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Located on the grounds of a 16th-century palace, Somerset House will offer an inventive twist on the traditional fairground this summer: an immersive experience that integrates spectacular installations, interactive artistry, music, and an abundance of food and drink. The outdoor event will be open to the public, providing a safe and exciting opportunity in the pandemic to reunite with family and friends.
The centerpiece of this spectacle is an installation of dodgems (or bumper cars, as they are called in America). It's truly a hands-on (and feet-on) experience: Riders generate a unique musical composition as they race and bump around the track. On the weekends, the courtyard will be home to Bump and Brunch, featuring drinks, waffles, and DJ sets.
Along with the weekend waffle brunches, the courtyard will host Dodge Lates, which will be calling all music fans and night revelers for a series of DJ takeovers that feature top artists from the UK's music scene. Guests can also wander over to a free art exhibition at Somerset House titled No Comply, which illustrates the marvel of skateboarding, prior to its debut at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. This exhibition tells the comprehensive story of skateboarding's diverse and spirited influence on UK culture over the past 45 years.