What's On Saturday 14 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

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    SPECIAL EVENT: Examine popular culture in London during the 50s and 60s. Hear guest speakers’ accounts of growing up during this period, listen to monologues within the display and view the Hanging Out documentary. For the full programme of activities click the link on left

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    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

 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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    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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    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: Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 July, 10.30 – 16.30 Explore line drawing through the medium of hand stitch and learn techniques including couching and chain stitch.

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