What's On Wednesday 27 June 2012

 Exhibitions

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    EXHIBITION: Celebrate the best of British post-war art and design from the 1948 ‘austerity’ games to the summer of 2012. The exhibition highlights significant moments in the history of British design and how the country continues to nurture artistic talent and be a world leader in creativity and design.

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    EXHIBITION: This spring the V&A celebrates the opening of the newly renovated Fashion galleries with an exhibition of beautiful ballgowns, red carpet evening dresses and catwalk showstoppers.

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    EXHIBITION: As part of a season of events celebrating British design, the V&A presents the first major solo exhibition exploring the work of one of the most inventive design studios practicing today. Heatherwick Studio has earned a renowned international profile through projects spanning the disciplines of architecture, furniture and product design, to engineering, sculpture and urban planning.

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 Courses

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    COURSE: Explore the art, architecture and decorative arts of Europe from the High Renaissance until the end of the Baroque period. You can book the full year course, or select individual terms or days. Wednesdays, 14 September 2011 – 11 July 2012 (over 3 terms)

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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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    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

    OPEN STUDIO: Visit the V&A Residency Studios to meet sound art resident artist Jason Singh. Find out about his research, creative practice and work in progress.

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    OPEN STUDIO: Visit the V&A Residency Studios to meet Cherrell Avery, Calligraphy Resident. Find out about her research, creative practice and work in progress.

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    Free entry

    LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Join curator Abraham Thomas as he introduces a selection of projects that Heatherwick Studio have worked on over the last two decades- spanning the disciplines of architecture, sculpture, engineering, furniture and product design.

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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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 Workshops

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    DIGITAL WORKSHOP: Wednesday 27 – Thursday 28 June, 10.30 – 17.00 Work directly with Chris Nash and professional dancers to learn how to capture movement and dance in still image.

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