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North: Fashioning IdentitySomerset House explores the contemporary artistic and stylistic representations of the north of England with new exhibition, North: Fashioning Identity. With over 100 photographs, fashion garments and artworks, it highlights how the realities of life in the north during the mid-20th century inspired a new generation of photographers, artists and designers, both homegrown and those from further afield. Work by the likes of Alasdair McLellan, Paul Smith, Nick Knight, Shirley Baker, Peter Saville and Peter Mitchell will be on display.

 

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Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, as well as the Embankment Galleries (which replaced the Hermitage Rooms and The Gilbert Collection - the latter re-opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in June 2009). More about Somerset House

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North: Fashioning Identity  (c) Alice Hawkins featuring Abbey Clancey, from the series ?The Liver Birds?  

   
North: Fashioning Identity - (c) Alice Hawkins featuring Abbey Clancey, from the series ?The Liver Birds?

North: Fashioning Identity (c) Alice Hawkins featuring Abbey Clancey, from the series ?The Liver Birds? 


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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th September 2012 to 20th October 2018
North: Fashioning Identity, Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from North: Fashioning Identity
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North: Fashioning Identity, 404 Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes from North: Fashioning Identity
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Eloise Hawser: By The Deep, By The MarkEloise Hawser: By The Deep, By The MarkEloise Hawser: By The Deep, By The MarkA new work by artist Eloise Hawser, By The Deep, By The Mark presents playful parallels between extraordinary feats of civil engineering and the workings of the human body. Using Somerset House's close relationship with the River Thames and Victoria Embankment as a starting point, the show takes visitors on a journey through a three dimensional min2018-02-21T11:00:00+00002018-04-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art | PRICING  Free  
DATES  31st January to 22nd April 2018
VENUE  Somerset House 
A new work by artist Eloise Hawser, By The Deep, By The Mark presents playful parallels between extraordinary feats of civil engineering and the workings of the human body. Using Somerset House's close relationship with the River Thames and Victoria Embankment as a starting point, the show takes visitors on a journey through a three dimensional min... More about this event
 
Sony World Photography Awards ExhibitionSony World Photography Awards ExhibitionSony World Photography Awards ExhibitionThe World Photography Organisation stages a large-scale London exhibition showing the winning and shortlisted images of the 11th edition of the Sony World Photography Awards at Somerset House. Five hundred of the best professional and amateur contemporary photographs from around the world are selected, capturing everything from fashion to travel, p2018-04-20T00:00:00+01002018-05-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
PRICING  On the door £10-£12 (Adults), Free (Children Under 12)
DATES  20th April to 6th May 2018
VENUE  Somerset House 
The World Photography Organisation stages a large-scale London exhibition showing the winning and shortlisted images of the 11th edition of the Sony World Photography Awards at Somerset House. Five hundred of the best professional and amateur contemporary photographs from around the world are selected, capturing everything from fashion to travel, p... More about this event
 
 

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Exhibitions | Until 22nd April 2018 

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The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from North: Fashioning Identity

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Theatre | Until 25th February 2018 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from North: Fashioning Identity

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Theatre | Until 25th September 2018 

Savoy Theatre 3 minutes walk from North: Fashioning Identity

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Theatre | Until 20th October 2018 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 4 minutes walk from North: Fashioning Identity

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