What's On Saturday 21 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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    Free entry

    OPEN STUDIOS: Visit our Residents in their studios or out and about in the galleries to find out about their research, creative practice and work in progress.

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    SPECIAL EVENT: Join Brazilian Residents Breno Pineschi, Eric Fuly & Robson Rozza for an afternoon celebrating the Rio Occupation London project. Create carnival style costumes with designers Eric and Robson before crafting cardboard bananas contributing to Breno's public artwork.

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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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 Conferences & Symposia

 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

    DEMONSTRATION: Drop-in and meet visiting digital designers on selected dates. See ‘show and tell’ presentations of digital design and chat with them about their work. See below for available dates.

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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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 Young People's Events

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    YOUNG PEOPLE'S EVENT: Create your own contemporary waistcoat, designed with personal details. Learn how to cut, shape and sew a garment.

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