Islington faces

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 Islington & Hackney Gazette) and Hampstead & Highgate Express that should be no surprise. Interview by Nicola…
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 hectic round of fundraising events including a November Bonfire party. Interview by Nicola Baird “I’ll invite…
Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  Pat Tuson, 68, best known locally as leading the Gillespie Festival team, grew up in the East End but it’s Islington birds and blooms that feature most in her urban and plant photographs.  Interview by Nicola Baird Pat Tuson: “I’ve always been a bit of a whiz with…
Manuel  & Stella Saavedra: puttin’ on the Ritz Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. London is a big draw for people all round the world. Manuel Saavedra – born in Spain – and his wife Stella – from the Philippines – came here to seek their fortune in the late 1960s. They met in the heart of London in…
Roy Griffiths: carpenter artist Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. If class, career and cancer can make or break a life then the experiences of furniture maker and shop owner Roy Griffiths shows how to turn adversity into advantage. Plus quick detours around the swinging ‘60s, art and Zen Buddhism. Interview by Nicola Baird “I was a war…
Stephen Coles: vicar of St Thomas’ Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. “I’ve promised not to write a book until I’m 80. That way no one will be offended,” says Stephen Coles who has been vicar at St Thomas’ Finsbury Park since 1989 and a priest since 1982.  So how do we find out what he…
Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. Opened in 1920 Alfredo’s café was an Islington landmark for years, sited at the end of an 18th century terrace at 4-6 Essex Road. It was probably best known as a fabulous working man’s café (then reborn as the S&M café, now Meat). But it…
It’s not just children who love Tina’s Ices – the electrically-powered, super quiet ice cream van parked by Highbury Fields playground. When the sun comes out you may well spot builders trying to cool off, adults treating themselves and even dog walkers in the queue. Tina De Freitas knows there’s…
Clara Macedo Cabral: cultural explorer Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. Clara Macedo Cabral met her husband Titus in her native Portugal: less than a year later the pair were living in Highbury. It’s been a culture shock – but one that has inspired three books about Portugal. Interview by Nicola Baird “I miss Portugal, mostly the…
Ben River: singer songwriter Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. Ben River, 31, is taking up a musical residency in Islington at the innovative venue/bar House of Wolf on Upper Street. The free gigs start on Wednesday 3 July and will be held every Wednesday after that, from 6-11pm. Ben may be from West London, but he…
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