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Booking opens Tuesday 16 June 020 7942 2277 / 2278 / 2281 London Design Festival at the V&A Thursday 24 September 11:30 – 12:30 (tour); 12:30 – 13:00 (refreshments) V&A Guided Tour Join a curator-led tour of the London Design Festival at the V&A, taking in a host of inspiring installations by some of the world’s leading designers on display throughout the Museum. The V&A is the hub of the festival, a nine-day celebration of contemporary design and London as the creative capital of the world. £15 (including refreshments)

Temple Church Tuesday 29 September 14.00 – 15.30 External Visit Established in the twelfth century, the distinct round nave and Purbeck marble effigies at Temple Church recall its links to the crusading Knights Templar. Set within the secluded surrounds of Inner and Middle Temple, it now serves the ancient lawyers’ societies. Join architectural historian Lisa McIntyre from ChurchCare, the buildings division of the Church of England, for a tour of this remarkable church. £20 (including refreshments)

The Garrick Club Thursday 1 October 10.00 – 12.00 External Visit

Carlyle’s House: A Victorian Writers’ Shrine in Chelsea Tuesday 22 September , Tour 1: 11.00 – 12.30 Monday 19 October , Tour 2: 11.00 – 12.30 External Visit

Hidden in the quiet back streets of Chelsea is the home of Thomas Carlyle and his wife Jane. A twist of fate turned Carlyle into a star of the nineteenth-century literary world, and suddenly this was the place to be. When you pull the bell to enter you will follow in the footsteps of Dickens, Ruskin, Tennyson and many more. Members are invited for a tour of the house when it is closed to the public, where you will learn more of Carlyle’s remarkable story as you look around this authentic, evocative, very special place. £20

The Garrick Club was founded in 1831 and houses the largest and most significant collection of British theatrical works of art, with more than 1,000 paintings, drawings and pieces of sculpture on display. Artists represented in the collection include Johan Zoffany, Thomas Lawrence and John Everett Millais, while paintings of every British actor of note, from David Garrick to John Gielgud, hang on the walls. Please join NADFAS Lecturer in Art and Theatre History, Frances Hughes, for a private tour of this magnificent club. £25 (including refreshments)

Strawberry Hill House Monday 5 October Tour 1: 10.30 – 12.30 Monday 12 October Tour 2: 10.30 – 12.30 External Visit Award-winning Strawberry Hill House offers a truly theatrical experience. This ‘little Gothic castle’ was built in the eighteenth century by Horace Walpole, son of Sir Robert, Britain’s first Prime Minister. Members will enjoy the extraordinary interiors of Strawberry Hill as part of a magical journey exploring architecture, colour and the eccentricities of Walpole’s vivid imagination. £22 (including refreshments)

Clockwise from top left: interior of Carlyle’s House. Courtesy Carlyle’s House; Johan Zoffany, Thomas King as Touchstone in As You Like It, 1780 © The Garrick Club; Strawberry Hill House. Courtesy Strawberry Hill House

V&A Magazine Summer 2015


V&A Magazine — Issue 37  

V&A Magazine, Issue 37, Summer 2015 Style, sex and psychology

V&A Magazine — Issue 37  

V&A Magazine, Issue 37, Summer 2015 Style, sex and psychology