What's On Friday 22 March 2013

 Exhibitions

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    EXHIBITION: Light from the Middle East: New Photography presents work by artists from across the Middle East (spanning North Africa to Central Asia), living in the region and in diaspora.

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    EXHIBITION: The V&A reveals the majesty of the courts of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I to Ivan the Terrible and the early Romanovs in a major exhibition celebrating 500 years of exchange between Britain and Russia.

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 Special Events

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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: Join us for the launch of the London International Ska Festival and enjoy 'Scorching Ska', 'Cool Rocksteady' and 'Boss Reggae Sounds' spun by professional 'Soundmen' and seasoned veteran selectors.

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    SPECIAL EVENT: Superimpose yourself back to the future in a Staying Power photograph and create your own iconic image and a caption for a newspaper feature with photographer Ed Otchere.

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    SPECIAL EVENT: Meet photographers Charlie Phillips and Syd Shelton who captured the 'Blues Dance' and 'Rock Against Racism' eras and hear about their photographic stories through an interview with Mykaell Riley.

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    SPECIAL EVENT: Enjoy a short introduction before watching Superstar in a Housedress, a film examining the life and legend of sexually ambiguous Warhol superstar Jackie Curtis.

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    SPECIAL EVENT: It is with regret that we have taken the decision to cancel the one-off Napalm Death performance in collaboration with our ceramic artist in residence Keith Harrison.

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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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    STUDY DAY: As wallpaper is back at the forefront of interior fashion, join Karen Stones of London Property Makeover and V&A experts to explore the possibilities, principles and processes of wallpaper in interior design.

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 Evening events

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    EVENING TALK: Award-winning novelist Tracy Chevalier and the acclaimed artist and writer Edmund de Waal discuss Tracy’s new novel inspired by historical quilts and her visits to the V&A.

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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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 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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 Membership Events

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    On the Members Preview Day of David Bowie Is (in partnership with Gucci, sound experience by Sennheiser), the first international exhibition exploring the career of the musical innovator and performer, the V&A's Theatre and Performance Curators, Geoffrey Marsh and Victoria Broackes will provide an insight into the making of this innovative display which traces Bowie's design collaborations and shifting style across five decades. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

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    On the Members Preview Day of David Bowie Is (in partnership with Gucci, sound experience by Sennheiser), the first international exhibition exploring the career of the musical innovator and performer, the V&A's Theatre and Performance Curators, Geoffrey Marsh and Victoria Broackes will provide an insight into the making of this innovative display which traces Bowie's design collaborations and shifting style across five decades. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

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 Programmes for deaf & hard of hearing visitors

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    Thumbnail for BSL Tour: Light from the Middle East

    BSL TOUR: Explore the first major exhibition of contemporary photography from and about the Middle East. Light from the Middle East: New Photography features over 90 works by some of the most exciting artists from across the region.

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 Young People's Events

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    Free entry

    YOUNG PEOPLE'S EVENT: Go behind the scenes with CreateVoice.

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