The Alessi Summer Festival will run until 30 September and includes Mostra delle Mostre – 20 years of Alessi exhibitions. The exhibition is curated by Alessandro Mendini and Bruno Gregori and designed by Atelier Mendini. The exhibition, together with the Foundation of Arts and Industries of Omegna, aims to promote the activities of local industry and local craftsmen. Shown left is Bruce Table Lighter designed by Stefano Giovannoni for Alessi.

Contact: 00 39323 866141.

Venue: Forum Omegna, Parco Rodari 1, 28887 Omegna (Verbania), Italy.

Sign UK 99, which is running from 20-22 April, will this year include a digital forum – DigiSign; a demonstration area; topical discussions; and the Sign UK Product Awards.

Contact: Miller Freeman on 0181-742 2828.

Venue: National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1NT.

A Car Free London? looks at the future with alternative modes of transport and a digital travel network. The exhibition runs from 21 April until 31 May.

Venue: the gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, London SE1.

Union Blacks: an exhibition of black Brits by Colin Graham shows from 19 April until September. The work aims to show black people living in Britain as a prominent part of its past, present and future history, maintaining British diversity while illuminating an often ignored link in its rich multiculture.

Venue: Black Cultural Archives, 378 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9.

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