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Friday 25 October Edinburgh plays host to a major new exhibition this week. Hong Kong – City of Tomorrow looks at the challenges of designing and living in the city’s high-density environment.

Friday 25 October

Edinburgh plays host to a major new exhibition this week. Hong Kong – City of Tomorrow looks at the challenges of designing and living in the city’s high-density environment. Through models, photography, a full-scale reconstruction, plans and interactive elements it charts the historical and cultural background of the city and looks at its future. Until 4 January.

Venue: City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 19E.

Details: 0131-529 3958.

Saturday 26 October

A French look at “Britishness” is the subject of Early British Photography – a prophesy for the twentieth century. Included are portraits of artists, writers and political figures from the conception of photography in 1839 through to 1917. Until 1 December.

Venue: The Royal Photographic Society, Milson Street, Bath

BA1 1DN.

Details: 01225 462841.

Sunday 27 October

Last chance to see London on Film – an exhibition of film footage and photographs commemorating a century of film-making in and of the capital.

Until 27 October.

Venue: Museum of London, London Wall, London EC2.

Details: 0171-600 3699.

Monday 28 October 6.30pm

A must for anyone thinking of a career as a freelance designer is Going freelance – facing reality. This Chartered Society of Designers evening class aims to provide an introduction to the pros and cons of the lifestyle.

Venue: CSD, Saffron Hill, London EC1.

Details: 0171-831 9777.

Tuesday 29 October

It’s Turner Prize time again at the Tate Gallery, which is showing work by the shortlisted artists – Douglas Gordon, Craigie Horsfield, Gary Hume and Simon Patterson. The winner will be announced live on Channel 4 on 28 November. Until 12 January.

Venue: Tate Gallery, Millbank, London SW1.

Details: 0171-887 8000.

Wednesday 30 October

Managing eco-design: a business perspective takes place today. This all-day conference by the Centre for Sustainable Design will examine issues such as how to start and manage the eco-design process and the issues involved in sustainable product design.

Venue: Imperial Hotel, Russell Square, London WC1.

Details: 01252 732229.

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