Wednesday 23 March 2016

March at the V&A Museum of Childhood: Clangers, Bagpuss & Co, Spring workshops and quiz night.

Clangers, Bagpuss & Co is now openOpen daily until 9 October

Come and meet the Bagpuss, admire Noggin the Nog and marvel at the knitted Clanger family this summer. Oliver Postgate's voice and Peter Firmin's puppets shaped the childhood memories of millions since they started collaborating in the 1950s. Go behind the scenes and discover what inspired the men behind Smallfilms to create these much-loved cult characters. Be sure not to miss the events and workshops that surround the exhibition too.

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Easter Weekend Smallfilms Marathon

Friday 25 - Sunday 27 March,
Free Drop-In.

Drop by this Easter Bank Holiday and see back-to-back screenings of your favourite Smallfilms characters including Bagpuss, Noggin the Nog and the Clangers. You can also sign up to a wide range of animation and drawing workshops.  

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Family fun during the Spring Holidays

Monday 28 March -
Friday 8 April,
Create your own memorable, magical characters and stories inspired by the likes of Ivor the Engine and Bagpuss. Bodge, mend, recycle, re-tell and animate this Easter with our Spring Holiday workshops and activities this Easter with a range of free activities for all the family.

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Children's TV Nostalgia Quiz and Music Night

Thursday 21 April,
Bar opens 18.30,
Quiz 19.00 - 22.00

Back by popular demand! London's favourite Quiz Master, Matt Brown, is hooking up with DJ Jonny Trunk to bring you a nostalgic night that will test your knowledge of vintage Children's TV and classic tunes. 

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Britain’s Child Migrants: interpreting the past and remembering todaySaturday 11 June10.00 – 16.00
Tickets are now available to this day-long conference which provides an important opportunity to reflect on the processes of remembering Britain’s child migrants. Speakers include curators and co-curators of the On Their Own exhibition, on display until 12 June.   

Win exclusive memorabilia with 'Dear Bagpuss...'

Bagpuss and his friends are good at mending broken objects. They fix things by telling stories and making up songs about it using their imagination. What would you bring for
Bagpuss to fix?
Send your entries to be in with a chance of winning exclusive Smallfilms memorabilia...
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Offers from the V&A Shop
Take a trip down memory lane with a nostalgic range inspired by Britain’s best-loved children’s television characters. Shop the V&A's wonderful collection of illustrations and limited edition prints by creator Peter Firmin as well as Bagpuss and Clangers books and toys.
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The Foundling Museum

Drawing on Childhood
Until 1 May
Drawing on Childhood brings together illustrations from the eighteenth century to the present day of characters in fiction who are orphaned, adopted, fostered or found. The exhibition features characters such as James Trotter (James and the Giant Peach) who was orphaned as a young boy, Hetty Feather, who lived at the Foundling Hospital, and Rapunzel, whose parents gave her up as a child.

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Museum of Brands
Re-Opening this EasterJoin the Museum of Brands over the Easter weekend as it celebrates the launch of its new location and increased exhibition spaces, with a host of entertaining and engaging activities. There will be an Easter egg hunt in the garden, introductory talks, object handling, advert screenings and vintage games to play. Half price admission all weekend!
See the full activity schedule.