Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Victoria and Albert Museum - March events at the V&A

Victoria and Albert Museum
March Events 
Thursday 16 March, 18.00 – 21.30

To mark the 2017 UK India Year of Culture, we will be celebrating the life and work of the prolific Indian modern painter Lancelot Ribeiro (1933 – 2010), whose intense output reflected a lifetime of experimentation.
The Man Who Knew Infinity
Monday 13 March, 18.30 – 21.30

Enjoy a screening and Q&A of this film, set in 1913 colonial India, that tells the improbable true story of a unique genius. Part of the 19th London Asian Film Festival. (Includes wine reception).
Conrad Shawcross
Friday 17 March, 19.00 – 20.00

Sculptor Conrad Shawcross is known for his intricate, mechanical, often large-scale works, drawing inspiration from a mix of philosophy, history and science. Join the artist for a discussion of his latest works.
Introduction to Wearables: Musical T-Shirts
Friday 17 & Saturday 18 March,
10.30 – 17.00

Learn the basics of electronics and build your very own musical T-shirt which you can not only wear but play a tune on! 
Sartorial Style
Saturday 18 March, 11.00 – 16.30

Join us to reflect on centuries of male style and elegance and explore male fashion now. This study day will bring together designers, wearers and curators with bespoke tailor, Mark Powell, whose creations bring street style to Saville Row.
Creating Sculpture: The Drawings and Models of Renaissance Sculptors
Friday 24 & Saturday 25 March, 
10.00 – 17.30

This international conference explores the role of Renaissance sculptor's drawings and models in the creative process. Free, booking essential.
News from Nowhere 
Monday 27 March, 19.00 – 20.45

Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge and Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams comes to the V&A to discuss the continued and arguably growing relevance of William Morris’ utopian novel News from Nowhere. (Includes wine reception).
William Morris: In Pursuit of Beauty
Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 April, 
11.00 – 16.00

Explore the work of the artist, designer, conservationist and socialist, William Morris, whose ideas laid the foundations for the Arts & Crafts Movement and changed the appearance of objects and decorations within the home.
Making It: Careers in Art and Design (16 – 24 years)
Saturday 11 March, 11.00 – 17.00

Hear from experts and discover more about career opportunities in art and design. Free, drop-in

Create! is supported by Fondation d’entreprise Hermès
Family Art Fun at the V&A in South Kensington
On Saturdays, take part in exciting performances suitable for all ages, step back in time to the Victorian era and join sessions inspired by the stories of Rudyard Kipling. On Sundays, get creative with blue and white ceramics, create your own room model design, and print your own Mother’s Day card inspired by amazing patterns and shapes.
Game On: Contemporary Board Games Study Day, V&A Museum of Childhood
Saturday 1 April, 10.00 – 16.30

Hear from games designers and academics, see early treasures from the Museum's collection and join in the board game jam.