After being pushed back from the start of the year, Somerset House is ensuring the summer starts off strong by putting a fairground in their courtyard in July. Yinka Ilori is transforming the space with a large-scale multicoloured installation and bespoke flag commission with the dodgems part coming courtesy of Mercury Award-shortlisted musician Anna Meredith and BAFTA-winning sound designer Nick Ryan. The pair have created Bumps Per Minute, an interactive dodgems experience where every bump of the car generates part of a sound display that’s projected across the courtyard.
Pop-up king Jimmy Garcia is taking care of the food at Dodge, with a menu including bone marrow beef burgers, chermoula spiced lamb koftas, butternut squash falafel wraps, green chili sriracha fries, and build-your-own sundaes sets served to outdoor booths. There’ll also be a Dodge Lates programme running featuring DJ sets from the likes of Manara, Queer House Party, and Supa Dupa Fly so you can bump around into the night.
Thurs 15th July – Sun 22nd August 2021
Strand, London WC2R 1LA