interviews

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…
EveryTHING has a story… In a moment of spring cleaning frenzy Nicola Baird takes a week off from interviewing people who live or work in Islington – see http://islingtonfacesblog.com – to pick out the best places to revitalise your possessions. Here’s where to clean and repair clothes & chairs, bind books (even…
Carlos Torres: film maker & photographer Everyone has a story. Film maker Carlos Torres reckons living in Islington will give him the film making opportunities he needs to develop his career.  Interview by Nicola Baird. Spaniard Carlos Torres has been in the UK for three years but is happy to call Islington – and more specifically Archway – his home. Carlos is…
Hedera Vetch: wildlife gardener Everyone has a story. Take a photo journey around Hedera Vetch’s tiny shared N5 garden to gain an understanding of life in Islington from the wildlife’s point of view. This post also has a request to stop a magnificent ash tree being felled on a slither of land off Elwood…
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…
Anne Weyman: u3a dynamo Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. Islington University of the Third Age (iu3a) has been giving retired and semi-retired Islingtonians plenty to think about and do since it was started a year ago. To help celebrate its first birthday iu3a chair, Anne Weyman, talks about the joys of iu3a – and…
Linda Plater: Village of Islington co-ordinator Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  How well do you know Islington? Do you know it well enough to know that it’s a name for places outside north London and a media corner of Manchester too? As  a celebration of all things Islington, Canadian Linda Plater talks about her home and work life in…
Cyril Mann: painter & sculptor Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  Painter and sculptor Cyril Mann (1911-1980) battled for a much wider public recognition during his life. But now his name and sun-filled paintings are starting to become better known thanks to local people honouring him with an Islington People’s Plaque in his memory on a…
Chris Morris: tattoo artist Everyone has a story. This guest post is by Joanna Bevan who works with Here To Islington. Here she interviews Chris Morris, tattoo artist at the Ohh My God Tattoo studio in Archway. Find out how to contribute a guest post (or nominate a person to be interviewed) on islingtonfacesblog at…
10 of the best Islington interviews Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  But who has the best story? As the interviewer I find it impossible to judge (well, there are more than 60 interviews about people who live or work in Islington on this blog) but I’ve picked 10 of my favourites for you. Happy reading,…