The London Design Festival
It is that time again – the biggest event in London’s creative calendar. Hundreds of events are expected to take place across the capital over a packed nine days, with the V&A being the main host – there is a whole host of specially commissioned installations, displays, events, talks and workshops happening within the museum. But our personal favourites are Change the Record taking place at Concrete @ Pizza East, Shoreditch, on 20 September from 9pm, where designer Paul Cocksedge will be transforming old vinyl LPs into elegant speakers that amplify sound from smartphones through their shape alone – no need for wires or electricity. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own 12” records to see them transformed into unique objects. Also check out Cut It Out, an interactive exhibition of new work from graphic artist Noma Bar, at Outline Editions on 94 Berwick St, near Carnaby Street. Basically it’s a specially commissioned die-cut machine in the shape of a giant dog, that will allow visitors to feed paper, rubber, and other materials into its mouth to produce their own cut-out Noma Bar images.