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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 residents talk about settling down. These interviews by Nicola Baird were originally written in…
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 Gill. You’d think it would be hard for a man and his five dogs to go…
Everyone has a story. Chairman of the trustees of Finsbury Park mosque, Mohammed Kozbar, discusses the many ways the mosque interacts with the local community and the Muslims who worship there. Interview by Nicola Baird. Photos by Kimi Gill. Come out of Finsbury Park tube and the first significant landmark…
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 acoustic sessions in the downstairs bar. Interview by Nicola Baird. Photos by Kimi Gill. Robert Marco,…
Everyone has a story. Magazines are thriving at magCulture – the shop, website, design studio and mag masterclass hub – on the Clerkenwell/Angel border run by graphic designer and mega mag fan Jeremy Leslie. Interview by Nicola Baird. Photo by Kimi Gill  Back in the ‘80s, magazines were an essential…
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 London. GUEST POST and interview by Engage London’s Meagan Walker, which was originally published…
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 Arts & Crafts furniture. Interview by Nicola Baird. Photos by Kimi Gill Camden Passage used to…
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 Wren introduces the 2018 line up. Interview by Nicola Baird. Photos by Kimi Gill. “There are…
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 recalls the amazing people and places of 1970s Islington. Interview by Nicola Baird. “Every…
Everyone has a story. What shall we do to this wall? That was the question at the heart of a collaboration between art student Matthew Wang and a dozen members of Islington Age UK’s art group. The answer led to the creation of a striking photo mural at Market Road.…