Tag: Cromwell Road

Friday Late: Sound It Out @ Victoria and Albert Museum / Friday 31st January

Friday Late - Sound It Out at Victoria and Albert MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18.30-22.00

@ Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL

Free entry


Live performances, one-off displays and installations, special guests, bar and food, guest DJs in a late-night exhibition opening.

Experience V&A museum transformed into an exploration of music’s relationship to technology – from analogue to digital, from live streaming to digital manipulation.

Boiler Room Presents
Emptyset: Medium
Human Resource System
London Modular
Meet Ototo
Machines in sonic culture
TM instruments

Friday Late: Rules of Adornment @ Victoria and Albert Museum / Friday 29th November 2013


Doors: 18:30-22:00

@ Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)‎, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Free entry and all events are free!


Live performances, cutting-edge fashion, debates, one-off displays and installations, special guests, bar and food, guest DJs, late-night exhibition opening.

With the Pearls exhibition in mind, V&A invite you to question why you choose to wear what you do. Why adorn yourself with jewellery, accessories, technology and tattoos? Is it about status or personal expression? An evening of workshops, performances, installations and screenings focussed on ideas of adornment and discover meanings communicated and concealed. All events are free and places are designated on a first come, first served basis, unless stated otherwise.

Extinction: Not the End of the World @ Natural History Museum / until Sunday 8th September 2013


Doors: check the website

@ Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

Tickets: from £8 book online


Shedding a positive light on extinction, this temporary exhibition suggests that though millions of species have become extinct over the centuries, their demise has actually made space for a huge diversity of life forms that have taken their place. The role of extinction in the evolution of life is explored through exhibits of past species, as well as scientific information on today’s endangered animals and the conversation initiatives that aim to support them.

Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 @ Victoria & Albert Museum / until 6th January 2013


Open: 10:00 – 17:45

@ Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Tickets: £10 book


Displayed over two floors, Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 will feature more than 60 ballgowns, red carpet evening dresses and catwalk showstoppers.

The exhibition will cover over 60 years of a strong British design tradition that continues to flourish. Eveningwear from the V&A’s vast collection, by designers including Victor Stiebel, Zandra Rhodes, Jonathan Saunders and Hussein Chalayan, will be on show alongside dresses fresh from the catwalk shows of Alexander McQueen, Giles Deacon, Erdem and Jenny Packham.

British Design 1948 – 2012: Innovation in the Modern Age @ V&A / until 12 August 2012


Open: 10:00 – 17:45 daily (closesat 22:00 every Friday)

@ V&A, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Entry: from £13.50 or £8 students


In 1948 London hosted the first Olympic Games after the Second World War. The ‘Austerity Games’ (as they became known) took place at a time of economic crisis in a city devastated by bombing, but they provided a platform for reconciliation and reconstruction. In 2012 Britain welcomes the Olympics once more, and while the spirit remains, the context in which they are taking place has entirely changed. British Design 1948–2012 traces those changes by exploring buildings, objects, images and ideas produced by designers and artists born, trained or based in Britain.

The displays examine the shifting nature of British design over 60 years: three galleries respectively explore the tension between tradition and modernity; the subversive impulse in British culture; and Britain’s leadership in design innovation and creativity. The exhibition reveals how British designers have responded to economic, political and cultural forces that have fundamentally shaped how we live today. They have created some of the most inventive and striking objects, technologies and buildings of the modern world.

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