Fri 05 Oct 2018

AGM: Beatrice Dillon, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Brood Ma & more

Fri 05 Oct 2018
Early bird tickets £7.00, (£14.00 incl. TBCTV)

 Early bird tickets available until 30 Aug 2018

Somerset House Studios
New Wing

This October for the first time, Somerset House Studios opens its doors for the inaugural Annual General Meeting.

Since October 2016, the Studios have nurtured a unique community of over 300 artists and makers who’ve inspired a boundary breaking programme of events, workshops and exhibitions rooted in art, music, subversion, critical thinking and the celebration of counter cultural movements. For one night of the year, AGM sees Somerset House Studios artists take over the Grade I listed former Admiralty HQ; giving the public a rare opportunity to access three floors of private underground spaces for film, music, pop-up bars and an after-hours party like no other.


The Lower Lancaster Rooms, a dilapidated yet to be refurbished space, will be transformed into a venue for the night, featuring an AV performance from Rescund (Quantum Natives), and DJ sets from producer, musician and NTS DJ Beatrice Dillon plus some very special guests to be announced.

In the Inland Revenue’s old recreation rooms join Resis’dance, a women and non-binary events collective that challenge gender norms in the music scene, as they present a very special takeover of the space.

Further along the mid-basement corridor in the former Navy Rifle Range, artists and filmmakers Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard present DOUBLETHINK, a new video installation created specifically for Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018 which was filmed in this same space earlier this year.

Meanwhile down in the basement, the Paint Room becomes a club with Studios residents Jacob Samuel, hmurd, Marija Bozinovska Jones featuring MBJ Wetware and Brood Ma (Quantum Natives) on the decks.

In one of the vaulted studios under Waterloo Bridge, Cotch International, a new label promoting globally-minded music with a raw edge, shines the light on sensational new talents from across the musical spectrum bringing exciting new hybrids to the fore, providing the soundtrack for Maker Street’s atmospheric lightwell.

AGM tickets will include late night access to Hannah Perry’s new solo exhibition GUSH featuring a large-scale, dynamic audio-visual installation as part of a major body of new work. Tickets will also allow access to TBCTV, a new installation taking the form of a TV studio from Studios residents Mel BrimfieldEwan Jones Morrisand Chloe Lamford.

AGM also marks 5 years of Makerversity being resident at Somerset House, inspiring and incubating a community of over 200 makers based within the building.

Join us as we toast the development of an urgent and exciting new site of artistic production, celebrate the achievements of the community, and look to the future of cultural practice.

AGM: Beatrice Dillon, Hannah Perry, Brood Ma & more © Dan Wilton
AGM: Beatrice Dillon, Hannah Perry, Brood Ma & more © Dan Wilton