Daytrippers! Summer activities on the plaza

Past event Saturday 30 July 2022
  • Date

    Saturday 30 Jul 2022

  • Time

  • Location

    V&A Dundee

  • Free

We’re teaming up with Local Heroes during our first ever Summer Design Market to offer visitors a series of special Daytrippers! themed activities.

Join us on Saturday 30 July to celebrate independent Scottish design and learn about the Japanese tradition of furoshiki. Shop the beautiful collection right on our plaza, grab a coffee (or something stronger) and make memories with friends and family at these fun and engaging free events. The Summer Design Market will also be taking place at the museum between 10.00 and 17.00, so come along and enjoy a day of shopping, design and hopefully some sunshine!

Daytrippers! encompasses a series of specially commissioned, limited edition design souvenirs available to view and purchase at our two customised Christiania cargo bikes, online and in-person at the museum shop.

Pack Your Own Zero-Waste Picnic: Every 10 minutes from 13.00 - 14.00

A live demonstration of how to pack your own zero-waste picnic using items from a new range at the V&A Dundee shop selected by Retail Manager, Erin Thompson. Meet Fiona Hall of Camban Studio, the designer of our Playtime Picnic Blanket and find out more about the design and production of this limited edition commission.

Join us for our Monogram Event: 14.00 - 16.00

Have your initials, or those of a loved one, embroidered by Andie Sewing School onto one of our limited edition silk cotton furoshiki-scarves.

An Introduction to Furoshiki - Wrap, Carry, Display: Every 15 minutes from 14.00 - 15.00

Watch live demos of all of the different ways that you can use our specially commissioned furoshiki (Fu-rosh-ki) from our custom leather straps by Fernweh to our bespoke hanging poles. We're celebrating Japanese design culture and sustainability with four multi-use scarves. Furoshiki are very popular in Japan where they are used to wrap gifts and shopping, hung as artworks to brighten interiors and worn as scarves and bags.

Meet the designers: 16.00 - 17.00

A chance to meet some of the Daytrippers! designers for an informal chat, including: Ellen Martin; Fiona Hall of Camban Studio; Lauren Morsely; Fiona Moon; Kate Scarlet Harvey and Katie Smith.

Special Summer Cocktail ‘Happy Hour’ with Heather Street Food: from 13.00 until stock lasts!

Enjoy a Daytrippers! Cocktail. The Raspberry Tallulah will be mixed for us by Chris at Heather Street Food. Contains: Raspberry vodka; Velvet Falernum Jamaican lime liqueur; Freshly squeezed lemon juice; Cranberry juice; Fresh raspberries, £8.

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