Talks & Events
Each exhibition and display will be accompanied by an exciting programme of talks, film screenings, activities and late events.
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.
Now approaching its 150th anniversary, little is widely known about the early days of winter tourism in Switzerland. Although the first of the winter visitors to the Alps were convalescents, they were also joined by healthy friends and relatives who, for amusement and exercise, devised new activities sliding about on the snow and ice. Talking to Fashioning Winter: Moving Mountains curator Tory Turk, Susan Barton will reveal the quirky origins of winter tourism.
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.
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.