Jenny Wedgbury

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Norouz: celebrating Spring at Persian New Year

    Mark the Persian New Year celebration of Norouz by joining the V&A for a day of music, dance, song, poetry, storytelling and craft workshops for families on Sunday 22 March from 12.00 – 17.00. Events are free and drop in so do come and join us. We’re really excited about welcoming families to […]

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Blue birds and BSL

Pop up Performance, Family Art Fun © Victoria and Albert Museum

Do you want to learn the secrets of the Willow Pattern, be transported into a magical fairy-tale world or dress up and dance like 80’s pop star Adam Ant? This winter and spring we have a number of British Sign Language Interpreted (BSL) interactive performances for families as part of our regular Saturday’s Pop up […]

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Singing the blues – February Half-Term

Willow Pattern detail

This February Half-Term the families’ team have set the theme for our activities as the Willow Pattern and blue and white ceramics to tie in with the new Blue and White: British Printed Ceramics display on Level 6 in the Ceramics Gallery.  We just love the blue and white patterns in these pieces and have became fascinated […]

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Geometric shapes and glitter

Family Art Fun, Christmas 2014-15 @ Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Thank you to everyone who came along to our Family Art Fun programme of activities over Christmas and New Year’s. We had over 5,300 people take part in our Russian Avant-garde inspired activities. It was lovely to meet you and thank you for your wonderfully creative designs and of course for your dancing! For The Imagination Station […]

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Dancing with shapes

Dancing with shapes

We’re excited about designs and ideas coming to life and dancing off the page this Christmas and New Year’s with our programme of families activities focused on the new Russian Avant-garde Theatre: War, Revolution and Design 1913-1933 display. Activities will run from Saturday 27 December – Sunday 4 January. We chose this display as the theme for our […]

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Treasure project community performance

What do you treasure? In July and August 2014, Dante or Die Theatre worked with two Westway Development Trust community groups to create a new Pop-up Performance for families, inspired by the V&A and our collection, called ‘Treasure’. The Thursday morning Parents’ Group and Pimento Community Project visited the Museum to seek out treasured objects […]

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Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day – Big Draw 2014


“I know…we’ll got to the Victoria and Albert Museum. It’s full of wonderful things, including lots of hats’. Clara clapped her hands in delight. ‘That will be so boring’, grumbled Ollie.”   This weekend we’re inviting families to come and celebrate the Big Draw by designing their own magical hats, inspired by the book Clara […]

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A summer of drawing, mythical beasts and rebellious rabbits


This August over 7,500 people took part in our families summer holiday programme. For The Imagination Station activity we took inspiration from Trajan’s Column in the Cast Courts and asked families to record their journey around the museum in an activity designed by Liam O’Connor, Exhibition Road Drawing Resident. We had some wonderful drawings and […]

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What do you Treasure?

Treasure Community Project

What do you treasure? How do you care for things that are important to you? We’ve got so many precious and valuable objects in the Museum. There are sparkly jewels, incredible marble sculptures, exquisite miniatures and amazing paintings round almost every corner. The building is like one giant treasure box waiting to be discovered. This summer […]

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Rock, pop and sign language

BSL interpreted performance

Do you want to learn how to dance like 80’s icon Adam Ant or try on an 18th century wig and learn how to bow/ curtsey like the king’s courtiers? This summer and autumn we have a number of British Sign Language Interpreted (BSL) interactive performances for families as part of our regular Saturday’s Pop […]

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