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Funny, friendly and unique – Magma is on a mission to establish its brand and expand its retail operation after surviving a tough few years on the high street. Andre Paine discusses Clerkenwell creativity, working in the pub and "Bird Bingo" with co-founder Marc Valli...

 

Three stories from Smithfield this time, involving fire, ice and earthy tongues.

 

Clerkenwell, once home to Hogarth and a blank canvas to Banksy, is not just a creative centre for architecture and design – it’s a buzzing place for art too. It boasts galleries showing works of all types, as well as destination art shops and picture framers.

 

Three little-known facts about Clerkenwell, all on an arty theme...

 

In our shopping guide, Isabel Hope-Urwin introduces the retailers who supply Clerkenwell’s creatives and art lovers - starting with a traditional store stacked with pens and paints…

 

A recent arrival in EC1 is celebrating a 75-year publishing history that also tells its own fascinating story of modern art. Andre Paine discusses blockbuster exhibitions, iPad editions and difficult artists with Lund Humphries' managing director Lucy Myers…

 

This issue, we unearth local tales of, among other things, bodysnatching

 

Whether you're a footloose freelancer or the brains behind a tech start-up, you can have a cool Clerkenwell base without being tied to an office. Here Isabel Hope-Urwin helps you choose the flexible workspace in EC1 to suit your plans in 2014

 

"Eat My Heart Out" is a satirical swipe at twentysomethings in London from a provocative new literary voice. The novel's anti-heroine, Ann-Marie, is 23, heartbroken, and lost.

 

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