Degree show • The Fox Enjoys the Exercise is an exhibit of work by MA students from the Faculty of Arts & Media at University College for the Creative Arts, until 4 October. Venue: James Hockney Gallery, Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS. Details: www.surrart.ac.uk/galleries. EXHIBITIONS • The Royal Variety Show is Circus’ fourth collaboration with the Royal College of Art. It features the work of eight students from the Communication Art and Design faculty and continues until 30 December. Venue: Circus, 58 Marylebone High Street, London W1. Details: www.big-top.com. Future Face asks questions about the human face and identity and will consider what faces might look like in the future. Venue: Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7. Details: www.wellcome.ac.uk/futureface. Cedric Price – Doubt, Delight and Change continues until 9 October. Venue: Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1. EVENTS • 4th Annual Friends of St Bride Conference runs from 10 to 12 October. Venue: St Bride Institute, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4. Details: www.stbride.org. The Institute of Directors Design and Innovation Summit is on 7 October. It explores how successful innovation and design can make an impact on the bottom line. Venue: Institute of Directors, 123 Pall Mall, London SW1. Details: www.iod.com.
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