What's On Wednesday 31 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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 Family Events

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    WORKSHOP FOR 10-12 YEAR OLDS: Take inspiration from the garments on display in V&A fashion gallery and learn a variety of fashion illustration techniques. Using pencil, crayon, felt pen, paint and collage, develop your own fashion ideas on paper. With fashion illustrator Stuart McKenzie

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 Displays

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    Free entry

    DISPLAY: When preparing illustrations for The Tailor of Gloucester (1903) Beatrix Potter sought inspiration for the Mayor's coat and embroidered waistcoat in 18th century costumes at her local museum, the V&A.

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    Free entry

    DISPLAY: The display presents the most notable discoveries of recent research on the V&A's collection of European paintings and will concentrate on 11 Italian, Netherlandish and French works painted between the early 15th and the early 19th centuries.

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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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    LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Led by Kathryn Johnson, assistant curator of David Bowie is

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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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 Young People's Events

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    WORKSHOP FOR 13-15 YEAR OLDS: Use your imagination to create your own jewellery from a range of inexpensive and unexpected materials.

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