Sunday 8 October 2017

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

Victoria and Albert Museum
October events at the V&A 
Family Art Fun
October half-term activities
Thursday 21 – 29 October, 10.30 – 17.00

Experience the magic of opera with making performance and digital activities for all the family in collaboration with V&A Opera Residents Metta Theatre.

The Female Gaze: Photographic Practices
Tuesdays 31 October – 19 December, 10.30 – 17.00

This extensive hands-on photography course will explore women's contribution to photography, from Julia Margaret Cameron to Deborah Turbeville.
V&A Book Group:
Bel Canto
Friday 20 October, 18.30 – 20.00

This month, the V&A Book Group will be discussing Ann Patchett’s ‘Bel Canto’ to coincide with the exhibition Opera: Passion, Power and Politics.
Create! Jewellery Design (for 13 – 15s)
Saturday 7 October, 11.00 – 16.00

Use your imagination and learn to create your own jewellery from inexpensive metals and other materials.

V&A Coffee Morning: Pilates
Saturday 7 October, 09.00 – 10.00

Before the doors open to the public, enjoy an hour long introductory pilates session suitable for all levels of experience in the wonderful Daylit Gallery. Following the session, you will be able to enjoy a specially created tour of the V&A collections.
Gothic to Goth
Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 October, 11.00 – 16.00

Delve into the romantic, dark and mysterious influences of the Gothic in art, literature, and fashion, in the work of such artists as Henry Fuseli, Horace Walpole and Alexander McQueen.
Reinterpreting the World from Rococo to Impressionism: 1700–1900
Monday 30 October – Thursday 9 November
Explore the story of art during this fascinating early modern period of revolution. Led by passionate experts through the V&A's collection, works by Boucher, Canova, Constable, Turner, Degas, and Rodin will bring your learnings to life.
Jake Chapman in Conversation
Monday 30 October, 19.00 – 20.45
(includes wine reception)
Join the Young British Artist for a lively discussion as he traces his career over the last twenty-five years.
Heart of Darkness: Joseph Conrad's Colonialism
Monday 30 October, 19.00– 20.45 (includes wine reception)

Join Harvard professor and historian of the British Empire, Maya Jasanoff and V&A Director Tristram Hunt for a discussion about Jasanoff's ground-breaking new book The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World, and how Conrad's work resonates today
Eclectic: The Julie and Robert Breckman Collections at the V&A
Until 4 March 2018
See some of the best prints and posters, including 19th century fashion plates and caricatures, posters and packaging alongside works by British artists such as Lucian Freud, Damien Hirst and Rachel Whiteread.
The World of War Horse: A Child’s Experience of WWI
Wednesday 18 October, 18.30 – 19.30

Join Archivist Gary Haines for an illustrated talk inspired by the Museum’s records and the writing of Michael Morpurgo. Explore the experience of being a child from 1914 to 1918, looking at the bombing of Upper North Street School, playing at war and being the child of a veteran.
National Opera Studio at the V&A
Thursdays, 1 – 2pm

Experience our free lunchtime concerts to coincide with our latest exhibition Opera: Passion, Power and Politics.

The next concert will take place on 12 October. Join acclaimed soprano Sky Ingram and accompanist Jeremy Silver for works by Wolf and R. Strauss.