Exhibitions, talks and events…


Nord, from 12 August to 8 October, showcases work from the Glaswegian multidisciplinary group.

Venue: The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU.



In Conversation with Michael Clegg and Martin Guttmann, 12 August, is led by artist, curator and lecturer Dave Beech, who will take the duo’s current exhibition on public and institutional space as a starting point for discussion.

Venue: Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5NH.


The Modern Shop: Architecture and Shopping between the Wars, explores how design was used by shops as a marketing tool in the 1920s and 1930s. The exhibition forms the basis for a discussion, led by curator Eleanor Gawne of the British Architectural Library, on 15 August.

Venue: Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7.



The Marketing of Luxury Brands, 17 August, examines the disparate relationship between the popular appeal and the preservation of luxury, heritage and iconic brands.

Venue: The Griffin Building, 83 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1R.



Designer Weekend, 26-27 August, organised by the Chartered Society of Designers and hosted by the daughter of painter John Piper, takes place in Devon and features guided tours and talks.

Venue: Rows Farmhouse, Bampton, Devon.


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