Tag Archives: V&A

Fashion in Motion: Fyodor Golan at the V&A

When this dropped into my inbox I just had to share it with my followers. On Friday 7 December 2012 , fashion design duo Fyodor Golan are coming to the Victoria & Albert Museum for a series of fashion shows as part of Fashion In Motion.  In 2010, Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman debuted with their A/W 12 collection Pagan Poetry and in 2011 they won the Fashion Fringe award with their collection Flowers of Evil.

Fyodor Golan – Catwalking.com

If you’ve always wanted to experience the excitement of fashion show then you must attend one of these FREE Events.

Tickets will be  available from Monday 26 November at 09.00. To book, call 020 7942 2820

For more information visit: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/f/fashion-in-motion-fyodor-golan/

Things To Do In London This Weekend 19th – 21st October 2012

This weekend like many others in London, is packed with fun-filled activities to keep you entertained. With only 9 weeks to Christmas (I know …gulp!) It’s time to get out there and make the most of the great city we live in. Here are a list of handpicked things to do in London this weekend.

Bloomsbury Festival, 19th – 21st October 2012, Various Venues

This weekend the Bloomsbury Festival kicks off with a very special outdoor performance of The Collectors in Russell Square today (Friday 19th) a spectacular performance of sound, light, dance and puppetry (in the dark) which will see magical dancing fireflies and other wonderful and whimsical beasts transform the park from 6pm. The Bloomsbury festival aims to give a taster of the amazing cultural life of this beautiful area of central London. Take a look at the festival timetable to see all the great events going on.

For more information visit: http://www.bloomsburyfestival.org.uk

Portobello AND Golbourne Road Markets English Apple Festival 20th – 21st October 2012

This weekend to celebrate the humble English Apple, Portobello and Golborne Road Markets are holding a festival. Over the weekend visitors will be able to be treated to free sample tastings at selected fruit and veg stalls and take part in a  cookery demonstration stall outside the Salvation Army in Portobello Road. Also in Golborne Road, on Saturday there will be a Multicultural Kitchen. Celebrity chef Rowley Leigh will be judging a recipe competition so get scribbling! The festival will run from 10am to 4pm on both days, and is free to attend.

For more information visit http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/subsites/visitkensingtonandchelsea/shopping/portobello/ourmarkets.aspx

Read for RNIB Day Wonderland, 19th – 21st October 2012

Today is Read for RNIB day and to celebrate they are holding a unique free Wonderland pop-up event, from Friday 19th October to Saturday 20 October near Southwark Cathedral in London to highlight the importance of reading and to celebrate Read for RNIB Day.

For more  information visit : http://www.facebook.com/readforrnibday

The Nigerian Carnival this Sat 20th @ Kennington Park, London SE11.12pm CANCELLED!

London is home to over 154,000 Nigerians, notable British Nigerians you may know are John Fashnu, Dame Shirley Bassey, Brian BeloLemar Obika, Kele Okereke of Bloc PartyTinie Tempah, and your very own Lanky Girl! This event will aim to showcase the culture and commercial vibrancy of the country. Taste some great Nigerian dishes, listen to some traditional Music, and dance the afternoon away to the sounds of High life.

For more information visit: http://www.nigeriancarnival.com/

Join @ypldn this SATURDAY for his FREE Holland Park/Kyoto Garden tour! Meet outside Holland Park tube station at 2pm

Artisan Swedish Food at Partridges Food Market, Saturday 20th October

“On 20th October over 15 Swedish producers will be selling their artisan delicacies to local shoppers and the products will be on sale in Partridges store until stocks last”.

2-5 Duke of York Square
London, SW3 4LY

Dorothy Flash Mob at the V&A, Sunday 10-11 am

Fancy yourself as Dorothy? Then head down to the V&A on Sunday to be part of a flash mob. The first 50 Dorothys to arrive will receive an exclusive V&A Hollywood stars tote bag and exhibition ticket.

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/282288991881224/

Upcoming Mastercard Priceless London Events – Dates for Your diary!

Lanky Girl has been given the heads up on some MasterCard Priceless London Events coming soon. For those who don’t know these FREE Priceless Nights are part of MasterCard’s Priceless London programme, which offers all MasterCard holders that register on PricelessLondon.co.uk exclusive experiences and privileged access to the very best of the capital’s music, theatres, museums, restaurants, retail, sport and attractions.

Those who are lucky enough to bag a ticket will be greeted with complimentary champagne and canapes on arrival and able to experience the event in a relaxed atmosphere away from the crowds. You can read about one I attended here.

So coming up, make sure you are registered to know when to book!

Monday 18th June – Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950 – The V&A


The first of these events will take place at the beautiful V&A museum and will focus on the hugely popular exhibition Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950. As well as seeing some of the most beautiful gowns that have been made in the last 70 years, guests will also be treated to an exclusive introductory curator talk before experiencing the collection in an intimate group of MasterCard guests.

Thursday 5th July – Launchpad – The Science Museum 

This event gives MasterCard holders the chance to learn some amazing facts on science from museum scientists and experience a series of thrilling workshops. Guests will be led through an adventure of science and space with talks on physics and chemistry as well as access to unseen exhibits and exclusive workshops, all in the company of just a few fellow guests.

 Wednesday 18th July – British Design: 1948-2012 – The V&A


The final event returns to the famous V&A museum for a night celebrating the best of British design. Featuring the pinnacle of post-war British design excellence from the 1948 ‘austerity games’ to the summer of 2012, the exhibition reveals how British designers have responded to economic, political and cultural forces that have fundamentally shaped how we live today. With an exclusive curator talk and inspiring entertainment, this is an amazing opportunity to view one of the major exhibitions of 2012 away from the crowds.

Please visit http://www.mastercard.co.uk/priceless-cities/london/ for more information.

Mastercard Priceless Night – Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton at the V&A


I’ve have always been a fan of Cecil Beaton’s work after finding out he designed some of the gowns from my favourite films Gigi and My Fair Lady. However I was quite interested to learn that Cecil Beaton was equally as famous as a photographer. Last Thursday I was lucky enough to have been able to get tickets to Mastercard’s Priceless London Night at the V&A focusing on the Cecil Beaton’s photographs of  Queen Elizabeth II and The Royal Family.

If you haven’t been to a Mastercard Priceless London event then you should you check it out, they are free and offer little tasters of unique and exclusive things to do in London.

We started off the event with a lovely champagne reception which was held in the great lobby of the V&A I must say that it was very beautiful indeed! We then were introduced to the exhibition by the curator Susanna Brown who proceeded to welcome us to take a look. The exhibition itself was quite small and made up around 100 photographs. It was interesting to see pictures of the Queen and her sister Margaret from when she was young teenager right up until she was married and when she gave birth to each of her for children. The intimate nature of the photographs made it seem like you were looking at an old family album. It was also interesting to learn how Cecil Beaton’s style changed over the years and how he became the Queen’s  favorite photographer.  

After looking around the exhibition we were served small bowls of the loveliest food. We gorged on bowls of sausage and mash, root vegetables and fish and chips. A nice touch was the chance to have fun dressing up in vintage clothes and have to our photos taken. Ever the peacock I couldn’t resist and the results are on the left.

Lanky Girl would definitely recommend you go and visit the exhibition if you get the chance.

Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration will be running until to 22 April at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

For more information please visit http://www.vam.ac.uk/