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‘Best of Proud’ at Proud Central

5 July @ 11:00 am - 27 October @ 6:00 pm
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1 June - 31 August

#NorthbankTogether: Summer of inclusivity

Culminating in a spectacular day of 'Pride in London' for the annual parade on Saturday 6th July, the month before plays host to numerous events across London

12 June - 8 September

#NorthbankTogether: Kaleidoscope: Immigration and Modern Britain at Somerset House

A new photography exhibition exploring identity and immigration in modern Britain. Featuring stills and moving image, Kaleidoscope showcases the works of ten photographers born or based in Britain, many with family origins abroad including Hong Kong, India, Jamaica and Russia, and explores what it means and how it feels to live as an immigrant, or a descendent of immigrants, in Britain today. Co-curated by writer, Ekow Eshun and Creative Director, Darrell Vydelingum the exhibition forms a celebration of immigration in everyday life. Reflecting the multiplicity of voices…

5 July @ 11:00 am - 27 October @ 6:00 pm

‘Best of Proud’ at Proud Central

  Best of Proud showcases highlights from Proud’s extensive archive, where visitors will get the opportunity to view images of some of the most recognisable figures of all time. Included are unique, rare, and limited edition prints by renowned photographers Duffy, Norman Parkinson, Charles Moriarty, and others. The collection contains iconic photographs of notable celebrities such as JFK, David Bowie, and Amy Winehouse. Admission is free and will be on until 27 October, 2019 at Proud Central.  The gallery is…

30 July - 7 August

Luna Films in Victoria Embankment Gardens

Now a staple annual event, Luna at Victoria Embankment Gardens sells out quickly so get your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

1 August - 31 August

Free Theatre Tickets For Kids In August

For the whole of August, a child aged 16 or under can go to any participating show for free.

3 August - 4 August

Ride London

Prudential RideLondon, a legacy of the 2012 Games, is the world's greatest festival of cycling

8 August @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Somerset House Film4 Summer Screen: Pain and Glory

The undisputed master of Spanish cinema Pedro Almodóvar joins to introduce the UK premiere of his latest film to open the 2019 Film4 Summer Screen. Certificate 15 Spanish with English subtitles Duration 113 mins Film starts approximately 21.00 Long-time Almodóvar leading man Antonio Banderas stars in Pain and Glory as Salvador Mallo, a director whose physical ailments have led into an almost hermit-like existence, before he is reunited with an actor from his past and embarks on a wild new chapter. Pedro Almodóvar’s hotly…

9 August @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Somerset House Film4 Summer Screen: Black Panther

Celebrate the 200th screening in Film4 Summer Screen history with director Ryan Coogler’s superhero spectacular, set in the beautifully realised, fictional African country of Wakanda. Certificate 12A Duration 134 mins Film starts approximately 21.00 All the lavish, large scale thrills that we’ve come to expect from a Marvel film are splashed across the big screen in bold and brilliant fashion, but what makes this one-of-a-kind blockbuster worthy of multiple viewings is the powerful drama at its core. When T’Challa, the king of Wakanda and the…

10 August @ 9:00 pm - 11 August @ 1:00 am

Somerset House Film4 Summer Screen: Nicolas Cage Double Bill: Wild at Heart + Mandy

Two outrageous films, one out-there actor. Join on a long night’s journey to the furthest reaches of movie madness with Nicolas Cage as your guide. Certificate 18 Duration 125 + 103 mins First film starts approximately 21.00, Wild at Heart shown first This hair raising double-bill brings together a pair of films that don’t know when to stop, linked by their formidable soundtracks, vivid and violent imagery, wild and unpredictable plots, deep and unexpected reserves of romance plus two fully committed…

11 August @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Somerset House Film4 Summer Screen: The Princess Bride

It’s inconceivable that you won’t want to join for Rob Reiner’s classic romp starring a young Robyn Wright as the princess bride. Certificate PG Duration 98 mins Film starts approximately 21.00 Join Somerset House for the most exciting, the most romantic, the most hilarious, the most fantastical, the most beautiful, the most handsome, the most hair-raising, the most heartbreaking, the most joyful and the most beloved action-packed fairy-tale love-story adventure ever put on film. They say the course of true…

12 August @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Somerset House Film4 Summer Screen: The Matrix

One of the most strikingly original and influential films of the modern era returns looking as vivid and visionary as ever for a special 20th anniversary screening at Film4 Summer Screen. Certificate 15 Duration 136 mins Film starts approximately 21.00 A spectacular surprise when it arrived in cinemas seemingly out of nowhere back in 1999, directors Lana and Lilly Wachowski’s game changing blockbuster is a thrilling action filled ride, a special effects revolution and a provocative trip across multiple plains of…

13 August @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Somerset House Film4 Summer Screen: God’s Own Country

A powerful and passionate drama set in Yorkshire, where the rugged, windswept Dales provide the backdrop to a romantic relationship between two farm workers. Certificate 15 Duration 104 mins Film starts approximately 21.00 Local lad Johnny (Josh O’Connor, soon to be Prince Charles in The Crown) and Romanian migrant Gheorghe (Alec Secareanu), tend to the land and look after the sheep during lambing season, forging a closeness that gradually leads to love and mutual deep-rooted changes that help each of them come…

14 August @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Somerset House Film4 Summer Screen: This is England

Director Shane Meadows’ sharply observed and already iconic coming-of-age story centres on a young boy growing up in the Midlands during the early 1980s, who enters into a world of skinheads and rudegirls. Certificate 18 Duration 101 mins Film starts approximately 21.00 Our pre-teen protagonist at first enjoys a sense of camaraderie and independence with his surrogate family of skinheads and rudegirls, but expectations are upturned when the racist ideology that underpins the gang emerges, forcing him to take sides and make sense of…

