Young people

‘Boy’ at the Almeida is a ground-breaking show about what it feels like coming of age in austerity Britain. The play, written by Leo Butler, has a 27-strong cast of which 16 are making their stage debut, including an 18-year-old student from Islington, Duramaney Kamara. Interview by Nicola Baird Duramaney Kamara…
Michael & Sam Smith: dad and son at Parkrun Everyone has a story. Hackney’s Pressure Drop brewer Sam Smith and his oldest son, 10-year-old Michael, have just completed a running milestone – their 30th Parkrun round Highbury Fields. Parkrun is a British idea – regular free timed runs – which has spread around the world. So what’s motivating this dad and…
Everyone has a story. Islington has 48 councillors elected by the people of Islington. In addition Islington’s young people are represented by an elected youth council, who serve a two-year term in office. All the youth councillors are aged 13-17. The youth councillors elect amongst themselves the Young Mayor and…
Anna Harvey: N1 Centre administrator Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.   Not so long ago Anna Harvey, 24, moved from Manchester to London. She has spent the past year at the N1 Centre (she’s the Centre Administrator). She’s the one who sorts out the big lawn in the summer and gets to invite Father…
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…
James Olivo: dancer Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. Self-taught dancer James Olivo, 17, took a chance enrolling for a Dance BTech at City & Islington College’s Angel campus but already he’s won a place in the prestigious National Youth Dance Company based just over the road at the famous contemporary dance venue, Sadler’s…
Charles Williams: made in Islington Everyone has a story on the Islington Faces Blog.  So what’s it like growing up in Islington these days? On ITV’s Girlfri3nds Charles Williams, the fourth generation in his family from Islington, was billed as the bad boy – but these days he’d rather be at the gym, the footie or…
Freightliners Farm: country life in the city Cockrels enjoying a windfall apple in the paddocks. Everyone in Islington has a story… especially at Freightliners Farm, which began life in old railway goods vans behind Kings Cross Station in 1973, before moving to Sheringham Road in 1978. You can still find one old carriage housing a mix of…