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26 – 28 Feb Ceramic Art London If you’re a fan of creativity in clay, this showcase of contemporary ceramic art may be just the thing for you. 76 exhibitors from across the UK and abroad will present a range of original pieces for visitors to peruse and perhaps buy. Educational activities will run alongside the event, to help spread the word about all things potteryrelated. Adult entry £12.
The Royal College of Art, London SW7 020 7439 3377 | www.ceramics.org.uk
11 – 14 Feb Chester Antiques & Fine Art Show Celebrating its 21st anniversary with a four-day spectacular, this event features more than 50 dealers. Alongside the many treasures to search through, there will also be a collection of ancient Roman artefacts. Adult entry £5.
County Grandstand, Chester Racecourse, Cheshire 01825 744 074 | www.penman-fairs.co.uk ide
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26 Nov – 7 Feb Design Real Don’t miss your chance to view the designs curated by influential German designer Konstantin Grcic. The show presents his pick of furniture and household products created in the last decade. Free entry.
Serpentine Gallery, London, W2 020 7402 6075 | www.serpentinegallery.org
16 – 18 Feb The Surface Design Show This show is a must-see for architects and interior designers looking to explore and source the latest innovations in finishes for inside and out. Trade visitors can register online for entry.
Business Design Centre, London, N1 020 7886 3000 | www.surfacedesignshow.com
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26 – 27 Feb Wakefield Festival of Food & Drink Yorkshire is renowned for its rhubarb, particularly its forced varieties, so celebrate the start of the season, and other local produce, at this festival. The Deliciously Yorkshire market will feature cookery demos by celebrity chefs including Rosemary Shragar, as well as some of Yorkshire’s finest culinary experts. Free entry.
Cathedral Precinct, Wakefield 0845 601 8353 | www.experiencewakefield.co.uk
17 Feb – 6 June Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Celebrating achievements across design disciplines, this show will feature pieces short-listed for this year’s Brit Insurance Designs of the Year awards. Works will be judged by category – pay a visit and see if you agree with the panel’s choices. Adult entry £8.50.
The Design Museum, London SE1 020 7403 6933 | www.designmuseum.org
20 – 21 Feb The Listed Property Show Millions of pounds are spent each year on restoring and renovating period properties, so visit this show and find out how to get it right! Owners of listed homes can access the products and services of more than 150 specialist suppliers, as well as gain advice and inspiration. Free entry.
Olympia, London, W14 01795 844 939 | www.listedpropertyshow.co.uk
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23 Jan – 20 Mar Amore Perfect for picking up a special gift for your Valentine, or a thoughtful treat for Mother’s Day, this mixed showcase will feature a selection of jewellery and ceramics. A host of designers will exhibit their works in a range of media, providing plenty of choice for those shopping for that special someone. Free entry.
The Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds 0113 247 8241 | www.craftcentreleeds.co.uk
30 Oct – 14 Feb The Conversation Piece: Scenes of Fashionable Life Gain an insight into fashions and interiors from the period from the reign of Charles I, up to the time of Queen Victoria with these paintings. Adult entry £8.50.
The Queens Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1E 020 7766 7300 | www.royalcollection.org.uk 11 Jan – 13 Feb itects id Arch
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First Works If you’re interested in architecture, be sure to visit this expo of the early careers of architects who emerged during the 1960s and 1970s – crucial years in the development of building design. The show features work by Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Zaha Hadid and many others. Free entry.
Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, WC1B 020 7887 4000 | www.aaschool.ac.uk