From ice skating to one of the world’s biggest design festivals, don’t miss these events at Somerset House this autumn
If you haven’t managed to get a ticket for the Summer Screenings at Somerset House, don’t worry – there’s plenty more fun to be at this iconic London venue this autumn. Now that the events schedule has been announced, you can stay one step ahead on the ticket front. Here’s what’s on in the coming months…
London Design Festival (19-27 September)
One of the world’s biggest design events comes to the capital this September and Somerset House will showcase a series of exhibitions, installation and events during the festival. Head over to the West Wing to see collaborations between 10 internationally renowned designers and iconic brands. The Terrace Rooms will host a presentation of the winning entries from the #PoweredByTweets challenge and work from the winners of the British Land Celebration of Design.
Site-wide, admission is free. londondesignfestival.com/somerset-house
TINTIN: Hergé’s Masterpiece (12 November – 31 January)
To celebrate the launch of the book with the same name published by Rizzoli, Somerset House will explore one of the comic world’s most famous characters this winter with an exhibition on the world of Tintin and his creator Hergé. Best of all, this showcase is free.
TINTIN: Hergé’s Masterpiece will open at the Terrace Rooms in November.
Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason (18 November – 10 January)
When it comes to festive fun, there’s no where better to get in the Christmas spirit than on the Somerset House ice rink. With the après-Skate restaurant and bar serving cocktails and warming winter drinks plus the Fortnum’s pop-up shop stocked with Christmas goodies, it’s no wonder this has become a favourite skating spot with Londoners and tourists alike. Want to party on the ice this year? Look out for the club nights with live music provided by DJs from Ministry of Sound and Island Records.
Tickets are available at somersethouse.org/Skate this September, from £7.50 each plus booking fee.
Big Bang Data (3 December – 28 February)
As the debate on cybersecurity continues, this new eye-opening exhibition has never been more relevant. Big Bang Data will explore how data is changing the way we live in the 21st century. Expect specially commissioned installations from international artists offering an insight into how we use and interpret digital information, along with examples of both the negative and positive impact data can have on society.
Big Bang Data will open at the Embankment Galleries in December. Tickets are £12.50, £9.50 for concessions.