Saturday, 15 May 2021

5* Montcalm Royal London House - Spa Access & Breakfast for 2

 

A London stay at 5* Montcalm Royal London House for two with breakfast, spa access, local area map and 1pm late check out. From £129 for an overnight stay - save up to 52%







Drag & Cabaret - 2 Course Dining & ‘Bottomless’ Bellinis - Soho

 

£29 instead of £59 for a cabaret, drag and comedy show at Zebrano, Soho including two-course dining and 60-minutes of ‘bottomless’ Bellinis – save 51% - Full Details - Buy This Offer


Thames Showboat, Jazz or Elvis Tribute, Live Music & Dining

 

£115 instead of £158 for a Thames Showboat, Jazz or Elvis Tribute dinner cruise for two people with City Cruises, including a three or four-course meal, a welcome drink on arrival and live music - save 27% - Buy This Offer



London Bus Upper-Deck Tour, Afternoon Tea & Prosecco £35 instead of £55 for an upper-deck 90-minute bus tour of London from Golden Tours with afternoon tea and a glass of Prosecco - save 36%

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Friday, 14 May 2021

Somerset House - New opportunities for emerging creatives

 An artist's impression of people enjoying dodgems in the courtyard at Somerset House. There is a sun in pastel blue sky and bright and pastel colours of pink, blue, yellow.

We have lots of exciting opportunities and events for you this month, from our summer courtyard event Dodge and homegrown project Hope in the Heat to opportunities from friends across the creative industries. 

Make sure to take a break from the erratic weather (what is going on?) and don’t miss out! 


What's On

An artwork by Hong Kong Design History Network. A gradient image of two arced lines is made up of lots of Chinese characters.

UPGRADE YOURSELF: PROCESS | INTERACTION & PLAY WITH HONG KONG DESIGN HISTORY NETWORK

Hong Kong Design History Network, who represent the Hong Kong Pavilion at this year’s London Design Biennale, lead a workshop exploring design research, curation and public institutions.

THU 03 JUN, 13.00 - 14.30
ONLINE
FREE 

A DJ on the decks. They have long hair, are wearing sunglasses and bright red short sleeve top.

DODGE LATES

Celebrate those (hopefully) hot summer evenings with us at Dodge Lates, a new series of 12 courtyard takeovers from leading names on the UK’s DJ scene at Dodge, our courtyard dodgems experience with a difference.

15 JUL - 20 AUG
EDMOND J. SAFRA FOUNTAIN COURT
LATES FROM £15.00 (INCLUDES DODGEMS & DRINK)

An artist's impression of Forest for Change. Hundreds of green, leafy trees are shown in the courtyard at Somerset House.

LONDON DESIGN BIENNALE 2021

A global gathering of the world’s most ambitious and imaginative designers, curators and design institutes.

To celebrate our reopening and upcoming Upgrade Yourself sessions with some of London Design Biennale's pavilion artists we're offering those aged 18-30 an exclusive 20% discount on a general admission ticket.

Use the code SEEITFIRST to redeem the offer. Valid for bookings on Monday - Thursday between 02-17 June 2021 only.

01 - 27 JUN 2021
SOMERSET HOUSE
GENERAL ADMISSION FROM £22.50 / £18.00 WITH DISCOUNT ON SELECTED DAYS
STUDENT ADMISSION £16


Hope in the Heat

Hope in the Heat sees six emerging creatives imagine hopeful futures for the hotter world of tomorrow. 

In collaboration with award-winning speculative design agency Superflux, six Future Producers have developed their own visions for possible worlds; from intergalactic intimacy to plant generated poetry and post-colonial herbology.

A graphic artwork for Hope in the Heat. There is a background of blended pastel blue and yellow, with the words Hope in the Heat overlaid.

EXPERIENCE HOPE IN THE HEAT ONLINE

Presented online, the series of interactive works, visual displays and films will bring together the Future Producers’ creative responses via a dedicated online site, designed by Studio Koseda.

LAUNCHING TUE 25 MAY
ONLINE
FREE

Future Producer works from Hope in the Heat.

HOPE IN THE HEAT: IN CONVERSATION

Exploring the creative process behind Hope in the Heat, the Somerset House Future Producers and Studios resident Superflux, discuss the forces impacting our futures.

