What's On Friday 14 September 2012

 Exhibitions

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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

 Conferences & Symposia

 Evening events

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    CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS EVENT: Join Pearlfisher as they present a behind the scenes glimpse into their approach, work and culture, exploring how designing for brands has changed over the last 20 years and where it might go in the next 20.

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    Free entry

    FREE PERFORMANCE: Using the extraordinary backdrop of the V&A’s cast courts as inspiration, internationally acclaimed violinist Peter Sheppard Skaerved and virtuoso horn player Carly Lake will deliver a special performance to mark the start of the London Design Festival.

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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 TOUR: Explore PRISM, a structural and digital installation by Keiichi Matsuda and associates, on an exclusive guided tour. Commissioned by Veuve Clicquot.

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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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    LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Join an interactive discussion of design with Inchbald School of Design who have been educating leaders of the design world for over 50 years.

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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 TALKS: How do you prototype something that involves changing behaviours and culture and relies on volunteers? Hear from social entrepreneurs from the Young Foundation as they share how they've been designing Care 4 Care, a new timebanking platform to support care for older people in their homes.

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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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 Workshops

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    Free entry

    WORKSHOP: Join our behind-the-scenes workshop and explore the interactive robotic artwork Diamandini, from the developmental stages, prototype head, dress construction to the robotic base and development of the arms.

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    Free entry

    PRACTICAL WORKSHOP: Working with a variety of repurposed materials and hand printing processes create a 3d or printed mask to capture your ‘BOO’ face. Studio BOO design and make experiences to engage people in a 'BOO' moment.

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