Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Somerset House - Learning and Events: Do more this March with Easter bunnies, street art and sculpture

March 2016
This March we investigate society through graffiti, public sculpture and documentary, end our run of data-based events and go behind the scenes to explore couture. Our drop-in workshop looks at a family friendly form of graffiti and on Good Friday we host a fluffle of Easter bunnies.
For adults
Big Bang Data Weekly Events
Until 20 March
Embankment Galleries,
South Wing
Free with exhibition entry
As the mind-expanding exhibition draws to a close, we present a final series of events, including an artist talk with Ellie Harrison, an app testing workshop with Citizen Me and lunchtime Spotlight tours, highlighting a key work or theme from the exhibition.    
Big Bang Data. Identity © Morag Myerscough
Out There: Saving Old Flo with Bob and Roberta Smith
Out There: Saving Old Flo withBob and Roberta Smith
Friday 18 March
Screening Room, South Wing
£10.00 / £8.00 concessions
Join artist Bob and Roberta Smith for a talk on Henry Moore’s public sculpture, affectionately known as ‘Old Flo’ by Tower Hamlets locals, and the council’s plan to sell it.
Out There:
Why List Public Art?
Tuesday 22 March
Screening Room, South Wing
£10.00 / £8.00 concessions
Art Historian Roger Bowdler looks at the forty-one newly protected public sculptures by some of the country’s most beloved artists including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.
Out There: Why List Public Art?
Photo London Presents The Future of Photography: Beyond the Camera © Mishka Henner
Photo London PresentsThe Future of Photography: Beyond the Camera
Wednesday 23 March

Screening Room, South Wing
£12.00 /£10.00 concessions
Mishka Henner discusses his own artistic practice within the wider framework of camera-less photography and the role of the photographer in the age of Google Earth and satellite imagery.
On film
Unorthodocs:Still the Enemy Within
Monday 7 March

Screening Room, South Wing
£12.00 / £10.00 concessions
This gripping documentary captures the spirit of solidarity held throughout the miners’ strike of 1984 – 85 and tells the human stories behind one of Britain’s darkest years. Followed by a Q&A with director Owen Gower and Mike Jackson co-founder of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners.
Unorthodocs: Still the Enemy Within ©  John Sturrock
In Istanbul - Taskafa: Stories from the Streets
In Istanbul - Taskafa: Stories from the Streets
Tuesday 8 March
Screening Room, South Wing£12.00 / £10.00 concessions
This powerful documentary about Istanbul is told through the eyes of the city’s street dogs and those that care for them. Accompanied by a Q&A with the film’s award-winning director, Andrea Luka Zimmerman.
Unorthodocs: Dior and I
Monday 21 March
Screening Room, South Wing
£12.00 / £10.00 concessions
Unorthodocs: Dior and I © DogWoof
Our Unorthodocs film series concludes with a touch of glamour from a film that offers an unprecedented behind-the- scenes look at the fashion industry and Raf Simons’ first couture collection for Dior. Followed by a Q&A.
For families
Venturing Beyond: Family WorkshopSaturday 12 March12.00-15.00
Embankment Galleries,
South Wing
Free, Drop-in
Inspired by the new exhibitionVenturing Beyond: Graffiti and the Everyday Utopias of the Street and led by illustrator Pat Bradbury, this workshop explores the boundaries of space, place and mark making within the context of street art. Suitable for children aged 6-12 years old.
Venturing Beyond: Family Workshop
Wildlife Drawing:
Easter Bunnies
Friday 25 March
11.00-13.00 & 14.00-16.00

New Wing
£30 for a joint ticket for 1 adult and 1 child aged 8-12 years
Wildlife Drawing: Easter Bunnies © Jennie Webber
Sharpen your pencils to perfect those paws as our series of Wildlife Drawing Workshops returns with a special family Easter event. You’ll get the chance to meet and draw different species of bunny rabbits and cuddle a cotton tail.