What's On Saturday 20 October 2012

 Exhibitions

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    EXHIBITION: Hollywood Costume is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see over 100 of the most iconic costumes in the history of film-making. TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT FOR TODAY

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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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    Free entry

    FREE WORKSHOP: Be inspired by the V&A's photography collection and learn how to emulate different film and printing processes digitally.

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    FREE WORKSHOP: To celebrate the Queen's diamond jubilee year make a super sized, regal, fabric postal stamp using the Fashion and South Asian Galleries as your sources of inspiration.

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    FREE WORKSHOP: Take a tour of the Medieval Galleries with calligrapher Cherrell Avery and then create an illuminated initial inspired by medieval decoration and manuscripts.

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    Free entry

    SPECIAL EVENT: Be inspired by the V&A and enjoy a day of free artist-led activities. Take part in a drawing workshop, make an African accessory, decorate a plate, create an illuminated initial and much more.

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    Free entry

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    FREE WORKSHOP: Make an African-style recycled can accessory inspired by the Sacred Silver Gallery.

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    FREE WORKSHOP: Create a plate using decal collaging techniques and make your own unique commemorative ware inspired by the ceramics collections.

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    FREE WORKSHOP: Explore drawing techniques and learn about composition and design through studying the works in the sculpture collections.

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    FREE TALK: David Gentleman reveals his early inspirations, from discovering the V&A collections as an RCA student in the early 1950’s, the prints and drawings department and his enjoyment of the V&A’s more recent thought provoking exhibitions. He will also be discussing his creation of his new book, ‘London You’re Beautiful: an Artist’s Year.’

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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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    WORKSHOP EVENT FOR 10-12 YEAR OLDS: Saturday 20 October, 11.00 – 13.00 & 14.00 – 16.00. Try different stage make-up techniques and find out how to create different characters.

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 Courses

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    STUDY DAY: Explore the glamorous tradition of the ballgown. Beautiful, bold and even brave, ballgowns are designed for a magical evening in a wondrous setting. Learn about the balls that the dresses were worn to, including debutante balls, the changes in social etiquette and dancing, the dress designers and the array of gowns that transform the wearer into the Belle of the Ball.

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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

    OPEN STUDIO: Visit the V&A Costume for Film Resident, Hayley Nebauer, her studio. Find out about her research, creative practice and work in progress.

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    OPEN STUDIO: Visit the V&A Residency Studios to meet ceramics resident Keith Harrison. Find out about his research, creative practice and work in progress. 13.00-16.00

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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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