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Evening Events

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.

Art Theft: Sandy Nairne & Charles Hill
Art Theft: Sandy Nairne & Charles Hill

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.

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Michael Craig Martin & Michael Bracewell
Michael Craig Martin & Michael Bracewell

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.

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Tracy Borman: Reassessing Thomas Cromwell
Tracy Borman: Reassessing Thomas Cromwell

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.

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Roja Dove: Haute Parfumerie
Roja Dove: Haute Parfumerie

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.

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V&A Book Group - The Lollypop Shoes
V&A Book Group - The Lollypop Shoes

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.

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The Shoes Talk: Clarks in Jamaica
The Shoes Talk: Clarks in Jamaica

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.

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Brideshead Reunited
Brideshead Reunited

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.

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Bruno Frisoni: Haute Couture Shoes
Bruno Frisoni: Haute Couture Shoes

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.

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Musical Wonders of India
Musical Wonders of India

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.

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Iain Sinclair and Will Self: Walking London
Iain Sinclair and Will Self: Walking London

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.

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Fashion and Fiction: Linda Grant
Fashion and Fiction: Linda Grant

Tue 29 September 2015 18:30–19:30

EVENING EVENT: Orange Prize winning novelist Linda Grant has always written brilliantly about fashion in her fiction.

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Dedham Vale: Evening Canvas Bookmark

Dedham Vale: Evening Canvas Bookmark

Canvas bookmark, featuring a section of Dedham Vale: Evening by John Constable (1776–1837), Britain, 1802   Created exclusively for the V&a…

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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 - V&A Book Group - The Lollypop Shoes

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.

Book online