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Design

With the Barbican about to host the biggest Bauhaus exhibition in the UK for years, Katie Bowman examines why such a brief moment in design has had such a lasting legacy

 

Showroom shy? Clerkenwell-based design expert Max Fraser offers a quick and unintimidating tour of his local favourites

 

Nicholas Cahill explores the life of the fortunate Alice Owen, whose philanthropic acts 400 years ago still impact on Clerkenwell today

 

How sorted are you for Christmas cards this year? Take inspiration from some iconic festive design, unearthed from the vaults at Mount Pleasant

 

The once-gleaming Finsbury Health Centre has reached the crumbly age of 73, and it was earmarked for redevelopment a few years ago. Mark Walton finds out the latest prognosis for this iconic local landmark

 

There has been a theatre at Sadler’s Wells for more than 300 years. And in that time, it’s seen a lot more than just dramatic goings-on — everything from the brilliantly bizarre to the downright criminal. Archivist Carys Lewis, who is spending a year charting its colourful past, reveals some of the highlights

 

This issue of The Clerkenwell Post coincides with the London Design Festival (LDF), which this year runs from 17 to 25 September. A nineday city-wide celebration of all things creative, it couldn’t fail to include Clerkenwell — and the area is firmly on the festival map, being once again a designated “Design District”.

 

The type of coal that Thomas Britton traded may have been ‘small’ but his ideas were certainly big. Clerkenwell guide John Morgan charts the life story of this inspirational man, from his lowly beginnings to his rather unusual end

 

A new smithing school in Britton Street celebrates the cornerstone of Clerkenwell culture, says Riya Patel

 

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