Victoria and Albert Museum

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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.

Lord Snowdon
Lord Snowdon

Tue 25 November 2014 18:30

EVENING TALK: Lord Snowdon is one of the defining photographers of our time. Renowned for his iconic portraits of royals, celebrities and cultural icons, his subjects also included people
from all walks of life around the world.

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Christian Dior: Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni
Christian Dior: Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni

Wed 26 November 2014 18:30

EVENING TALK: The Paris-based writer and fashion journalist, Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni paints an intimate and vivid portrait of Christian Dior, the celebrated couturier who revolutionised the world of fashion.

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Friday Late: What the Font?
Friday Late: What the Font?
Free entry

Fri 28 November 2014 18:30

EVENING EVENT: From the everyday subtleties of Sans Serif, to the incongruous use of Comic Sans, What the Font? explores the secrets and charms that shape our much-loved fonts.

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Dressing Vivien Leigh - Keith Lodwick
Dressing Vivien Leigh - Keith Lodwick

Fri 05 December 2014 18:30

EVENING TALK : Vivien Leigh was not just one of the most beautiful actresses of her day, she also took a keen interest in the way she was dressed for her films.

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V&A Connects: The Slow Journalism Company What did disobedience ever do for us?
V&A Connects: The Slow Journalism Company What did disobedience ever do for us?

Fri 05 December 2014 18:30

EVENING EVENT: Our journalists take an in-depth look at the history of four movements - the Arab Spring, Wikileaks, Anonymous and Occupy - which challenged the established order over the last five years.

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John Pilger: In Conversation
John Pilger: In Conversation

Tue 09 December 2014 18:30

EVENING TALK: The work of the award-winning, campaigning journalist, author and documentary film-maker, John Pilger has been described by Noam Chomsky as “a beacon of light in often dark times... his courage and insight a constant inspiration."

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Effie Gray - Screening
Effie Gray - Screening

Fri 12 December 2014 18:30

EVENING EVENT: Enjoy a special screening of Effie Gray, a new screenplay by Emma Thompson. Set in Victorian England and starring Dakota Fanning, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane and
Derek Jacobi, the film portrays the impossible marriage of John Ruskin to his young bride Effie Gray, that ended in Effie’s elopement with the artist, John Everett Millais.

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Design Culture Salon 12: Is innovation overrated and what is the role of design here?
Design Culture Salon 12: Is innovation overrated and what is the role of design here?

Fri 12 December 2014 18:30

EVENING EVENT: Government think-tanks, policy wonks, business gurus, management book publishers and lots and lots of design commentators stress a need for innovation in order to ‘compete globally in these turbulent times’.

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Martha Fiennes: Nativity
Martha Fiennes: Nativity

Fri 19 December 2014 18:30

EVENING EVENT: Join award-winning directors and visual artists Martha Fiennes and Peter Muggleston as they talk about the launch of the world’s first digital painting – SLOimage Nativity.

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Design Culture Salon 13: How does age influence cultures of Design?
Design Culture Salon 13: How does age influence cultures of Design?

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.

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V&A Connects: The Slow Journalism Company 2014: After the dust settled
V&A Connects: The Slow Journalism Company 2014: After the dust settled

Fri 06 February 2015 18:30

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.

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Design Culture Salon 14: How dependent is the design profession on cultures of migration?
Design Culture Salon 14: How dependent is the design profession on cultures of migration?

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.

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Design Culture Salon 15: How does design address immobility in our society?
Design Culture Salon 15: How does design address immobility in our society?

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.

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Design Culture Salon 16: What does design do for citizenship in the age of the consumer?
Design Culture Salon 16: What does design do for citizenship in the age of the consumer?

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.

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A gift in your will

You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.

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Event - V&A Connects: The Slow Journalism Company What did disobedience ever do for us?

Fri 05 December 2014 18:30

EVENING EVENT: Our journalists take an in-depth look at the history of four movements - the Arab Spring, Wikileaks, Anonymous and Occupy - which challenged the established order over the last five years.

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