A photo of people enjoying themselves at AGM 2021. People are watching a performer at the centre of a crowd, some with their cameras our.
Somerset House Studios

AGM 2022

Fri 14 Oct
19.00 - 23.00
Early Bird: £10.00, General Admission: £12.50
New Wing

Somerset House Studios celebrates six years of its resident artist community with its yearly access all areas party. The late-night event brings DJs, art installations and live performances to this building takeover, offering rare access to off-limits areas where the Studios’ artists-in-residence make their work.

Reimaging the building as never seen before, this year’s edition of AGM embraces the 'slow burn' as a means to restore latent intimacy. Taking place without a rigid schedule, you can drift with ease across Somerset House’s New Wing at your own desire, with the building becoming a space to unfurl and indulge in curiosity and reconnection.  

Somerset House’s ground floor will host installations and movement-based works including a late opening and live activation of SERAFINE1369's time-deconstructing We can no longer deny ourselves exhibition that leads to a ‘room within a room’ created by Tony-nominated designer Tom Scutt (KitKat Club, Christine and the Queens, The Pet Shop Boys). Scutt's staging design is playfully inspired by construction site channelling devices used to divert and control traffic flow., with this work's intent to bring the outside in. Scutt’s structure will house a slowly evolving durational dance piece from multi-disciplinary artist Rowdy SS, which will take place over the evening.  

Descending into the lower levels of the building, our mid-basement will see DJ and broadcaster Lil C and friends take over in the Snooker Rooms as well as Sin Wai Kin’s Somerset House Channel commission The Story Cycle in the Rifle Range. Vault 12 will see BORN::FREE present an edition of its flagship literary events night, Veranda. The evening will pack in spoken word, live music and readings for an informal blend of insight, inspiration and deep laughs. The basement will host more music and live performances from international special guests. 

Further programming TBA.