Working in Islington

Chris Morris: tattoo artist Everyone has a story. This guest post is by Joanna Bevan who works with Here To Islington. Here she interviews Chris Morris, tattoo artist at the Ohh My God Tattoo studio in Archway.¬†Find out how to contribute a guest post (or nominate a person to be interviewed) on islingtonfacesblog at…
Tony Bedwell: Highbury Barn pub manager Everyone on¬†Islington Faces Blog¬†has a story.¬†¬†He doesn‚Äôt drink or smoke but from about 7am, often until very late, Highbury Barn’s pub manager Tony Bedwell can be found at the pub ‚Äď making him the perfect person to ask what‚Äôs behind that scaffolding? What‚Äôs cooking? And how much has the pub…
Sybille Hazward: fitness trainer Everyone on¬†Islington Faces Blog¬†has a story.¬†¬†Sybille Hazward started her business with just ¬£80 after using her flatmate‚Äôs printer to create 500 flyers. The result was FreeFormFitness and Highbury Fields’ first fitness boot camp ‚Äď but not the military style regime she despises. ¬†Sybille talks about loving your body and the…
Alex Carter: puppets at little angel theatre Everyone on¬†Islington Faces Blog¬†has a story. For 50 years the Little Angel Theatre has put on stunning puppet shows with marionettes as well as shadow puppets, rod puppets, glove puppets and table puppets. No wonder that as an Islington school boy Alex Carter detoured past the Little Angel Theatre* most…
Katherine Horsham: community mobiliser Everyone on¬†Islington Faces Blog¬†has a story.¬†Katherine Horsham, manager of the Islington council-funded Here To project designed to encourage helping out in the borough, is a huge fan of living in Islington, and one day hopes to live by Regent’s Canal.¬†Interview¬†by¬†Nicola Baird ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a real privilege to live and work in…
Dominic Haddock: opera producer Everyone on¬†Islington Faces Blog¬†has a story. What‚Äôs it like running an Islington pub theatre? Meet Dominic Haddock, one of the trio behind OperaUpClose ‚Äď which puts on affordable opera at the atmospheric King‚Äôs Head Theatre on Upper Street and has just set up Islington’s newest theatre above the Hope &…
Everyone on¬†Islington Faces Blog¬†has a story, including Hazel – philosopher, critic and Renaissance dog, aka the theatre dog at the Park Theatre.¬†¬†Here Hazel discusses the big topics: squirrels, snacks and her stage debut in¬†Sleeping Beauty¬†panto (until 19 Jan 2014). Interview¬†by¬†Nicola Baird¬†(with some help from Jez & Melli Bond) What ‚Äės…
Minerva: tailor Everyone on¬†Islington Faces Blog¬†has a story. Minerva runs the fabulous alterations shop, Image, at the far end of fashion fans‚Äô best-kept secret, Fonthill Road, N4. So how did pet dog-loving Minerva, born in a Cyprus village in 1953, but brought up in Rochdale (Manchester), end up running¬† a boutique repair…
10 of the best Islington interviews Everyone on¬†Islington Faces Blog¬†has a story. ¬†But who has the best story? As the interviewer I find it impossible to judge (well, there are more than 60 interviews about people who live or work in Islington on this blog) but I’ve picked 10 of my favourites for you. Happy reading,…
Anna Harvey: N1 Centre administrator Everyone on¬†Islington Faces Blog¬†has a story. ¬† Not so long ago Anna Harvey, 24, moved from Manchester to London. She has spent the past year at the N1 Centre (she‚Äôs the Centre Administrator). She‚Äôs the one who sorts out the big lawn in the summer and gets to invite Father…