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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.

The Imagination Station - Christmas & New Year 2014
The Imagination Station - Christmas & New Year 2014
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Sat 27 December 2014–Sun 04 January 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Explore the magical and surreal world of turn-of-the-century Russian theatrical design.

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Print of the Month (WWI)
Print of the Month (WWI)

Thu 09 January 2014–Tue 23 December 2014

DISPLAY: Eric Gill 1882-1940. Westward Ho!, 1921. Wood engraving.

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This Time in History: What Escapes, by Rose Frain (WWI)
This Time in History: What Escapes, by Rose Frain (WWI)

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.

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Russian Avant-garde Theatre: War Revolution and Design (WWI)
Russian Avant-garde Theatre: War Revolution and Design (WWI)

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.

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The Shadow of 1914 - British architecture and design, 1900 - 1925
The Shadow of 1914 - British architecture and design, 1900 - 1925

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.

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Russian Avant Garde Theatre, War, Revolution and Design
Russian Avant Garde Theatre, War, Revolution and Design

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.

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit

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Event - This Time in History: What Escapes, by Rose Frain (WWI)

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.

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