Somerset House

Somerset House
The Strand, Aldwych, London, WC2R 1LA
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The works in the exhibition by Studio resident artists Alan Warburton, AlbumCorp and Fraud take a critical look at systematic ambiguity within the media dominated era in which we live.

Thu 21 Jun

Free / 020 7845 4600

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Fri 22 Jun

Free / 020 7845 4600

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Sat 23 Jun

Free / 020 7845 4600

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 24 Jun

Free / 020 7845 4600

  • 12:00 – 18:00

David Rodigan And The Outlook Orchestra

The DJ talks about the history of reggae and the group performs covers of some of his selections.

Sun 8 Jul

£30 phone for avialbility / 020 7845 4600

  • 19:30

De La Soul

The legendary fathers of conscious hip hop celebrating the 25th birthday of their classic album 3 Feet High and Rising.

Sat 14 Jul

£45 phone for availability / 020 7845 4600

  • 19:30

Don Letts Presents Bass Forward

A showcase to illustrate the effect of bass culture on popular music. Artists appearing live include Wiley and Congo Natty, plus DJ sets from Jazzie B, Norman Jay MBE and Don Letts.

Sat 7 Jul

£27.50 / 020 7845 4600

  • 16:00

Es Devlin: Mask

A new projection-mapped sculptural work made specifically for Somerset House and Photo London.

Thu 21 Jun

Free / 020 7845 4600

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Fri 22 Jun

Free / 020 7845 4600

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Sat 23 Jun

Free / 020 7845 4600

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 69 more dates until 31 Aug

Flight Facilities

The Australian pairing of Hugo Gruzman and James Lyell bring their electronica tunes to the UK's stages.

Fri 6 Jul

£27.50 phone for availability / 020 7845 4600

  • 19:30

Gandini Juggling with Circa Tsuïca as part of Circus Sampler

***Circus Sampler*** comprises two free weekends of original contemporary circus, hip hop dance and music performances in the Somerset House fountain courtyard this summer to celebrate 250 years since Philip and Patty Astley pioneered circus in London. As part of ***Circus Sampler - ***Gandini Juggling, trailblazers in…

Sat 4 Aug

Free / 020 7845 4600

Sun 5 Aug

Free / 020 7845 4600

Hannah Perry

Somerset House Studios artist Hannah Perry will present a solo exhibition at Somerset House in July, with new work addressing questions of gender, class, mental health and the impact of technology on how we communicate our inner worlds.

Thu 5 Jul

Free / 020 7845 4600

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Fri 6 Jul

Free / 020 7845 4600

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sat 7 Jul

Free / 020 7845 4600

  • 10:00 – 20:00
…and 29 more dates until 5 Aug

The Influence Project

Photographic portraits of pioneers of R&B, funk, soul, Afrobeat and hip hop by Congolese, London-based photographer Alexis Chabala and producer Lorayne Crawford.

Wed 27 Jun

Free / 020 7845 4600

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Thu 28 Jun

Free / 020 7845 4600

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Fri 29 Jun

Free / 020 7845 4600

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 54 more dates until 22 Aug

Jorja Smith

Gritty soul and R&B vocalist from Walsall who already counts Drake, Dizzee Rascal, Stormzy and Skrillex among her fans.

Fri 13 Jul

£27.50 phone for availability / 020 7845 4600

  • 19:30

Kimchi And Chips: Halo

In this new installation, for the neoclassical courtyard around 200 mirrors will reflect the light of the sun through the mist of Somerset House's famous fountains to 'draw' a shape of light suspended in the air.

Thu 21 Jun

Free / 020 7845 4600

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Fri 22 Jun

Free / 020 7845 4600

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sat 23 Jun

Free / 020 7845 4600

  • 10:00 – 20:00
…and 4 more dates until 27 Jun

The Listening Party

Paul Purgas, Nabihah Iqbal, Kindness and others supply R&B and dance music tracks.

Fri 29 Jun

£11.40 / 020 7845 4600

  • 20:00 – 00:30

London Design Biennale

Thirty five nations from six continents present monumental installations and commissioned works.

Tue 4 Sep

prices vary / 020 7845 4600

Wed 5 Sep

prices vary / 020 7845 4600

Thu 6 Sep

prices vary / 020 7845 4600

…and 17 more dates until 23 Sep

Marawa the Amazing as part of Circus Sampler

As part of ***Circus Sampler*** join hoola hoop acrobat and twelve times Guinness World Record holder Marawa the Amazing and the Majorettes. Watch them perform their special brand of synchronised hoola hooping and roller skating or join the hoola schoola at the end of the show and learn how to spin a hoop yourself. Two…

Sat 28 Jul

Free / 020 7845 4600

Sun 29 Jul

Free / 020 7845 4600

Metronomy

Aka Brighton electronica artist and remixer Joseph Mount and his band who play breezy intelligent indie pop.

