What's On Tuesday 21 May 2013

 Exhibitions

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    EXHIBITION: The V&A has been given unprecedented access to the David Bowie archive to curate the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie - one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times.

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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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    SPECIAL EVENT: Join engineers, scientists, artists, technologists and tinkerers for a Digital Futures special event showcasing brilliant projects and prototypes built during the NASA led International Space Apps Challenge and Urban Prototyping hackathon.

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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: 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: Broadcaster and historian, Lucy Worsley is the author of many books that have chronicled the social and aesthetic history of the home including If Walls Could Talk which was also an immensely popular television series.

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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 SHOWCASE: Join our open roundtable discussion.

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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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    Reino Liefkes, Senior Curator of the Ceramics & Glass Collection, will lead a tour of the Glass Gallery, illustrating the development of glass from a rare and precious material to a commodity available to all, and from an ideal material for utilitarian objects to an exciting medium for contemporary artists.

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    Available times

    • 11:00
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    Following on from the BBC2 documentary programme, author A.N. Wilson will discuss his novel based on Josiah Wedgwood, The Potter’s Hand, within which he evokes the world of the great eighteenth-century ceramicist, scientist and industrialist.

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    Judy Bentinck uses traditional millinery techniques to create beautifully delicate hats and headpieces.

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    Join V&A Assistant Curators Kristian Volsing and Elizabeth Bisley from the Furniture, Textiles and Fashion Department as they display objects from the collection.

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