15 August @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Somerset House Film4 Summer Screen: Straight Outta Compton

An Oscar-nominated powerhouse music biopic following the irresistible rise and dramatic implosion of the notorious Los Angeles rap collective group N.W.A. Certificate 15 Duration 147 mins Film starts approximately 21.00 Beginning in the mid-80s, the film shows how five young men from the violent, gang-torn city of Compton in south LA – by the names of Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren, Eazy-E and DJ Yella – brought a revolutionary new sound and style to the burgeoning hip hop scene with…

16 August @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Somerset House Film4 Summer Screen: Before Sunrise + Before Sunset Double Bill

Join Somerset House for the first two parts of the Before trilogy, Richard Linklater’s glorious ode to spontaneity, fate and tourism – two films shot and set ten years apart. Certificate 15 Duration 101 + 80 mins First film starts approximately 21.00, Before Sunrise shown first Embark on a romantic night under the stars as we go city-hopping and time-travelling with one of cinema’s most iconic couples – Celine and Jesse, as played by Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. On this particular evening…

17 August @ 7:00 pm - 18 August @ 1:00 am

Somerset House Film4 Summer Screen: Get Out + They Live Double Bill

A night of horror and sci-fi from shock masters Jordan Peele and John Carpenter, bringing together two films that draw back the curtain on the hidden power structures shaping our world to reveal the unexpected forces who really pull the strings. Certificate 15 Duration 104 + 94 mins First film starts approximately 21.00, Get Out shown first Peele’s social chiller Get Out, an Oscar-winner for Best Original Screenplay, is so full of twists and surprises that multiple viewings are essential, especially in…

18 August @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Somerset House Film4 Summer Screen: Clueless

The sunniest, most good-natured and best-dressed of all teen comedies stars Alicia Silverstone as Cher, a high school student from the upper crust of Beverly Hills. Certificate 12A Duration 97 mins Film starts approximately 21.00 Despite having a computerised wardrobe planner and personal masseuse, Cher insists that she actually has ‘a way normal life for a teenage girl’, in which school takes a backseat to wardrobe issues and match-making. When new student Tai arrives, Cher’s quest to find her the perfect…

19 August @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Somerset House Film4 Summer Screen: Reservoir Dogs

Heralding the start of a brilliant new filmmaking vision, this unforgettable 1992 crime thriller sensastion marked the debut of writer director Quentin Tarantino. Certificate 18 Duration 99 mins Film starts approximately 21.00 Six career criminals, each with colour coded pseudonyms, are brought together to pull off a daring diamond heist. The cops are alerted, and bloody carnage ensues, leaving the remainder of the gang holed up in an abandoned warehouse as they try to work out who was the snitch. With perfectly…

20 August @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Somerset House Film4 Summer Screen: The Piano

An independent 19th century woman’s fearless attempt at self-expression lies at the heart of the great director Jane Campion’s sensual and visually striking period drama. Certificate 15 Duration 121 mins Film starts approximately 21.00 Ada (Holly Hunter), a mute Scottish widow, arrives on the shores of New Zealand with her nine year-old daughter (Anna Paquin) and treasured piano to enter into an arranged marriage with a plainsman (Sam Neill). The inhospitable land, loveless relationship and unexpected attentions of a local man (Harvey Keitel)…

21 August @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Somerset House Film4 Summer Screen: Inna de Yard

Film4 Summer Screen closes with the UK premiere of Peter Webber's Inna de Yard, a love letter to the music of Jamaica starring a superstar group of reggae pioneers. Certificate TBC Duration 99 mins Film starts approximately 21.00 Looking out over the lush green mountains of Kingston, Peter Webber’s vibrant documentary captures a remarkable group of reggae legends (including Ken Boothe, Winston McAnuff, Kiddus I, Cedric Myton and Judy Mowatt) as they gather to record an album of hits in an unplugged style that harks back to their…

14 September - 22 September

London Design Festival

The vision of London Design Festival is to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world. They look forward to welcoming visitors to the capital again for the 17th edition of the Festival from 14-22 September 2019. London Design Festival Director, Ben Evans CBE says “London and Design go hand in hand. It is part of our story. London Design Festival is a platform for hundreds of design stories to be told. Each of them talks to an…

16 September @ 9:00 am - 22 September @ 6:00 pm

City Co-Labs: Re-Making Place Exhibition in Partnership with the Northbank

How can we reimagine the role of public space in future cities in terms of inclusion, interaction and civic benefit? This exhibition presents the outcomes of our Civic Hack, exploring these questions in partnership with the Northbank BID. Makerversity is a curated membership community of makers and creative businesses based at Somerset House, bringing together leading and emerging voices on innovation and future making. Collaborating with Makerversity members to shape the public programme allows them to share radical projects, create new…

27 September - 28 September

Emerge Museum Festival

We’re the new kid on the festival block. We’re big on creativity, low on convention. Over two nights in September, Emerge Festival will see a creative kaleidoscope of events take over 11 London Boroughs. With one ticket, you’ll have access to all the night’s venues and some of the best breakthrough artists in town. Their stage? 50 of the capital’s iconic buildings from Tower Bridge’s glass walkway to The Design Museum’s paraboloid hall. We’ve curated nine jam-packed circuits to enthral…

2 October - 13 October

BFI London Film Festival

Back with Embankment Garden Cinema for a limited time, BFI London Film Festival is an excellent showcase for film and the final piece to Northbank's puzzle as a riverside cultural quarter.

13 October

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Arguably the greenest and most beautiful half marathon in Central London and all cities across the world.

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