Wednesday 27 July 2016

Somerset House - August: A month of film inspired events and exhibitions

What’s On at Somerset House – August 2016. Image © James Bryant
Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House
4 - 17 August 2016
Join us for London’s premier outdoor cinema experience, with fourteen nights of cult, contemporary and classic films. Projected on London’s largest outdoor screen in full surround sound, including three UK Premieres with special on-stage introductions, from Pedro Almodóvar at the premiere of Julieta, and Viggo Mortensen, George Mackay & director Matt Ross at the premiere of Captain Fantastic. You can also vote for your favourite Kubrick classic, with the winning film announced on the night.
Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House
Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick. Image © Peter Macdiarmid
Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick
An exhibition of art inspired by the master filmmaker, in partnership with Canon
until 24 August 2016
West Wing Galleries, West Wing
‘mind-bending and haunting’ – The Telegraph
Don’t miss our major exhibition inspired by master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. This cross-disciplinary exhibition brings together a host of major contemporary artists presenting work in response to the Kubrick archives. See the likes of Joseph Kosuth, Thomas Bangalter and Anish Kapoor in a truly audio-visual experience presented by Mo’Wax and UNKLE founder James Lavelle.
Summer Screen Prints
28 July - 17 August 2016
East Wing Galleries, East Wing
Free admission
Print Club London returns with an exhibition of limited edition screen prints inspired by the films ofFilm4 Summer Screen. Seventeen artists have been invited to illustrate a film of their choice from the programme, that will be available to buy in the exhibition. This year there will be a programme of workshops, talks and events running alongside the exhibition as part of Behind The Screen, including live screen-printing on the night of the screenings.
Summer Screen Prints: Film Poster Exhibition
Behind The Screen
Behind the Screen
28 July – 14 August 2016
Expand your Film4 Summer Screen experience and join us for exclusive shorts, insider industry talks and tailored workshops for adults and families, bringing the world of cinema into sharper focus. Learn more about the Victorian’s obsession with vampires, see the best up and coming filmmakers with Film4 and Random Acts shorts, learn how to make a magazine and influence people with Little White Lies and hear High-Rise director Ben Wheatley and producer Andy Starke in conversation, amongst other highlights.
COMPETITION! Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick partners Canon are offering you the chance to win one of ten Canon EOS M10 cameras.

Utopian Voices Here and Now
Until 29 August 2016
Site wide
Free admission
See free displays, installations and performances across our site from a group of contemporary artists, brought together for UTOPIA 2016. This dynamic range of works showcases the utopian visions of young UK-based artists, giving voice to the issues most affecting them today including the body, gender, sexuality and race.

AOI World Illustration Awards Exhibition 2016
in partnership with Directory of Illustration
1 – 29 August 2016
Embankment Galleries, South Wing
Free admission
Returning for a fifth year, the World Illustration Awards Exhibition presents highlights from this year’s shortlist of contemporary illustration, entered by emerging and established talent to the Association of Illustrators’ (AOI) annual competition.

Georgiana Houghton: Spirit Drawings
Until 11 September 2016
The Courtauld Gallery, North Wing
★★★★★The Guardian
Explore an astonishing series of Victorian watercolours by the long-forgotten spiritualist artist, Georgiana Houghton. Detailed explanations on the back of the works declare that her hand was guided by various spirits, including several Renaissance artists, as well as higher angelic beings.

This month we reimagine our exteriors in Robot and Avatar creation workshops for families and young people, explore the cinematic history of the building in spotlight tours and look at the future of UK education in a workshop by Dash & Dem. We also continue looking into the mind of Stanley Kubrick in weekly spotlight tours and listen in on Utopian Voices with an eclectic series of talks.

From our friends at the IWM London
Real to Reel: A Century of War Movies
Until 8 January 2017
See over 200 objects and go behind the scenes of iconic war films including Casablanca, Saving Private Ryan and War Horse, exploring how film-makers have found inspiration from war's inherent drama to translate stories of triumph and tragedy into blockbusters for the big screen.

From our friends at BFI Southbank
Big screen classics at BFI Southbank
Until 31 August 2016
Coinciding with Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick, daily screenings this month and next include a host of Kubrick titles ranging from Lolita to Citizen Kane to 2001: A Space Odyssey alongside films the legendary director was inspired by – tickets just £8.