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Circus OriginalsRunning simultaneously with Circus Sampler - the biggest free outdoor contemporary circus event in central London - Somerset House presents Circus Originals. The show and this accompanying exhibition take place in celebration of the 250th anniversary of contemporary circus. Circus Originals explores the history of contemporary circus, from the beginnings of modern circus in the 1800s to the radical acts of the 1980s and present-day interpretations. The display will showcase a number of pioneers and new thinkers who have transformed the circus genre. One feature includes a new site-responsive installation by Rose English, who traces her fascination with the circus industry through the figure of Katja Schumann, a renowned rider of the traditional circus.

 

About Somerset House

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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336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Circus Originals
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  23% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Circus Originals
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £155  35% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 3 minutes from Circus Originals
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th September 2012 to 14th September 2019
Circus Originals, Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Circus Originals
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Circus Originals, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes from Circus Originals
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Circus Originals, 404 Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes from Circus Originals
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Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Circus Originals
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Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Circus Originals
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Circus Originals
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Circus Originals
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London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
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Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Circus Originals
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Circus Originals
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40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Circus Originals
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39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes from Circus Originals
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40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 7 minutes from Circus Originals
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8 Victoria Embankment, WC2R | 1 minute from Circus Originals
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London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Circus Originals
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26 Wellington Street, WC2E | 3 minutes from Circus Originals
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
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Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Circus Originals
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Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Circus Originals
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Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Circus Originals
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London Fashion WeekLondon Fashion WeekLondon Fashion WeekOver 70 designers are confirmed to show at London Fashion Week which, alongside New York, Paris and Milan, is one of the world's leading designer fashion showcases. Taking place in February and September at Somerset House, the strictly invite-only LFW showcases the industry's most creative designers and businesses, in the UK and internationally, wi2019-02-16T00:00:00+00002019-02-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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PRICING  Invite only
DATES  15th to 19th Feb 2019
VENUE  Somerset House 
Over 70 designers are confirmed to show at London Fashion Week which, alongside New York, Paris and Milan, is one of the world's leading designer fashion showcases. Taking place in February and September at Somerset House, the strictly invite-only LFW showcases the industry's most creative designers and businesses, in the UK and internationally, wi... More about this event
 
FriendsWithYouFriendsWithYouA collaboration with the Peanuts Global Artist Collective featuring three large-scale light installations by Californian art collaborative FriendsWithYou that illuminate the entrance to Good Grief, Charlie Brown!2019-02-16T10:00:00+00002019-03-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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FriendsWithYou
Hanna Moon & Joyce Ng: English As A Second LanguageHanna Moon & Joyce Ng: English As A Second LanguageThe two fashion photographers present new works in direct response to the historical setting of Somerset House.2019-02-16T10:00:00+00002019-04-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventOngoing
Hanna Moon & Joyce Ng: English As A Second Language
Good Grief, Charlie Brown! Celebrating Snoopy And The Enduring Power Of PeanutsGood Grief, Charlie Brown! Celebrating Snoopy And The Enduring Power Of PeanutsGood Grief, Charlie Brown! Celebrating Snoopy And The Enduring Power Of PeanutsShowing the enduring power of Peanuts, 70 years since Charlie Brown was created, original drawings by Charles M Schulz are displayed alongside works inspired by Snoopy, Charlie and the rest of the Peanuts gang. Artists and designers who've paid homage to the comic strip characters include Kim Jones, of Dior Men's, who has loaned his sweatshirts and2019-02-16T10:00:00+00002019-03-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Craft
PRICING  £14, concs £11, child Free
DATES  25th October 2018 to 3rd March 2019
VENUE  Somerset House 
Showing the enduring power of Peanuts, 70 years since Charlie Brown was created, original drawings by Charles M Schulz are displayed alongside works inspired by Snoopy, Charlie and the rest of the Peanuts gang. Artists and designers who've paid homage to the comic strip characters include Kim Jones, of Dior Men's, who has loaned his sweatshirts and... More about this event
 
 

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