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
Clarks in Jamaica
Friday 14 August, 19.00 – 22.00
Tickets £10, £7 concessions
The Carnival Battleground – We Ready! The Struggle for Cultural Space in the Public Realm
Thursday 9 July, 2.30pm-4pm
100 Years of Black Entertainment Culture in Britain 1900 – 2000
Thursday 23 July, 14.30 – 16.00
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)
For full listings visit: http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/