You’ve seen the exhibition, now take in the lectures. The Cutting Edge: Fifty Years of British Fashion 1947-1997 is a series of lectures over five days, taking place at the Victoria and Albert Museum from 14 April. Seminars include an introduction by museum curator Amy de la Haye; Pop Brit, Kit and Wit: a history by Jeff Banks, fashion designer and television presenter; Rough at the Edges by fashion’s enfant terrible Alexander McQueen; Mary Quant on Quant; and Twenty-five Years of Decorating Textiles by Zandra Rhodes. Continues until 18 April.

Details: To book for the lectures, phone 0171-938 8407.

Bonhams Knightsbridge is holding a Dame Lucie Rie studio sale on 17 April at 6pm. More than 200 of Rie’s ceramic pieces will be on sale, including rare pots from her early days in Vienna, bonsai pots from the Fifties, some specially commissioned Rijstafel bowls and domestic ware.

Venue: Bonhams, Montpelier Street, London SW7.

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