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Summer at Somerset House

Somerset House presents a summer season of new perspectives and joyful shared experience, featuring exhibitions, installations, performances, talks, music and more. From a major showcase of design-led innovation from across the globe with London Design Biennale in June, to spellbinding dance performance from the renowned choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh this August, Somerset House welcomes visitors to engage, experience and find inspiration in new and unexpected ways this season.

Highlights include:  

  • Free exhibition and installations including BLACK VENUS, an exhibition examining the historical representation and shifting legacy of Black women in visual culture (20 Jul – 24 Sept) and new site-specific installation by artist Theresa Weber, Cycles of Unmasking (21 Jun – 30 Nov)
  • Special programming across weekends in August including an unmissable open-air Vogue Ball presented by London’s vogue mini-ball and music collective Vogue Rites, supported by adidas Originals (12 Aug) and the reprise of Shobana Jeyasingh’s compelling dance performance, Counterpoint, specially devised for the fountains (19 & 20 Aug)
  • After-hours access to Somerset House, The Courtauld and London Design Biennale, with live performance from The PappyShow, Theresa Weber and sound artist Nathanael Amadou Kliebhan, and DJ sets from Zaleel (NTS, Foundation FM) as part of Morgan Stanley Lates at Somerset House with The Courtauld (21 Jun)
  • Somerset House Summer Series celebrates its 20th year with eleven nights of unmissable gigs in the courtyard (6 – 16 Jul)
  • London Design Biennale returns for its fourth edition, with over 40 countries and exhibitors showcasing world-leading design, featuring public outdoor installations from Malta, India and Turkey (1 – 25 Jun)

1 June 2023 - 31 August 2023

Venue

Somerset House
The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
London, WC2R 1LA

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21 November 2024

On-Street Security Briefings

On-street security briefings take place on the third Thursday of the month at 11am in The Northbank. These briefings are for those with an interest in the safety and security of the area, particularly those working in security. Last month’s briefing focused on the new pedestrianised space, Strand Aldwych, and addressed security concerns such as phone snatching and theft. To receive invites please register for security updates here.

20 February 2025

On-Street Security Briefings

On-street security briefings take place on the third Thursday of the month at 11am in The Northbank. These briefings are for those with an interest in the safety and security of the area, particularly those working in security. Last month’s briefing focused on the new pedestrianised space, Strand Aldwych, and addressed security concerns such as phone snatching and theft. To receive invites please register for security updates here.

15 May 2025

On-Street Security Briefings

On-street security briefings take place on the third Thursday of the month at 11am in The Northbank. These briefings are for those with an interest in the safety and security of the area, particularly those working in security. Last month’s briefing focused on the new pedestrianised space, Strand Aldwych, and addressed security concerns such as phone snatching and theft. To receive invites please register for security updates here.