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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 - Awol Erikzu, Cosmic Drill at Ben Brown Fine Arts, image courtesy of The Wick
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Viewing Awol Erizku: Cosmic Drill

The Wick - Feeling Her Way featuring four performers
Errollyn Wallen, Tanita Tikaram, Poppy
Ajudha, Jacqui Dankworth (2022)
© British Council
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Viewing Sonia Boyce: Feeling Her Way

The Wick - Günther Förg, Untitled, 2007, Acrylic on canvas, 150.7 x 140.2 x 2.9 cm, Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography Zürich

© Estate Günther Förg, Suisse / DACS 2023
Courtesy the Estate Günther Förg, Suisse
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Viewing Günther Förg: Tupfenbilder

The Wick - PICASSO unedited 141,Brigitta Scholz Mastroianni Nux Photography
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Viewing Picasso by Terry d’Alfonso

The Wick - Katarina Caserman
Metremaognyobena, 2022, oil on linen
165 x 120 cm, 65 x 47 ¼ in, courtesy of the artist and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London.
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Viewing Conscious Unconscious

The Wick - His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, The Art of Hope © CIRCA 2023. Photography - Clover Green Studio, courtesy CIRCA 2023 @clovergreenstudio
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Viewing Dalai Lama