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My Clerkenwell

Every so often it's what's on the outside that counts, says Daren Newton, Founding Publisher of The Clerkenwell Post. When I’m not publishing magazines, I spend much of my time building events and exhibitions and I can tell you now, there is no better show to work on than Clerkenwell Design Week.

 

Clerkenwell local Julian Linley has long since fallen for the area’s welcoming charms. He might even have found his Cheers - that sacred sanctuary where everyone knows your name.

 

Another year, another Clerkenwell Design Week. Organiser Daren Newton is excited about it as ever.

 

He’s better known as Dame Edna Everage, but Barry Humphries has been winning rave reviews for his current show with cabaret diva Meow Meow.

 

Emily Thornberry, MP for Islington South and Finsbury and Shadow Foreign Secretary, is supporting a campaign to raise a statue to Sylvia Pankhurst, suffragette and political campaigner on Clerkenwell Green.

 

The YouTube vlogger, who runs her own sewing business, is about to celebrate the third anniversary of the fabric shop in Myddelton Street. She tells us about Sew Over It’s dressmaking weekend, the store’s striking frontage and retro fashion.

 

 The long-term local who describes himself as the “steward of Clerkenwell” is an urban planner and social enterprise developer. He talks about founding Clerkenwell Workshops, the tradition of making and his latest community initiative in the neighbourhood.

 

The creative local landmark that is Craft Central is moving out of EC1 this August. Former chief executive Louisa Pacifico pays tribute.

 

As the designer behind lighting brand Curiousa & Curiousa, Esther Patterson is known for celebrating colour with a decorative range of hand-blown glass pendants and chandeliers. She discusses changing careers, the influence of Venice and Clerkenwell Design Week.

 

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