Just down the road from Faraday House at the Aldwych is Somerset House, home to many open-air events and worth exploring in and of itself. Right now, you can see an exhibition by Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei – sadly now detained in China. For more news on this exceptional man, click here.
You can currently see an exibition of his Zodiac Heads at Somerset House: here’s what their website has to say:
Ai Weiwei – Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads
12 May 2011 – 26 June 2011
Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s installation will comprise 12 bronze animal heads, re-creations of the traditional Chinese zodiac sculptures which once adorned the fountain of Yuanming Yuan.
You’ve still got time to catch it!
If you are lucky enough to be here for the summer,
why not catch the brilliant Summer Season at Somerset House?! Anyone who is anyone is appearing, including the magnificent Aloe Blacc!