What's On Monday 17 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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    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 leading figures from international design institutions and festivals as they discuss and share different approaches to presenting and exhibiting design around the world.

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    SCREENING: Learn about the environmentally damaging plastic waste in our oceans with this short film. In addition to existing consumer behaviour this has been propelled by the rise of consumption by the bulging middle classes in the growing economies.

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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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 Courses

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    YEAR COURSE: Learn about the great design movements, practices and practitioners associated with the Twentieth Century and discover the background to their genesis in the social, political, economic and aesthetic events that began around the year 1900. Mondays, 17 September 2012 – 22 July 2013 (over 3 terms), 11.00–15.30

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 Free talks & tours

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    FREE TALK: Hear industry and academic experts discuss the challenge of sustainable design and the unique attributes of working with American hardwoods, following the production of 12 hardwood chairs designed by students at the Royal College of Art.

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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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    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 TALK: Hear from the design team behind one of the specially commissioned installations in the Museum as part of the London Design Festival programme at the V&A.

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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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    FREE TALK: Find out what goes on behind the scenes at Wallpaper*, the international design and lifestyle magazine, when creating their award-winning magazine covers.

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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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    PRACTICAL WORKSHOP: Join jewellery designer-maker Clara Breen to explore the beauty of discarded paper.

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