V&A Membership Events are exclusively open to V&A Members and offer a wide range of special events, from evening and daytime talks by high profile speakers and academics, to gallery tours, external visits and coach trips. Details of the existing and future programmes can be found below, as can information about how to become a member.
Wed 02 September 2015 15:00–16:00
Join curator Dr Kiera Vaclavik, Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London, as she explores the V&A Museum of Childhood’s exhibition.
Fri 04 September 2015 19:00–20:45
Join multidisciplinary visual artist and creative consultant Keko Hainswheeler as he discusses his unconventional approach and variety of influences that have made him one of the most sought after collaborators/designers working in the fashion and music industry.Booking info
Mon 07 September 2015 18:00–19:30
Sandycombe Lodge in Twickenham was built for JMW Turner just over 200 years ago. The great painter loved this part of the Thames and drew inspiration from the river landscape, but what makes this pretty house so important is that he designed it himself.Booking info
Mon 07 September 2015 19:00–20:45
Patrick Cox, the Canadian-born shoe designer is best known for his bold and ironic re-interpretations of British classics for men and women. Join him as he discusses his three decades of ground-breaking footwear designs.Booking info
Tue 08 September 2015 15:00–16:00
Join archivist Susan Palmer as she discusses At Home with the Soanes, her book published to coincide with the reopening of the private apartments of the Sir John Soane’s Museum.Booking info
Wed 09 September 2015 11:00–12:30
Who wore the long pointed shoe? Why did the chopine shoe cause such a stir? Who set the fashion for red heels? And what defines a slap sole shoe? Moving towards the modern day, Members will discover how industrialisation gave birth to massproduced footwear.Booking info