2014 - 2018 marks the centenary of the First World War. The V&A is commemorating these dates with a series of displays and talks looking at how the world of art and design responded to this devastating conflict.
Sat 27 December 2014–Sun 04 January 2015
FAMILY EVENT: Explore the magical and surreal world of turn-of-the-century Russian theatrical design.
Thu 09 January 2014–Tue 23 December 2014
DISPLAY: Eric Gill 1882-1940. Westward Ho!, 1921. Wood engraving.Booking info
Wed 09 July 2014–Sun 01 February 2015
DISPLAY: As a contribution to the V&A’s centenary reflections on the outbreak of war, the distinguished artist Rose Frain creates an installation for the National Art Library.Booking info
Sat 18 October 2014–Sun 25 January 2015
DISPLAY: This display reveals twenty years of radical and revolutionary designs for performance against the backdrop of the First World War and the Russian Revolutions.Booking info
Sat 22 November 2014 10:30
CONFERENCE: For one hundred years, the architecture of Britain in the decades either side of 1914 has been neglected by scholars and largely viewed in negative terms.Booking info
Sat 24 January 2015 10:30
CONFERENCE: Explore the impact of war and revolution on Avant Garde theatre and design (1913-33). The conference will examine the collaborations between experimental artists, performers and directors and their impact and legacy on the visual arts, design and performance today.Booking info