Thursday 26 March 2015

Somerset House - New Spring Season: Pick Me Up, Secret 7", photography and more

April What’s On. Image © Jeff Knowles
Pick Me Up 2015. Avignon © Thomas Lamadieu
Pick Me Up: Graphic Arts Festival
From 23 April 2015
Embankment Galleries, South Wing
Featuring galleries, collectives and studios making new work onsite using a whole host of different working processes and techniques ranging from traditional screen-printing to animation, risograph printing to paper craft – also create your own artwork, and walk away with purchases ranging from prices between £5 and £200. Get your early bird Festival Pass for £14 by 31 March, giving you unlimited entry over the 12-day duration.
2015 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
From 24 April 2015
East Wing Galleries, East Wing and West Wing Galleries, West Wing
An exhibition showcasing the winning and shortlisted photographers for one of world’s leading photography competitions with submissions from across all disciplines, from fine art to photojournalism to lifestyle. The exhibition hosts a retrospective by Outstanding Contribution to Photography recipient Elliott Erwitt and features a special guest exhibition, #FutureofCities presented by Sony's Global Imaging Ambassadors.
Sony World Photography Awards. Image © Marius Vieth, Germany, Shortlist, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Art work accreditation: Robert Owen / ARC ONE Gallery / In the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Image © Secret 7"
Secret 7"
From 10 April 2015
Terrace Rooms, South Wing
Free admission
Each year Secret 7” take an iconic track from seven legendary musicians and press each one 100 times to vinyl. Each record receives a one-of-a-kind sleeve and are displayed in a month-long exhibition. For its inaugural year at Somerset House, you can buy a record such as The Rolling Stones or The Chemical Brothers, and it could include artwork by Sir Peter BlakeYoko Ono orBob & Roberta Smith.
Summer Series at Somerset House
with American Express®
9-19 July 2015
One of the most stunning settings for a London concert series” Gigwise
London's intimate live music festival will play host to a diverse and impressive array of headline artists alongside a selection of hotly tipped emerging acts including one of Jamaica’s biggest selling artists, Chronixx and Mercury nominated artist Nick Mulvey. The rest of the line-up includes sold out nights by George Ezra, Jessie J and Belle and Sebastian.
Summer Series at Somerset House © James Bryant
Shaun in the City
28 March – 25 May 2015
River Terrace, South Wing
Free admission
Follow the free public trail of Shaun in the City and find the 50 5ft tall fiberglass sculptures of Shaun the Sheep placed in iconic locations around London, including Somerset House. Raising awareness and money for sick children in hospitals across the UK.

The Salon at Spring Restaurant
From 3 April 2015
New Wing
Spring, the critically acclaimed restaurant opened by Skye Gyngell has announced the launch of The Salon. Within an intimate trio of spaces adjacent to the main dining room, the menu comprises of small plates, cheese, ice creams, cocktails and wines by the glass.

Goya: the Witches and Old Women Album
Until 25 May 2015
The Courtauld Gallery, North Wing
This major exhibition reunites all the surviving drawings from Francisco Goya’s extraordinary Witches and Old Women Album. It offers a fascinating and enlightening view of a very private and personal Goya.

Learning & Events
This April for Learning we have talks about the power of music, favourite album covers and music videos and the memories a certain song can deliver, with Secret 7’’ 2015. In a radical mood, a panel who are passionate about fashion discuss a more ethical way of producing clothing as the legacy for Fashion Revolution Day.

2 – 4 April 2015
The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
Free admission
A multimedia artwork that will mark two important occasions for Vienna in 2015: 150 Years of the Ringstrasse and the 60th Eurovision Song Contest. This unique, walk-in 360° projection dome will provide the backdrop for a state-of-the-art audio visual spectacle.

From our friends at IWM London
Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style
Until 31 August 2015
From 'onesies' to wear in the air raid shelter to jewellery created from aeroplane parts - Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style looks at how fashion survived and even flourished in 1940s Britain.