Friday 20 April 2018

Somerset House - Join us for a weekend of sun, culture and a celebration of Earth Day

What's coming up this weekend at Somerset House

The sun is finally out, London is basking in warm weather and Somerset House has a big weekend ahead.
It's the opening weekend for the Sony World Photography Awards, this year featuring more than 600 artists, and the final weekend of Eloise Hawser's By the deep, by the mark, exploring our connections to the Thames.

This Saturday we've a free Creative Careers Day for 14-18 year-olds who are thinking of working in the creative industries and looking for tips and advice on where to start. 
And Sunday is not just for plucky runners undertaking the London Marathon. We'll also be celebrating Earth Day with the unveiling of our new flag commission, Choropleth from T H E U N S E E N, you can experience Michael Pinsky's Pollution Pods in the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, or join us for talks, tours and drop-in workshops in the afternoon.  

Earth Day

Choropleth in action, ©️ T H E U N S E E N, 2018

For Earth Day 2018 we bring together a range of installations, activities and talks exploring the future of our lives in the city, with artists and thinkers discussing ideas around sustainability, culpability and the human cost of climate change.
An installation titled Pollution Pods by artist Michael Pinsky has taken over our courtyard, emulating the contrasting polluted environments in five global cities.   
Beginning with the launch of T H E U N S E E N Choropleth flag at 12.00 overlooking the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, the afternoon will investigate the intersection of design, art and science in response to our changing environment with a series of free talks, activities and drop-in workshops

SUN 22 APR, 11.00 - 15.00

Final Weekend - Eloise Hawser: By the deep, by the mark

Eloise Hawser discusses the close relationship between Somerset House and the Thames

Don't miss the closing weekend of Eloise Hawser's By the deep, by the mark and let us help you fathom the inner workings of London and the body. 
"You'll never look at the river in the same way again.” Big Issue

UNTIL 22 APR 2018, 10.00 - 18.00, LAST ENTRY 17.00

Opening weekend - Sony World Photography Awards

Discovery _ © Alys Tomlinson, UK, 1st Place, Professional, Discovery, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
Featuring inspirational works by more than 600 artists, the exhibition showcases winning and shortlisted works from the world’s most diverse photography competition. Curated by Mike Trow, ex-Picture Editor of British Vogue, the images are specially selected from a record-breaking number of submissions and cover a wide variety of genres, from architecture to landscape, street photography to wildlife, portraiture to travel. 

UNTIL 6 MAY 2018, 10.00 - 20.00 OVER THE WEEKEND
£6.00 - £18.00

Creative Careers Day

Creative Careers Day

Part of the Creative Job Studio, this afternoon session is full of fun workshops, activities and talks that give 14-18 year-olds the chance to speak to inspiring artists and creative professionals with loads of tips and advice.

This is an opportunity to be inspired and get motivated, to discover something new about creative jobs and to learn what it takes to make your way in the industry. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

SAT 21 APR 2018, 12.00 - 15.00