Everyone has a story. If you love handmade, oak furniture visit the Millinery Works, an historic industrial building on Southgate Road, now used by Brian Thompson and Derek Rothera as a showroom for their…
Everyone has a story. Here’s how a young Chad boy fell in love with body building, thanks to Muscle & Fitness magazine, and went on to become a champion. Meet Gilbert Alaskadi, now running…
January 31, 2018

Helen Kersley: Islington Giving

January 25, 2018

Raquel Siganporia: solicitor

Merium Bhuiyan: CakeFace make-up

Everyone has a story. Here’s how Merium Bhuiyan turned her childhood passion for make-up into a business that mixes education, community work and confidence coaching.  Interview by Nicola Baird “I’m north London through and…

James Wren: film festival director

Everyone has a story. From 23-29 April Islington could perhaps be mistaken for Cannes as the Unrestricted View Film Festival showcases documentaries, comedies and shorts at three local venues. Here film festival director James…

Dieter Perry: press photographer

Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  Dieter Perry, 46, knows exactly what makes a good news photo – but then with 15 years’ experience snapping for the Argent group’s North London newspapers including Islington Gazette (now the…

Corinna Snashall: planning a gap year

Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  It’s only two weeks since the summer holidays ended but Year 13 student at Camden Girls’ School, Corinna Snashall, is not just busy studying for A levels, she’s also pulling together a…

Antonagis Andreou: Borstal, gang life, love

Everyone has a story. Many of what might now be called Cyprus’ forgotten refugees of the 1960s settled in north Islington. This interview with Antonagis Andreou reveals many of the hardships the community faced arriving in…

Barry Forshaw: Canonbury Bookshop in the 1970s

Everyone has a story. A writer and journalist on crime fiction and thrillers, Barry Forshaw’s first job in London was selling books at Canonbury Bookshop, 268 Upper Street, now Harvey Jones Kitchens (opposite Euphorium). Here he…
Oct23

Sarah Toner: ballet teacher

Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. Gillespie Road looks so ordinary…
Aug29

Pat Tuson: urban nature photographer

Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  Pat Tuson, 68, best known locally…
Aug22

Manuel & Stella Saavedra: puttin’ on the Ritz

Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. London is a big draw…
Aug15

Roy Griffiths: carpenter artist

Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. If class, career and cancer…