Everyone has a story. Tamsen Courtenay spent months listening to the stories of homeless people living on the streets of central London during winter 2016. Interview by Nicola Baird “I’m a chronicler, not a…
November 28, 2018

Joan Williams: chiropodist

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

Robert Stuhldreer: dog trainer

Everyone has a story. Meet dog trainer Robert Stuhldreer whose dogs you’ve probably seen starring at the Almedia theatre, in West End shows, in ads and films. Interview by Nicola Baird. Photos by Kimi…

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…

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

November 28, 2018

Joan Williams: chiropodist

November 14, 2018

Home is Islington

Home is Islington

Home means so many different things to us all. It can be a place of safety or a fuzzy childhood memory. The strangest triggers can bring memories of our first homes flooding back.  Here six Islington…

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…
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…