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Adrian Deakes

Author: Adrian Deakes (Performance Education Manager)
Isaac Jaggard, born 1600 (printer) and Edward Blount (printer), The First Folio, Museum Ref: L.1392-1882 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London April 2014 marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, probably the most well-known playwright the world has produced. Such is his all-pervasive influence on our culture that even a cursory glance at the V&A’s online...
Author: Adrian Deakes (Programme Manager Theatre and Performance)
The V&A, University of the Arts, London and David Bowie's former school, Ravens Wood School, South Bromley, have been working together on a film since January 2013. This interdisciplinary project engaged students in David Bowie's music, performance and art and imagined his influence on present day students at the school. You can find previous blog posts on the project and workshops...
Author: Adrian Deakes (Performance Education Manager)
The V&A’s major exhibition of one of Britain’s most iconic musicians, ‘David Bowie is’ opens on 23 March and runs until 11 August 2013. As the learning representative for the exhibition, one idea for a schools’ project was to work with students from his Secondary school on ideas inspired by the show. Was the school still actually there? Would they be interested...
Author: Adrian Deakes (Performance Education Manager)
As I mentioned in my previous post, it’s important that, when running events here, they have a strong relevance for the Museum and its collections. The National Video Archive of Performance (NVAP for short) is the V&A’s national collection of live recordings filmed in theatres around the country. Starting in 1992, it is now an amazing archive and record of performances that are...
Author: Adrian Deakes (Programme Manager)
Those of you who keep a keen eye on theatre reviews will have seen Propeller’s name crop up fairly frequently over the past few years. Directed by Ed Hall, this all-male Shakespeare Company is really making a name for itself by providing really visceral, exciting productions of Shakespeare's work. When they approached me to see if the V&A would like to host their 'Pocket'...