Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Five Things to Brighten Up November

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Five Things to Brighten Up November

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Byline: Barbara Chandler

DESIGNS ON BRITAIN Until April 15, 2018, The Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, NW1 (jewishmuseum.org.uk/designs). Tickets: PS8.50, concessions PS6.50, children five to 16, PS3.50. Under-fives go free. A family ticket is PS18.

HERE is a lively -- and often amusing -- -- tribute to the energetic and talented Jewish emigre designers who brought modernism from continental Europe to Britain, and radically transformed our design.

See iconic posters, including some created for London Underground, the General Post Office and the War Office, by the likes of Dorrit Dekk, FHK Henrion and Hans Schleger, and recognise classic designs including the London Transport bus stop sign, and collectibles, such as a Seventies Raleigh Chopper bike and an early Marble Run toy.

HALF-LIFE BY ELLIOT WALKER Vessel Gallery, 114 Kensington Park Road, W11 (020 7727 8001; vesselgallery.com) FOUNDED in 1999, Vessel Gallery is now an international centre for art glass. "And here is the most promising British glass sculptor for decades," says co-founder Angel Monzon, introducing the first solo show of "a unique artist".

Find domestic objects sculpted in glossy glass, including chairs, below, tables and a food banquet.

Star exhibit is a glow-in-the-dark uranium glass teddy bear.

HANDMADE IN BRITAIN 17: THE CONTEMPORARY CRAFT & DESIGN FAIR November 10-12, 11am to 6pm, Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, SW3 (handmadeinbritain.co.uk/chelsea). Enquiry line: 020 3490 6556. Tickets: call 0871 220 0260; adult oneday ticket PS10, concessions PS8. Under-14s go free.

IN A lovely Victorian hall, this is the go-to gift emporium. Meet up to 100 British designer-makers, happy to explain their art or craft, to sell on the spot or take special orders. …

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