The V&A's evening events programme features talks, discussions and interviews with leading figures in the worlds of fashion, architecture, performance, and design. Speakers have included Bryan Ferry, Renzo Piano, Stephen Fry, Tom Ford, Judi Dench, and Zaha Hadid. Events take place on Friday evenings when the museum and cafe remain open until late, or on weekday evenings after 6. Why not come along for an evening of stimulation, enjoyment and debate.
Video: Live Music on Friday Evenings
The V&A hosts live music on selected Friday evenings. Artists featured in this video (in order of appearance): Camilo Tirado, tabla player, in the Buddhist Sculpture gallery; Jonah Brody, koto player, in the Ceramics gallery; Leeto Thale, songwriter and singer, with guitarists Kyazi Lugangira and Antoine Valy in the Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre; Chris Garrick and Peter Fisher, violinists, in the Norfolk House Music Room.
Fri 10 July 2015 18:30–19:30
EVENING EVENT: Sandy Nairne, ex-Director of the National Portrait Gallery, talks to the well-known art detective Charles Hill about the search for some of the world’s most famous works of art.Booking info
Tue 14 July 2015 18:30–19:30
EVENING EVENT: Celebrated artist and influential teacher, Michael Craig-Martin discusses his career with the critic and writer Michael Bracewell.Booking info
Tue 21 July 2015 18:30–19:30
EVENING EVENT: Tracy Borman, Joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, is the author of a new book on the life, loves and legacy of Thomas Cromwell, one of the most powerful figures in Tudor history.Booking info
Fri 24 July 2015 18:30–19:30
EVENING EVENT: Explore the fascinating history of perfume with Roja Dove, one of the world’s most innovative and respected perfumiers.Booking info
Fri 14 August 2015 18:30–20:00
EVENING EVENT: Join us to as we discuss The Lollipop Shoes, the follow up to Joanne Harris bestselling Chocolat, following the story of Vianne and her two
daughters, whose lives are turned upside-down by the arrival of the shoe loving Zozie de L’Alba.
Fri 14 August 2015 19:00–22:00
EVENING EVENT: This is a story of infatuation, fascination and love for iconic shoes that have gained cult status for over 60 years.Booking info
Fri 11 September 2015 18:30–19:30
EVENING EVENT: Actors Diana Quick and Anthony Andrews join writer and producer Derek Granger and the critic Giles Ramsay in a discussion about Brideshead Revisited, voted one of the greatest TV dramas of all time.Booking info
Tue 15 September 2015 18:30–19:30
EVENING EVENT: Join Bruno Frisoni, Creative Director for Roger Vivier and celebrated shoe designer, as he talks about his work featured in the V&A’s major exhibition, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain.Booking info
Wed 16 September 2015 15:30–18:30
EVENING EVENT: Enjoy an evening dedicated to Indian musical instruments as we launch an exciting new digital project. Listen to talks by experts about
the rich traditions of classical Indian music concluding with a demonstration performances on rare instruments.
Fri 18 September 2015 18:30–19:30
EVENING EVENT: Iain Sinclair and Will Self are two of the most important contemporary writers on London.