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Viewing Skate at Somerset House

Get ready to don your blades and twizzle and turn at Somerset House Skate, London’s favourite festive destination. Transforming the spectacular courtyard into a dazzling winter wonderland, Skate features a bigger ice rink than ever before as well as a dazzling 40ft Christmas tree and a chill out space, serving winter warmers, bubbles and chocolaty treats.

For those looking for hearty feasting, book into Chalet Suisse, a cosy Alpine-inspired dining experience by Jimmy Garcia. Expect winter classics like cheese fondue, roasted pork belly and a Swiss take on macaroni cheese. As for cocktails, opt for the Moët & Chandon French 125 or a Salted Caramel Espresso Martini.

There are also plenty of festive experiences to enjoy, from a new series of rink-side deck takeovers at Skate Lates to the Chilled Out skate sessions which run at a reduced capacity — ideal for first-time skaters or those looking to brush up their skills with an instructor. There will also be special Kids Club sessions and those dedicated to wheelchair users.

While you’re at Somerset House, be sure to whizz round the Horror Show, a major exhibition examining how ideas rooted in horror have informed the last 50 years of creative rebellion in Britain. Enjoy!

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16 November 2022 — 15 January 2023
The Wick - Catinca Malaimare, Gamma and Omega hold hands, 2023, performance documentation, Zabludowicz Collection. Photo Tim Bowditch 7
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Viewing Catinca Malaimare: Gamma and Omega hold hands

The Wick - Serge Attukwei Clottey: Crossroads, Simon Lee Gallery, London, Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates
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Viewing Serge Attukwei Clottey: Crossroads

The Wick - Installation view:
Julian Opie, OP.VR@LISSON/London
©Julian Opie, Courtesy Lisson Gallery
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Viewing Julian Opie: OP.VR@LISSON/London

The Wick - Installation view of Mike Nelson, Triple Bluff Canyon (the woodshed), 2004. Various materials. M25, 2023. Found tyres. Photo: Matt Greenwood. Courtesy the artist and the Hayward Gallery.
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Viewing Nike Nelson: ‘Extinction Beckons’

The Wick - My Reality is Different, 2022 (detail);
Animation chamber, 9-channel installation, sound: 25.15 mins
© Nalini Malani; Photo: Luke Walker
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Viewing Nalini Malani: My Reality is Different

The Wick - ‘Collect’, the annual international fair produced by the Crafts Council at Somerset House in London, showcasing contemporary craft and design from 40 galleries and works from over 400 artists. Picture date: Wednesday March 1, 2023. PA Photo. The 19th edition of ‘Collect’ features textile, jewellery, furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fibre art, and glass made in the last five years. The fair runs from March 3 – 5, alongside online presentations of all participating galleries in partnership with online art marketplace, Artsy until March 12. Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA Wire.
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Viewing Collect art fair