islington museum

Everyone has a story. You are invited to share ideas about how to make Islington Faces’ upcoming exhibition at Islington Museum in 2019 successful. Meetings are on Thursdays at the Blackstock Kitchen, 136 Blackstock Road (Sep 25, Oct 4, 11, 18 & 25). First meeting is this Thursday, 25 September, 11am-12noon. Islington…
Everyone has a story. Islington Museum has a special way of capturing the stories of people and places in our borough. Meet their new curator, Roz Currie, who’s just opened a show about fire – Islington Burning – and is now researching a new exhibition about Holloway Prison (which closed…
Everyone has a story. Oonagh Gay may have retired in June 2015 from running the Parliament & Constitution Centre, which she set up at the House of Commons Library 15 years ago, but she’s now able to focus on her passion for local history and run some great weekend walks –…
Mark Aston: Islington Museum & Local History Centre Manager Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. Any idea what you do if you want to find out more about your Islington roots – either your family or the places you know in the borough? Or maybe you want to know more about Tufnell Park, Clerkenwell or the people who’ve lived in Islington…
Samir Singh: Arsenal in the Community Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  How well do you know what Arsenal does – besides the beautiful game of course? Samir Singh, better known as Sami, has lived in Islington all his life and already had two dream jobs – one at Islington Museum and the next at Arsenal. Here he…
Chris P: canal enthusiast Everyone has a story on the Islington Faces Blog.  Here’s just a little about the magic of the canal – a passion that brings Chris P to the London Canal Museum as a regular volunteer. Interview by Nicola Baird. “It’s only 200 years ago the canal was built,” said Chris on the…
Alex Smith: heritage assistant Everyone has a story on the Islington Faces Blog. Alex Smith from Islington Local History Centre and Islington Museum helps keep many more local stories live and accessible – a hard task when you realise that there are more than 100,000 pieces of information stored on site at the Finsbury office. Interview…