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Tuesday, August 5 2014

Disobedient Objects @ Victoria and Albert Museum / 1st February 2015


10:00–17:30 (Fri 21:30)

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

Free entry


From Suffragette teapots to protest robots, this exhibition will be the first to examine the powerful role of objects in movements for social change. It will demonstrate how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design.

Disobedient objects are often everyday items that have been turned to a new purpose. But social change is about making as much as breaking. Sometimes designing a new object creates a new way to disobey.

Download the how-to guides and make your own version of some of the disobedient objects found in the exhibition.

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Friday, June 27 2014

Friday Late @ The V&A / Friday 27th June 2014

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Doors: 18:30-22:00

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

Entry: Free


The V&A belongs to all of us. But what does this really mean? How do design and architecture frame contemporary public life? As part of the London Festival of Architecture, June’s Friday Late explores ideas about civics, democracy, public space, and the role that the public museum can play in shaping this.

All events are free and places are designated on a first come, first served basis, unless stated otherwise. Filming and photography will be taking place at this event.

Friday, April 25 2014

Friday Late: Synthetic Aesthetics @ Victoria and Albert Museum / Friday 25th April 2014

Friday Late - Synthetic Aesthetics at Victoria and Albert MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:30–22:00

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

Free entry


Friday Late turns V&A into a living laboratory, bringing science and design together for one night of events, workshops and installations, each exploring our biological future.

The evening will feature the book launch of Synthetic Aesthetics: Investigating Synthetic Biology’s Designs on Nature (MIT Press). The book marks an important point in the development of the emerging discipline of synthetic biology, sitting at the intersection between design and science. The book is a result of research funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the National Science Foundation in the US.

Can we design life itself? The emerging field of synthetic biology crosses the boundary between science and design to manipulate the stuff of life. These new designers use life as a programmable material, creating new organisms with radical applications from materials to machines.

All events are free and places are first come first served.

Friday, March 28 2014

Friday Late: Tottenham Takeover @ Victoria and Albert Museum / Friday 28th March 2014


Doors: 18:30–22:00 (arrive before 18:30 to avoid long queues)

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

Free entry


Tottenham in North London earned an unwelcome reputation as the place where the rioting that swept England in August 2011 began. Since then, and led by its vibrant music scene, Tottenham’s creative community has come to the fore.

The fourth in a series of Friday Lates that invite London’s creative communities to take over the Museum for an evening, presenting a range of music, art, design, architecture and more.

All events are free and places are designated on a first come first served basis.

Theo Void presents Tottenham DJ Consortium
Tottenham Throne Room
Tottenham Community Choir (TCC)
Tottenham style: resistance, power and pride
The Tottenham Pocket Map
The HAGA Photo Project
Tottenham World Film Club (TWFC)
Do Well and Doubt Not
PencilPushers Plus
Informal Occupations
The Turnpike Art Group (TAG)
SoundFjord presents: we stand under an open sky
Tottenham Social Archives

Friday, January 31 2014

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

Saturday, January 4 2014

Travelling to the Wonderland: Xu Bing installation @ Victoria and Albert Museum / until 2nd March 2014

Travelling to the Wonderland - Xu Bing installation at Victoria and Albert MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-17:45 daily

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



Chinese artist Xu Bing has transformed the V&A’s John Madejski Garden with a new installation inspired by the classic Chinese fable Tao Hua Yuan (The Peach Blossom Spring).

The V&A invited Xu Bing to create a major new work to coincide with the Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700 – 1900 exhibition which brings together the finest examples of Chinese painting to present an overview of one of the world’s greatest artistic traditions.

Sunday, December 22 2013

Christmas Tree installation by Helen and Colin David @ Victoria and Albert Museum / until Monday 6th January 2014

Christmas Tree installation by Helen and Colin David at Victoria and Albert MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-17:45 (22:00 on Fridays)

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



To celebrate the festive period, artists Helen and Colin David – of textile label English Eccentrics – were commissioned to create the spectacular 2013 Christmas Tree for the Grand Entrance of the Museum.

The ‘Red Velvet Tree of Love’ is traditional in shape but is coated in visceral red flocking to give a deep velvet-like appearance. The scarlet Christmas Tree is decorated with 79 sets of hand cast replica antlers and 67 white, heart-shaped baubles. The baubles have been printed in 3D and reference traditional Christmas motifs.

Sunday, November 24 2013

The V&A Illustration Awards 2013 @ Victoria & Albert Museum / until 1st December 2013


Doors: 10:00-17:45 (Friday until 22:00)

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

Free entry


The V&A Illustration Awards celebrate the best illustration published over the last year. Original artwork from the best illustrated book, book cover, editorial illustration and student illustrator of the year are recognised.

Sunday, November 17 2013

Afro Super Hero @ V&A Museum of Childhood / until 9th February 2014


Doors: 10:00-17:45

@ V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA

Free entry


Afro Supa Hero is a snapshot of a childhood and journey to adulthood, shown through a personal collection of pop cultural heroes and heroines of the African diaspora.

Jon Daniel’s action figures, comic books and games offer an insight into the experience of a boy of African Caribbean heritage growing up in 1960s and 1970s Britain, in search of his identity.


Wednesday, November 6 2013

Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 80s @ Victoria and Albert Museum / until 16th February 2014


Daily 10:00–17:30
Fridays 10:00–21:30

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

Tickets: from £6 book online


Discover the creative explosion of London fashion in the 1980s in a major exhibition at the V&A. Through more than 85 outfits, Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s showcases the bold and exciting new looks by the most experimental young designers of the decade, including Betty Jackson, Katharine Hamnett, Wendy Dagworthy and John Galliano.

The exhibition traces the emerging theatricality in British fashion as the capital’s vibrant and eclectic club scene influenced a new generation of designers.  Also celebrating iconic styles such as New Romantic and High Camp, and featuring outfits worn by Adam Ant and Leigh Bowery, the exhibition explores how the creative relationship between catwalk and club wear helped reinvent fashion, as reflected in magazines such as i-D and Blitz and venues including Heaven and Taboo.