The New Year heralds a range of exciting events and a new-look Week Ahead. We are now presenting the latest exhibitions, lectures and events in a day-to-day format. So get those diaries out.

Friday 5 January

Why not visit the Glasgow School of Art’s London MA exhibition, where a range of design disciplines will be represented from product and graphic design to textiles and jewellery. Until 13 January.

Venue: Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London W1.

Details: 0171-636 7478.

Saturday 6 January

Take a trip to Essex and visit the show

Furniture Today – Its Design & Craft, an exhibition illustrating the diversity of contemporary British furniture through more than 70 pieces, including this table by Konstantin Grcic. Curated by Peter Dormer. Until 11 February.

Venue: The Minories, 74 High Street, Colchester, Essex

CO1 1UE.

Details: 01206 57706.

Saturday 6 January

Alternatively, you could shop till you drop. The New Year sale has started at SCP, where furniture and accessories are reduced in price. Until 27 January.

Venue: SCP, 135-139 Curtain Road, London EC2.

Details: 0171-739 1869.

Sunday 7 January

Got any excess energy left from Christmas? The launch in Hanover of Domotex 96, the international floor covering exhibition, takes place today. Until 11 January.

Venue: Messegelaende, Hanover, Germany.

Details: 0181-688 9541.

Monday 8 January

Or how about sampling London’s Theatre Museum’s continuing exhibition Staging Purcell Today? The show creates the spirits of each production through costumes, design, photographs and models. Until 20 May.

Venue: Theatre Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1.

Details: 0171-836 7891.

Tuesday 9 January

Take in Partwork, a continuing exhibition focusing on two artists, Julia Farrer and Ian Tyson. It looks at more than 15 examples of multiple-edition books. Shown alongside the books is a series of related screenprints, collages and etchings. Until 14 January.

Venue: The Eagle Gallery, 159 Farringdon Road, London E1.

Details: 0171-833 2674.

Wednesday 10 January

Time to catch Cityscape, an exhibition addressing street furniture and London’s local environments such as St Pauls and Cheapside and how they can be improved. Until 31 January.

Venue: London Regional Gallery, RIBA Architecture Centre, 66 Portland Place,

London W1.

Details: 0171-580 5533.

Thursday 11 January

Fifty capsules out of the 2045 that formed the Design Council’s Project 2045 are still on show at the Royal Festival Hall. Each capsule can be accessed at a playstation to give a vision of the future. Until 18 February.

Venue: Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Rd, London SE1.

Details: 0171-928 3641.

Future Dates

Wednesday 17 January

New Vision For London

The launch of the Architecture Foundation’s public debates on London start with professional and public figures presenting their visions of the future.

Venue: To be announced.

Details: 0171-332 3770.

Saturday 20 January

Bruno Latour: Are we modern?

Lecture by Professor Bruno Latour, who argues that we are not modern and challenges distinctions between nature and society.

Venue: ICA, The Mall, London SW1.

Details: 0171-873 0061.

See also Year Ahead, page 14

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