April at Somerset House
April is a busy month, with events, installations, screenings and workshops taking place across the site. Enjoy trying out experimental game design from around the world in Now Play This 2019, view over 800 images in the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, catch the final few weeks of Hanna Moon and Joyce Ng's English As A Second Language and explore creative responses to climate change in our two-week Earth Day Season.
Tickets for Somerset House Summer Series are selling fast and two concerts are already sold out, so we recommend booking your essential July gig going now. And the Somerset House Terrace with San Miguel is now open, bringing a lively, warm and inviting Spanish atmosphere to the River Terrace.
Now Play This 2019
Part of the city-wide London Games Festival, Now Play This 2019 returns with its biggest ever edition, featuring the latest in hands-on, experimental game design from around the world for all ages to enjoy. Learn more about the creative process behind some of the most inventive and thought-provoking games of today, from solo games to multiplayer collaborative experiences, many of which premiere for the first time at the festival.This year’s festival also features two free outdoor games, open to all visitors.
06 - 14 APR
£8.00 / £6.50 CONCS / MAKERS' WEEKEND PASS £25.00
Earth Day Season 2019
This year we're celebrating Earth Day 2019 with an extended two-week season bringing together leading artists for a series of large-scale installations and events. As part of Somerset House’s year-round commitment to sustainability, and kicking off with a late-night around site on Tue 16 Apr, the programme explores ideas of language around climate change and sustainable living, from a major new courtyard commission, to screenings and hands-on workshops.
16 - 29 APR 2019
SITE-WIDE, SOMERSET HOUSE
2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
Some of the most captivating photography from the past year is displayed at Somerset House in the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. Featuring more than 800 images, from landscape to portraiture, wildlife to fine art, this celebration of photography showcases incredible talent from across the globe. You can view the recently announced professional shortlist here.
THU 18 APR - MON 06 MAY
£10.00 / £8.00 CONCS
EAST & WEST WINGS
Hanna Moon & Joyce Ng:
English As A Second Language
It's your last chance to catch this exhibition showcasing the work of two of the most exciting photographers working in fashion today, celebrating the vitality and importance of fresh perspectives within fashion photography in our globalised and interconnected world.
UNTIL 28 APR
TERRACE ROOMS, SOUTH WING
PART OF THE CHARLES RUSSELL SPEECHLYS TERRACE ROOM SERIES
New events added
Showcasing the very best of the past, present and future of photography, this year’s Photo London is bigger than ever, with almost 100 of the world’s leading galleries, featuring artists ranging from established masters to rising stars. Additional talks are being added to the programme, so click through to view the full line-up.