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 Everyone has a story. Will you be shouting ‘hao’ (bravo) when the China National Peking Opera Company performs A River All Red and The Phoenix Returns Home at Sadler’s Wells Theatre from 21-25 October? Here Kevin Zhang from Sinolink, which has brought the show to London, talks Peking opera. Q&A by Nicola…
Everyone has a story. Central Street Cookery School celebrates its 5th birthday this April. Manager Sofia Larrinua gives us a taste of the highlights at this innovative teaching and rentable kitchen at St Luke’s Community Centre, just off Old Street. Interview by Nicola Baird. “When I started at Central Street Cookery School…
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…
St Luke’s Community Centre, tucked off City Road, is a place people want to go. Here Lisa Burrell, St Luke’s Communications Manager, explains how the centre attracts that magic mix of Silicon Roundabout hipsters, families, the over 55s and private clients. Interview by Nicola Baird “We want the local community to know…
Everyone has a story. Islington Museum has a special way of capturing the stories of people and places in our borough. Meet their new curator, Roz Currie, who’s just opened a show about fire – Islington Burning – and is now researching a new exhibition about Holloway Prison (which closed…
Everyone has a story. Gordon Warrell from Old Street talks about Islington’s council housing, Formula 1 racing and the shows Dame Vera Lynn (who will be 100 in March 2017) gave in Islington. Interview by Nicola Baird.  Gordon was born in St Barts Hospital in 1934. He spent the war years…
Maxence Masurier moved to London with his girlfriend and their two month old baby in 2013. After years working all hours in his family’s Paris restaurant he’s now thoroughly enjoying selling French wine at his newly opened shop, Made In Little France on St John Street, near Angel. Interview by…
Simon Goode: architect Everyone has a story. It’s rare in London to meet an architect that lives and works in the same borough – but Simon Goode, who lives in Tufnell Park and set up Lyndon Goode in EC1 with his partner three years ago, has had a hand in designing the new…
Barry Causton: events manager Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  Oxjam Islington Takeover Manager & film extra, Barry Causton, 38, has been working and living in Islington for nearly 10 years. “Islington is like a northern town, small enough that you always bump into people you know, yet big enough to have so much packed into…
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