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Kaleidoscope: Immigration And Modern BritainKaleidoscope: Immigration And Modern BritainA photography exhibition, featuring stills and moving images, that explores identity and immigration in modern Britain. It showcases the work of 10 photographers born or based in Britain.2019-06-26T11:00:00+01002019-09-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Kaleidoscope: Immigration And Modern Britain
 
Get Up, Stand Up NowGet Up, Stand Up NowA group of around 100 interdisciplinary artists come together at Somerset House to celebrate the past 50 years of black creativity in Britain and beyond. Get Up, Stand Up Now is curated by Zak Ove whose father, Horace, was the creator of the first feature film by a Black British director. He has invited the artists selected to exhibit for their gro2019-06-26T11:00:00+01002019-09-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Multimedia
PRICING  £12.50 (Adults), £9.50 (Concessions), Free (Under 12s)
DATES  12th June to 15th September 2019
A group of around 100 interdisciplinary artists come together at Somerset House to celebrate the past 50 years of black creativity in Britain and beyond. Get U... More about this event
 
Hennessy: For The CultureHennessy: For The CultureAn installation exploring the origins and influence of grime music, focussing in particular on how a brand of cognac became integral to a certain sort of black musical culture.2019-06-26T11:00:00+01002019-09-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventOngoing
Hennessy: For The Culture
 
Baldwin's N*gger Reloaded IIBaldwin's N*gger Reloaded IIJoin Barby Asante, Imani Robinson and Rabz Lansiquot for a public performance of a re-inscribed script developed from a workshop exploring the themes in Horace Ove's filmed interview with black writer James Baldwin.2019-07-08T18:45:00+01002019-07-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Baldwin's N*gger Reloaded II
 
The InternetThe InternetThe American five-piece performs soul and hip hop.2019-07-11T19:30:00+01002019-07-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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The Internet
 
Somerset House Summer SeriesSomerset House Summer SeriesSomerset House Summer SeriesGrammy-nominated five-piece The Internet, Brit Award-nominee Nao, and Mercury Prize-nominated Sons of Kemet kick off this year's Somerset House Summer Series, performing al fresco in the grand 18th-century courtyard. One of the best Summer Music Festivals in London, the event will also see Jacob Banks, Rosalia, Doves, Parcels, and Cut Copy perform 2019-07-11T00:00:00+01002019-07-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Concerts > Festivals & seasons
PRICING  £31.25-£56.25 incl booking fee
DATES  11th to 21st July 2019
Grammy-nominated five-piece The Internet, Brit Award-nominee Nao, and Mercury Prize-nominated Sons of Kemet kick off this year's Somerset House Summer Series, ... More about this event
 
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. This year, political themes are prominent among the 200 shortlisted projects with illustrations dealing with current concerns including the #MeToo movement, Brexit and Climate Change, showing ho2019-07-11T00:00:00+01002019-07-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventOn Soon

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  11th to 28th July 2019
The World Illustration Awards exhibition returns to Somerset House this summer to showcase the very best artworks across the diverse field of illustration. Thi... More about this event
 
NAONAOThe soulful singer-songwriter from London performs songs from her album Saturn.2019-07-12T19:30:00+01002019-07-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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NAO
 
Jacob BanksJacob BanksThe Nigerian-born but UK-raised singer performs his contemporary soul material.2019-07-14T19:30:00+01002019-07-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Jacob Banks
 
RosaliaRosaliaCatalan-born pop singer, who makes forays into flamenco, electronic and R&B on her forthcoming album El Mal Querer,2019-07-15T19:30:00+01002019-07-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Rosalia
 
DovesDovesThis three-piece band who originate from Cheshire, bring their own style of alternative rock to the live stage.2019-07-16T19:30:00+01002019-07-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Doves
 
The Good, The Bad & The QueenThe Good, The Bad & The QueenThe alt rock supergroup comprising Damon Albarn, Paul Simonon, Tony Allen and Simon Tong promotes the second studio album, Merrie Land.2019-07-17T19:30:00+01002019-07-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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The Good, The Bad & The Queen
 
ParcelsParcelsPatrick Hetherington, Louie Swain, Noah Hill, Jules Crommelin and Anatole Serret from Berlin and Byron Bay performs its soul, funk and electro pop.2019-07-18T19:30:00+01002019-07-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Parcels
 
Cut CopyCut CopyAustralian new wave band formed in 2001 by DJ Dan Whitford.2019-07-19T19:30:00+01002019-07-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Cut Copy
 
