What's On Friday 19 July 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: If you could keep only one memory, what would it be? This summer the V&A presents a dramatic vision of the future through an immersive exhibition experience. Sky Arts Ignition: Memory Palace is a walk-in story that brings to life a new work of fiction by the author Hari Kunzru.

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    EXHIBITION: Discover the creative explosion of London fashion in the 1980s through more than 85 eye-catching outfits.

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 Special Events

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    CATWALK EVENT: The V&A’s next Fashion in Motion will celebrate the 25th anniversary of designer Jenny Packham, presenting highlights of Packham’s elegant and iconic collections.

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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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 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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    FAMILY EVENT: Explore hundreds of interactive exhibits throughout the Museum. Look for the hand symbol on the map.

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 Evening events

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    EVENING TALK: Cath Kidston, one of Britain's most admired designers and most successful businesswomen talks about her ideas and her career so far.

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    EVENING TALK: Hear the award-winning Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell talk about caricature, politics and the ideas and inspiration behind his work.

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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

 Programmes for blind & partially-sighted visitors

 Programmes for deaf & hard of hearing visitors

 Young People's Events