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.

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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Guy Oliver: Inside Claridge’s
Guy Oliver: Inside Claridge’s

Tue 14 April 2015 18:30–19:30

EVENING TALK: British designer Guy Oliver discusses his recent work forClaridge’s with Thomas Kochs, the Hotel’s General Manager.

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Erin O’Connor: Modelling McQueen
Erin O’Connor: Modelling McQueen

Thu 16 April 2015 18:30–19:30

EVENING TALK: Super-model Erin O’Connor, who has worked with all the major fashion houses and many household names, as well as appearing on a 1st class stamp, talks to the fashion historian about modelling for Alexander McQueen.

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Jade Jagger: In Conversation
Jade Jagger: In Conversation

Fri 17 April 2015 18:30–19:30

EVENING TALK: Designer Jade Jagger has been making exquisite and exclusive jewellery for over 20 years.

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Diaspora
Diaspora

Fri 17 April 2015 18:30–22:00

EVENING EVENT: Join the Shrine Synchro System and their guests as their musical installations celebrate and animate the history of the struggle, splendour and success of black communities across the UK from the 1950’s to present day.

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Michael Eavis: Glastonbury
Michael Eavis: Glastonbury

Tue 21 April 2015 18:30–19:30

EVENING TALK: Join Michael Eavis, pacifist, farmer and founder of the legendary Glastonbury Festival as he talks about music, politics and the history of the festival.

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V&A Book Group – The Miniaturist
V&A Book Group – The Miniaturist

Tue 21 April 2015 18:30–20:00

EVENING EVENT: Inspired by the Small Stories exhibition at the Museum of Childhood, join us as we discuss Jessie Burton's best selling novel about a young bride and her wedding gift.

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Jonathan Meades
Jonathan Meades

Thu 30 April 2015 18:30–19:30

EVENING TALK: Jonathan Meades is a writer, journalist, essayist, film-maker.

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William Vintage: Iconic Fashion
William Vintage: Iconic Fashion

Fri 01 May 2015 18:30–19:30

EVENING TALK: William Banks Blaney, the founder of WilliamVintage, a company specialising in the finest vintage haute couture, talks about his new book 25 Dresses.

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Antony Sher: Talking Theatre
Antony Sher: Talking Theatre

Tue 05 May 2015 18:30–19:30

EVENING TALK: Join award-winning actor Sir Antony Sher for a discussion about his career and an event to mark the publication of his new book, Year of the Fat Knight: The Falstaff Diaries (Nick Hern Books).

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Katie England: Styling McQueen
Katie England: Styling McQueen

Mon 01 June 2015 13:30–14:30

TALK: Katy England is a ground-breaking stylist and is renowned as one of the most innovative image-makers in the world of fashion.

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Sarah Burton: Designing McQueen
Sarah Burton: Designing McQueen

Fri 05 June 2015 18:30–19:30

EVENING EVENT: Sarah Burton is the Creative Director for the fashion house Alexander McQueen.

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Loulou de la Falaise: Muse and Model
Loulou de la Falaise: Muse and Model

Tue 09 June 2015 18:30–19:30

EVENING TALK: The close friend and creative partner of Yves Saint Laurent, Loulou de la Falaise has often been described as him muse, but she was so much more.

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Paul Merton: In Conversation
Paul Merton: In Conversation

Fri 19 June 2015 18:30–19:30

EVENING TALK: Comedian and writer Paul Merton talks about his fascinating life and career.

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Event - V&A Book Group – The Miniaturist

Tue 21 April 2015 18:30–20:00

EVENING EVENT: Inspired by the Small Stories exhibition at the Museum of Childhood, join us as we discuss Jessie Burton's best selling novel about a young bride and her wedding gift.

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