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Everyone has a story. Kimi Gill has both lived and worked in Islington and now she’s offered to use her brilliant photography skills to pep up the photos on Islington Faces. Please enjoy this interview and here’s looking forward to a fab collaboration. Interview by Nicola Baird “Because I move…
Everyone has a story. Clerkenwell & Islington Guides Association (CIGA) has been around since 1988 and has currently has close to 120 qualified members ready to dazzle you with Islington’s history. Meet the chairman of CIGA, who is also the CIGA course director at the University of Westminster, Londoner John…
Everyone has a story – but taxi drivers surely have the most. Meet Black Cab driver Ray Coggin – who can talk about traffic and the stars he’s met in the back of his cab just as lucidly as London’s history. Here he gives Islington Faces a special tour of Islington…
Joseph Chamberlain, George Orwell & Horace Warner: grave voices Everyone has a story, but in this EXCLUSIVE SUMMER HOLIDAY discovery, Islington Faces blog can reveal the secrets and sentimentality of famous Islington residents – politician Joseph Chamberlain, critic/writer George Orwell and photographer Horace Warner. Prepare to be amazed by these men’s frank revelations about their time in Islington – and…
Andy Gardner: historian Everyone has a story. Andy Gardner, the heritage and outreach worker at Islington’s fabulous Victoriana landmark and music venue, the Union Chapel, talks about Canonbury, George Orwell’s Islington life and the Margins Project for the homeless. Interview by Nicola Baird. The Union Chapel, where Andy Gardner, 44, is heritage and outreach worker, is a…
Joan Lock: crime writer Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  So far during 2013, crime writer Joan Lock has had two books published – a Victorian crime novel, Dead Born, and a non-fiction book about The Princess Alice Disaster. Later this year she is to have a book re-released. She has also been a winner in a…
Jake Perkins: estate agent Everyone has a story on the Islington Faces Blog. Jake Perkins is a partner at the eponymously named Hotblack Desiato – the estate agent on Upper Street that sci-fi writer Douglas Adams borrowed to name one of the rock stars in The Hitch hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Jake was born…