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Can you hear the Irish music? If it’s Saturday and you’re in Fonthill Road then it’ll be coming from the WB Yeats. Here’s a chance to meet the pub’s chef, Killian Lynch, who lives and works in Finsbury Park. Photos by Kimi Gill. Tread softly because St Patrick’s Day is…
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 Oxygen Fitness Universe, a private gym close to Holloway tube. Interview by Nicola Baird. Photos by…
Everyone has a story. If you’d like to do good, get to know Islington better and get fit, simultaneously, then you might enjoy joining Goodgym. Here Paul Bown explains how Goodgym – which operates in 39 areas across the UK, including Islington – helps combat isolation and benefits communities. Interview…
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. Mick Fitzgerald was just five-years-old when he was sent from Limerick to join his parents in London. His new home was 34 White Lion Street and he wasn’t impressed. Now 66, and living in Essex, he’s enjoying recalling the old days. Follow this short circular walk…
 Everyone has a story. Will you be shouting ‘hao’ (bravo) when the China National Peking Opera Company performs A River All Red and The Phoenix Returns Home at Sadler’s Wells Theatre from 21-25 October? Here Kevin Zhang from Sinolink, which has brought the show to London, talks Peking opera. Q&A by Nicola…
Everyone has a story. Where to eat? Meet Elton Keka, the owner of 129hrd, a new Holloway Road neighbourhood restaurant. Interview by Nicola Baird. “Customers from around here are very foody. They know what they want and their expectations are high because they eat in good restaurants,” says Elton Keka,…
Everyone has a story. Who do you turn to when a much-loved chair breaks – head to (a) Islington Waste Centre or (b) find a furniture restorer? If your instinct is to save and repair stuff then you need to meet local cabinet maker and furniture restorer Dominic Bennet. Interview…
Over a cup of tea, two of St Thomas’ super-musical organists, Robert Shrubsall and Andrew Greer, explain why they’ve launched the St Thomas’ Organ fund to raise ÂŁ80,000 for essential repairs. Interview by Nicola Baird. Photos by Kimi Gill. A few years before St Thomas’ parish church opened its arched…