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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.

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.

Arduino: A Talk with Massimo Banzi
Friday 16 January 19.00-20.30
Screening Room £8

‘You don't need anybody's permission to create something great.'
- Massimo Banzi, TED, June 2012.
Based around a simple micro-controller board, Arduino is a tool that provides the opportunity to move beyond the limits of desktop computers in order to both experience and control more of the physical world. In this talk, Massimo Banzi, co-founder of the platform, will discuss how it is empowering a wide variety of audiences around the world.


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, tours from 18.30
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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