Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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.

The BIBA Years: 1963-1975. (Non-members)
The BIBA Years: 1963-1975. (Non-members)

Fri 05 September 2014 19:00

EVENING TALK: Spearheaded by British fashion icon Barbara Hulanicki OBE, London-based store Biba revolutionised the British retail landscape as the first retailer to bring affordable fashion to the young consumers of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Kelly Hoppen: Talking Design
Kelly Hoppen: Talking Design

Tue 09 September 2014 18:30

EVENING TALK: Hear the globally renowned interior designer, Kelly Hoppen MBE, talk about her iconic neutral style.

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Tartan: The Wrap Event
Tartan: The Wrap Event

Fri 12 September 2014 18:30

FREE EVENT: Discover the journey of tartan across Scotland, the Caribbean and Africa through the work of the Costume Institute of the African Diaspora (CIAD).

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Tim Walker Fashion and Photography
Tim Walker Fashion and Photography

Fri 19 September 2014 18:30

EVENING TALK: Tim Walker is one of the most visually exciting photographers of our time.

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Bruce Oldfield: Talking Fashion
Bruce Oldfield: Talking Fashion

Wed 24 September 2014 18:30

EVENING TALK: Bruce Oldfield is one of Britain’s most acclaimed fashion designers.

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Is London too rich to be interesting?
Is London too rich to be interesting?

Mon 29 September 2014 19:00

EVENING EVENT: Join Intelligence Squared and a panel of speakers to explore whether London is too rich to be interesting. Is there evidence that the city is growing bland, or quite the reverse?

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Kerry Taylor: Fashion at Auction
Kerry Taylor: Fashion at Auction

Tue 30 September 2014 18:30

EVENING TALK: Fashion expert and auctioneer, Kerry Taylor has handled the sale of some of the most important collections in the world of twentieth-century fashion – including the wardrobes of Eva Gardner, Diana Vreeland, Robbie Williams, and Diana, Princess of Wales.

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Vogue: The Gown (Non-Members)
Vogue: The Gown (Non-Members)

Fri 10 October 2014 19:00

EVENING EVENT: Join Vogue’s Features Director, Jo Ellison, as she explores a collection of gowns from classical to modern.

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ANOUSKA HEMPEL
ANOUSKA HEMPEL

Tue 14 October 2014 18:30

EVENING EVENT: Anouska Hempel's vision and creative flair have resulted in designs that are flamboyant, sophisticated and completely unique.

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Alastair Sooke - The Genius of Constable
Alastair Sooke - The Genius of Constable

Fri 17 October 2014 18:30

EVENING TALK: Alastair Sooke is Art Critic for the Daily Telegraph, reporter on The Culture Show and has presented a wide range of arts programmes including the BBC’s Modern
Masters and Treasures of Ancient Rome.

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Richard Coles
Richard Coles

Tue 21 October 2014 18:30

EVENING TALK: The Reverend Richard Coles is a broadcaster, writer and Church of England priest, but he is probably as well-known for having been part of the 1980s band, The Communards. He talks about church life in a secular world and his fascinating and varied career.

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Debbie Moore: Reflections on Pineapple (non-Members)
Debbie Moore: Reflections on Pineapple (non-Members)

Wed 22 October 2014 19:00

EVENING TALK: Debbie Moore OBE, in conversation, will take you on her journey from international model to the first woman to list her company on the London Stock Exchange.

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Brian May, Denis Pellerin, Paula Fleming - Diableries
Brian May, Denis Pellerin, Paula Fleming - Diableries

Tue 28 October 2014 18:30

EVENING EVENT: Musician Brian May joins historians Denis Pellerin and Paula Fleming to discuss the late 19th-century sensation, Diableries.

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Felicity Green - The Swinging Sixties
Felicity Green - The Swinging Sixties

Tue 04 November 2014 18:30

EVENING EVENT: Award winning journalist Felicity Green joined the Daily Mirror in 1961 and was the first woman to join the main board of a national newspaper. Her pages combined fashion with fun, featured famous designers, photographers, film stars and models. She discusses the stars and stories of the 60s with Eve Pollard.

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Another Man: Alister Mackie and Jefferson Hack, Ben Cobb and Tim Blanks
Another Man: Alister Mackie and Jefferson Hack, Ben Cobb and Tim Blanks

Fri 07 November 2014 18:30

EVENING TALK: Co-founder of the magazine Dazed & Confused, Jefferson Hack discusses the world of men’s style with creative director Alister Mackie, Ben Cobb and Tim Blanks.

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Michael Palin - Travelling to Work
Michael Palin - Travelling to Work

Tue 18 November 2014 18:30

EVENING TALK: Join Michael Palin as he talks about the third volume of his diaries, Travelling to Work.

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Sam West and Nigel West: The Art of Deception
Sam West and Nigel West: The Art of Deception

Fri 21 November 2014 18:30

EVENING TALK: The award-winning actor Sam West and the spy writer Nigel West discuss the similarities and differences between acting and spying – the mutual arts of deception – with the director Giles Ramsay.

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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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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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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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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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Private Group Tours & Talks

We offer a wide range of tours to meet your group requirements. Whether a group has a special area of interest, wishes to explore a particular gallery or just get an overview of the Museum's collection the Groups Team can help.

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Event - Vogue: The Gown (Non-Members)

Fri 10 October 2014 19:00

EVENING EVENT: Join Vogue’s Features Director, Jo Ellison, as she explores a collection of gowns from classical to modern.

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