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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.


This year happens to be a special one for design in EC1, with much-loved creative ventures celebrating anniversaries.


Not just clocks and watches... Clerkenwell’s rich design past even boasts cars and motorbikes. Carl Gardner explores the history of Chater Lea.


As managing director of Ten Health and Fitness, Joanne Mathews is working on opening their ninth London studio in late 2017, which marks the company’s first decade. The former Habitat marketing executive discusses Dynamic Pilates, pre-dawn workouts and city living.


Based opposite Bunhill Fields, the Honourable Artillery Company is one of the oldest military organisations in the world – it’s been defending the realm since the reign of Henry VIII. Duncan Ireland, HAC assistant court secretary, reveals its history of warfare – from crossbows to muskets – and regimental traditions.


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