islington interviews

Everyone has a story. Paul’s Emporium on York Way is the perfect Islington antique shop to find well-made, affordable and witty items for friends or to decorate your home. But do people still buy old things? Interview by Nicola Baird Paul’s Emporium is a treasure trove of signs, records, masks, shop fittings,…
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. 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. “Imagine Holloway Road is a river and the roads that feed into it are tributaries. That’s Gothic Valley,” says Holly Peterson, founding President of the newest branch of the Women’s Institute in Islington, Gothic Valley WI. Interview by Nicola Baird “I’d been in the WI when I…
How do you stay in touch with your family when meet-ups are rare, or impossible? Email and Skype can work well, but Maria North and her three sisters went a step further – they challenged each other to write poems. Five years later, and many emails, they’ve published a book,…
Everyone has a story. Textile designer Clarissa Hulse explains how Islington’s plants and trees inspire her best selling lines of bedlinen, cushion covers, bags and scarves, from the studio where they are created, just off Highbury Fields, N5. Interview by Nicola Baird “If I’m filling the world with stuff I want…
By the end of 2016 there were 222 interviews on Islington Faces so it’s obvious that everyone really does have a story. I’m always asked which is my favourite interview – but that’s impossible, as whoever I’m focussing on is always my fave. All the interviews are free to read,…
What if you get your dream job – in a cycle shop – and then discover that being on the busy, traffic choked, siren-wailing Holloway Road has some lethal downsides? That’s why Russell Selway from Cycle Surgery Highbury discusses air pollution in this interview with Nicola Baird It’s exactly a…
Everyone has a story. Not a lot of people know that during World War Two Arsenal was used as an ARP centre and underneath the West Stand local residents had a safe shelter. That’s where Gladys Muchamore (nee Newman) and her family spent most nights during the war. Gladys’ family have always…
Everyone has a story. Thanks to the Discovery space that opened above the mobile provider Three’s store on Islington High Street in March 2016, 2,000 more people are ace at using their smart phones, iPads and all sorts of apps. Meet the duo Jessica Tompkinson and Alan Parker behind this…
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