Finsbury Park

Everyone has a story. There’s a new network for tech cooperatives based in Fonthill Road. Here Space4 Manager Polly Robbins explains what Outlandish and Space4 do, plus provides many reasons why she likes working in Finsbury Park. Interview by Nicola Baird. Photos by Kimi Gill Polly Robbins: Space 4 manager.…
Everyone has a story. Expect comic action in The Journey – a play written by a standup that takes us into space. The actors are locals, comedian Gabby Best and Will Brown, so what’s it like performing so close to home? Interview by Nicola Baird The Journey is a new…
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 the back of a Fonthill Road fashion emporium, Prisoners Abroad tackles the isolation of British nationals imprisoned overseas, while also helping their families here combat the stigma and any anxieties they may face. Here employee, Sam Clarke, reveals just what that means. Interview by Nicola…
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…
Everyone has a story. Islington’s connection with the Big Issue goes back years. Right now there are two Big Issue offices in Finsbury Park. London Regional Manager Chris Stuchbery, who works at 222 Seven Sisters Road, talks about his job and explains why we all need to buy a Big…
Everyone has a story. West Ham author, blogger and football writer, Pete May, moved to the heart of Arsenal country in 1993. While living in Islington he’s written four books about West Ham United. Here’s how living so close to Highbury and the Emirates inspires him. Interview by Nicola Baird (btw reader,…
Everyone has a story. A year working on the Stronger In campaign, managing 45,000 volunteers, has left Benali Hamdache in an unexpectedly positive mindframe – and the time and skills to be the electoral co-ordinator for the Islington Green party. Interview with Nicola Baird. Benali Hamdache is proud to have…
Everyone has a story. Gordon Warrell from Old Street talks about Islington’s council housing, Formula 1 racing and the shows Dame Vera Lynn (who will be 100 in March 2017) gave in Islington. Interview by Nicola Baird.  Gordon was born in St Barts Hospital in 1934. He spent the war years…
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