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The Design Museum is throwing a punk-themed party for its closing weekend

By Stephanie Hartman

For 27 years the Design Museum has called Shad Thames home. But on Friday June 30 the riverside doors will close, displays will be boxed up, and the team will head west to the former Commonwealth Institute building in west London which sits waiting with open arms to house them.

Before they move into their glitzy new Kensington pad, though, there’s one last party to throw. Visitors to the Design Museum this weekend will be met with punk-themed celebrations that include workshops, live music and talks championing design’s rebellious streak. Saturday will see classes in digital hacking and anarchy illustration, plus a stage in the 1.5 Gallery curated by Rough Trade. Sunday’s got ‘jewellery with attitude’ and zine-making workshops covered, a punk piñata for little ones to obliterate, and sessions led by The Design Activism Research Hub in collage creation and typographic layouts.

All the events are free but you’ll need to pay if you want to see the 'Cycle Revolution' exhibition.

Weekend Punk takes place at the Design Museum, Sat Jun 25-Sun Jun 26, noon-6pm.

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