Wednesday 5 September 2012

Victoria and Albert Museum Events
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Prism, by Keiichi Matsuda
Prism, by Keiichi Matsuda
London Design Festival Friday 14-Sunday 23 September

Enjoy an exciting array of displays, installations, talks and workshops at the 10th annual London Design Festival. As the Festival Hub, the V&A will be a focal point of design-related activity and the first point of call for all visitors to the Festival.

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Special Offer extended for 2 weeks: 20% off Year Courses*
Book your place on one of our part-time year courses and enrich your understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts. Choose from one of five courses from Early Medieval 300-1250 to Art and Design: 1900-2012.

To take advantage of this special offer call the V&A Bookings Office on 020 7942 2211 quoting reference 'Year Course e-news offer'.

*Book before 14 September and get 20% discount off a year or autumn term booking on one of our Year Courses.
Only available on full price bookings, not available on the concessionary rates.
Big Draw, Big MakeSunday 30 September, 11.00-17.00
Join us for the launch of Big Draw 2012. Take part in our drop-in activities for everyone including designing, drawing and making. Meet top artists and designers, step into the world of digital drawing or create your own crown in an Imagination Station activity designed by Cbeebies star Mister Maker!

All events are free, but some require advance booking
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Carmody Groarke: Talking ArchitectureTuesday 18 September, 19.00-20.30
Join Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke, the award-winning architectural studio behind the new King's Cross Filling Station restaurant, Frieze Art Fair (2011 and 2012) and Architecture Foundation HQ, as they discuss their work with Lucy Bullivant, the architectural critic and curator.

£9, £6 concessions
Book online or call 020 7942 2211
Fashioning the Early Modern: Creativity and Innovation in Europe 1500-1800Friday 14-Saturday 15 September, 10.00-17.15

Explore questions of fashion in Early Modern Europe and the key themes of innovation, dissemination and reputation. Invited speakers include, Lesley Miller, John Styles, and Evelyn Welch 

In collaboration with Queen Mary, University of London and funded by HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) 

£25, £20 concessions, £10 students per day
Book online or call 020 7942 2211
Digital Design Weekend Saturday 22-Sunday 23 September, 10.30-17.00

Take part in a weekend of events celebrating contemporary digital art and design, including demonstrations of robotics, hacking and tinkering projects, interactive sound installations, family activities and more. Celebrate the Alan Turing centenary with projects and performances investigating his influence on art and contemporary culture.
Part of London Design Festival 2012

Free, drop in (unless stated otherwise)
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RankinTuesday 2 October, 19.00-20.00

Join the photographer Rankin as he discusses his career and photographing sitters that range from royalty to refugees.

£9, £6 concessions
Book by calling 020 7942 2211
Photography for Stage and PerformanceThursday 27-Friday 28 September, 10.30-17.00

Work with a professional stage photographer to learn how to capture dynamic images of actors and sets. Discover powerful images from the V&A collection and explore lighting, direction and insider techniques. Led by Alex Brenner.

DSLR camera required. Suitable for those who have completed our Level 1 digital photography course or who already have a good understanding of DSLR photography.

£240, £192 concessions
Book online or call 020 7942 2211
Friday Late - Flying HighWith MasterCard Friday 28 September, 18.30-22.00
Celebrate sightlines, skylines and hidden spaces for an evening taking a unique view of the Museum. Take part in free workshops and activities or just relax with a drink as the V&A is transformed into a late night venue with a bar and music from guest DJs.

Free, drop in
NEW COURSE: The Pre-Raphaelite Dream: Art, Design and Interiors Thursdays, 8-29 November, 11.00-15.00
Explore the art, ideas, and lives of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris and other artists associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Examine the history of this Movement from its origins in the 1840s through paintings, textiles, and furniture, with a particular focus on examples in the V&A. 
£225, £200 concessions

Booking opens on Thursday 6 September at 10.00, call 020 7942 2211