AND ANIMAL PLAYDOH
- The Playdoh Skyline
Saturday 25 October to Sunday 2 November, 11.00 - 16.00
Create your own zoomorphic additions to the urban skyline using Playdoh.
Moulded by hand, Playdoh forms are automatically 'lifelike'. By placing
your Playdoh buildings alongside images of other buildings, both conventional
and zoomorphic, children and frustrated architects of all ages will be
able to leave their animal mark on the city. Free of charge. Location:
In the Zoomorphic exhibition.
Costume and Banner Making
25 October -2 November, 11.00-13.00 & 14.00-17.00
Carnival is the theme for Autumn half term so come and join in by creating
a drawing or collage that says something about your individual identity,
and add it to the carnival costume or banners.
Bear Story -100 years of the teddy bear
Until 31 December
Teddy Bear Story -100 years of the Teddy Bear celebrates our ongoing affection
for the teddy bear. Taking place at the Museum of Childhood at Bethnal
Green, part of the V&A, it is the most comprehensive exhibition being
staged to commemorate the teddy bear centenary. Highlights include:
· Celebrity bears -including Rupert, Paddington, Winnie the Pooh,
Sooty and Aloysius from Brideshead Revisited.
· Some of the oldest surviving bears feature alongside newer creations
such as Philippe Starck's contemporary teddy bear.
Interactive and fun displays demonstrate the hallmarks of individual manufacturers,
and also highlight the roles played by teddy bears in television, books,
music, cartoons and charities. Children are encouraged to draw and follow
trails as they learn about the history of the teddy bear. Famous Bears
27 October Come and find out more about Winnie the Pooh, Rupert and Paddington.
KIDS AT THE V&A
Every Saturday 10.30-17.00
Children can hoist a Back-Pack on their shoulders and embark upon an adventure
across the Museum. Back-Pack tours are full of exciting hands-on activities
related to the collections. There are eight Back-Packs to choose from:
Chinese Treasures, Metal Detector, The Explorer, The Antique Detective,
Magic Glasses, Fancy Furnishings, Murder Mystery and The Emperor's Party.
Activities can last 30-45 minutes. For children aged 5-12 years.
Every Sunday 10.30 -17.00
Explore the Museum's collections through drawing and making activities.
The Activity Cart is sited in a different gallery each weekend. Loaded
with a huge variety of activities ranging from making mosaics in the Sculpture
Gallery to designing a kimono in the Japanese Gallery. Activities are
suitable for children aged 3 to 12 years. All children must be accompanied
by an adult.
FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL.
The V&A is open daily 10am - 5.45pm and until 10pm on Wednesdays.
The nearest underground station is South Kensington (Piccadilly, District
and Circle lines).
For general information call 020 7942 2000.