Wednesday 5 April 2017

Victoria and Albert Museum - April events at the V&A

Victoria and Albert Museum
April events at the V&A 
V&A Performance Festival
Join us for our annual festival celebrating theatre and performance in all their forms. Take part in special study days, pop-up performances and free film screenings exploring the relationship between European and British performance.

Friday 21 – Sunday 30 April
Brexit the Stage
Saturday 22 April, 10.30 – 17.15

Bringing together performance practitioners,  academics and policy makers, this symposium explores what Brexit means for the theatre industry and asks how we can continue to foster international relationships. 

In collaboration with The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London
Lady Macbeth – film screening and Q&A
Thursday 27 April, 19:00 – 21.45

Join us for an exclusive preview of new feature film Lady Macbeth, followed by Q&A with the director and other key creatives from the film, the night before it goes on general release. Directed by acclaimed theatre director William Oldroyd and starring Florence Pugh and Cosmo Jarvis.

Includes wine reception
Family Art Fun: Easter Holidays 
Saturday 8 – Monday 17 April
10.30 – 17.00

Celebrate the season across the Museum with creative activities for the whole family. Make your own piece of paper art, enjoy an interactive and playful pop-up performance, create a postcard souvenir or transport yourself into paintings of nature with green screen photography.
Create! Make a Carnival Costume 
Wednesday 5 – 7 April
11.00 – 16.00
Create your own costume to take home by drawing inspiration from Italian and Caribbean carnival costumes. Learn  from professional designers how to design, cut a pattern and make your costume.
For ages 13–15
V&A Book Group:  
Mr Foote's Other Leg  
Friday 21 April, 18.30 – 20.00
April’s Book Group choice is the stage adaptation of ‘Mr Foote's Other Leg’ written by Ian Kelly. This play is adapted from Kelly’s award winning biography of Samuel Foote, satirist, impressionist and contemporary of David Garrick. The play explores our obsession with celebrities, and their rise and fall.
St Georges's Day
Sunday 23 April, 11.30 – 16.30

Come and discover the delights of English folk music and dance traditions with rousing song, dance and instrumental performances. Take part in arts and craft activities for all ages.
A Stitch in Time 
Tuesdays 2 May – 6 June 2017
10.30 – 13.30

Step back in time to perfect the art of hand sewing in this six week course led by Rowena Luke-King. Learn to cover buttons for a 'vintage look' and master invisible mending and darning.
Richard Corman and Madonna 66
Friday 5 May, 19.00 - 20.00

Join photographer Richard Corman for a discussion of his most recent project, Madonna 66, which contains previously unpublished polaroids of the iconic star from the 80s. 

Includes wine reception
Larry Smart at
The Muse Gallery 
21 June – 2 July 2017

'Larry Smart RETRO-spective' is the first ever solo exhibition by this iconic 60's pop artist. Works include Hendrix and Lennon silkscreen prints.

The Muse Gallery
269 Portobello Road

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