Tuesday 25 March 2014

Somerset House - April What's On

April What’s On
Pick Me Up 2014. Image: Woolly Bear © Julia Pott
Pick Me Up: Graphic Arts Festival
From 24 April 2014
Embankment Galleries, South Wing
Get your tickets now for the UK’s original contemporary graphic arts festival back with a bang for its fifth year. Highlights include international rising stars of the design and illustration worlds including Julia Pott, established and renowned artists such as Judith Kerr and Jason Brookshosting events. Plus tune into Pick Me Up Radiostreaming love from Somerset House with live DJs, interviews and take-overs.
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Summer Series at Somerset House with American Express®
10-20 July 2014
"London’s spectacular setting" Independent, "The bands and artists playing at this year's Somerset House Summer Series is one of the best ever"Gigwise.
Don't miss out on one of London's most intimate and atmospheric live music events, with an unmissable line-up including the global chart-topping and boundary-pushing Kelis, and known as one of the best festival bands, The Cat Empire.
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Summer Series at Somerset House with American Express®
Boro: Threads of Life. Image © Gordon Reece and Philippe Boudin
Boro: Threads of Life
2 – 26 April 2014
East Wing Galleries, East Wing
Free admission
Boros, translated to ‘rags’ in English, provide an insight into the modest lives and impoverished past of the Japanese families who made them. Showcasing 40 historic boro pieces from a collection never before displayed and compiled over six years this exhibition shows boros as objects of great artistic beauty and value.
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The Courtauld Gallery Late
Thursday 10 April 2014, 18.00 - 21.00
Courtauld Gallery, North Wing
A night of art, craft, and music inspired by the exhibition Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern Iraq. Enjoy live Persian music, storytelling, calligraphy, craft workshops, and much more!
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Learning and Events
Discover how to transform unwanted fabric remnants and unloved denim, into style statements in our Boro workshops for adults and families. Boro is a Japanese tradition of preserving and recycling textile scraps to stunning effect and often incorporates dyed indigo cloth. Want to find out more about where your clothes come from? Join the debate with our Fashion Revolution Day events.
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COMING SOON: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
1-18 May 2014
East Wing Galleries, East Wing & West Wing Galleries, West Wing
Drawn from one of the world’s leading photography competitions, the exhibition showcases work from the very best international contemporary photographers across photojournalism, wildlife, landscape, travel and more. Limited Time Offer: Receive 20% off tickets by entering promo code SH20.
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COMING SOON: Museum of Water
6 – 29 June 2014
Lightwells & Deadhouse, South Wing
Free admission
Britain has recently been forced to challenge it's relationship with water, and this June we invite you to London’s newest museum, a live artwork by Amy Sharrocks. Join a 'donation day' this spring when you can add water that means something to you, including 16 April.
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From our friends at the British Museum
The BP exhibition Vikings: life and legend
Until 22 June 2014
Discover the Viking world in this major exhibition – the first at the British Museum for over 30 years. See swords and axes, coins and jewellery, plus the centrepiece of the exhibition will be the surviving timbers of a 37-metre-long Viking warship, the longest ever found.
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From our friends at Quintessentially Weddings
Quintessentially Weddings presents the Atelier
29-30 March 2014
London’s most prestigious wedding show, The Atelier, brings the very finest wedding artisans together under one roof. From Vivienne Westwood to Christian Louboutin, Chanel and the Royal Wedding suppliers, The Atelier offers the ultimate inspirational experience for brides and grooms.
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