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When Highbury local Sarah Matthias isn’t busy as membership secretary of the Islington Choral Society she’s writing books. Here she talks about life in Islington and the inspiration for her latest novel, ‘A Berlin Love Song’. Interview by Nicola Baird & photos by Kimi Gill A Berlin Love Song follows the story of Lili,…
Everyone has a story. In February everyone’s thoughts turn to love… but for best-selling novelist Heidi Rice, every day has romantic power. Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day Q&A with the author of ‘Bedding Bad Boys’, ‘The Mile High Club’ and ‘So Now You’re Back’. Interview by Nicola Baird Long time Highbury…
Everyone has a story. Have you seen the little tuk tuk tucked into the corner of Christchurch Vicarage by Church Path on Highbury Fields? If not you have a treat in store – The Daily Grind’s artisan coffee made by former Highbury Grove student Jack Tomkins. Interview by Nicola Baird…
Everyone has a story. Charlie Perdios, joint owner of Anthony Pepe in Highbury, explains how his passion for Arsenal led to him becoming… an estate agent. Interview by Nicola Baird “My business partner – Ari Theodorou – and I knew Highbury well. It felt like coming home opening our office…
Everyone has a story. Charles Baron is having lunch at the Highbury Barn pub – nothing remarkable about that, except he was born on 6 May 1920 to Jewish refugees from the Russian pogroms – 95 years ago. So what are his memories of pre-World War Two Islington and life in…
Simon Moore: architect turned Highbury Arts Club boss Everyone has a story. Architect Simon Moore spent most of his working life designing and building huge modern buildings – from the Eden Project in Cornwall to underground tube stations – until his dream to run a neighbourhood restaurant where people meet up for tasty plates of food could no…
Paul Matz: founder Arsenal Independent Supporters’ Association Everyone has a story. Arsenal Independent Supporters’ Association, set up in 2000, represents passionate Arsenal fans who want to be sure that their club is the best it can be. With 10,000 members it’s a powerful voice that has turned its attention this March on getting Arsenal to adopt the London…
Subhash & Urvashi Patel: from Five Boys Natural Health Store Everyone has a story. Five Boys – the Natural Health Store – at Highbury Barn has a vast range of household, healing and healthy products. Years ago it was a garment making factory – but for the past 25 years it’s been a place you can find saffron, black treacle and pink peppercorns,…
Danny Michelson: La Fromagerie owner Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  In November 2014 specialist cheese shop La Fromagerie will have traded at Highbury Barn for 22 years. Owner Danny Michelson talks about life, cheese and campaigning.  Illustrations by Year 7 Highbury Fields School students. Interview by Nicola Baird Londoner Danny Michelson, 70, truly is Highbury Barn’s big cheese. It’s…
Tony Bedwell: Highbury Barn pub manager Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  He doesn’t drink or smoke but from about 7am, often until very late, Highbury Barn’s pub manager Tony Bedwell can be found at the pub – making him the perfect person to ask what’s behind that scaffolding? What’s cooking? And how much has the pub…
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