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.

Martha Fiennes: Nativity
Martha Fiennes: Nativity

Fri 19 December 2014 18:30

EVENING EVENT: Join award-winning artist and director Martha Fiennes and producer Pete Muggleston in discussion with the writer, curator and visual arts editor Francesca Gavin, the film and creative technology specialist Eddie Berg, and David Gryn, Director, Artprojx worldwide and curator, Film at Art Basel.

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Artists where are you?
Artists where are you?

Fri 19 December 2014 18:30–20:00

Internationally acclaimed artist Richard Wentworth asks three major figures in the contemporary art world about the state of art in London today.

He is joined by curator and Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programmes at the Serpentine Galleries, Hans Ulrich Obrist, international gallery founder and owner Maureen Paley, and Thomas Marks, editor of Apollo Magazine and The Junket. This event is programmed by Donatien Grau

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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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Synergy Theatre Project...Take the Stage
Synergy Theatre Project...Take the Stage

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.

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David Sassoon: The Romantic Bellville Sassoon Bride over five Decades
David Sassoon: The Romantic Bellville Sassoon Bride over five Decades

Mon 19 January 2015 19:00

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.

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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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Intoart: Skills Sharing
Intoart: Skills Sharing

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.

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Marella Agnelli - Style Icon
Marella Agnelli - Style Icon

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 achievements

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John Julius Norwich: The Great Cities
John Julius Norwich: The Great Cities

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.

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Dan Cruickshank: Britain's Great Palaces
Dan Cruickshank: Britain's Great Palaces

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.

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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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Gareth Pugh: Talking Fashion
Gareth Pugh: Talking Fashion

Fri 20 February 2015 18:30–19:30

EVENING TALK: Gareth Pugh is one of Britain’s most innovative fashion designers.

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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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Yinka Shonibare
Yinka Shonibare

Fri 20 March 2015 19:00

EVENING TALK: Join Yinka Shonibare as he reflects on his work and talks about his studio project space, Guest Projects.

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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 - Intoart: Skills Sharing

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.

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