 £12/£10

Talks & Events

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

Fashioning Winter: A Winter Pursuits Tour
Thursday 4, 18 December & Thursday 8 January
16.00-17.00, 17.30-18.30

Join us on a candlelit journey around the nine displays of Fashioning Winter to discover the stories behind winter sports and style, both past and present.

Booking essential, limited places. Tickets are available at the Seamen's Hall Info Desk 30 minutes before each tour on a first come, first served basis.

Flying by the Seat of your Pants:
The Creative Act of Risk
Monday 1 December 19.30-21.00
New Wing, Free

Join us for an evening of discussion based around the challenges of working with emerging technologies, led by women who take risks in their creative work. Whether it be drones, coding, or helicopters, each of these practitioners works with experimental and prototype technologies on high-risk live projects. Booking essential.


Curator's Talk: Guy Bourdin
Thursday 11 December 19.00-20.00
Screening Room £12/£10

Guy Bourdin remains one of the most distinguished figures in twentieth-century fashion photography. In this lecture, Guy Bourdin: Image Maker  curator Alistair O'Neill will examine Bourdin's influence, not only within commercial fashion, but in the wider field of photography beyond.


Guy Bourdin: Spotlight on Style Tours
Wednesdays and Fridays, 13.30 (Excluding 24, 26 & 31 December and 2 January)
Embankment Galleries

Join a member of the gallery team for a spotlight tour of Guy Bourdin exhibition. Each tour will delve into these iconic, ground-breaking images and the stories behind the style.

At the Coalface: Responsibility
Wednesday 21 January 19.00-21.30
New Wing £6

Whether it be completing our daily workload, looking after our dependents, paying our taxes, or even simply being less wasteful, responsibility is a familiar day-to-day concern for all of us. But what does the word mean within design? Join us for the second instalment of At the Coalface, a regular series of evening discussions hosted by Somerset House and Makerversity


RE-Moulded: Listen/Here
Thursday 29 January
South Wing £7/£5

The culmination of the RE-Moulded project presents music and illustration created in response to the Somerset House soundscape by Sound and Music's Embedded Artist in Residence, Jacob Thompson-Bell. Be led on a journey through the building, experiencing a series of immersive performances of new music in hidden spaces around the site.


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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