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Successful design-led companies in Clerkenwell aren’t anything new, but the CrossEyes optician on Goswell Road is notable for expanding at the rate of knots.

 

It’s not long until our neighbourhood welcomes its annual design celebration, Clerkenwell Design Week, on 24-26 May.

 

Sound & Movement, taking place on the 2nd of April in the great hall of the Old Finsbury Town Hall on Rosebery Avenue, will feature three world premieres of new works of experimental music and movement featuring some of the most exciting young composers, choreographers and performers in London.

 

April 2016 marks 400 years since the death of Shakespeare, so look out for local events as part of a nationwide programme.

 

Watch Wolf Hall, Humans, Spooks? Did you know they are alll made in Clerkenwell? With the Baftas coming up in February, we do a close-up on some of EC1’s top TV production companies. 

 

Clare Burnett’s PINK is a new exhibition (until 28 November) at the William Benington Gallery, which is based in Arlington Way and specialises in sculpture.

 

100% Design, the country’s largest design trade show, had a record attendance following its move to the Grand and West Halls of Olympia London.

 

Craft Central’s Christmas shopping event, Made in Clerkenwell, returns from 26-29 November and now admission is free.

 

Clerkenwell was the centre of the clock- and watchmaking trade from the early 18th century.

 

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