Over a cup of tea, two of St Thomas’ super-musical organists, Robert Shrubsall and Andrew Greer, explain why they’ve launched the St Thomas’ Organ fund to raise £80,000 for essential repairs. Interview by Nicola…
August 30, 2017

Anna McCracken: dog walker

August 23, 2017

Dhevdhas Nair: musician

Everyone has a story. For beautiful handmade chocolates there’s no better place than the bilberry-coloured shop on Camden Passage. Meet the owner and super–creative artisanal chocolate maker, Paul A Young, who gave Londoners the…

David Wingrove: Science Fiction writer

Everyone has a story. The relaunch of the iconic Chung Kuo science fiction series takes place in June at Waterstone’s in Islington. Here author David Wingrove talks influences and Islington. Interview by Nicola Baird.…

Paul Wood: London street tree author

Everyone has a story. Paul Wood – by profession a web designer, by passion a dendrologist – doesn’t just love trees he’s also written a fascinating book about London’s Street Trees. Read on to…

Dieter Perry: press photographer

Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  Dieter Perry, 46, knows exactly what makes a good news photo – but then with 15 years’ experience snapping for the Argent group’s North London newspapers including Islington Gazette (now the…

Corinna Snashall: planning a gap year

Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  It’s only two weeks since the summer holidays ended but Year 13 student at Camden Girls’ School, Corinna Snashall, is not just busy studying for A levels, she’s also pulling together a…

John Henry Hammond: from soldier to pacifist

Everyone has a story. David Hammond has shared his memories growing up at 212 Liverpool Road in the 1950s on Islington Faces. Now he’s collected his father John’s war memories. John Hammond (1913-1994) was born and bred…

John Finn: tour guide trainer

Everyone has a story. Clerkenwell & Islington Guides Association (CIGA) has been around since 1988 and has currently has close to 120 qualified members ready to dazzle you with Islington’s history. Meet the chairman of CIGA,…
Oct23

Sarah Toner: ballet teacher

Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. Gillespie Road looks so ordinary…
Aug29

Pat Tuson: urban nature photographer

Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  Pat Tuson, 68, best known locally…
Aug22

Manuel & Stella Saavedra: puttin’ on the Ritz

Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. London is a big draw…
Aug15

Roy Griffiths: carpenter artist

Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. If class, career and cancer…