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.
Fri 09 January 2015 18:30
EVENING EVENT: Creativity; intuition; innovation; experimentation: these words commonly punctuate design narratives in practice, research and in the media. They are also all, interestingly, most associated with youth culture.
Fri 09 January 2015 19:30–21:00
EVENING EVENT: Enjoy a special performance of short plays written by emerging playwrights in response to the major exhibition Disobedient Objects.Booking info
Mon 19 January 2015 19:00–20:30
Join David as he looks back over five decades of incredible designs, focusing on his wedding dresses, and hear how his creations changed and developed over this time.Booking info
Fri 06 February 2015 18:30–20:30
EVENING EVENT: There's no sense in reviewing the year when it's still going on. Our February 2015 session looks back on 2014 with the benefit of hindsight and asks how disobedience fared, analysing the uprisings, the protest movements and the coups, and comparing them to those of previous years.Booking info
Fri 06 February 2015 18:30–20:00
EVENING EVENT: Join Intoart for an evening celebrating the launch of their new inclusive drawing trails at the V&A.Booking info
Tue 10 February 2015 18:30–19:30
EVENING TALK: Marella Caracciolo Chia, niece of the style legend Marella Agnelli, talks about her aunt’s glamorous life and achievementsBooking info
Fri 13 February 2015 18:30–19:30
EVENING EVENT: Join acclaimed historian and writer, John Julius Norwich examines the impact and history of some of the greatest cities from the ancient world.Booking info
Mon 16 February 2015 19:00
EVENING EVENT: Join Dan Cruickshank, art historian and television presenter, as he explores a thousand years of 0British palace building.
Fri 20 February 2015 18:30
EVENING EVENT: Immigration has been a bargaining point between the political parties in the run up to the 2015 election and can be seen to particularly divide attitudes to working cultures in the UK. Economic experts point to the vital and invigorating role immigration plays in our national economy.Booking info
Fri 20 February 2015 18:30–19:30
EVENING TALK: Gareth Pugh is one of Britain’s most innovative fashion designers.
Fri 13 March 2015 18:30
EVENING EVENT: While Design Culture Salon 10 looked at the concept of movement in urban culture, this salon focuses on spaces of immobility to reveal some of the inconsistencies and resistances in contemporary design culture.Booking info
Fri 10 April 2015 18:30
EVENING EVENT: Notions of the consumer and the citizen have become curiously entangled in recent years. In many cases, design has been the culprit in delivering this entanglement.Booking info