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Plenty of films have used Clerkenwell as a location – but The Hatton Garden Job is a true crime story from EC1. Andre Paine talks to the movie producer who recreated the audacious heist.

 

Make sure to attend the Lullaby Trusts Carol service this Tuesday and get singing and supporting. 

 

For centuries, the sounds of bustling city life included the cries of the many street traders advertising their wares. These ranged from dumplings and doormats to spoons and songbirds.

 

Two hundred years ago, Clerkenwell was the focal point for a campaign for reform that ended in a violent confrontation between radicals and armed troops. Simon Jones, a tour guide in EC1, looks at the revolutionary legacy of the Spa Fields Riots.

 

We have all heard of TED Talks and this November a talk is coming to EC1.

 

The Barbican is hosting an exhibition of advertising art from the Campari brand dating back to the early 20th century.

 

Alexander Girard, a colleague of Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson, was a key figure in post- war American design.

 

The Architectural Review has had a long association with EC1. As the magazine celebrates 120 years in print, Cass Horowitz looks back at its pivotal moments – and contributing literary greats

 

This autumn, the Charterhouse, one of our oldest spaces, is opening up as our newest museum. Renowned EC1-based landscape architect Todd Longstaffe-Gowan explains his part in the job: redesigning Charterhouse Square.

The Charterhouse is often referred to as a “hidden gem”; so, too, is the square in front of it. Largely private and outstandingly historic, it is unique among the squares of London.

 

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