SNOZZCUMBERS AND FROBSCOTTLE
To 6 SEPTEMBER 2009
Snozzcumbers and Frobscottle explores the wonderful world of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake. On display are over 80 objects including original manuscripts and illustrations of some of the most memorable characters in children’s literature from The Twits to Willy Wonka. The exhibition explores the relationship between Blake and Dahl and how they went about creating what each character should look like. It shows objects such as a sandal sent from Dahl to Blake as inspiration for the BFG’s footwear as well as footage of Blake talking about his work and recordings of Dahl reciting some of his novels.
This travelling exhibition has been developed by Seven Stories, the Centre for the Children’s Book.
MAKE DO AND MEND
To 15 NOVEMBER 2009
Make Do and Mend displays the work of three contemporary designers, Jon Male, Lou Rota and Max McMurdo, who rework salvaged domestic and industrial waste to create stylish new products. Alongside the designers’ work will be a display of lamps and cushions refashioned from old clothing by local schoolchildren.
VICTORIANS AT THE SEASIDE
To 24 JULY 2009
On display will be a selection of Paul Martin’s photographs documenting seaside holidaymakers in late-Victorian England. Disguising his camera as a leather box, Martin was able to record holidaymakers in the popular seaside resort of Yarmouth unnoticed. The display gives a fascinating insight into life in Victorian England and represents one of the earliest series of holiday snapshots.
PLAYING WITH PUPPETS
To 6 SEPTEMBER 2009
This display features puppets from the Little Angel Theatre’s production of The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, an adaptation of the book by Roald Dahl, and looks at how a puppet theatre production is put together.
NEW VOICES FESTIVAL
4 JULY: 12.00 – 17.00
Watch the Museum’s gardens come alive with music and DJ’s, dance troupes, mime artistes, storytellers, art activities and sample delicious food.
Drop-in; suitable for all ages. A partnership event with Tower Hamlets Council and Praxis
FRIDAYS 24 JULY – 28 AUGUST
A series of hands-on activities to learn more about theatre costume, make-up, props and puppetry.
See entries in individual Fridays
MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD GENERAL INFORMATION
The V&A Museum of Childhood is open daily 10.00 – 17.45, last admission 17.30.
The nearest underground station is Bethnal Green (Central Line).