What's On Saturday 25 October 2014

 Exhibitions

 Special Events

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    Thumbnail for Open Studio - Matthew Raw: Ceramics Resident

    Free entry

    OPEN STUDIO: Visit Matthew in his studio to find out more about his residency, see work in progress and learn about his practice and techniques as an early-career ceramicist.

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    Thumbnail for Meet Exhibition Road drawing resident, Liam O'Connor

    Free entry

    SPECIAL EVENT: As part of The Big Draw, come and meet Liam O’Connor, our artist in residence who uses drawing as a starting point to document the progress of our Exhibition Road building site.

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 Family Events

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    FREE DISPLAYS: There are hundreds of exciting hands-on exhibits throughout the V&A.

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    Thumbnail for Back-Packs

    FAMILY EVENT: Journey across the V&A with fantastic stories, games and multi-sensory materials. Choose from Back-packs, trails or, for the under 5s, an Agent Animal bag.

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    FAMILY EVENT: Pick up a free family trail from the Learning Centre and set off to explore the museum through puzzles, drawing and observation games.

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    Thumbnail for Digital Kids October Half Term

    FAMILY EVENT: Have fun creating your own digital art with help from experts.

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    Thumbnail for The Imagination Station - October Half Term 2014

    Free entry

    FAMILY EVENT: Discover the names of clouds and create your own weather themed piece of art inspired by the dramatic skies and landscapes in John Constable’s paintings.

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    FAMILY EVENT: Join the performance team for fun and interactive gallery plays and activities. Events rotate each week – please see below for details. Suitable for all the family including early years unless otherwise stated (programmes for ages 2+ also available first Saturday of every month).

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    • 11:00
    • 13:00
    • 15:00
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    Thumbnail for Pop-up Performance - October Half-Term

    FAMILY EVENT: Take part in an atmospheric story/poetry-making performance inspired by Constable’s countryside scenes.

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 Displays

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    Thumbnail for A History of Photography

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: The Photographs Gallery draws upon the V&A’s internationally renowned collection and chronicles the history of photography from the 1840s up to the present day.

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    Thumbnail for Silver from the Malay World

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: This display explores the rich traditions of silver in the Malay world. Intricate ornament drawn from geometry and nature decorates dining vessels, clothing accessories and ceremonial regalia.

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    Thumbnail for A World to Win. Posters of Protest and Revolution

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    DISPLAY: From the 'Votes for Women' campaigns of the early 20th century to the recent 'Occupy' movements, political activists around the world have used posters to mobilise, educate and organise.

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    Thumbnail for Simon Carroll: Expressionist Potter

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: An unconventional and adventurous artist, Simon Carroll produced some of the most singular and extraordinary ceramics of recent years.

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

    Free entry

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

    Free entry

    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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    Thumbnail for Print of the Month (WWI)

    Free entry

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

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    Thumbnail for Rapid Response Collecting

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: Rapid Response Collecting is a new strand to the V&A's collecting activity. Objects are collected in response to major moments in history that touch the world of design and manufacturing. The display, which will constantly change, shows how design reflects and defines how we live together today.

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    Thumbnail for The Lost Art of Writing

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: 'Beautiful Writing pleases everyone, it makes one sought after,' explained the French writer Père Gregoire Martin in 1761. Having a fine writing hand was not only a useful skill but the sign of an educated and genteel person

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    Thumbnail for V&A Design Fund 2014

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: The V&A’s contemporary collection represents transformations in design and society. The V&A Design Fund supports selected contemporary acquisitions which are exhibited each year during London Design Festival.

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    Thumbnail for Breathless Beauty - Broken Beauty

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: Enjoy an immersive Sculptural 4k Video Art Installation by artist film maker Vanessa Jane Hall. Video canvasses capture the raw beauty of the country house, whether sparkling or faded.

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