Living in Islington

Everyone has a story. Who loves the canal or has been on a boat in Islington? Skipper Lorraine Fox talks about life in the City Road Basin, one of Islington’s largest outdoor spaces. Interview by Nicola Baird. Photos by Kimi Gill. Back in 1985 Lorraine Fox came to Islington expecting…
Everyone has a story. When did you last talk to a neighbour? For Val Henney, who works part time as a Good Neighbourhood Coordinator, neighbourliness has become a way of life. Here she explains how simple neighbourliness is helping people on the New River Green Estate and Peabody King’s Cross…
Everyone has a story. For the past few years, air pollution has stopped being London’s dirty secret. That’s in no small part due to the work of scientists at King’s College London such as Archway-based Andrew Grieve. Interview by Nicola Baird. Photos by Kimi Gill It’s more than 50 years…
Everyone has a story. Anyone can sign claims Barnsbury’s Michael Waldron who has just taken over the job as conductor with Islington Choral Society. Interview by Nicola Baird. Photos by Kimi Gill “There’s a real mix of people in Islington – everyone who lives and works here is interesting,” says…
Everyone has a story. When the worst happens – your partner is kidnapped at an international airport and put on death row – what can you do? Meet Yemi Hailemariam who is making sure the plight of Andy Tsege is not forgotten. Interview by Nicola Baird Photos by Kimi Gill “I’m…
Everyone has a story. At Islington Faces’ party to celebrate the 250th interview there were many familiar faces… writes Nicola Baird. Photos from Kimi Gill (& Emily Finch) “Some of Islington’s most familiar faces gathered on Monday (4 October 2017) to celebrate” wrote Emily Finch in the Islington Tribune. She…
Everyone has a story. Five courses and a cocktail are the supper club treat offered each month by passionate cook Roshni Shah, who loves to blend Indian and Middle Eastern flavours. And now she’s celebrating a year of her 8 Plates supper club. Interview by Nicola Baird. Photos by Kimi…
Everyone has a story. The relaunch of the iconic Chung Kuo science fiction series takes place in June at Waterstone’s in Islington. Here author David Wingrove talks influences and Islington. Interview by Nicola Baird. Photos by Kimi Gill Photography. Science fiction fans are sure to know the Chung Kuo series…
Everyone has a story. Paul Wood – by profession a web designer, by passion a dendrologist – doesn’t just love trees he’s also written a fascinating book about London’s Street Trees. Read on to find out which Islington trees he loves and even join him for an Islington Faces tree…
Everyone has a story. Meet Dr Michael Eades, the university researcher who helped set up, and still curates, the UK’s only festival of the humanities, Being Human (held in November). Interview by Nicola Baird Dr Michael Eades, 36, has the longest job title yet seen by Islington Faces. He’s Public Engagement…
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