What's On Tuesday 18 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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    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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    SPECIAL EVENT: What does British design mean to you? How does design bring joy, inspiration, help and satisfaction to your daily life? Join us for lively session to share your ideas and collaborate on a giant canvas to celebrate what British design means to us all in 2012.

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 Courses

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    YEAR COURSE: Examine the visual arts in an era of profound cultural, intellectual and social change. Tuesdays, 18 September 2012 – 9 July 2013 (over 3 terms), 11.00–15.30

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 Evening events

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    EVENING TALK: Join Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke, the award-winning architectural studio behind the new King's Cross Filling Station restaurant, Frieze Art Fair (2011 and 2012) and Architecture Foundation HQ, as they discuss their work with Lucy Bullivant Hon FRIBA, the architectural critic and curator.

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 Free talks & tours

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    Free entry

    FREE TALK: Meet the designers behind the show for an informal chat and an insight into the creative process driving their innovative approach to design.

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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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    OPEN STUDIOS: Visit the V&A Residency Studios to meet costume for film resident, Hayley Nebauer. Find out about her research, creative practice and work in progress.

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    FREE TALK: Hear about two subjects that never knew they had so much in common, fashion and armour.

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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: Discover the creative writing project which started at the V&A in 2010 with 26 writers writing exactly 62 words about treasures from the Museum.

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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: Drop in and discover how the V&A’s Renaissance galleries have inspired the work of Fashion Designer Juliana Sissons.

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