What's On Friday 20 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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 Conferences & Symposia

 Evening events

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    EVENING TALK: Hear Alexandra Shulman, editor of British Vogue, talk about her work, the fashion industry, and her new branch out into writing novels.

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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

    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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 Programmes for deaf & hard of hearing visitors

 Workshops

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    SUMMER SCHOOL ONE DAY PRACTICAL WORKSHOP: Friday 20 July, 10.30 – 16.30 Learn the skills and techniques needed to make your own stylish sandals.

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 Young People's Events

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    Free entry

    YOUNG PEOPLE'S EVENT: Are you creative and interested in museums and culture?

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    Free entry

    YOUNG PEOPLE'S EVENT: NEW for ages 16-24. See the fantastic new Fashion gallery in these CreateTours and find out how our CreateVoice team have been inspired by some of the garments on display.

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