Everyone has a story. But some dance as well, which is why MoveMe is in the midst of taking 80 Islington residents, from 8 – 87 years, on a journey from their community centres to…
Everyone has a story. Angel Comedy started off as a one night a week gig at the Camden Head pub but is now one of London’s most popular places to see stand up, seven nights…

Anna Scher MBE: drama teacher

Everyone has a story. Drama teacher Anna Scher has helped thousands of Islington kids develop their acting skills and confidence. An astonishing number of her students have gone on to become famous actors, with many…

Alicia Montplaisir: fairy spirit and singer-songwriter

Everyone has a story. Canadian Alicia Montplaisir is able to perform her one-woman show, Walking My Heart Home – a mix of songs, poems and dance – at St Luke’s, West Holloway thanks 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…

A Abu Kalbin: newspaper seller

Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. Mostly it’ s just  A Abu Kalbin’s head and shoulders that customers see behind the huge newspaper and magazine kiosk at Angel. But that doesn’t stop people asking him questions as…

Roberta Wedge: champion for Mary on the Green statue

Everybody has a story. This is the 200th interview on Islington Faces. Newington Green is sometimes called the “village that changed the world. One of its famous residents was so-called Mother of Feminism, Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)…

Mavis Ring: the day the V1 bomb fell on Highbury Corner

Everyone has a story. Mavis Ring (nee Devine) who was at home having lunch before afternoon classes at Laycock Primary School when the V1 bomb fell on Highbury Corner (27 June 1944) killing 26 people and injuring 150.…
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…