Monday, 11 September 2017

September events at the V&A

Woman's Hour Craft Prize
Opening on Thursday 7 September

Find and celebrate with us the most innovative craft practitioners and designers in the UK.

Organised in partnership with BBC Radio 4 and the Crafts Council, the Prize was launched to celebrate the 70th anniversary of BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. See the work of the twelve shortlisted finalists in our display.


Jewellery Visions
Thursday 7 – Saturday 9 September,
10.30 – 17.00

Explore how digital technologies can be used as a tool to dynamically visualise and create your own 3-D printed jewellery piece. 

Led by Silvia Weidenbach, V&A Gilbert Collection Resident.
Ken Adam: Designing Bond and Beyond
Saturday 9 September, 10.30 – 17.15

Celebrate and explore one of the most significant production designers of the 20th century, famed for Dr Strangelove, Moonraker, The Madness of King George and Barry Lyndon.

Clay Figure Sculpting Workshop
Saturday 9 September, 13.30 – 16.00

Led by experts, you’ll learn to mold air drying terracotta clay into figures inspired by V&A collections. 

Learn a range of different sculpting techniques, and take your creations home.
Nick Veasey: Forensic Fashion X-Rays
Friday 15 September, 19.00 – 20.00

Using technology normally associated with medicine and security Nick Veasey has built a career x-raying everything. 

Learn about his work, including his recent and unique collaboration with the V&A for the Balenciaga exhibition.
Parallel Worlds: Designing Alternative Realities in Videogames
Saturday 30 September,
10.30 – 17.15

Following last year’s success, this international conference returns to the V&A to explore the world of videogames design. Join thinkers, leading designers and players to discuss ways in which videogames reflect or augment our reality.
Moscow Design Museum
Friday 22 September 2017
19.00 – 20.00
Learn how Russian Design has evolved from the director of the Moscow Design Museum as part of the London Design Festival.
Rachel Kneebone with Marina Warner
Monday 25 September, 19.00 – 20.45

In celebration of her monumental sculpture '399 Days' currently on display, join artist Rachel Kneebone and writer Marina Warner DBE for an exploration of literary and sculptural influences on Kneebone's work, from classical times to the present.

(includes wine reception)
Watch, Talk, Think Film Season
28 September, 26 October, 23 November
Join us for a season of powerful films exploring the challenges of the childhood experience, inspired by enduring themes of Michael Morpurgo’s writing. 

Followed by panel discussions with leading academics, film critics and health professionals.
Digital Design Weekend
Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 September,
10.30 – 17.00  
Back for the 7th year, the Digital Design Weekend celebrates contemporary digital art and design.

Join pop-up installations, robotics, creative electronics, talks, workshops, family-friendly events and more.