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About the London Design Festival 2013

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The London Design Festival 2013 at the V&A was a nine day festival of contemporary design that celebrated London as the creative capital of the world.

As the hub of this annual Festival, the V&A is the first point of call for Festival visitors: the place to meet, pick up information, visit inspiring installations and events, and to enjoy the Festival atmosphere.

Throughout the Museum in 2013 there was a range of specially commissioned installations and displays to enjoy, as well as a broad programme of special events, talks and workshops that took place throughout the week in the bright, modern setting of the V&A's Sackler Centre, and in the Museum.

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Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

13 June 2015 – 31 January 2016. An exhibition looking at the extremes of footwear from around the globe. From a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers.

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