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Our round-up of the latest developments from the creative community.

 

It’s 180 years since Dickens completed his debut The Pickwick Papers, a comic novel whose hero lives in Clerkenwell. It became hugely popular yet there’s a dark episode involving the suicide of the illustrator. Andre Paine investigates the literary conspiracy theory.

 

The all-new Postal Museum has just opened and the public can now ride the subterranean Mail Rail for the first time. Andre Paine meets the engineer in charge of the hidden train tunnels beneath Clerkenwell.

 

Make sure to keep the 1st of July free for some EC1 revelry.

 

The Japanese House exhibition at the Barbican (until 25 June) offers a life-size insight into the architecture of the country.

 

Science can be a baffling subject for the uninitiated, which is why an educational organisation is dedicated to demystifying it

 

What are the challenges and opportunities facing the capital? The Museum of London will be asking these questions and more in the year-long City Now City Future season until April 2018.

 

Ever fancied trying fencing? London’s main spot for the sport is on our doorstep – novice Kate O’Donnell takes the lunge.

 

It may not quite be Clerkenwell, but a new gallery has been opened in Marylebone by some old friends. 67 York Street opens on the 1st June.

 

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