Islington Giving

Jerry White: author of Campbell Bunk the worst street in London Everyone has a story. Professor Jerry White is one of London’s leading social historians. He started his career inspecting homes in Islington after taking a job as a Public Health Inspector for Islington Council back in the 1970s. Jerry has written many history books about London including Islington’s most notorious…
Hannah Kalmanowitz: Stuart Low Trust manager Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. Does living somewhere for decades give you a better connection with the place? Does it make you want to do more for it, or less? Hannah Kalmanowitz, who has lived in Islington for 37 years says it’s made her want to do as much…
Matt Segal: Frederick’s manager Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  Where does your family always meet in Islington? As a child Matt Segal loved to go to his great uncle’s restaurant, Frederick’s in Camden Passage, for treats and family get-togethers. Now he’s the third generation Segal running this chic Islington venue and his children love coming…
Mum and kids go camping at Freightliners Farm Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  Anyone love camping? Me too – but it is a surprisingly tricky thing to do in Islington, which is famously the London borough with the least green space. It’s especially hard if you don’t have a back garden with a bit of grass big enough…
Lizzie Hunt: Islington Giving Week Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  Yorkshire born Lizzie Hunt, fundraiser extraordinaire, explains how Islington gives her that feeling of being home. She also picks some of the best events during Islington Giving Week 9-15 June – hopefully you can join in too?  Interview by Nicola Baird “Looking out for your neighbour is really…
Barry Edwards: Islington’s Mayor 2013-14 Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  Islington has the second highest level of child poverty in London (and the fourth highest in England). What’s to be done? Step forward Barry Edwards, 65, who grew up in one of the poorest parts of Finsbury Park. In May 2013 Barry became Mayor of Islington…