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Everything Flows: How Movies Inspire MusicEverything Flows: How Movies Inspire MusicAttractions & Museums, Tourist Attraction.2017-08-22T19:00:00+01002017-08-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Everything Flows: How Movies Inspire Music
 
Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset HouseFilm4 Summer Screen at Somerset HouseFilm4 Summer Screen at Somerset HouseThe most famous of all the open air film events in London, Summer Screen returns to Somerset House in association with Film4 to bring cinema lovers a truly eclectic mix of movies. The 2017 line-up includes three UK premieres: Al Gore introduces in person An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power; current Palme d'Or contender The Square; and Patti Cake2017-08-22T00:00:00+01002017-08-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Now On

event > Film Events > Film festivals & seasons
PRICING  From £17, plus booking fee
DATES  10th to 23rd August 2017
The most famous of all the open air film events in London, Summer Screen returns to Somerset House in association with Film4 to bring cinema lovers a truly ecl... More about this event
 
Summer Screen PrintsSummer Screen PrintsAnnual film poster exhibition in collaboration with Print Club London, showing limited-edition screen prints based on the films shown at Film4 Summer Screen.2017-08-22T10:00:00+01002017-08-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventNow On
Summer Screen Prints
 
The World Illustration AwardsThe World Illustration AwardsThe World Illustration AwardsThe World Illustration Awards exhibition returns to Somerset House this summer to showcase the very best artworks across the diverse field of illustration. The unique exhibition brings together shortlisted entries from across the world, from the UK to USA and South Korea to France, covering categories such as advertising, children's books, editoria2017-08-22T00:00:00+01002017-08-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventNow On

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  31st July to 28th August 2017
The World Illustration Awards exhibition returns to Somerset House this summer to showcase the very best artworks across the diverse field of illustration. The... More about this event
 
The World Illustration Awards 2017 ExhibitionThe World Illustration Awards 2017 ExhibitionA showcase of 50 shortlisted projects across the eight categories, from advertising and design to books and editorial.2017-08-22T10:00:00+01002017-08-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventNow On
The World Illustration Awards 2017 Exhibition
 
The Learned Society Of Extra Ordinary ObjectsThe Learned Society Of Extra Ordinary ObjectsThe Learned Society Of Extra Ordinary ObjectsThis summer, Somerset House hosts new exhibition The Learned Society of Extra-Ordinary Objects, transforming the Terrace Rooms into a fictional society inspired by real history. Inspired by the 18th century Learned Society at Somerset House, which would see members gather in the Club Room's gin bar to discuss the extraordinary possibilities of diff2017-08-22T10:00:00+01002017-09-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventNow On

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Graphic Design | PRICING  Free  
DATES  5th July to 3rd September 2017
This summer, Somerset House hosts new exhibition The Learned Society of Extra-Ordinary Objects, transforming the Terrace Rooms into a fictional society inspire... More about this event
 
Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary ScentPerfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary ScentPerfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary ScentSomerset House's new exhibition, Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent, invites visitors into a vibrant new scent scene. A multi-sensory show, it showcases ten extraordinary perfumes from the past two decades - and the perfumers who created them - that are changing the perceptions of scent today. The exhibition begins with an overvi2017-08-22T00:00:00+01002017-09-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Galleries
PRICING  Adult £11, concession £9
DATES  21st June to 17th September 2017
Somerset House's new exhibition, Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent, invites visitors into a vibrant new scent scene. A multi-sensory show, ... More about this event
 
Peroni Ambra: The TerracePeroni Ambra: The TerracePeroni Ambra: The TerraceTo celebrate the launch of Peroni's new offering, Peroni Ambra, Somerset House presents The Terrace. The summer-long al fresco event transports guests to the rural Chinotto orchard of Northwest Italy to bring to life the citrus flavours found in the new tipple, which is inspired by the Italian ritual of the 'aperitivo' and served over ice with an o2017-08-22T00:00:00+01002017-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Ongoing

event > Foodie Events > Festivals & Exhibitions
DATES  1st April to 30th September 2017
To celebrate the launch of Peroni's new offering, Peroni Ambra, Somerset House presents The Terrace. The summer-long al fresco event transports guests to the r... More about this event
 
Design FrontiersDesign FrontiersMore than 30 of the world's leading designers, including the director of design at Jaguar, are taking part in Design Frontiers, a group exhibition at Somerset House showing work which challenges and breaks through frontiers. Coinciding with London Design Festival, the exhibition includes designs by Ian Callum at Jaguar, Tord Boontje for Swarovski, 2017-09-18T00:00:00+01002017-09-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventOn Soon

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Graphic Design | PRICING  Free  
DATES  18th to 24th Sep 2017
More than 30 of the world's leading designers, including the director of design at Jaguar, are taking part in Design Frontiers, a group exhibition at Somerset ... More about this event
 
Larry Achiampong: Voyage Of The Relic TravellerLarry Achiampong: Voyage Of The Relic TravellerA special performance in association with his new commission by Somerset House Pan African Flag for the Relic Travellers Alliance.2017-10-05T20:00:00+01002017-10-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Larry Achiampong: Voyage Of The Relic Traveller
 
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair1:54 Contemporary African Art FairThe first-ever international fair dedicated to modern and contemporary African art, 1:54 returns to Somerset House this October. Taking its name from the 54 countries on the continent, 1:54 will showcase modern African art, reflecting the diversity in artistic practices rooted in Africa. Bringing together more than 41 selected galleries, the contem2017-10-05T00:00:00+01002017-10-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Exhibitions > Art Exhibitions - Festivals
DATES  5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Oct 2017
The first-ever international fair dedicated to modern and contemporary African art, 1:54 returns to Somerset House this October. Taking its name from the 54 co... More about this event
 
Hassan Hajjaj: La CaravaneHassan Hajjaj: La CaravaneThis October, Somerset House hosts a homecoming exhibition on British-Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj. The exhibition will showcase his vibrant fusion of contemporary cultures, which he has picked up by splitting his time between the UK and Morocco. Visitors will be able to see the artist's colourful photographic portraits, which blend the glossy aes2017-10-05T00:00:00+01002018-01-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free Event 

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  5th October 2017 to 7th January 2018
This October, Somerset House hosts a homecoming exhibition on British-Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj. The exhibition will showcase his vibrant fusion of contemp... More about this event
 
Listening To The Dark: Beatrice DillonListening To The Dark: Beatrice DillonThe musician and composer performs her new commission.2017-10-21T20:00:00+01002017-10-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Listening To The Dark: Beatrice Dillon
 
 
 

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Theatre | Until 3rd March 2018 

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Theatre | Until 3rd December 2017 

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The Play That Goes Wrong
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Theatre | Until 25th February 2018 

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Dreamgirls
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Theatre | Until 28th February 2018 

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London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Selected by a panel of judges from over 1,000 submissions, these 100 entries shortlisted for the 2017 Prize for Illustration ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 10th February 2018 

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The top 100 entries from The Prize For Illustration 2017, this year focusing on creative interpretations of the sounds heard ...More

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Somerset House

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National Gallery

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