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London Design Festival: the best bits

The annual celebration of all things craft and design comes to the capital this September

The London Design Festival spans dozens of locations, includes hundreds of exhibitors and has one clear mission: to prove that our city is the capital of design. With so many other great London events in September, make sure that you mark out September 17-25 2016 to explore this celebration of craft and design. With some mighty London museums at its helm, plus many other events going on in 'design districts' across the city, there's no need to be overwhelmed – we've picked the highlights below so you can design your ideal visit to London Design Festival.

We'll be updating this page with events when they're announced.



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A Bullet from a Shooting Star

This massive steel sculpture was commissioned by the London Design Festival in collaboration with Greenwich Peninsula, and refenrences the industrial history of the site it will be poking out of. British sculptor Alex Chinneck's 35-metre tall inverted electricity pylon weighs 15 tons, and will be visible from North Greenwich station, the Thames Clipper, the Emirates Airline cable car, Canary Wharf and planes flying to and from City Airport. By night it will be illuminated, becoming a beacon and projecting a lattice of shadows onto the ground below. A second work by Chinneck, 'Straight jacket star jumps', sees a curled up pylon fill a glass space at the NOW Gallery, and will be on display from September 19 until January 10 2016.

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Greenwich Peninsula , Greenwich Until Sunday January 10 2016

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By: Phoebe Trimingham