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Antonioni’s ‘Blow Up’ at Somerset House 

This summer marked 50 years since the psychedelic ‘Summer of Love’ of 1967. There wasn’t much evidence of a celebration in London however – maybe Highgate is just too far removed from Haight-Ashbury. However, in the neo-classical splendour of Somerset House recently, one Sixties icon attracted a huge crowd outdoors for its own fiftieth anniversary, even as the heavens opened.

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Now Play This at Somerset House

SEEN is excited to learn that from April 7th – 9th, Somerset House will host Now Play This, a three-day celebration of games and game design, showcasing exciting new games being made around the UK and further afield. There will be over 40 game varieties to play on site over the weekend, ranging from board games to computer and video, multiplayer installations and outdoor activities. The event coincides with a city-wide games initiative.

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Somerset House: Hair by Sam McKnight

Hair by Sam McKnight is a new exhibition at Somerset House that celebrates the work of one of the most accomplished and well-respected hair stylists of his generation. This exhibition, now on display until 12th March 2017, reveals the little-known creative process behind the craft of hairstyling, tracing the legacy of hairstyling from the 1070’s to today, featuring iconic fashion photographs, couture garments, wigs, hairpieces and film and audio installations. It contextualises the wider cultural significance of hair, and the silent but key role of the session stylist within fashion.

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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.

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Barber & Osgerby Present Tibbo: Bringing the Inside Out

The acclaimed design duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have a diverse body of work that spans industrial design, furniture, lighting and site-specific installations, as well as gallery and public commissions such as the London 2012 Olympic Torch and projects for the Royal Mint. SEEN loved their installation Forecast in the courtyard of Somerset House at last year’s Design Biennale.