What's On Friday 19 October 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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 Special Events

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    SPECIAL EVENT: Discover the best in Jamaican, Trinidad and Tobago culture and literature with Margaret Busby and Michael Le Rose, as they explore cultural activism in the arts with New Beacon Books.

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    TEACHERS' EVENT: Recharge your creative batteries and work with artists, designers and makers. Enjoy meeting other creative teachers, try out new techniques, develop your own creative talents and get inspiration to take back to the classroom.

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    SPECIAL EVENT: Enjoy a night of brilliant voices and literature in a carnival-style mash-up to celebrate Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago’s 50th Anniversary of Independence. Join us for the sounds, tastes and feeling of the islands - dancing optional!

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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: 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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    Free entry

    LIVE MUSIC: Free concerts by musicians from the Royal College of Music are performed on selected Friday evenings in the beautiful setting of the Norfolk House Music Room, from 18.30 – 19.30.

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    EVENING TALK: Join London-based fashion designers Antoni + Alison as they celebrate twenty five years in the British fashion industry with the Telegraph’s Tamsin Blanchard.

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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 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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    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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 Programmes for deaf & hard of hearing visitors

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    BSL TOUR: Gain an introduction to the V&A exhibition of beautiful ballgowns, red carpet evening dresses and catwalk showstoppers.

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