Friday 5 October 2012

Somerset house
October 2012
Learning and Events at Somerset House this month is about more than cosy autumnal nostalgia; with paper-cutting and a drawing challenge, discussions about death and space, talks with the best in British visuals arts, and spellbinding screenings.
For families
Free Family Workshop:Chris Haughton's Cut-out Owl
Saturday 6 October
Courtyard Meeting Room, South Wing
Free Family Workshop:
Spooky Cut and Paste with Yasmeen Ismail
Saturday 27 October

Courtyard Meeting Room, South Wing
The Big Thames Drawing Challenge
Saturday 6 October

River Terrace, South Wing
The brilliant Marion Deuchars, author of Let's Make Some Great Art, returns to Somerset House to make London's longest drawing on our River Terrace as part of this year's Big Draw.
It's free and open to all, so come along and get stuck in making your own Thames creatures to add to our paper river.
For adults
Full Bedroom by Laura Carlin
Mokita 2: Illustration SymposiumTuesday 16 October
Portico Rooms, South Wing
Tickets £55
Following on from their first successful forum at Somerset House, Mokita is back, and this time 'sentimentality' is up for discussion. Speakers include Rob Ryan, Jasper Goodall, Jonny Hannah, and Laura Carlin. Ideal for students and practising professionals alike.
Images 36: Best of British Illustration
Gallery Tours
Sundays during exhibition 
Paul Benney Spotlight Tour
Tuesday 16 October
Adult Workshop:
Paper Cutting with Gail Armstrong of AOI

Thursday 18 October 
Courtyard Meeting Room, South Wing
Tickets £15
Join expert illustrator Gail Armstrong for a creative and challenging paper cutting workshop. Taking inspiration from her insect cut-outs, including ‘Dragonfly’, you’ll be working with textures and colours to create your own handcrafted paper creatures.
Although materials are provided you are welcome to bring your own papers that you would like to work with. Be as bold as you dare!
Exhibitions on Film:
Vidal Sassoon The Movie
Saturday 13 October

Screening Room, South Wing
Tickets £8/7Including Q&A with producer Michael Gordon
Exhibitions on Film:
La Belle et la BĂȘte
Saturday 27 October

Screening Room, South Wing
Tickets £8/7Film selected by Tim Walker
Spooky Special Tour:
Intrigue and Murder at Somerset House
Friday 26 October
18:30 & 20:00
Tickets £5
Somerset House is best known as a major arts and cultural centre – but did you know that murder was committed here? This special after-hours tour unlocks the sinister story of the hidden palace on the Thames.
Inside Out Festival
Inside Out Festival hosts the 'Death and Space' conference in the Deadhouse of Somerset House. Philosophers, writers, artists and theorists consider issues surrounding the representation of death in contemporary culture. The festival includes a screening of artist Derek Jarman's postmodern take on Christopher Marlowe's play Edward II.
Inside Out Death 
and Space Talk
Tuesday 23 October

Deadhouse, South Wing
Tickets £5/3
Film Screening:
Edward II by Derek Jarman
Thursday 25 October

Screening Room, South Wing