This is the area where Islington’s cosy, eclectic Angel transforms into city slickers and hipsters. Many people seem very rich, but it is also an area of considerable deprivation. Gems include the canal, some fabulous pubs, an amazing art gallery, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant, and some of Islington’s newest and tallest buildings.

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Here is a small selection of interviews from EC1:

Central Street Cookery School manager: Sofia Larrinua (c) islington faces

Improving the community
You’ve go to take a peep inside St Luke’s Community Centre. It’s fantastic for the over 55s, like Dame Vera Lynn fan Gordon Warrell. But it’s also got the achingly cool Central Street Cafe attached, rooms to hire and even a cookery school. Here’s an interview with St Luke’s Community Centre’s Communications Manager, Lisa Burrell. You might also enjoy the interview with Central Street Cookery School manager Sofia Larrinua.