Culture, Craftsmanship & Curiosity

03rd October, 18:30 - 22:00

Walpole’s annual celebration of CEOs and Creative Directors will this year take place at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. After dinner, Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A, will join Walpole to talk about ‘Culture, Craftsmanship & Curiosity: why the V&A’s founding principles should be the battle cry for British luxury brands.’

Tuesday 3rd October
6.30pm – 10pm
Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour
London SW10 0XF

For more information on this event, please contact Walpole Events.

Please note, all Walpole events are strictly invitation only.

About Tristram Hunt

Dr Tristram Hunt became Director of the V&A in February 2017. Formerly the Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent Central, he served as the Labour Party’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education. He has a First Class degree in history from Trinity College, Cambridge (1995), and served as an Exchange Fellow at the University of Chicago (1996). Tristram has a PhD from the University of Cambridge.

Between 2001-2010, Tristram combined his post as Senior Lecturer in History at Queen Mary, University of London, with work as a history broadcaster, presenting a range of radio and television programmes for the BBC and Channel 4. He is the author of The English Civil War: At First Hand (2002), Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City (2004), the award-winning biography, The Frock-coated Communist: The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels (2009), and most recently Ten Cities That Made an Empire (2014).

He has lectured on British and international culture at the Centre for European Studies, University of California Berkeley; the Centre for European Studies, Harvard; Princeton University and the National University of Singapore.Tristram has served as a Trustee of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Heritage Lottery Fund, and the History of Parliament Trust. He played a key role in helping to save the Wedgwood Collection from dispersal and is President of the British Ceramics Biennial. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the Council of the Royal College of Art.

Image credit: Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour

Event Details

Design Centre, Chelsea HarbourLondonSW10 0XF03rd October, 18:30
Drinks and canapés
Dinner begins promptly
Tristram Hunt

Director of the V&A