Culture 18 April 2012 Friday Arts Diary Print HTML Exhibitions Design Museum, SE1, Designs of the Year 2012, until 15 July The Design Museum’s annual exhibition and awards celebrate the most innovate design from the past year. The shortlist encompasses designs from architecture, graphics, fashion, furniture and transport including the royal wedding dress designed by Sarah Burton and the Olympic torch. Books Queen Elizabeth Hall, SE1, World Book Night, 23 April An evening of readings, music and performance as well as a book give away to celebrate World Book Night. The line-up includes readings by Iain Banks, John Ronson, Meg Rosoff and Elif Shafak. Film Various locations, Marley, opens 20 April Mixing interviews, archive material, concert broadcasts and new footage, Kevin Macdonald’s warts-and-all biopic of reggae star Bob Marley is finally released this Friday. Born into poverty in Jamaica in the 1940s, Marley went on to be one of the world’s most enduring artists and Rastafarian voices. Music The King’s Head Theatre, N1, Carmen, until 12 May The Olivier Award-winning company, OperaUpClose, perform a new version of Carmen with updated language and contemporary north London setting. Theatre Barbican Theatre, EC2Y, Gross und Klien (Big and Small), until 29 April Botho Strauss’s 1978 portrait of Lotte, a woman whose erotic, romantic and ideological misadventures, see her not quite fitting the world around her, is brought to dazzling life by screen star Cate Blanchett. Photo: Getty Images › PMQs review: the Budget hands Miliband an easy win Subscribe More Related articles The New Statesman's Fundamenta-list: the zeitgeist, then and now How Jo Brand found comedy in the world's most thankless job: social work Why is Britain falling out of love with Valentine’s Day?