Thursday 11 October 2018

October events at the V&A

MARK YOUR CALENDARFashion in Motion: Carla Fernández
Book online from 10am on 8 October

Our next live fashion show features Mexican fashion designer and social entrepreneur Carla Fernández, to coincide with the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up.

Free event

Rome and the Raj
13 – 14 October, 11.00 – 16.00
Looking at colonizers and colonized alike, discover a fascinating new perspective on the interplay between the Roman Empire and the British Raj.
Neon Night – Glow in the Dark X-Stitch
12 October, 19.00 – 20.30

Using glow-in-the-dark thread, learn to cross stitch your own retro video game icon in this fun evening workshop.

In collaboration with i-D

In our digital age, every second of the day is captured on camera. This Friday Late, we’re joined by i-D to explore how we create, collect, and preserve moments in the click of a shutter, and celebrate the opening of our new Photography Centre.

Chris Levine 
19 October, 19.00 – 20.00

Artist Chris Levine is known for his masterful use of light, which has produced illuminating and instantly iconic images of subjects from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to Grace Jones. Join Chris for a discussion of his approach, inspiration, and cross-media collaborations in celebration of newly acquired portraits of Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.

Timothy West:
Follow My Leader
29 October, 19.00 – 21.15

Join actor Timothy West and friends for a rehearsed reading of Terence Rattigan’s forgotten and once censored comedy Follow My Leader.

(includes wine reception)  

Hearing Futures II
16 October, 13.00 – 17.30

A series of events and presentations focusing on hearing devices for music listening, looking at the future of technology and practice.

Free event  
Middle Eastern Crafts: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
11 – 12 October, 10.30 – 17.30

Join artists, designers and scholars for this two day conference to explore the state of crafts in the Middle East and North Africa – including traditional skills, restoration and creative collaborations.

Part of Jameel Prize 5
V&A South Kensington
Join us for making and performance activities inspired by Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up.
V&A Museum of Childhood
Party Like a Pirate!
Visit us, dressed up and ready for the unmissable week all about pirates. 

See a pop-up performance or join fun, pirate-themed workshops.        
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18 – 21 October

Browse a unique mix of 114 established and emerging galleries to find the perfect piece to bring your home to life.