WED 02 JUN, 18.30
ONLINE
FREE


Opportunities from our friends

THE YOUTH INNOVATION FELLOWSHIP | BUSINESS LAUNCH PAD

With training and support, design and deliver the Build for Change Programme to support the local community to set up business and projects. Lambeth residents only.

CLOSES: FRI 21 MAY, 10.00


GENERATOR - SCRATCH OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE | TRAMSHED

Tramshed are looking for 8 emerging companies or artists to each present an up to ten-minute work-in-progress at a showcase of outdoor performance.

CLOSES: SUN 16 MAY


MR PORTER FUTURES | MR PORTER

A global designer mentorship for undiscovered talent, guiding you through the process of designing, manufacturing and delivering responsibly sourced and produced collections. 

CLOSES: SUN 06 JUN, 23.59


'AD'CADEMY | BRIXTON FINISHING SCHOOL

Disrupting how creative, advertising and tech industries recruit, this free programme for 18-25 year olds from under-represented backgrounds delivers lessons and real-world advertising experience.

APPLY BEFORE THU 27 MAY


PEP TALK | CREATIVE LIVES IN PROGRESS

Advice and inspiration from the New York-based practitioner Mahaneela, who talks about building a career as a multidisciplinary creative.

WED 19 MAY, 13.00
INSTAGRAM LIVE


PORTFOLIO REVIEW | CREATIVE LIVES IN PROGRESS

Creative Live in Progress host a portfolio review for those of you working in graphic design & branding. Open to UK creatives within the first year of their careers.

CLOSES: TUE 18 MAY

Historic Royal Palaces - The Luna Cinema returns to the palaces this summer

 

ZSL - What's new at the Zoos

 

ZSL - LET'S WORK FOR WILDLIFE
ZSL LONDON ZOO ZSL WHIPSNADE ZOO SCIENCE CONSERVATION
 
A great day out is waiting for you
There's so much to look forward to this Spring and Summer at the Zoos, and with our indoor exhibits reopening on Monday 17 May, there's even more for you to explore. Take a look at what's new at the Zoos, and say hello to some of our new arrivals. 

And if you'd like a whole year of wonder-full days out, why not become a member for free entry to both ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos all year round!
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There's a new girl in town
We recently welcomed a new Asiatic lioness at London Zoo, Arya, from Paignton Zoo. Ayra has been settling into her new home well and has been spotted by keepers playing in the leaves. Don't forgot to say hello on your next visit. 
MEET ARYA
Meet our new alpacas
Say hello to our four fluffy new arrivals at Whipsnade Zoo. The four new alpacas, Chile, Lima, Ica and Cusco are all males and under one year old! They are all full of character and can't wait to meet you on your next visit to Hullabazoo Farm. 
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Coming to London Zoo
This half term 29 May – 6 June, little ones can immerse themselves in the iconic world of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Families will love the ‘munch’-through giant food trail, arts and crafts, and free storytelling sessions with the wriggly hero.
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Brand new outdoor play
Our new Hullabazoo Adventure Play area is now open at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Let your little explorer's imaginations run wild and discover over 7,800 square meters of themed play area, including bridges, swings, climbing frames, tunnels, boats and so much more. 
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Discover Tiny Giants
Get ready to explore the world of Tiny Giants! B.U.G.S has enjoyed a brilliant facelift celebrating tiny animals that do mighty jobs. Tiny Giants takes you on an interactive journey into the world of the spineless, from jewel ants to impressive stick insects. And take a trip under the waves with a brand-new, 7m coral tank celebrating the jewels of the ocean. 
EXPLORE TINY GIANTS
Support ZSL with 5k May
We need your help with an exciting new fundraising challenge for ZSL. Taking part is simple – all you need to do is walk or run 5km in May, donate £5 to ZSL, then nominate 5 friends to do the same! You could even do your 5km walk around the our Zoos on your next visit! 5k May is all about getting out and feeling good… while supporting our animals!
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Eco friendly gifts
Take a look at our eco collection with perfect unique eco friendly gifts that are ethically sourced and ideal for all the family! You'll find soap bars, books, bags, face masks and much more. 
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