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.

TALKS & EVENTS AT SOMERSET HOUSE:
Curator’s Spotlight Tour
Thursday 2 July, 19.00-19.30 & Tuesday 7 July 13.30-14.00
Free, requires an exhibition ticket
Sign up at the admissions desk at 18.30

The Jam: About the Young Idea curator Tory Turk takes us on a journey through the exhibition to highlight some of her favourite objects and the stories behind them. Along the way she reveals how working with musicians, collectors, fans and family archives can create a fascinating curatorial environment. Tory Turk is an Independent Exhibition Curator, specialising in Style and Popular Culture. Spaces are limited, and are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Please sign up at the admissions desk 30 minutes prior to the tour. 

Unseen Waterloo: The Conflict Revisited Spotlight Tours
Wednesdays from 17 June, 13.30-14.00 14.15-14.45
Terrace Rooms, Free

A member of our Learning team puts the spotlight on the Battle of Waterloo and examines how a two hundred year old conflict has affected our history, dress, and culture. Spaces limited.

Waterloo Uncovered: Archaeology and Europe’s Most Famous Battle
Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 19.00-20.30
Screening Room, £10.00 / £8.00 concessions

Dr Tony Pollard introduces Waterloo Uncovered, an archaeological investigation of Europe’s most famous battlefield. Utilising the latest technology and involving an international team of experts, the project began with a geophysical survey focussed on the action at Hougoumont Farm. A preliminary excavation and metal detector survey followed, the results of which will inform more extensive fieldwork later this summer. The implications of the project for our understanding of the bitter fight for Hougoumont, are discussed against the wider background of the battle and future plans.
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Shot on Site: The Somerset House Film Tour
Sunday, 9 August 2015, 13.00-14.00 & 15.00-16.00
Meet in Seamen's Hall, £6.00

Somerset House is not only an impressive building, it’s also a versatile film set. Over the years, it’s stood in as a stately home, a Victorian prison, and even a St. Petersburg car park on film shoots, while sometimes starring as itself. Discover the cinematic history of the site, and the stories behind those movies on our guided film tour.
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Shot on Site: The Somerset House Film Tour
Sunday, 16 August 2015, 13.00-14.00 & 15.00-16.00
Meet in Seamen's Hall, £6.00

Somerset House is not only an impressive building, it’s also a versatile film set. Over the years, it’s stood in as a stately home, a Victorian prison, and even a St. Petersburg car park on film shoots, while sometimes starring as itself. Discover the cinematic history of the site, and the stories behind those movies on our guided film tour.
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Audrey - The Girl That Launched The Gamine Style
Sunday, 16 August 2015, 19.00-20.00
Screening Room, £10.00

To tie-in with the romantic classic Roman Holiday screening, Helen Trompeteler co-curator of the forthcoming exhibition Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon at the National Portrait Gallerytalks about the enduring appeal of the original doe-eyed waif who became a style icon and legend of the screen. 
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Andrew Haigh: Films of My Life
Monday, 17 August 2015, 19.00-20.00
Screening Room, £10.00

Films of My Life returns with Andrew Haigh, director of the forthcoming eagerly awaited marital drama 45 Years starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay. Haigh’s previous film Weekend established him as one-to-watch, and this on-stage conversation will chart the course that led to his new film, touching on influences, inspirations and his varied filmmaking experiences to date.  
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Directors Talk: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon in Conversation
Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 19.00-20.00
Screening Room, £10.00

The imaginative and inventive young director of our Closing Night Premiere Me and Earl and the Dying Girl shares with us the story behind the making of his crowd-pleasing hit, and discusses the love of movies that plays such an important part in the film itself. 
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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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