What's On Saturday 22 February 2014

 Exhibitions

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    EXHIBITION: The Jameel Prize is an international art prize for contemporary artists and designers inspired by Islamic traditions of art, craft and design.

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 Special Events

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    SPECIAL EVENT: Celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans History Month at the V&A.

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    OPEN STUDIO: Drop-in and meet digital artists and designers who explore intersections of art, design, craft and technology.

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 Family Events

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    FAMILY EVENT: Pick up a free family trail from the Sackler Centre and set off to explore the museum through puzzles, drawing and observation games.

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    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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    FREE DISPLAYS: There are hundreds of exciting hands-on exhibits throughout the V&A.

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    FAMILY EVENT: Drop in to our Digital Studio to design your own video game to play.

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    Thumbnail for The Imagination Station: February Half Term

    FAMILY EVENT: Transform interesting objects from the Museum into villains and heroes for your own game.

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    FAMILY EVENT: Enjoy the V&A collection with fun, interactive gallery performances for all the family, available on Saturdays.

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    FAMILY EVENT: Gaming jumps out of your screen and onto the stage in this interactive performance designed with Games Resident Sophia George.

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    FAMILY EVENT: Meet William Kent – a famous 18th Century designer of houses and gardens and lover of good food.

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 Displays

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    Free entry

    DISPLAY: This display explores the rich traditions of silver in the Malay world. Intricate ornament drawn from geometry and nature decorates dining vessels, clothing accessories and ceremonial regalia.

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    Free entry

    DISPLAY: Photography is widely associated with truthfulness yet it has also been employed throughout its history as a means of telling stories and evoking the imaginary.

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    Free entry

    DISPLAY: This display offers alternative ways of understanding the 'art of remembering', explored by Hari Kunzru in his narrative for Sky Arts Ignition: Memory Palace.

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    Free entry

    DISPLAY: 'Beautiful Writing pleases everyone, it makes one sought after,' explained the French writer Père Gregoire Martin in 1761. Having a fine writing hand was not only a useful skill but the sign of an educated and genteel person

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    Free entry

    DISPLAY: Chinese artist Xu Bing transforms the V&A’s John Madejski Garden and presents an accompanying display of sketches, calligraphy and paintings.

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    DISPLAY: Part of the Brits Who Built the Modern World season. This display is the first part of a major exhibition organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Through drawings, watercolours, photographs and models it examines where, why and how British architects built internationally, both inside and outside the Empire.

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    DISPLAY: For over forty years Alec Cobbe has been a key figure in the understanding and presentation of historic painting collections and interiors.

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    DISPLAY: From functional tableware masquerading as fruit or vegetables to imitations of prized materials, potters have always created objects intended to delight and surprise by deceiving the eye.

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    Free entry

    DISPLAY: British artists have used drawing in a wide range of ways: to think on paper and to build up storehouses of ideas, as well as to make finished exhibition pieces.

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    DISPLAY: A year after Beatrix Potter married and moved to live full time in her beloved Lake District, the First World War broke out. As a farmer and land owner, she came to experience the changes the war brought to rural life in Britain.

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    DISPLAY: In 1981 Paul Hogarth made a series of vivid illustrations for Siegfried Sassoon’s Memoirs of an Infantry Officer, first published 50 years earlier.

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    DISPLAY: Celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, this immersive installation will examine the enduring influence and popularity of the world’s most famous playwright.

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    DISPLAY: The Photographs Gallery draws upon the V&A’s internationally renowned collection and chronicles the history of photography from the 1840s up to the present day.

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    DISPLAY: This is a display of a number of sculptures from the outstanding collection of baroque and later ivories in the V&A, including German, Austrian, Netherlandish, French, British and Hispanic works.

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    DISPLAY: Eric Gill 1882-1940. Westward Ho!, 1921. Wood engraving.

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 Conferences & Symposia

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    SYMPOSIUM: To celebrate the work of Joseph Rykwert, recipient of the 2014 RIBA Gold Medal award for architecture, the world’s leading architecture critics will come together for this all-day symposium.

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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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    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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    OPEN STUDIOS: Our first ever games designer in residence, Sophia George, is in the process of designing a digital game inspired by the British Galleries.

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    OPEN STUDIOS: Visit our Residents in their studios or out and about in the galleries to find out about their research, creative practice and work in progress.

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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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