Tempting Tuesday: Celebrate Fridays with the Victoria and Albert Museum
July 2, 2013
LONDON, UK – After a long work week, there’s nothing we like more than dressing to the nines, pounding the pavement, and hitting up our favorite bars. And if you’re anything like us, then we’ve got the perfect deal for those looking to delve into London’s local scene.
On the last Friday of every month, London’s creative communities are taking over the Victoria and Albert Museum, beginning with Dalston on June 28th and then Peckham July 26th. As part of the four-part series, these takeovers feature music, art, and design from the residents of each district. Expect live performances, cutting-edge fashion, debates, displays and installations, special guests, bar food, and more. Dubbed “the original contemporary late night event,” Friday Lates brings to the forefront the various projects inspired by and based in these local communities.
In The Purple Passport to London, we admire the Victoria and Albert Museum’s ever-growing mission in promoting art and design:
Great organization by arts area (e.g., Fashion, Metalwork), by geography (e.g., Asia), or by time period as most relevant. We love the centuries of couture on display, the gorgeous jewels for viewing, and the Great Bed of Ware, which sleeps 16. The 16th century Ardabil Carpet is so beautiful there is a copy at 10 Downing Street. In short, the V&A holds treasures aplenty…[continue reading]
Spending the evening relishing these vibrant communities (with free hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, to boot!) sounds like an evening well-spent to us. Afterward, you can check out other nearby venues, like Mandarin Bar and The Grenadier, to keep the party going until the wee morning hours. Check out the Victoria and Albert Museum’s website for more details.