News from the Learning Department

News from the Learning Department brings you stories about Learning Programmes covering all audiences: families, young people, schools and teachers, higher education students, adults, communities, and the creative industries. Our team of writers will take you behind the scenes of our programmes and bring you highlights of our events.

The Learning Department programmes events, activities, courses and projects to inspire creativity in all of our audiences. We also manage gallery interpretation, residency programmes and evaluation.

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Peter Brook from Archive to Action: Gunnersbury Park Museum

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This is a guest post by Lisa D’Agostino, Formal Learning Officer at Gunnersbury Museum and Park Development. Gunnersbury is part of the Chiswick Hub, working with the school and Watermans Arts Centre on the Peter Brook Schools Outreach Project. Gunnersbury’s learning service has a long tradition of using drama to help audiences engage and connect […]

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Redefining Beauty – Julia Margaret Cameron Dance Performance Friday 12 Feb

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Redefining Beauty: Julia Margaret Cameron Free Performance (Repeated Twice across Evening) 6.30pm 7.30pm Friday 12 Feb, Room 100 (Julia Margaret Cameron Exhibition) To RSVP please email r.nalumoso@vam.ac.uk A free performance project at the Victoria and Albert Museum developed by leading participatory artist, Lucinda Jarrett, choreographer, Miranda Tufnell, and a group of older performers with support […]

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Place and Repeat

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In our January guest blog Intoart artist Ntiense Eno Amooquaye shares her current research and artistic development programme ‘Place and Repeat’. Six artists from Intoart are engaging with the V&A collections over seven months, Sept 2015– March 2016 to make new visual artwork that will be realised as unique fabric designs. The resulting printed fabrics will […]

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Family Art Fun in the Europe Galleries 1600-1815

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Since November, eight families have been training to be volunteer tour guides for the new Europe galleries that opened in December 2015. Led by storyteller Diana Olutunmogun, families take part in six training sessions before delivering tours for other families during February half-term 2016 as part of the Family Art Fun programme. The first three […]

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Update from Intoart ‘Place and Repeat’

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This is a guest blog by Intoart about their current research and artistic development programme ‘Place and Repeat’        Six artists from Intoart are engaging with the V&A collections over seven months, Sept 2015– March 2016 to make new visual artwork that will be realised as unique fabric designs. The resulting printed fabrics will […]

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DesignLab: Video art

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During the autumn term, the V&A Schools team worked in collaboration with artist-in-residence Jamie Jenkinson and students & teachers from Welling School, on an in-depth project as part of the V&A’s DesignLab series. DesignLab aims to inspire a new generation of creative practitioners through promoting knowledge and skills across art, design and performance for secondary […]

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Family Art Fun Christmas and New Year

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This Christmas the V&A Family Art Fun team ran a series of events to celebrate the season. From Monday 28 – Thursday 31 December, three times a day as part of Pop-up Performance, families met the Sugar Plum Fairy, a gingerbread soldier, the Mouse King and Clara and discovered the enchanting world of Christmas Crackers, […]

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Peter Brook from Archive to Action: Sedgehill Hub

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This is a guest post by Grace Khoo. Grace  is currently pursuing her Masters in Applied Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has previously worked as a performer, puppeteer, production assistant and facilitator.  She graduated from the National University of Singapore’s Theatre Studies program. Grace is observing the work of Gemma […]

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Peter Brook from Archive to Action: Chiswick School Hub

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This is a guest blog post by Danielle McIlven. Danielle is an experienced Community and Youth Theatre Director working in the UK and Internationally. She is the Director for the Chiswick Hub of the Peter Brook Schools Project, which is comprised of Chiswick School, Watermans and Gunnersbury Park Museum. The scope of this project is […]

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Sing to Live Takes to the Stage at V&A

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Sing to Live, Live to Sing groups from across Kensington and Chelsea joined together to showcase some festive favourites as well as other well known songs at the V&A this Christmas. With a welcome from the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Cllr Robert Freeman the singers showcased some festive favourites as well as other well known songs for […]

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