If you are not going away for your happy holidays this summer, or if you are, but can pop back to the V&A for a few amazing events, then check out Footprints of Africa with LIVE music and DJ in the V&A John Madejski Garden on Saturday 4 July to celebrate the display In Black and White: Prints from Africa and the Diaspora, and of course American Independence Day; Clarks in Jamaica on Friday 14 August to celebrate the V&A’s headline exhibition Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, and continuing with the well-received Art and Existence Thursday afternoon talks series with 3 sessions including The Carnival Battleground – We Ready! The Struggles for Cultural Space in the Public Realm with Ansel Wong; 100 Years of Black Entertainment Culture in Britain 1900 – 2000 with Leon Robinson; and Barefoot and Walking: Shoes, T-shirts, Old Soap, Underwear and Spam – aid for the Third World? with Tina Fahm and Kunle Olulode – all not to be missed!

Foot Prints of Africa

Saturday 4 July, 13.00 – 17.30

Free entry, subject to space

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5477/footprints-of-africa-1827913099/

Clarks in Jamaica 

Friday 14 August, 19.00 – 22.00

Tickets £10, £7 concessions

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5428/the-shoes-talk-clarks-in-jamaica-1950138447/

The Carnival Battleground – We Ready! The Struggle for Cultural Space in the Public Realm

Thursday 9 July, 2.30pm-4pm

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5683/art-and-existence-the-carnival-battleground-we-ready-650546066/

100 Years of Black Entertainment Culture in Britain 1900 – 2000

Thursday 23 July, 14.30 – 16.00

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5686/art-and-existence-100-years-of-black-entertainment-culture-in-b-130321747/

Barefoot and Walking: Shoes, T-shirts, Old Soap, Underwear and Spam – aid for the Third World?

Thursday 3 September, 14.30 – 16.30 (two hours)

http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5687/art-and-existence-barefoot-and-walking-1613489664/

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