Willow Pattern; an interactive performance at the V&A museum

February 19, 2015 by TDLP

Join TDLP at the Victoria and Albert Museum this half term in our interactive adventure, especially written about the Willow Pattern design.

Performances will run every day (14th-22nd February) at 11.00, 13.00 and 15.00 in The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre on level 4 and are free entry, no need to book.

The Willow Pattern is a famous blue and white pattern that was invented in England in the 18th Century, inspired by Chinese designs and used on ceramics like plates, cups, jugs and vases. TDLP have collaborated with the Families team at the V&A to bring you an interactive performance that tells you the Willow Pattern story through original music and song, treasure hunting and dragon dancing. Families have a chance to solve clues to help the Mandarin. Maybe you can come and help us solve the mystery and watch the pattern come to life?




You can find out more by visiting the V&A blog: http://www.vam.ac.uk/blog/news-learning-department/singing-the-blues-february-half-term . For more information about the V&A Families programme go to http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/f/families/ .

Enjoyed this event? We love to hear about your family adventures after taking part in a TDLP event

At the end of the the Willow Pattern every child will get a bluebird feathers to take on a journey. Send us a picture and tell us all about it.

We are also interested to see photo’s and drawings of your favourite patterns at home, wether this is on a plate or a cup. Upload your pictures and feather adventures in the comments bellow or on Facebook.

TDLP Team for the Willow Pattern:

Tom Fairbairn, Grethe Mangala Jensen, Paul Matania, Phoebe Osborne, Paul Rubenstein, Frank Wilson

Composed by Lucy Shaw
Directed by Sally-Anne Donaldson
Written by Sally-Anne Donaldson, Becky Overton and Lucy Shaw
Set by Holly Brown and Elodie Ancel
Costumes by Sophie Hedworth and Art START
Produced by Tea Dance for Little People in association with the V&A

Thanks to Claudia Hope and Jenny Wedgbury from the Learning Department, V&A

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