Monday 11 July 2016

V&A Museum of Childhood - Step into Summer at the V&A Museum of Childhood: Art Camps, Summer Festival and more

Summer Art Camps 
Monday 25 July –
Friday 29 July or 
Monday 1 – Friday 5 August 
This summer, use your imagination to make the V&A Museum of Childhood come to life! In these artist-led Summer Camps you can create films, make giant toy cars and have messy fun creating your own Museum collection. Each camp lasts a maximum of 5 days and is jam-packed full of performance, creativity and fun from start to finish. Camps are available for ages 5-10 and 8-11.

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Tales: Photography by Sonya Hurtado 
Saturday 23 JulyFREE
Hackney based photographer, Sonya Hurtado, explores the imaginary world of childhood. Set in the context of fairy tales and children’s stories, her images are conceived almost like paintings, full of colour and vibrancy. With inspiration from surrealism, film and much more, the manipulation of shadow, light and colour creates a playful and at times almost sinister atmosphere. 

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 V&A Museum of Childhood's Annual Summer Festival
Sunday 24 July
FREDrop-in, All ages.

Not to be missed! The Museum’s annual Summer Festival returns this year whatever the weather. With a colourful mix of live music and entertainment right on your doorstep. The Museum will come alive with buzzing programme of dance, walkabout acts, designer stalls, food, face painting, henna, rickshaw rides, games and lots for all to make and do.

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Our Studio: Summer Events for Families Saturday August 6 – Sunday 4 September11.00-16.00FREE, Drop-in, All ages.
Bring your friends and family to Our Studio at the V&A Museum of Childhood this summer, to create and collaborate with artists, musicians, theatre companies and more. A series of workshops, activities and pop-up performances throughout the summer will mean you can contribute to a growing display at the Museum.

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Animated! Summer Family Film Festival Wednesdays 27 July, 3, 10, 24 & 31 August10.00 Activities, 11.00 Screening

Inspired by the Clangers, Bagpuss & Co exhibition, the Museum will present a series of innovative animated films, from the world’s oldest surviving animated feature film, The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) to Frances’s visual masterpiece Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998) and family favourites like Wallace and Gromit. Take part in a craft activity and pick up a trail related to the films for a full experience, or just grab your popcorn from the café, sit back and enjoy the movie! 

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Summer at the V&A South Kensington Every Saturday 11.00, 13.00 & 15.00Every Sunday and Friday 29 July 10.30 – 17.00

Take part in Pop-up Performance on Saturdays, including NEW performance Boxes of Dreams (2 & 23 July) and on Sundays pick up a design brief from the Drop-in Design team to bring your ideas to life. Begin the Summer holiday by joining Arup engineers to build a structure at the Imagination Station on Friday 29 July, to celebrate women in engineering and mark Engineering Open House Day.Activity designed by Arup. Part of the V&A Engineering Season.
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British Museum
Code the Collection
Sat 30 Jul & Sun 31 JulSat 6 Aug & Sun 7 Aug
Learn to code using the BBC micro:bit at the British Museum this summer with our teen sessions in the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre. From designing your own emojis inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphs to building your own digital badge, there are lots of ways to get to grips with programming.
All events are free, booking required for some.
Sponsored by Samsung
Southbank Centre
Air PlayTue 9 Aug 2016 – Sun 14 Aug 
See the world through childlike eyes as this comic adventure plays out on an epic scale. Watch flying umbrellas, giant balloons, kites that float over the audience and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen at the UK premiere of this show for all the family. Fly away with Air Play this summer.
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