Tuesday 30 June 2015

Victoria and Albert Museum - July at the V&A

Victoria and Albert Museum
CAPTAIN LINNAEUS TRIPE: PHOTOGRAPHER OF INDIA AND BURMA 1852 – 1860
24 June – 11 October 2015

This captivating exhibition of the pioneering 19th-century British photographer Captain #LinnaeusTripefeatures over 60 of his most striking views of Indian and Burmese landscape and architecture, taken between 1852 – 1860. Through these early photographs of India and Burma, now Myanmar, Tripe explored the possibilities of this new medium, showcasing and documenting archaeological sites, monuments and landscapes, rarely seen in the West.
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Part of the V&A India Festival

Admission free


Organised by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum.
SHOES: PLEASURE AND PAIN
Until 31 January 2016
Sponsored by Clarks


“The #vamShoes exhibition @V_and_A was super. So many beautiful and/or crazy designs on display. Great stuff” @katlopez987

Explore the transformative power of footwear from around the world. See over 200 pairs of the most extreme shoes, from a dazzling range of historic designs to the latest exceptional innovations.

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V&A Members go free
 

Supported by Agent Provocateur; with additional thanks to The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers

 
WHAT IS LUXURY? COMPETITION

To celebrate our What is Luxury? exhibition we have teamed up with our exhibition partners the Crafts Council and The Kensington Hotel to offer one lucky winner and their guest a luxurious package. First prize is a one night stay at The Kensigton Hotel, located moments away from the V&A; an annual Crafts magazine subscription starting with the Luxury issue; a £75 voucher for the V&A Shop and a delicious cream tea for two at the V&A Cafe'.

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#WhatisLuxury
FOOTPRINTS OF AFRICA
Saturday 4 July, 13.00 – 17.00

In celebration of the display In Black and White – Prints from Africa and the Diaspora, hear musicians performing acoustic renditions of songs from their country of birth, featuring Zena Edwards, Angelita Jimenez, Hussey Marwood, Alero, Thabani Nyoni, and DJ Dece Gambe.
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Admission free
In collaboration with Kaya London

 
KEKO HAINSWHEELER
Friday 4 September,
19.00 – 20.45 (including refreshments)
 

Join multidisciplinary visual artist and creative consultant Keko Hainswheeler as he kicks off the Summer Membership Events Programme,
 discussing his unconventional approach and variety of influences that have made him one of the most sought after collaborators/designers in the fashion and music industries.
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KITES FROM KABUL
V&A Museum of Childhood
4 July 2015 – 3 January 2016


In the historic city of Kabul, the spring sunshine brings kite flyers out in their hundreds, and brightly coloured kites can be seen dotting the skyline. Kites From Kabul will bring this magical spectacle to London, celebrating the story behind one of the world's most iconic toys in one of the world's most troubled countries. Read more

 
ALSO IN LONDON...

HAMPSTEAD THEATRE
Luna Gale
Until 18 July 2015

‘Grippingly intelligent’ ****Guardian


Caroline Cox has been working in The Department of Human Services for twenty-five years. She thinks she has a typical case on her hands with baby Luna Gale but this case could change everything… Directed by Michael Attenborough. Read more
 


SOMERSET HOUSE
Beneath the Surface
Until 24 August 2015

An exhibition of rarely-displayed and unseen works from the Victoria and Albert Museum's preeminent collection of photographs. V&A Members entitled to concession ticket priced at £5 when showing their membership card at the admissions desk, subject to availability.
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*LAST CHANCE TO SEE*
ALL OF THIS BELONGS TO YOU

Until 19 July 2015

Interested in contemporary art and architecture? Be sure not to miss out on this free exhibition, . Distributed across both the physical and online spaces of the Museum, 'All of#ThisBelongstoYou' explores the museum as a public space and the role of public institutions in contemporary life.
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Admission free

 
*LAST CHANCE TO SEE*
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN: SAVAGE BEAUTY

In Partnership with Swarovski
Until 2 August 2015


Although many of the advance tickets for this have sold out, there is always a minimum of  200 tickets a day available onsite at the Museum, on a first come first served basis. Where extra tickets become available, these will be announced through social media.
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#SavageBeauty
V&A Members go free
 

Supported by American Express
With thanks to M·A·C Cosmetics
Technology Partner Samsung

 

CREATE! FASHION JOURNALISM (16-19 years)
Saturday 4 July, 11.00 – 16.00

Find out what it takes to succeed in fashion journalism with Scarlett Kilcooley-O'Halloran, News Editor at Vogue.co.uk. Examine different writing styles for various fashion publications, visit 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' exhibition and develop your style by writing reviews of the show.

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Create! is supported by Fondation d'entreprise Herm├Ęs
TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
16 – 18 July

Inspired by the Museum’s collections and Captain Linnaeus Tripe’s striking landscape shots, develop your technical and composition skills to explore the possibilities of travel photography.


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