Friday Late

The original contemporary late night event. Friday Late celebrates all aspects of contemporary visual culture and design in society, bringing audiences face-to-face with leading and emerging artists and designers through live performance, film, installation, debate, DJs and late-night exhibition openings.

Friday Late is FREE and drop in
Last Friday in every month (except May & December)

All events are free and places are designated on a first-come, first-served basis, unless stated otherwise. Filming and photography will take place at this event. If you have any access requirements, please let us know in advance by emailing

Please note, if the Museum reaches capacity we will allow access on a one-in, one-out basis.


Threads – Friday 31 August

Threads – Friday 31 August

Black and Asian histories are a vital part of Britain’s fabric. How are these voices recorded and remembered today? Join us this Friday Late as we reframe the archive and put untold histories on the map. See dancers explore hybrid identities, and hear poets recount stories of inheritance. From improvised music to independent publishing, celebrate those claiming space and building new communities on the foundations of heritage.

A collaboration between Historic England and the V&A

Drinks are available in the Cromwell Road entrance throughout the evening and in The John Madejski Garden (weather permitting).

Food and drinks will be served in the Café and Courtyard Café until 21.00.

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