Earth Day Late

Tue 16 Apr 2019
18.00 - 21.00
South Wing

Hear from a range of artists involved in this season as well as many of the creative residents addressing sustainability in their work from around the site. 

This special late night event opens our two-week season to mark Earth Day 2019 and features commissions and events by artists and writers whose work explores the important role of language and storytelling in promoting collective action on the global climate crisis.



Roof, South Wing

Look to the skies and see artist Serena Korda’s new flag commission Khaos Spirit, the flag is accompanied by an audio work available to listen to on the Ground Floor.

Floor 1, South Wing

Talks and performance, Portico Rooms
Hear from each of the artists involved in new commissions as part of the season.  

18.30 | Readings by Selina Nwulu
19.00 | Artist talk Serena Korda
19.30 | Artist talk Justin Brice Guariglia
20.00 | Artist talk Hyphen-Labs
20.30 | Readings by Selina Nwulu

Ground Floor, South Wing

Installation: Reduce Speed Now!, The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
American artist Justin Brice Guariglia brings together the critical voices of international activists, poets and philosophers to address the ecological crisis as a catalyst for social and political change. Find out how to add your voice to the artwork in the Seamen's Hall.

Installation: Khaos Spirit, Seamen’s Hall and The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
Pick up some wireless headphones and head out to the courtyard to listen to this 10min audio piece as part of Serena Korda’s flag site-responsive commission exploring society’s relationship with the natural elements.

Tours: Edible Utopia, start in Seamen’s Hall
Join for timed tours of our hidden growing spaces led by the artists behind our three-year educational project. Tours will begin at 19.00 and 20.00.

Workshop: Creativity Vs. Climate Change: A manifesto in 180 minutes, Seamen’s Hall
Do The Green Thing hosts a one off supersized workshop co-creating a bold manifesto that sets out how creativity can support action in response to our global climate emergency.

Library space, Seamen’s Hall
Drop into our climate themed library that includes many of the texts referred to across the season.

Spring ‘pop up’ bar, Seamen’s Hall
Have a drink at the special pop-up bar by Spring in the Seamen’s Hall, a small taste of their widely-praised ‘Scratch Menu’ using ‘Waste’ produce to create bespoke canapés and cocktails available for purchase.

Ground Floor, East Wing

Somerset House Shop
Visit our shop for a special selection of books and other items relating to this season of programming.

Floor LG, South Wing

Installation: Anxious Ocean & The Moonbathers, Great Arch Hall
Speculating on a future where human activity no longer dominates the planet, Somerset House Studios artists Hyphen-Labs transport visitors to an underwater eco-sphere where life on earth is still feeling the heavy footprints of humanity.

Talks and panel discussion, Screening Room

18.00-18.30 | Somerset House Residents Present
Visit the Screening Room to hear quick fire presentations from some of the individuals and creative organisations based onsite whose work engages with environmental sustainability. Residents presenting include Re_SetBritish Fashion CouncilSoDAThe Future of WalkingHubbub and Superflux

19.00-20.00 | Spring presents: Eating Ethically (Free, advcance tickets required)  
Discussing sustainability thinking in food, this panel chaired by food-writer Jordan Bourke will include Merlin Labron-Johnson (The Conduit); Doug McMaster (Silo); Ivan Tisdall-Downes (Native) and Skye Gyngell (Spring)