Tuesday, 11 October 2016

V&A Museum of Childhood - Game ON! At the V&A Museum of Childhood

New Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered
Open until 23 April 2017
Are you a Scrabble Champion? A wannabee Chess grandmaster? Or a Monopoly megalomaniac? Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered celebrates the joy, excitement and occasional frustration of playing board games. On display are some of the most iconic, enthralling and visually striking games from the V&A’s outstanding national collection of board games. Alongside current family favourites such as Cluedo and Trivial Pursuit, and traditional games like chess, the exhibition charts the evolution of game play, from the ancient, to the 18th century and on to nostalgic 80s classics.

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Last chance! Magical Museum Sleepover
Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 October 19.00-9.00 

After an evening of casting spells, making magical beasts come to life, a twilight museum trail and storytelling, you’ll enjoy a special night’s sleep in the company of fairies, puppets, dolls and trains. You’ll then be able to have your breakfast on the Marble Floor of the Museum before it opens to the public the following morning, and then enjoy a top secret exclusive performance! 

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 Board Game Fun: October Half Term
Monday 24 - Sunday 30 October 
FREDrop-in, All ages. Some events incur a charge.

Enjoy a week of board game fun, celebrating the opening of our new exhibition Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered. From giant board game play where you become a piece yourself to tiny craft and making activities, there's plenty of activities to keep you occupied this Half Term.

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Gaming in the Galleries
Thursday 20 October
Bar opens 18.30, Games 19.00–21.00
Whether you’re new to gaming or an experienced player, enjoy an evening of board gaming to mark the opening of our exhibitionGame Plan: Board Games Rediscovered. In this evening, brought to you by Draughts: London’s first board game café, meet Board Game Gurus who will teach you the rules to games like:Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride andThe Resistance. Plus board game classics and tours of the exhibition so you can beat the crowds as well as your opponents. Also try our gaming nights in November andDecember.

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Checkmate! Interactive Tours for FamiliesSaturday 22, Tuesday 25, Wednesday 26, Thursday 27 October, Saturday 12 November, Saturday 10, Tuesday 20, Tuesday 27 December

The White Queen has gone missing from a chess set in the exhibition, Game Plan… You are one of the game pieces on a mission (yes, you will actually dress up) to find her hiding somewhere in the Museum.Take the challenge, solve the mystery, and visit some of the Museum’s fascinating objects for clues. An experiential and fun theatrical tour.

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Tales: Photography by Sonya Hurtado 
Until 8 JanuaryFREE
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. Take FREE a Digital Photo Collage workshop with the artist 26 November, 3 or 10 December.

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COLOUR: The art and science of illuminated manuscripts
30 July - 30 December
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
COLOUR showcases 150 exceptional manuscripts from the Fitzwilliam's collection - the finest and largest museum collection of illuminated manuscripts in existence. Travel from 8th century Northumbria to 17th century Nepal and see unique works ranging from a Parisian medieval encyclopaedia to the ABC of a five-year-old princess, and local treasures like the Macclesfield Psalter.

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 Peter Pan From 19 November
National Theatre
This wondrously inventive production of Peter Pancomes to the National Theatre after a sell-out run at Bristol Old Vic.

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