Family Festival: The Shape of Us!

Welcome to the Summer of Sculpture! Celebrate yourself, your family, and all the cultures linked to objects at the V&A through fun workshops and performances.

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Throughout the Museum

  • Families

    Families, all ages

  • Free event

Past Event
Family Festival: The Shape of Us! photo

Pop down to the V&A for The Shape of Us! Across the day, get creative with making art that expresses your identity. Celebrate Thomas J Price’s sculptures at the V&A and sculpture across the collection, by making your own sculptures. Collaborate with your family and others in exploring creating art together. Express yourself through make-up workshops, dance and costumes making activities. Parade in costumes through the galleries, watch performances, get involved in storytelling, unwind in wellbeing workshops for the whole family and much much more!
This festival is for families of all ages!

Full programme to be confirmed soon- downloadable as a brochure. Booking tickets is recommended. Ticket holders will have priority to attend events. Those without a ticket may have to wait a little longer to participate in an event.

This event is part of the Summer of Sculpture. The Summer of Sculpture is a series of programmes and events celebrating the Thomas J. Price Display coming to the V&A and the range of identities that exist within the collection. Across August, families are invited to explore how artists create sculptures inspired by the human form and to how we can explore identity through art, design, and performance. 

Visit Essentials and Accessibility

Food and drinks - Children's meal deals and highchairs are available in our cafés. Packed lunches can be eaten in the Lunchroom or John Madejski Garden.
Breastfeeding & Baby Changing - Breastfeeding is welcome throughout the V&A. Quiet spaces are available for those who prefer privacy. Baby changing facilities are available in most toilets.
Buggy Park - Ask a member of staff to direct you to a buggy park. Some extra buggy park areas will be available in the Lunchroom 1 (Learning Centre) and Raphael.
Quiet Room - The Hochhouser Auditorium in the Learning Centre (level 1) can be used a quieter space for visitors who might need a break from the busy events. Please use the lifts before you enter the Learning Centre and exit on level 1. Please ask a member of staff for more information.
Ear defenders - ear defenders are available to pick up from the Learning Centre Desk.

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