Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Victoria and Albert Museum - May Half-Term

Victoria and Albert Museum
Saturday 23 – Sunday 31 May
10.30 – 17.00
Level 1, Medieval & Renaissance, room 50a 

Imagine you're a young renaissance artist trying to make your way in the world. Create a new fantastical design for a piece of art, sculpture or machine.
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Free, drop-in

Recommended for ages 3+
Saturday 23 – Sunday 31 May (BSL interpreted Pop-up Performance on Thursday 28 May)
11.00, 13.00 & 15.00 (duration 25 mins)
Level 1, Medieval & Renaissance, room 50b

Inventors needed for the most fantastic celebration at court! Experience the world of Renaissance Italy with this interactive performance. Soak up the atmosphere and play your part in the story. 
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BSL interpretation supported by the Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation
Saturday 23 – Sunday 31 May
10.30 – 17.00
Level 3, Learning Centre

Design your own motion device inspired by Leonardo da Vinci using images of objects from the V&A's collection. Conceptualize and construct your paper models and watch them move! 

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Recommended for ages 5+
Monday 25 – Friday 29 May
10.30 – 12.30 & 14.30 – 16.30
Level 6, Ceramics Studio, room 143

Work with ceramics artist Amy Hughes to explore the technique of plaster casting and make your own piece of art inspired by the newly refurbished Weston Cast Court.

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Recommended for ages 5-12 years (ideal for families with children of different ages).
Selected timings

On Saturdays join us for fun interactive Pop-up Performances. On selected days, find out How the Mice got rid of the Cats, go on a magical hat journey with Clara Button or ‘ROAR!’ like a lion in a new play created by No Nonsense Theatre. On Sundays, bring your ideas to life with our friendly team in Drop-in Design. Create your own Cabinet of Curiosity, design an outrageous outfit or create your own Kaleidoscope mirrored box.

Free, drop-in
Available daily
10.30 – 17.00 (last pack given out at 16.00)

Explore the V&A with fantastic stories, games and multi-sensory materials. Choose from our range of Back-Packs, or for the under 5s, an Agent Animal bag. Try the NEW Amazing Spaces back-pack and travel back in time to Britain in the 18th century to become an incredible interior designer. Or pick up a free family trail from the Learning Centre and set off to explore the Museum through puzzles, drawing and observation games. Explore and discover sculpture in the Museum with the NEW Seeking Sculpture trail. 
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Free, drop-in
Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 June
Various times and locations

Take part in a traditional Syrian storytelling session, make your own digital patterns and create a kaleidoscope mirrored box inspired by the new Damascus Room display. Read more

Free, drop-in