Pop-up Performance

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Additional Information

  • What:
    Family Events
  • When:
  • Where:
    Throughout V&A

FAMILY EVENT: Join the performance team for fun and interactive gallery plays and activities every Saturday. Events rotate each week – please see below for details. Suitable for all the family including early years unless otherwise stated.

On the first Saturday of the month take part in performances created especially for early years.

11.00, 13.00 & 15.00

Free, drop in

Performances recommended for ages 5+.

Early years’ performances supported by Outset Family

Saturday 14 and 21 March
African Storytelling
Chew your way around the world with African storyteller, Usifu Jalloh.
Location: Level 1, South Asia, Room 41

Saturday 28 March
Music Hall Marvels
“All together now!” Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, give a cheer for the delights of the marvellous music hall - from sing-a-longs to comedy capers.
Location: Level 3, Theatre & Performance, Room 104

Friday 3 - Sunday 12 April
Easter Holidays
Explore the world of wild fashion through fairy-tales, myths and creatures in the collections this Easter. Create your own piece of costume to wear at the Imagination Station and take part in an interactive performance where you’ll meet incredible characters and hear strange and wonderful tales.
Locations: Level 3, Theatre & Performance, Room 106 and Tapestries, Room 94
Suitable for all the family.

Saturday 18 April
The Paint Peerer’s Tales
Take part in an atmospheric story/poetry-making performance inspired by the painter John Constable’s countryside scenes.
Location: Level 4, The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

Saturday 25 April
Rock, Pop and Charming
Dress up and dance. Celebrate the role of costume design in the 1980s’ music scene in this fun costume and drama workshop.
Location: Level 3, Theatre & Performance, Room 105
BSL interpreted

Saturday 2 May
Indian Storytelling
Follow classical Indian dancers as they tell the story of Rama, Sita and the origins of the festival of Diwali in the Ramayana. Become different characters and join in with a celebratory dance.
Location: Level 1, South Asia, Room 41
Especially for early years.

Saturday 9 May
Curious Crafts
Step back in time to the days of Queen Victoria when William Morris and his friends were causing a storm in the Art World.
Location: Level 3, Paintings, Room 81

Saturday 16 May
Curious Crafts
Step back in time to the days of Queen Victoria when William Morris and his friends were causing a storm in the Art World.
Location: Level 3, Paintings, Room 81

Saturday 23 and 30 May
May Half-Term
Experience the world of Renaissance Italy in an interactive performance this May half-term. Who will you meet? Soak up the atmosphere in the Medieval & Renaissance Galleries and play your part in the story. You can also imagine you’re a young renaissance artist trying to make your way in the world and create a new fantastical design for a piece of art, sculpture or machine on the Imagination Station (http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/4921/the-imagination-station-may-half-term-753656409/), create digital art in Digital Kids (http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/4863/digital-kids-may-half-term-1864288643/) or explore the technique of plaster casting in a Make-it workshop (http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/4792/make-it-sculpture-1891967411/).
Level 1, Medieval & Renaissance, Room 50b.
Suitable for all the family.

Saturday 6 June
How the mice got rid of the cats
Join us for an inter-active, storytelling performance of a traditional tale from the Middle East about princes, carpet merchants, cats and some very clever mice.
Location: Level 1, Islamic Middle East, Room 42
Especially for early years.

Saturday 13 June
Clara Button’s Magical Journey
Choose a hat to wear and join Clara Button and her brother Olly on an adventure around the museum.
Location: Level 1, Islamic Middle East, Room 42, Sculpture Gallery, Room 21, Fashion, Room 40, South East Asia, Room 41, Fashion, Room 40

Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June
Storytelling for refugee week
Take part in a traditional Syrian storytelling session and in Drop-in Desigh on Sunday in the Lunchroom, create your own kaleidoscope mirrored box inspired by the new Damascus Room display. Collect geometric patterns and shapes from the collection to add to your design. Suitable for all the family. Recommended for ages +3.
Location: Level 1, Islamic Middle East, Room 42
Early years performances supported by Outset Family

BSL interpretation on 8 & 25 April and 28 May 2015 supported by the Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation

Tickets

Every Saturday 11.00, 13.00 & 15.00 (approximately 25 minutes long) Free, drop in Every day during Easter Holiday and May Half-Term.