V&A Village Fete
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The fete aims to put an alternative spin on the traditional English village fete and features stalls from established names and newcomers in the UK's creative industries, in particular from the fields of Graphic Design and Fashion. According to an article in industry title Design Week, "the aim of the line-up is to provide a current snapshot of contemporary design, looking at both practices and individuals".
The first village fete was held in 1997.
In 2007 the fete took place on 27 and 28 July.
In 2008 the fete was in partnership with fashion brand French Connection, was held on 25 and 26 July. Participants in the 2008 event included art direction, 7 design studio, product and furniture designers Carl Clerkin & Michael Marriott, jewellery designers Tatty Devine, lo-fi publication Fever Zine.
In 2009, the feature took place over the weekend of 25–26 July.
In 2010 the Village Fete was superseded by V&A Summer Camp, a two-day festival of design and crafts, where UK artists and designers commandeered tents around the Museum. Summer Camp focused on skill-learning, resourcefulness and empowerment through design.