What's On Friday 9 September 2011

 Exhibitions

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    Free entry

    EXHIBITION: Power of Making celebrates the role of making in our lives by presenting an eclectic selection of over 100 exquisitely crafted objects. The exhibition is a cabinet of curiosities showing works by both amateurs and leading makers from around the world, presenting a range of skills with imaginative and spectacular results.

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 Special Events

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    Free entry

    SPECIAL EVENT: Come into the Power of Making exhibition for weekly live demonstrations and talks by designers and artists, including the monthly Digital Design Drop-In. Every Friday, 19.00-20.30 & Every Saturday, 13.00-16.00

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 Family Events

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    Free entry

    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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 Displays

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    Thumbnail for 'So Noble a Confection' Producing and Consuming Chocolate 1600-1980

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: For the past 400 years chocolate has fed both our senses and our imagination. This display charts the origins, making, importation and consumption of chocolate in South America and Europe, 1600-2000. Drawing on a wide range of V&A objects, including ceramics, metalwork and prints, it explores our enduring love affair with the ‘divine nectar’.

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    Thumbnail for Sacred Silver used by the London Huguenot Communities

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: See expertly crafted silverware representing individual makers and patrons, and learn more about the more recent role of the lending institution in safeguarding Huguenot heritage.

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    Thumbnail for Picturing Plants: Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: Admire detailed botanical illustrations in a range of graphic media, dating from the mid-nineteenth century.

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    DISPLAY: View a selection of ceramic art by 17 contemporary Korean artists who work both in Korea and internationally. Their work incorporates traditional methods with modern ingenuity and innovative techniques, expressing the creative spirit of a highly industrialised Asian nation with a rich ceramic heritage.

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    Thumbnail for Recording the New: The Architectural Photography of Bedford Lemere & Co. 1870-1930

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    DISPLAY: Explore the work of Bedford Lemere & Co, the leading architectural photography company of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In business from the 1870s until the 1940s, Bedford Lemere and his son Harry Bedford Lemere pioneered professional architectural photography and set the standard for others to follow.

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    Free entry

    DISPLAY: The V&A Illustration Awards celebrates the best illustration published over the last year. Original artwork from the best illustrated book, book cover, magazine and student illustrator of the year will be on display, together with a selection of all competition entries.

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    Free entry

    DISPLAY: See highlight pieces from the V&A's outstanding Prints and Drawings collections, chosen by curators and showcased each month. Accessible during Prints and Drawings Study Room opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00-17.00 (closed Saturday 28 May).

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 Evening events

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    Thumbnail for From Brazil to the Balkans

    Free entry

    PERFORMANCE: Join the V&A for a dynamic musical journey with Pocket Caravan. Hear melodies from the Gaucho campfires of Southern Brazil to the ForrÓ parties of the north-eastern regions. Cross continent, reach the Balkans and discover the connections with Latin rhythms. 20.00-21.30. Free, drop in

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 Free talks & tours

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    TOUR: Join this daily one hour tour which describes the history of the V&A and introduces a selection of treasures from the Museum's outstanding collections.

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    Thumbnail for Medieval & Renaissance Tour 11.30

    Free entry

    TOUR: Join this daily one hour tour which introduces the V&A's stunning Medieval & Renaissance Galleries. Starting at the Meeting Point, Grand Entrance at 11.30.

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    Free entry

    TOUR: Take a guided tour of the V&A's exciting theatre and performance collections, including rock & pop posters, theatre and ballet costumes, puppets, stage sets and more! See new costumes from the Lion King now on display.

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    TOUR: Join this daily one hour tour which introduces the V&A's stunning British Galleries which house the most comprehensive collection of British design and art on view anywhere in the world.

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    Free entry

    TOUR: Join one of our free themed tours exploring different aspects of the V&A's collection. Starts at 19.00 from the Meeting Point at the Grand Entrance.

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 Workshops

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    Thumbnail for Fables & Fairy Tales: Paper Art

    WORKSHOP: Work with innovative artists Su Blackwell, Stephen Fowler and Jessica Palmer to explore the fascinating world of paper craft in this 3 day workshop. 10.30–16.30. Suitable for beginners.

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    WORKSHOP: Join internationally acclaimed dance photographer Chris Nash and professional dancers to learn how to capture movement and dance on camera and perfect your images using Photoshop. Suitable for those with a good understanding of manual camera control, DSLR camera required. 10.30-17.00.

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