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Somerset House Announces This Bright Land

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 13:15

Somerset House invites visitors to step inside the magical world of This Bright Land, a new cultural celebration in the heart of the capital, championing the spirit and strength of community. 

Image credit: This Bright Land 2022

Created by Somerset House Studios artists Gareth Pugh and Carson McColl, in collaboration with Somerset House, This Bright Land will transform Somerset House’s magnificent open-air courtyard into a welcoming wonderland, open to all, with joyful day-and-night programming featuring performances, music, dance, talks, workshops and more, platforming both established creatives and grassroots communities.

Image credit: Courtesy of Vogue Rites

Alongside the daily programme, This Bright Land will feature bold and unexpected installations and interactive experiences to enjoy. From a sensory journey through the Wonder Garden created in partnership with Jo Malone London, complete with curated spaces dedicated to wellness and self-care, to complimentary make-up services in the futuristic custom-built Clubhouse in partnership with M·A·C Cosmetics, and a ride on a 35m Observation Wheel offering breath-taking views of London’s skyline, featuring a new soundscape installation telling stories from Londoners from all walks of life – there is something new to excite each day at This Bright Land. 

Image credit: Courtesy of Black Eats LDN Photo credit @KhrisMorganUK

The festival will put togetherness at its heart, using elements of entertainment and play to encourage connections and collaboration between communities. This Bright Land builds upon Somerset House’s foundation as a central hub for creativity and conversation, creating a new vibrant space for discovery and delight throughout the month of August.  

Image credit: © Richard Bryant

Tickets on general sale Wed 22 Jun

01 - 29 AUG

EDMOND J. SAFRA FOUNTAIN COURT

SOMERSET HOUSE

FREE – £22.50

www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/this-bright-land