Newington Green, bordering Hackney, is a lovely place to visit. It’s got a great park, lots of cafes and shops selling vintage treasures (and junk).

Mary Wollstonecraft - street art by Stewy, see www.stewy.eu Prints are for sale to help raise money for a Mary Wollstonecraft memorial, see www.maryonthegreenorg

Mary Wollstonecraft – street art by Stewy, see www.stewy.eu Prints are for sale to help raise money for a Mary Wollstonecraft memorial, see www.maryonthegreenorg and read the islington faces interview with Roberta Wedge.

  • The most famous Newington Green resident has to have been the Mother of Feminism, Mary Wollstonecraft. Read about how Roberta Wedge is helping to fundraise for a statue of Mary to be put on Newington Green, the Mary on the Green campaign.
  • On Newington Green The Garden Classroom is run in the Rangers’ Hut. Here’s an interview with its founder and CEO Marnie Rose.

 

James Lemon: "I see your dog wearing a nice red suit with a collar and brass buttons, but a bit scruffy – Pete Docherty style." Turns out I couldn't resist having a portrait of my dog. "it's a digital illustration, but I drew and inked him by hand before scanning the image to apply colour."

James Lemon: “I see your dog wearing a nice red suit with a collar and brass buttons, but a bit scruffy – Pete Docherty style.” Turns out Islington Faces couldn’t resist having a portrait of the office dog. “It’s a digital illustration, but I drew and inked him by hand before scanning the image to apply colour.” (c) islington faces

  • Or maybe you just like Newington Green because it’s a fun place to get a coffee or spot the dogs. Artist James Lemon met Islington Faces there and then created an amazing painting of the office dog.
  • Nearby is the social networking hub, with desk spaces, a lovely cafe, classes and pop up shops and maker sales. Find out more in this interview with Alfonso Araujo from the Greenhouse.
  • Several interviewees have met Islington Faces in nearby Clissold Park, including Tim Bushe, the architect and infamous hedge clipper who uses it when training guide dogs.