Everyone has a story. Here’s hoping you already know that Islington has its very own farm, Freightliners Farm. It’s a place for city people to get up close and personal with animals, and come…
September 5, 2018

Rosie Markwick: paddleboarder

Everyone has a story. Former corporate lawyer Isatu Funna explains how childhood memories of her grandmother and Sierra Leone beaches led her to open Dar Leone, in Angel, selling a globally inspired range of…
July 16, 2018

Jeremy Leslie: at magCulture

Mary Stevens: leaving Islington

For the past 10 years Mary Stevens, now 38, has lived at Highbury Barn and coped brilliantly with all sorts of life changes from full time commuting, job hunting and becoming a mum. All…

Robert Marco: T-Bird owner

Everyone has a story. Meet Highbury local Robert Marco who runs the shabby-chic T-Bird bar on Blackstock Road, which is famous for its juke box and the times a less-well known Ed Sheeran did…

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…

Born and Bred In Islington

September 19, 2018

Robert Stuhldreer: dog trainer

September 12, 2018

Liz McAllister: farm manager

September 5, 2018

Rosie Markwick: paddleboarder

August 8, 2018

Mary Stevens: leaving Islington

July 30, 2018

Robert Marco: T-Bird owner

July 16, 2018

Jeremy Leslie: at magCulture

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…