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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.

 

The first of three films based on the Hatton Garden raid of £14 million worth of jewels has started shooting in the capital.

 

The Barbican continues to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with several productions this autumn.

 

Historic Clerkenwell is home to the Museum of London, which is marking 40 years of telling the capital’s story – from a mammoth’s jaw to Tom Daley’s swimming trunks. As it unveils designs for a move to Smithfield, director Sharon Ament tells Andre Paine about the ambitious expansion.

 

With Clerkenwell Design Week having recently appeared on our streets for the seventh time, we pick out ‘seven wonders’ from this year’s show.

 

The Blue Plaques scheme is marking its 150th anniversary with a new book, app and plans to commemorate the lives of Tommy Cooper, Elizabeth David and Samuel Beckett.

 

Stefi Orazi, a friend of The Post, is a graphic illustrator who wrote about her work and association with the Golden Lane estate in our pages a couple of years ago.

 

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