Picture This at Somerset House

20 Nov 2008 – 21 Jan 2009

Event times

Starts at 5.30pm

Cost of entry

£20/£15 students and unwaged

The Courtauld Gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Charing Cross/Temple/Holborn
  • Waterloo/Charing Cross

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Writers' Talks in The Courtauld Gallery


Ruth Padel, Somerset House Writer in Residence, has invited six eminent writers from different genres to give a series of exclusive talks about their favourite painting in The Courtauld Gallery. Philip Pullman - Thu 20 Nov Hisham Matar - Wed 26 Nov Julia Neuberger - Thu 4 Dec Colm Toibin - Wed 10 Dec Jackie Kay - Thu 15 Jan Gillian Beer - Wed 21 Jan Each writer has chosen a work that particularly engages, challenges, provokes or delights them, and will present their personal reflections during a talk for a small audience, directly in front of the painting. This will be followed by a book signing and chance to meet the writer.

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