What's On Wednesday 11 July 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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 Special Events

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    Free entry

    OPEN STUDIOS: Graphic Artist Breno Pineschi and Costume & Set Design Artists Eric Fuly and Robson Rozza will be residents at the V&A during July as part of the Rio Occupation project which brings 30 groundbreaking artists from Rio to London to occupy public spaces around the city this summer. 11, 14, 18 & 25 July 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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 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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    SUMMER SCHOOL SEMINAR: 14.30 - 17.30 Explore the fascinating life and work of this celebrated British designer.

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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

    LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Join Dr Da Zheng, author of Chiang Yee:The Silent Traveller from the East (2010), for a lecture outlining the life and work of renowned Chinese artist and travel writer Chiang Yee.

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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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    SUMMER SCHOOL PRACTICAL WORKSHOP: Wednesday 11 – Friday 13 July, 10.30 – 16.30 Learn the skills and techniques needed to create couture ballgowns.

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    DIGITAL COURSE: Wednesday 11 – Friday 13 July, 10.30 – 17.00 See inside the history of High Dynamic Range photography and practice how to compose and set your camera to take the perfectly exposed image with striking colours.

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