Sunday 14 October 2018

V&A - October half-term events for families

Join us for an autumn full of creative fun!

Learn about the story of Frida Kahlo through making and performance during October half-term. Celebrate the opening of the new Photography Centre, the Jameel Prize 5 exhibition and Diwali on the weekends. On 2 November, be intrigued by the Day of the Dead Mexican Festival.

Pop-up Performance &
Drop-in Design
Saturdays 13 & 20 October, 11.00, 13.00 & 15:00
Sundays 14, 21, 28 October &
4 November, 10.30 – 17:00

On Saturdays, celebrate the opening of the Photography Centre with the new Pop-up Performance Dancing Memories.On Sundays, learn about the medium of photography with Project Photo in Drop-in Design.

Part of the V&A Photography Spotlight
The Imagination Station
Monday 22 – Friday 26 October
10.30 – 17.00 

Learn about the story of Frida Kahlo and explore your own identity through making and portraiture. Create symbolic and colourful flowers and add them to the Mexican garden setting in the gallery.
Digital Kids
Monday 22 – Friday 26 October
10.30 – 17.00 

Be inspired by self-portraiture and create your own digital portrait in this drop-in workshop.

Recommended for ages 5+. 
The Two Fridas
Monday 22 – Friday 26 October
11.00, 13.00 & 15.00 (approx. 35 mins)

Join us for a bi-lingual, fully inclusive signed performance. The Two Fridas will take you on a journey through the life and work of Frida Kahlo. 

Produced by Chickenshed theatre. Supported by The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation
Make-it: Portraits
Monday 22 – Friday 26 October
10.30 – 12.30 & 14.30 – 16.30

Led by photographer Javier Hirschfeld, work with your family to explore identity and create your own portraits.

Tickets are limited
Recommended for ages 5 – 12 years
Pop-up Performance & Drop-in Design
Saturdays 27 October, 17 & 24 November, 11.00, 13.00 & 15.00
Sundays 18 & 25 November, 10.30 – 17.00

Join us for the pop-up performanceStories from the Middle-East on Saturdays and Weaving Stories in Drop-in Design on Sundays to mark the Jameel Prize 5 exhibition. 

In partnership with Art Jameel
Pop-up Performance & Drop-in Design
Saturdays 3 & 10 November 11.00, 13.00 & 15.00
Sunday 11 November 10.30 – 17.00

Celebrate Diwali with storytelling on Saturdays and Dyia lamps-making on Sundays.
The Day of the Dead Festival
Friday 2 November
17.00 – 22.00

Join us for a free festival to celebrate the annual Día de Muertos Festival. Listen to live mariachi music, watch traditional Mexican dancers, see giant skeleton puppets, join in activities and visit an ofrenda dedicated to Frida Kahlo.
Lauren Child in Conversation
Saturday 10 November
14.00 – 15.45

Join bestselling writer, artist and current Children’s Laureate Lauren Child for a family-friendly afternoon, as she talks about her newest works, including Mary Poppins, and a life in books.

Places are limited
(includes refreshments)
A Pirate's Life for Me
Opens Saturday 20 October
Developed in collaboration with children, this exhibition focuses on fictional pirates through a playful set design. Immerse yourself  into an imaginary swashbuckling world of adventure and exploration where they will travel from a moody coastal inn to a tropical treasure island in search of sparkling riches.
Free entry