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Summer Series at Somerset House

SEEN is thrilled that the Summer Series at Somerset House is back this year with such an impressive line-up; headline acts will perform alongside some emerging artists hotly tipped for success in 2016. It is set in one of London's most iconic landmarks, Somerset House, which – if you’ve never visited – is a spectacular neo-classical building between the Strand and the Thames.

SEEN is thrilled that the Summer Series at Somerset House is back this year with such an impressive line-up; headline acts will perform alongside some emerging artists hotly tipped for success in 2016. It is set in one of London’s most iconic landmarks, Somerset House, which – if you’ve never visited – is a spectacular neo-classical building between the Strand and the Thames.

You can still book tickets for Courtney Barnett, one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in indie rock, for Wednesday 13th July; Saturday 16th July will see St Germain perform. He’s a respected figure in the world of electronic music, a pioneer of the ‘French Touch’ and a creator of intelligent, sensual and original deep house; Finally, on Sunday 14th July, James Lavelle will present a unique UNKLE: REDUX audio visual show with composer Philip Sheppard, a regular collaborator since UNKLE’s Never, Never, Land album in 2003.

Returning for its third year, Unplugged Summer Series at Somerset House will feature free lunchtime acoustic sets by emerging talent from 11th – 15th July. From a pop-up stage in the beautiful Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, three artists will perform each day from 12.30 – 13.30, giving listeners the chance to enjoy their lunch and enjoy some live music ahead of the evening’s main event. You’ll have the chance to hear the music of Chay Snowdon, Katya DJ, Carl North, Petrie, Leila Jane, Alxndr London, Stella Santana, Lucy Lu, Natalie Duncan and Ava James. Summer in the city never sounded so good.

Summer Series at Somerset House.
7th – 17th July 2016
Somerset House Trust
South Building
Somerset House
Strand
London
WC2R 1LA

www.somersethouse.org.uk

BOOK TICKETS NOW or call 0844 847 2461
The nearest mainline rail stations are:
Charing Cross, Waterloo and Blackfriars.

The nearest underground stations are:
Temple, Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment.
Buses servicing the Strand include numbers 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91 and 176, while the
Pedestrian access to Somerset House is available from Victoria Embankment, Waterloo Bridge (via a new footbridge link) or from the Strand.
By river
MBNA Thames Clippers river bus services run to and from Embankment Pier every 20 minutes throughout the day.
For timetables and more information visit www.thamesclippers.com

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