Step inside the magical world of This Bright Land, transforming the Somerset House magnificent courtyard into a wonderland open to all, with joyful day-and-night performances, music, dance, talks, workshops and more, platforming established creatives and grassroots communities.
Created by Somerset House Studios artists Gareth Pugh and Carson McColl, This Bright Land will put togetherness at its heart. From bold attractions including a 35m observation wheel and open-air Vogue Balls, staged in collaboration with Vogue Rites, to parties hosted by creative collectives and Sunday street parties, the festival seeks to encourage connection and collaboration through entertainment and play.
Visit the Somerset House website for the weekly schedule of events.
6 December 2023
The St Mary Le Strand Parish Carol Service will take place on Wednesday 6th December at 6pm at St Mary le Strand Church. It will be accompanied by their student choir, St Mary’s Voices and followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
13 December 2023
The London Heritage Quarter is bringing an eye-catching festive mural wall to Charing Cross Station. Passers-by will be invited to pick up a pen and colour in sections numbered in correlation with a chosen colour. Each artist will be offered a free candy cane for their contribution. Over the 4 days, the artwork will come to life to produce a stunning community collaboration. Wednesday 13th December 8am-7pm Thursday 14th December, 8am-7pm Friday 15th December, 8am-7pm Saturday 16th December, 10am-6pm Don’t…
1 January 2024
Watch the spectacular New Year’s Day Parade along the streets of London's West End this New Year’s Day.
15 February 2024
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.