What's On Sunday 16 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

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    Free entry

    SPECIAL EVENT: Enjoy an exciting array of displays, installations, talks and workshops at the 10th annual London Design Festival.

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    Free entry

    DIGITAL EVENT: Drop into the daily Digital Hub to join a community of design bloggers, digital inclusion designers and design writing students.

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    SPECIAL EVENT: Occupy Design UK presents work exposing and de-branding those responsible for the financial crisis.

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 Family Events

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    Free entry

    FAMILY EVENT: Explore the V&A's collections through drawing and making activities. Choose a challenge, hunt for ideas in the galleries then create and make your own designs as a family - from fantasy doors to fancy hats.

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    Free entry

    WEEKEND FAMILY EVENT: Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September, 10.30-17.00 Imagine if the V&A was your playground and you could play on all the fabulous furniture, objects and sculptures! Design and make a pop-up playground displaying all the objects you would like to slide down, bounce on, climb up or play on.

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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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    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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    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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