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Looking for something to do in London? Check out these two picks of the week by Adam Lay of The Listings Editor.
Pop Art Design
Brash, colourful and playful (the artistic equivalent of The Tweenies), pop art proves that it is here to stay as it’s resurrected for yet another bright and cheery exhibition.
The movement that signalled a radical change of direction in the post war period, the 1950s to the early 1970s saw an explosion of work that beautifully merged art and design disciplines.
Pop Art Design claims to be the first comprehensive exhibition to explore the origins, motives and methods behind the colourful pieces, looking at how they offered a new sense of cultural identity.
Bringing together around 200 works from some of the big names in the field, including Peter Blake, Judy Chicago, Richard Hamilton and, of course, Roy Lichtenstein, expect a wealth of graphic material as you travel through 50 years of design innovation.
October 22 to February 9. Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2 8DS.
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The Inside Out Festival 2013
Not for the hard of thinking, the curators of this festival delight in all things intellectual as they put on a smorgasbord of performance, debate, walks, film screenings, workshops and exhibitions.
Inevitably described as ‘eclectic’, the events take place at many London venues and are aimed at pulling in both the curious and those who get worked up at ‘knowledge in all its guises’.
Curated by The Cultural Capital Exchange, the programme embraces and world of curiosities, including a mini Festival of Failure in which the uncelebrated is celebrated, bringing a philosophical eye to those famous failures from entertainment, politics and business.
Other highlights include the Maths and Computing Magic Show, the Graphic Art of Punk Rock Albums and a walking tour of Victorian literature in the East End.
October 21 to October 27. Various venues.