Thursday 1 November 2012

November Events at Somerset House
Somerset house
November 2012
This month join us to climb inside the creative minds behind our exhibitions programme. From screenings of classic European cinema to a unique puppet-making workshop, make sure you take this opportunity to get inspired by artists from Henri Cartier-Bresson to Tim Walker.
For families
10x10 Family City Drawing Workshop, presented by Museum of Architecture
Saturday 3 November
West Wing
Drop-in, free
Families can hone their drawing skills with this workshop co-hosted with the Museum of Architecture and the Gilles and Cecile Studio. A wonderful opportunity to capture all of London’s sights and streets on paper.
Puppet Playtime with Andy Hillman
Saturday 1 December
Studio, South Wing
Drop-in, free
People of all ages are needed to help prop builder and set designer Andy Hillman build a giant paper puppet inspired by his outsized props in Tim Walker’s Story Teller exhibition. Come and get scrunching with us!
For adults
Tatty Devine Ice Skate Brooch Workshop
Saturday 24 November
11.00, 13.30 & 16.00
West Wing
Tickets £40
Make a brooch with a Tatty Devine jewellery class. You'll be shown how to decorate a perspex ice skate with Swarovski cut crystals, and finish it off with a Tatty Devine pin. A workshop suitable for ages 16+.
Tim Walker: Story Teller Spotlight Tours
Thursday 8, 15, 22 and 29 November
East Wing Galleries, East Wing
Join a spotlight tour around the magical Story Teller exhibition offering an insight into the ideas and inspirations behind the fashion photographs and large scale props. Limited on space, tours can be booked from exhibition entrance at 12:45 on day of tour.
Paul Benney Spotlight Tour
Tuesday 6 November
Deadhouse, South Wing
Don’t miss out on hearing resident artist Paul Benney shed light on the ideas and inspirations behind his Night Paintings on display in the Deadhouse. Visit this hidden space deep underneath The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court.
Exhibitions on Film
A Matter of Life and Death
Saturday 3 November
Screening Room, South Wing
Tickets £8/£7
Tim Walker cites this Powell and Pressburger classic, set in this world and the next, as a major influence on his work. Explore Tim’s Story Teller exhibition, then immerse yourself in this matinee screening.
La Victoire de la Vie & L’Espagne Vivre
Thursday 29 November
Screening Room, South Wing
Tickets £8/£7
Whilst Henri Cartier-Bresson is renowned for still photography, during the course of his career he make a foray into filmmaking. These two rarely seen films, made within a year of each other, document Civil War-era Spain and the rise of fascism in Europe.
Rules of the Game (La R├Ęgle du Jeu)
Saturday 17 November
Screening Room, South Wing
Tickets £8/£7
Henri Cartier-Bresson wasn’t only assistant director on Jean Renoir’s 1939 magnum opus – he also briefly appears as the English servant! Initially panned by critics only later was it acknowledged as a masterpiece.
If you missed out on tickets for our exclusive Valentino Sunday Times Style Event on 30 Nov, don’t worry we’re partnering with Sunday Times Style and to record the event so everyone can see Valentino Garavani in conversation with Colin McDowell online next month.