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This Bright Land

This Bright Land

01 - 29 Aug
12.00-22.30 daily
From free – £22.50
Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

A summer celebration of community and culture 

“Summer’s most joyful festival”

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During August we transformed our magnificent courtyard into a wonderland open to all, with joyful day-and-night performances, music, dance, talks, workshops and more, platforming established creatives and grassroots communities.

Created by Somerset House Studios artists Gareth Pugh and Carson McColl, This Bright Land put togetherness at its heart. From bold attractions including a 35m observation wheel and open-air Vogue Balls, staged in collaboration with Vogue Rites, to parties hosted by creative collectives and Sunday street parties, the festival  encouraged connection and collaboration through entertainment and play.

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"This Bright Land will see Somerset House’s spectacular courtyard filled with great music, dance and striking installations throughout August. Masterminded by the brilliant Gareth Pugh and Carson McColl, it will be a joyous celebration of creativity and community"

Deputy Mayor for Culture and the Creative Industries, Justine Simons OBE

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With thanks to Dominika Blackappl