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If you believe that good food is a key part of good health then meet gardener and chef, Mikhail Braunhofer, who runs the coffee and hot meal spot, Pop Coffee, by the Whittington Hospital. Interview by Nicola Baird It’s clear that Mikhail Braunhofer, who is just finishing his second winter running Pop…
Everyone has a story. In May 2016 Elizabeth Jones, 88, and her volunteers celebrated sending out the 100th issue of Talking News Islington – an audio magazine for the visually impaired. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, she reckons that during her career running a general store near London Bridge she…
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…
Ian Morris: Map gift shop co-owner Everyone has a story. Archway is due a complete makeover by 2016 – but already Junction Road, N19 is a surprisingly good place to go for gifts, food, pet supplies and pubs. Here’s how Ian Morris, co-owner of the wonderful Map gift shop has helped improve his bit of Islington. Interview by Nicola…
Piers Torday: children’s novelist Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  TV writer and theatre fan Piers Torday has just had his first novel published – The Last Wild. It’s an animal adventure set in a very empty, futuristic English landscape so how did he manage to write it when he’s based in Islington jostled by…
JK: from Accra to Archway Everyone has a story on the Islington Faces Blog.  JK spent his very early years in Ghana but came “very excitedly” to Islington aged seven and a half. Here he shares a little of what it was like growing up around Archway in the 1970s.  Interview by Nicola Baird. “I was seven…