Thu 5 Jul

£35 phone for availability / 020 7845 4600

  • 19:30

MGMT

New York duo of self-styled 'psychic pilgrims' who have a healthy love of pop, prog and psychedelia.

Mon 9 Jul

£29.50 phone for availability / 020 7845 4600

  • 19:30

Open Your Palm, Feel The Dust Settling There

The author Laura Grace Ford performs an audio-visual piece that looks at various areas of London using projections and spoken word.

Wed 27 Jun

£5 / 020 7845 4600

  • 19:00 – 20:30

PRINT! Tearing It Up

This summer, Somerset House explores the power of print by celebrating the past and present of Britain's thriving independent magazine scene. Print! Tearing It Up will be the first exhibition to trace the journey of independent voices in magazines and journals from their roots in the early 20th century to today's…

Thu 5 Jul

Free / 020 7845 4600

  • 19:30

Fri 6 Jul

Free / 020 7845 4600

  • 19:30

Sat 7 Jul

Free / 020 7845 4600

  • 16:00
…and 8 more dates until 15 Jul

Print! Tearing It Up - Independent British Magazines Changing The World

An exploration of the history and impact of the British independent magazine scene today.

Thu 21 Jun

Free / 020 7845 4600

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Fri 22 Jun

Free / 020 7845 4600

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 23 Jun

Free / 020 7845 4600

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 60 more dates until 22 Aug

Process!

As part of Print! Tearing It Up, Somerset House and Somerset House Studios residents OOMK, who produce a biannual publication focused on women, art and activism, will present PROCESS! - a weekend festival on 21 and 22 July celebrating and interrogating the making of independent media, in an age of infinite information.

Sat 21 Jul

Times to be confirmed / £6 / 020 7845 4600

Sun 22 Jul

Times to be confirmed / £6 / 020 7845 4600

Resis'dance

A showcase for queer female and non-binary artists performing live music and poetry and providing DJs.

Fri 6 Jul

£5 / 020 7845 4600

  • 19:30 – 23:30

Roisin Murphy

Electro-pop from the Irish singer-songwriter and record producer.

Sun 15 Jul

£29.50 / 020 7845 4600

  • 19:30

The Roots

The group, formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, brings its hip hop material to the UK's stages.

Thu 12 Jul

£45 phone for availability / 020 7845 4600

  • 19:30

Rose English as part of Circus Sampler

As part of Circus Sampler and complementing the action outside, the East Wing galleries host talks and an exhibition that includes a compelling new installation from artist Rose English. Learn about the history of circus, watch short films, and uncover a selection of the pioneers and new thinkers who have transformed the…

Wed 25 Jul

Times vary / Free / 020 7845 4600

Thu 26 Jul

Times vary / Free / 020 7845 4600

Fri 27 Jul

Times vary / Free / 020 7845 4600

…and 11 more dates until 7 Aug

Sigrid

Norwegian pop singer-songwriter.

Wed 11 Jul

£27.50 phone for availability / 020 7845 4600

  • 19:30

Somerset House Summer Series 2018

One of the undisputed highlights of the UK's festival season, Somerset House Summer Series with American Express returns to London from 5 to 15 July 2018. As ever, the Summer Series offers music fans the chance to see both internationally renowned and critically lauded up and coming artists playing in one of the capital's…

Thu 5 Jul

£31.25–£48.75 / 020 7845 4600

  • 19:30

Fri 6 Jul

£31.25–£48.75 / 020 7845 4600

  • 19:30

Sat 7 Jul

£31.25–£48.75 / 020 7845 4600

  • 16:00
…and 8 more dates until 15 Jul

Summer Series

This year’s Summer Series at Somerset House presents a world-class line-up in the stunning surroundings of one of London's most iconic landmarks.

Thu 5 Jul

£27.50–£45 / 020 7845 4600

Fri 6 Jul

£27.50–£45 / 020 7845 4600

Sat 7 Jul

£27.50–£45 / 020 7845 4600

…and 8 more dates until 15 Jul

Union Black as part of Circus Sampler

As part of ***Circus Sampler*** Far From The Norm stage a new show that combines their signature fast-paced footwork and physical floor-work with Chinese Pole and tight-wire. *Union Black * is a bold fusion of hip hop and circus that draws parallels between the worlds of football and current European politics. Two free…

Sat 28 Jul

Free / 020 7845 4600

Sun 29 Jul

Free / 020 7845 4600

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