Somerset House

Trump. When They Go Low, I Go High Art

Lou Mensah | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lou Mensah

After nearly a week following the post U.S election analysis, I reeled with concern for what the result could mean for my bi-racial family, living in ...

London Festival Fashion Forecast

Sam Lewis-Hargreave | Posted 06.08.2017 | UK Style
Sam Lewis-Hargreave

As the sun begins to set and the mud begins to dry, what fashion tips can we take away before the festival season comes to an end?

Review: Stanley Kubrick's Spirit Alive and Kicking at Somerset House

Victoria Sadler | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

What strikes you most about this show are two things: the impressive list of over forty artists who have been brought together to contribute to this exhibition, and the effort that has gone into making this a dynamic experience.

This Groundbreaking New Menswear Exhibition Has Launched In London

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Style

An incredible art exhibition exploring race and male sexuality through fashion has launched in London this month. Created by stylist Ibrahim Kamara an...

Visions of a New Black Masculinity for 2026 - Summer Exhibition At Somerset House London.

Lou Mensah | Posted 09.07.2017 | UK Style
Lou Mensah

2026 © Ibrahim Kamara and Kristin Lee-Moolman Stylist Ibrahim Kamara collaborates with photographer Kristin Lee-Moolman for work entitled '2026' as ...

Refugees and Identity the Subjects in Ben Uri Exhibition at Somerset House

Victoria Sadler | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Refugees and migration, and integration and identity, are pretty timely subjects given current headlines so it's quite some coincidence that the Ben Uri Gallery is celebrating its centenary with a show at Somerset House, Out of Chaos.

Dynamic Exhibition on The Jam at Somerset House

Victoria Sadler | Posted 23.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Live concert footage runs on loop, music blaring out across rooms filled with some of the band's jackets, vintage concert fly posters and an impressive display of the band's guitars (a particularly touching one being Paul's fireglow Rickenbacker 330 with 'I Am Nobody' scratched into it).

Woolmark: Not Worth the Label It's Printed On

Ben Williamson | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Williamson

Last week, I was at Somerset House, where the finals of Woolmark's menswear design competition took place as part of Men's Fashion Week. I had a bloodied "lamb" in tow to show people what's wrong with wearing wool. Everything about the production of wool is objectionable, especially the shearing process which often leaves sheep battered and bloodied...

Should We Be Amused by Guy Bourdin's Photographs, or Appalled?

Victoria Sadler | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The new exhibition of Guy Bourdin's photography at Somerset House presents us with a conundrum. There is no doubting the man's eye and talent for image creation, but these images were taken over 30 years ago and today, many of them are deeply uncomfortable, some of them arguably offensive.

Chris Stein & Blondie Photography Exhibition at Somerset House

Victoria Sadler | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Any photo of Debbie Harry is worth looking at. And she is very much the star draw in this wonderful series of photographs by Chris Stein, which have been brought together in this new exhibition at Somerset House to celebrate the band's 40th anniversary.

The Paintings of Beryl Bainbridge, Somerset House

Victoria Sadler | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

This exhibition from the Cultural Institute at King's College London offers a fascinating insight into a creative mind. Well known for her writing, this exhibition looks at Beryl Bainbridge's painting and drawing in the context of her writing output, and how each fed the other.

London Fashion Week's Guide to the Most Stylish Retreats Around Somerset House

Veronica Crespi | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Crespi

Somerset House is a magnificent building, but it also happens to be in an area dotted with some of the best hotels in London. Take your pick at liberty - or follow this neat guide I've put together for what might be your most relaxed and efficient London Fashion Week to date.

Exhibition: Isabella Blow - Fashion Galore! at Somerset House

Victoria Sadler | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Sadler

Another lovely touch was the inclusion - without apology - of Isabella's more damaged items such as her scuffed Givenchy mules and the McQueen coat complete with cigarette burns. It's a lovely reminder that what Isabella loved, she wore. And wore and wore and wore. Nothing was saved for special occasions in her wardrobe.

Raising a Hat to Isabella Blow

Ravi Grewal | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ravi Grewal

Those who dismiss the fashion world as a vapid, ivory tower for people whose mouths are made for pouting and air-kissing (rather than eating) and models with cold dead eyes of sharks and the personality of a flannel, must visit the spectacular Somerset House exhibition, celebrating the late Isabella Blow.

Isabella Blow - a Life in Fashion

Stephanie Chase | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Chase

Isabella Blow lived her life with passion, flair and an impeccable eye for beauty. She didn't just wear clothes, she breathed life into them and transformed herself into a walking work of art for all to admire.

About Time, at Somerset House

Janet Awe | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Janet Awe

Somerset House's (SH) Film 4 season got off to a flying start last night (Thursday, 8 August). Over the years, they've always managed to snag at least...

Roaming Scribe: Ferran Adrià, elBulli and the Art of Food

Lynn Houghton | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lynn Houghton

All I personally know about elBulli is that, up until a year ago, this restaurant was in top position on the list of best 50 restaurants in the world. I certainly had never experienced eating there; but I had heard about it and its avant-garde approach to cooking.

A Study On Seized Moments of Contemplation: Miles Aldridge at Somerset House

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Joao Paulo Nunes

London's Somerset House is currently displaying 'Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You To Love Me'... Over the last two decades, Aldridge's photographs have been published in numerous magazines and newspapers including Vogue Italia, American Vogue, Numéro, Ponystep, The New York Times and The New Yorker.

'Support Emeli Sande? If I Must!'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Supporting Emeli Sande on tour, having his song 'Worthy' picked up by music-hounds everywhere, at Somerset House tonight on the same bill as Alex Clar...

The 2013 Syngenta Photography Award - Exploring Global Challenges

Stuart Forster | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Stuart Forster

Many photography enthusiasts will have been unable to visit the recent Syngenta Photography Award exhibition, held at Somerset House in London. Unfo...

Somerset House Presents - Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!

Kate Lawson | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Style
Kate Lawson

The exhibition of all exhibitions (in my humble opinion) is coming to Somerset House this autumn, in a celebration of the work of the late great Isabella Blow - the enigmatic fashion editor, consultant, muse, nurturer of young fashion talent and style icon.

Stop Eating Lunch, and Go to the Summer Series Instead

Lucy Karsten | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Karsten

Lunches, even just a sandwich, a drink and some sort of sweet thing to make the afternoon slightly more bearable rarely give much change from a tenner; rents are preposterous when compared to anyone at all living outside London; and it has never been easier to spend most of your salary on tube fares. But every once in a while, something comes along that's so fun, and unique- so unbelievably cool, in fact, that it reminds us why we are Londoners.

'Brave, Bonkers And Beautiful': Forget What You Think You Know About Immersive Theatre (REVIEW)

The Huffington Post UK | Jody Thompson | Posted 09.04.2013 | Home

What is the future of technology-obsessed man? In broad brushstrokes, that's the big question the latest site-specific production from art and theatre...

Behind the Scenes of Valentino: Master of Couture (VIDEO) | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Style

Valentino Garavani, known to most simply as 'Valentino', is one of the world's last great living couturiers. The legendary fashion designer has dressed everyone from Jackie Onassis to Princess Marie Chantal of Greece and Julia Roberts.

John Berger: Art and Property Now

Jamie Andrews | Posted 21.11.2012 | Home
Jamie Andrews

Two weeks ago, strange coded messages hummed along the wires between the Inigo Rooms, King's College London's new exhibition space in Somerset House, and the British Library in St Pancras.