What's On Friday 21 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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    SPECIAL EVENT: Join the team from Green Car Design as they host a morning packed with seminal speakers sharing their expertise on environmental and sustainable design.

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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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    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: Join in our Blogger-led design conversations which explore Women designers and the creative process.

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    Free entry

    FREE TALK: Hear author Gareth Williams talk about how works by contemporary designers have become tools of British cultural diplomacy.

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 Family Events

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    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: Celebrate the re-display of the Museum’s world-class early medieval collection. Fridays, 21 September 2012 – 12 July 2013 (over 3 terms), 11.00–15.30

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 Evening events

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    CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS EVENT: Find out what the buzz is about in fashion and technology. Fashion start-ups have emerged over the last years, revolutionizing fashion thinking. What are their future chances and developments?

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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 TALK: Join six eminent speakers from the three sectors of art, craft, and design as they discuss the evolving nature of craft and how shifting allegiances and cross-overs have lead it to defy categorisation.

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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: Come and join us in the "DESIGNSALON" and listen to successful Women designers as they share with us what inspires them to create innovative design. 13.00-14.30 and 15.00-16.30 each day.

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    Free entry

    LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Discover the BE OPEN Sound Portal in Trafalgar Square and explore design you can't see.

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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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    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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 Programmes for deaf & hard of hearing visitors

 Workshops

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    ONE DAY WORKSHOP: What if we took pro-car designers put them in a room with members of the public and gave them 12 hours to come up with a green car interior design? Take part in our creative 12-hour challenge and join us for some 'inside the box' thinking and design a green car interior in a day!

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    WORKSHOP: Join a creative writing workshop and write about art and design.

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    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

    DEMONSTRATION AND WORKSHOP: The Bookbinders Collective are a group of professional bookbinders, working at the top of their craft to produce exciting and innovative contemporary bookbindings, book arts and artist's books. Meet leading makers for a day of inspiring workshops, demonstrations and a display of their current work.

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