Black Obsidian Sound System: Immersive InstallationBlack Obsidian Sound System: Immersive InstallationAn immersive arts event bringing together queer, trans and non-binary people of colour involved in art, sound and radical activism. All welcome but hatefulness will not be tolerated.2019-07-19T20:30:00+01002019-07-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Black Obsidian Sound System: Immersive Installation
 
SoulectionSoulectionArtist platform and collective founded in LA in 2011, with guest artists DJ Sango, Xavier Omar, Zilo, Tay Iwar, Joe Kay, Andre Power and Shaka Lion.2019-07-20T16:00:00+01002019-07-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Soulection
 
GossipGossipIndie-rock trio fronted by Beth Ditto celebrating the 10th anniversary of their fourth studio album, Music For Men.2019-07-21T19:30:00+01002019-07-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Gossip
 
Black Obsidian Sound System: Club NightBlack Obsidian Sound System: Club NightChooc Ly Tan, Mellowdramatics, Pepper Coast, Rose Gold Bkyn, Young Nettle and others provide the soundscape for queer, trans and non-binary people of colour involved in art, sound and radical activism. All welcome but hatefulness will not be tolerated.2019-07-26T20:30:00+01002019-07-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Black Obsidian Sound System: Club Night
 
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, Film4 Summer Screen returns to Somerset House to bring cinema lovers a truly eclectic mix of outdoor movies. This year's line-up includes the Oscar-nominated Black Panther, '90s comedy Clueless, love story God's Own Country and Shane Meadows' This is England. As well as the evening's featur2019-08-08T00:00:00+01002019-08-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Film Events > Film festivals & seasons
PRICING  Behind the Screen £10
DATES  8th to 21st August 2019
The most famous of all the open air film events in London, Film4 Summer Screen returns to Somerset House to bring cinema lovers a truly eclectic mix of outdoor... More about this event
 
Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the SeamsMary Sibande: I Came Apart at the SeamsMary Sibande: I Came Apart at the SeamsSomerset House puts the focus on contemporary artist Mary Sibande in I Came Apart at the Seams, her first solo exhibition in the UK. One of South Africa's most prominent artists, Sibande uses this exhibition to explore the power of imagination and constructive anger in a post-colonial world, using a series of photographic and sculptural works. The 2019-10-03T00:00:00+01002020-01-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free Event 

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  3rd October 2019 to 5th January 2020
Somerset House puts the focus on contemporary artist Mary Sibande in I Came Apart at the Seams, her first solo exhibition in the UK. One of South Africa's most... More about this event
 
24/724/724/7Every 12 minutes. That is the amount of time, on average, people in the UK check their smartphones. Examining this phenomenon and the non-stop nature of our modern lives, Somerset House presents 24/7, a new exhibition inspired by Jonathan Crary's book, 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep. Bringing together a line-up of contemporary artists 2019-10-31T00:00:00+00002020-03-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  £14. Concessions £11.
DATES  31st October 2019 to 8th March 2020
Every 12 minutes. That is the amount of time, on average, people in the UK check their smartphones. Examining this phenomenon and the non-stop nature of our mo... More about this event
 
Skate At Somerset HouseSkate At Somerset HouseSkate At Somerset HouseThe grand 18th-century courtyard of Somerset House makes for a spectacular backdrop for one of the most popular ice rinks in town, and 2019 will see the rink return for its 20th year. Skating around under the 40-foot Christmas tree with a hot toddy to keep out seasonal chills is one of London's most appealing winter rituals - and a superb way to ea2019-11-13T00:00:00+00002020-01-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Seasonal > Christmas
DATES  13th November 2019 to 12th January 2020
The grand 18th-century courtyard of Somerset House makes for a spectacular backdrop for one of the most popular ice rinks in town, and 2019 will see the rink r... More about this event
 
 
 

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Get Up, Stand Up Now
Exhibitions | Until 15th September 2019 

Somerset House

A group of around 100 interdisciplinary artists come together at Somerset House to celebrate the past 50 years of black ...More

Hennessy: For The Culture
Exhibitions | Until 15th September 2019 

Somerset House

An installation exploring the origins and influence of grime music, focussing in particular on how a brand of cognac became ...More

Kaleidoscope: Immigration And Modern Britain
Exhibitions | Until 8th September 2019 

Somerset House

A photography exhibition, featuring stills and moving images, that explores identity and immigration in modern Britain. It showcases the work ...More

Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 7th March 2020 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from Skate At Somerset House

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 29th September 2019 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Skate At Somerset House

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 3rd May 2020 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Skate At Somerset House

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
9 To 5 The Musical
9 To 5 The Musical
Theatre | Until 4th April 2020 

Savoy Theatre 3 minutes walk from Skate At Somerset House

Dolly Parton's signature sass is stamped all over this empowering musical version of the 1980 movie in which she co-starred. ...More

 
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Theatre | Until 21st December 2019 

Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from Skate At Somerset House

Phyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia!, helms a life-affirming musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, written ...More

 
Untangling the Tracks
Untangling the Tracks
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2020 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Skate At Somerset House

The London Transport Museum looks at the history of the Thameslink train line with its new exhibition, Untangling the Tracks. ...More

 
Future Engineers
Future Engineers
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2020 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Skate At Somerset House

Explore the world of transport engineering in the Future Engineers gallery, a permanent display at the London Transport Museum since ...More

 

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Dance | From 15th July 

Roundhouse

Beat-boxing, aerial acrobatics, spoken word and body-popping from femmes of colour as they explore their ...More

 
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Asian inspired restaurant Gordon Ramsay's Lucky Cat replaces Maze as the in-house restaurant within the Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square....More

The KPH
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Closed for two years, The KPH (or Kensington Park Hotel) has been affectionately restored and reopened by Harcourt Inns....More

Latteria
Latteria
Dining 

A colourful 1950s Milan diner with formica tables on Islington's Essex Road from the same ...More

 
The Betterment
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Located within The Biltmore, the first hotel in Europe from Hilton's luxury LXR Hotels & ...More

 
Pavlova's
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Add a sense of theatrics to your interval drinks at Pavlova's, the Victoria Palace Theatre ...More

 
Tappit Hen
Tappit Hen
Drinking 

Stocking wines shipped by Davy's Wine Merchants, the Tappit Hen also recalls one the building's ...More

 
Small Steps And Giant Leaps: The 50th Anniversary Of The Moon Landing
Exhibitions | On 20th July 

Royal Institution of Great Britain

Joining in on the moon landing celebrations, The Royal Institution presents Small Steps And Giant Leaps: The 50th Anniversary Of The Moon Landing. Through a whole day of ...More

Moon Landing 50th Anniversary in London
Moon Landing 50th Anniversary in London
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London is marking the 50th anniversary of ...More

 
Radio Alice Pizzeria Canary Wharf
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After the success of their pizzerias in Hoxton ...More

 
Double Standard
Double Standard
Drinking 

Part of Adam Rawson's ground floor takeover of The Standard London hotel, Double Standard is ...More

 
Isla
Isla
Dining 

Sitting on the ground floor of The Standard hotel, Isla is the latest venture from ...More

 
Microsoft Store
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After years of planning, the much-anticipated flagship Microsoft Store finally arrived in London in 2019....More

 
Wimbledon Screenings at St James's Market
Wimbledon Screenings at St James's Market
Sporting Events | From 1st July 

St James's Market

Watch the Wimbledon Championships from the heart of ...More

 
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Summer in the Square
Summer in the Square
Seasonal | From 1st July 

Grosvenor Square

For three weeks this July, Grosvenor Square will be transformed into a hub of free ...More

 
Prom 10: Public Service Broadcasting
Prom 10: Public Service Broadcasting
Concerts | On 25th July 

Royal Albert Hall

The cult electronics-instrumental outfit is joined by The ...More

 
Prom 20: Pekka Kuusisto
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Concerts | On 3rd August 

Royal Albert Hall

Violinist Pekka Kuusisto who so memorably got the entire Proms audience singing a Finnish folk ...More

 
Prom 7: Schumann, Schoenberg & Mozart
Prom 7: Schumann, Schoenberg & Mozart
Concerts | On 23rd July 

Royal Albert Hall

Omer Meir Wellber, the new chief conductor of ...More

 
Prom 12: National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain
Prom 12: National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain
Concerts | On 27th July 

Royal Albert Hall

Mark Wigglesworth conducts the National Youth Orchestra Of ...More

 
Prom 46: City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Prom 46: City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Concerts | On 22nd August 

Royal Albert Hall

Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla conducts City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra ...More

 
Prom 6: The Rite Of Spring
Prom 6: The Rite Of Spring
Concerts | On 22nd July 

Royal Albert Hall

Edward Garner conducts Orchestra of the Royal Academy ...More

 
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

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