Leeroy New, The Arks of Gimokudan, image © Ben Queenborough/PA
Morgan Stanley Lates

Morgan Stanley Lates at Somerset House with The Courtauld

Wed 13 Apr 2022
19.00 -22.00

Activities in the courtyard are free for all to enjoy, all tickets include courtyard entry. Entry to The Courtauld Gallery and Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition will require a ticket, which is free for those aged 25 and under.


For the first time, Somerset House and The Courtauld launch an exciting new Lates series supported by Morgan Stanley that offers a true site-wide takeover with exclusive experiences themed around current exhibitions.

Taking place three times per year only – in April, June and October in 2022 – these one-off nights out offer after-hours access and activities hosted by artists and curators, plus street food pop-ups and bars and sunset DJ sets to see you through the evening. 

All courtyard activities will be free of charge to everyone, whilst after-hours exhibition entry will also be free to those aged 25 and under. Activities inside exhibitions will incur any applicable exhibition entry fees on the evening. 

The first Morgan Stanley Lates at Somerset House with The Courtauld event will take place on Wednesday 13 April, offering visitors the chance to observe and take part in a live sculpting session with artist Leeroy New in the courtyard. There will also be curator tours, pop-up talks and object study sessions linked to The Courtauld’s major exhibition Van Gogh. Self-Portraits.

Leeroy New will be joined in the courtyard by choreographer Julia Cheng, who will choreograph an electrifying new contemporary duet in response to The Arks of Gimokudan, accompanied by a new sound commission composed by Nicola Chang and performed by dance artists Rajib Manandhar and Faye Stoeser, who will be dressed in some of New’s remarkable one-off wearables. Julia Cheng is founder of House of Absolute, an all-female collective of multidisciplinary dancers, a judge and mentor of BBC Young Dancer, and the choreographer behind the new West End production of Cabaret.

The courtyard will also have a DJ set from Sinemis, plus soul-warming Philippine inspired street food and drinks from Bongbong's Manila Kanteen.

Throughout the evening, visitors aged 25 and under who register their place in advance will receive free access to both The Courtauld and Sony World Photography Awards exhibitions, located within Somerset House’s East and West Wings.

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