Thursday, 27 August 2015

Somerset House - London Design Festival | Last chance to visit The Jam | Win Skate tickets

The Jam: About the Young Idea © Martyn Goddard, Modern World photo shoot, 1977
The Jam: About the Young Idea
Extended until 27 September 2015
East Wing Galleries, East Wing
"When we were in the band, I would never have thought that some 35-odd years later, there would be an exhibition in our name at Somerset House", Paul Weller, frontman of The Jam
An intimate journey through The Jam’s personal archive, don't miss your last chance to visit this comprehensive exhibition, now extended by popular demand.
September What’s On. Image © Marcus Ginns

Now Play This: A Weekend of Games and Play
4 – 6 September 2015
New Wing
A weekend of games and play, showcasing over 20 games that you can play, plus enjoy a programme of talks and special events. Opportunities to play come in the form of simple paper games such as Alleyback and Through the Eye of the Snake, to new digital adventures Fluc and Line Wobbler, as well as a wooden pinball table, an enormous piece of crumpled paper, a board game lounge and more.
Now Play This: A Weekend of Games and Play
London Design Festival. Image © Alex Rasmussen
London Design Festival
21 – 27 September 2015
Established in 2003, the London Design Festival has attained a reputation as one of the largest and most innovative design events in the world. This year, Somerset House will be home to a number of projects and become a prominent new destination for Festival visitors. See the winning entries from a competition with Twitter, an exhibition of 10 major international designers including Alex Rasmussen, Nendo, Faye Toogood and Ross Lovegrove, and much more.
Vote for Summer Series at Somerset House
This year's Summer Series, our open-air gigs have been nominated as London Festival of the Year by London Lifestyle Awards 2015. Show your support by voting here.
Who are you? Complete online survey for a chance to win ice skating tickets
We would like to find out more about the visitors to Somerset House and what events and exhibitions you are interested in. We'd appreciate if you take a few minutes to complete the online questionnaire. One lucky person will win a pair of tickets to London's favourite ice rink, Skate at Somerset House.


Bridget Riley: Learning from Seurat
From 17 September 2015
The Courtauld Gallery, North Wing
In 1959 Bridget Riley painted a copy of Georges Seurat’s Bridge at Courbevoie, one of the highlights of The Courtauld Gallery. This experience represented a significant breakthrough for Riley, offering her a new understanding of colour and perception. This seminal moment of artistic discovery is the springboard for this special display.

Learning & Events
Take to the water with Learning this month as we immerse ourselves in special themed tours and workshops as part of the Thames Festival. Jam in a curator’s tour or a Twitter Q&A if you’re a fan of the band, or take a turn around our splendid site with tours for Open House weekend.

The Macmillan De’Longhi Arts Programme: SHARED
10 – 13 September 2015
West Wing Galleries, West Wing
Free admission
SHARED revolutionises the basic principle of art collecting by inviting artists to create works that will be broken down into components and sold in parts. This exhibition provides collectors with the rare opportunity to buy an element of a single major artwork. In support of Macmillan’s Not Alone campaign.

Tom’s Kitchen
South Wing
Michelin-starred chef Tom Aikens' restaurant uses the very best seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, serving British favourites and comfort food classics, daily for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Highlights include Seven Hour Confit Lamb and Dover Sole on the bone. Desserts include Chocolate & Peanut Butter Fondant and Eton Mess.

From our friends at BAFTA
BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum: Children’s Writers
Saturday 12 September 2015, 16:30
At this special showcase of emerging children’s writers, industry guests – including screenwriter Diane Whitley (House of Anubis, World’s End, Evermoor) and Executive Producer Lucy Martin (The Dumping Ground, Wolfblood) – will be critiquing three scripts performed live by professional actors. Supported by The London Book Fair.

From our friends at The Photographers' Gallery
Girls Rule the World
Monday 14 September 2015, 19.00
Guardian Live discussion linked to the current music and photography exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery explores where power lies in music imagery today.  With Ekow Eshun, Miranda Sawyer, Little Boots plus other special guests.