‘ BLACK TO WHITE AND BACK AGAIN’ AT LONDON GLASSBLOWING GALLERY
( 16 SEPTEMBER– 8 OCTOBER) Tucked away in Bermondsey, this venue is celebrating founder Peter Layton’s 80th birthday and his 40th year of glassblowing in London with an open-submissions exhibition. It will showcase 55 beautiful works by established and emerging artists, including Yoshiko Okada ( Danse de Nuit, pictured; londonglassblowing.co.uk).
OXO TOWER WHARF ( 17– 25 SEPTEMBER) The iconic building is a hive of activity: we’ll be heading there to see Designersblock’s showcase of 100 creatives’ work and homeware brand Designed in Colour’s new ‘British Colour Standard’ collection. The hues for the latter are taken from the 1931 British Colour Council rulebook, created to regulate shades of uniforms and flags across the British Empire (oxotower.co.uk).
WINE AND TYPE TASTING WORKSHOP AT LAITHWAITE’S ( 22 SEPTEMBER) Imagine the study of fonts to be a dry subject? Think again, thanks to a wine-tasting-meets-typeface-masterclass in Laithwaite’s warehouse and shop under Southwark’s arches. Led by the engaging Sarah Hyndman – graphic designer, TED talker and expert in the psychology of typography – pupils will un-learn the habit of judging a bottle by its label. £30 (typetasting.com). ➤