Film Event: Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick, Somerset House

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By now, you all know that I'm a major film nerd and so when I learnt about a new film exhibition at Somerset House, I was pretty darn keen to get over there. Even more so when I realised it was dedicated to the master filmmaker, Stanley Kubrick. Here's a little look...

Stanley Kubrick Directors Chair at Somerset House
For those of you unfamiliar with his work, Stanley Kubrick began making films at the age of 25 and went on to make such iconic films as 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971) and The Shining (1980). With his career often surrounded by conspiracy theory, controversy and having explored all matter of genres, Kubrick, remains one of the most inspiring and studied filmmakers. It comes at no surprise than that so many artists were able to draw inspiration from his work when creating theirs for Somerset House's latest exhibit, Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick...

Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House
Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick with Canon
Comprised of work from over sixty artists, Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick is a new exhibition curated by Mo’Wax and UNKLE founder, artist and musician James Lavelle at the iconic Somerset House, London. With forty-five pieces, the installation hosts a series of new and existing pieces through various mixed medias - all inspired by the works of Stanley Kubrick. Be it the man himself, a film, scene, character or perspective - each artist showcases their own interpretation and their personal experience or relationship of the director's work.

Fireplace installation at Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick
The Overlook Hotel carpet at Somerset House"When you talk about love you make me feel invisible" neon lightLolita bear at Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick
Frozen Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House Stanley Kubrick photography film
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Somerset House - Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick
These are just a few of my favourite pieces from this stunning exhibit but I could of shared so much more if I thought it wouldn't ruin some of the surprises for you. Tickets for Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick are available online or at the door and are priced at £12.00 each or £9.50 for concessions. Having spent just over an hour inside, I can honestly say this is well worth the ticket price and I'd love to visit again before it closes on August 24th of this year. If you're a die-hard fan of Kubrick or just intrigued to learn more about him as a director and filmmaker, I'd strongly recommend a visit - a true must-see for all film fans. What better way to finish off our day by attending a screening of The Shining at Rooftop Cinema Club we are invited to? More on that to follow shortly.

That's it for today's post - are you a fan of Stanley Kubrick? What is your favourite film of his? As always, I love reading your comments so please do leave me lots of lovely ones down below. I'd love to hear what you got up to this weekend also. 

Until next time film fans, 




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  1. Wow this looks amazing!! This looks right up your street and I'm so glad you had a lovely time!
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    1. Thanks hun - it was great, definitely recommend it to any film fans :) xx

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  2. I bet you enjoyed this so much! It does look like fun and my fiance would LOVE me forever if I took him there! :p
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    1. Well, there's still time! It finishes at the end of this month :) x

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  3. Damn, so wish I was in the UK right now. This exhibition looks like a dream. I missed the LACMA Kubrick show, but I am going to see the Guillermo del Toro one on Thursday! Still, this one probably wins because there are so many artists and ideas. Very awesome.

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    1. Oh that sounds awesome! I love Del Toro - would be great to see that if it ever comes over here xx

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  4. It looks like it was a great experience! Some conspiracy theories regarding him are off-the-wall like the idea that Stanley Kubrick helped fake the moon landings and put clues about it into The Shining.

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  5. How I wish I was in London right now!

    I wouldn't say I'm a Kubrick fan, but that's only because I haven't seen enough of his works (for some reason?)! I did enjoy Dr. Strangelove though.

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    1. I don't think I've seen all of them and I must say I'm certainly not a fan of Clockwork Orange at all but I think you'd still be able to enjoy it :) x

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  6. I looooove how bold and block coloured everything is! SO amazing. Would have loved to have gone to this. Clockwork Orange still scares the hell out of me though and I only got half way through haha. Makes me so uneasy. xx

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    1. It's still going if you get a chance - last few weeks now! I agree, it's definitely my least favourite film of his. I really loved the boldness too - that orange is so iconic and you can't help but thinking of Clockwork Orange when you see it xx

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