Model Holding a Bazaar Bag c. 1959 - Mary Quant archive

Mary Quant Exhibition

This April, the first international retrospective on the inspirational British fashion designer, Mary Quant, opens at the V&A with the King’s Road proud to be the leading sponsor.

This one-of-a-kind exhibition explores 1955-1975 and the years in which she revolutionised the high street whilst harnessing the youthful spirit of the 60s. 120 garments as well as accessories, cosmetics, sketches and photographs – many of which have never been on display before – will be on display, showcasing Quant as a role model for women, challenging conventions and popularising the mini skirts, coloured tights and tailored trousers. The fashion icon inspired young women to rebel against traditional dress worn by mothers and grandmothers and the show will explore some of her most memorable moments, from receiving her OBE to the evolution of rising hemlines.

From her small boutique, Bazaar on the King’s Road, to leading international label, Mary Quant revolutionised British Fashion with energy, flair and rebellion.

Book your tickets here – and take a stroll along the King’s Road to be part of the history!

#WeWantQuant

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Be a Journalist at the National Army Museum

This is your chance to be a journalist for a day and have a go at making your own mini documentary about some the museums’ fascinating objects.

Discover some of the stories behind the objects, write your own script and record your film using the museum’s iPads.

This is the perfect half-term activity and is free. Daily sessions run from 10.30am – 4.30pm.

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Emily Young

Emily Young in conversation with Antonia Bostrom

“I am putting up an alternative to mindlessness – to the commercial world” – Emily Young

With this proposal, Emily Young, one of Britain’s greatest living sculptors, invites you to contemplate her work and its natural beauty, energy and place across time, land and cultures.

Join her in conversation with Dr Antonia Bostrom, Keeper of Sculpture, Metal Work, Ceramics and Glass at the V & A, for discussion of her works and inspirations followed by a wine reception.

Tickets cost £15 and include the wine reception following.

Book here.

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Special Forces in the Shadows

Extreme training. Secret Missions. Total Dedication.

This fantastic exhibition presents the idea of security and secrecy through the lens of the Special Forces. Learn who they are, the skills they need and operations they’ve undertaken and understand the level of dedication needed from these incredible people.

Each of the five units play a unique role in British Security and this exhibition will open your eyes wider than ever before to this elite group and their military operations.

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Saatchi Gallery Membership

Have you recently visited the Saatchi Gallery; one of Chelsea’s most exciting cultural hubs and the world’s most popular museum on Social Media? With inspiring exhibitions every year, why not consider a membership which, with an additional extensive list of benefits, is too good to miss.

For only £12 a year, perks of the membership include invitations to Saatchi Gallery launches, opening receptions, champagne galas, private previews and talks, discounts in the Saatchi Gallery store as well as Gallery Mess, their delicious restaurant.

Each year, the exhibitions get stronger and stronger attracting visitors from far and wide. A membership is the perfect opportunity to make sure you don’t miss out on all the news, events and exhibitions; click here to find out more.

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