degree show • Future Map 05 has assembled highlights of this year’s graduate shows, representing a wide variety of disciplines from painting, installation art, sound and photography to ceramics, fashion and animation from 7 November until 23 December. Venue: University of the Arts London, The Arts Gallery, 65 Davies Street, London W1K. events • Christie’s Modern Design Auction on 8 November at 2pm. Venue: 85 Old Brompton Road, London SW7. Details: www.christies.com. talks •Jonathan Ellery of Browns gives a talk on 10 November at 7.30pm Venue: Point Conference Centre, Bread Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AF. Details: www.longlunch.com. Sign Design Society presents a talk by Russ Camplin, design manager at British Waterways, on 9 November at 6.30. Venue: Wood & Wood Design, The Old School, Exton Street, Waterloo, London SE1. Details www.signdesignsociety.co.uk. EXHIBITIONS • Sleep 05 is the European Hotel Design Event, incorporating the European Hotel Design Awards and Conference, and runs from 8 to 9 November. Venue: Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, 16 Lower Thames Street, London EC3. •Vision05 shows over 100 contemporary works of Art by Architects from 8 November to 3 December. Venue: The Left Wing Gallery, 90 Duke of York Square, Kings Road, London SW3.
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