longform interview

Anna Colquhoun: culinary anthropologist Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  How do you learn to cook? One way might be to join a cooking class run by Highbury local Anna Colquhoun, a trained chef who teaches cooking and runs a supper club from her home close to Arsenal tube. Interview by Nicola Baird “Just don’t call me a foodie,” says Anna…
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…
Paulo Fino: web designer Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  What is it about Islington that can make it feel like home? Website designer Paulo Fino, who grew up in Russia and has family in Portugal, talks about what he loves about the area.  Interview by Nicola Baird Paulo Fino was born and brought up in Moscow…
Molly Gorell Barnes: teaching assistant/Mollypopcards Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  Do you find it hard to give a one word answer when someone asks what you do? If so you are probably under 30 years old or a freelance. Molly Gorell Barnes is a skilled greetings card designer, works hard as a special needs…
Kate Calvert: Archway community star Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  What makes communities get to know each other better? Kate Calvert, Founder of the Better Archway Forum, travel writer and all round rabble-rouser mixes campaigning with get-togethers to help make her local area a better place to live. Interview by guest blogger Joanna Bevan.…
Hanisha Solomon: singer Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  Where did you get your lucky break? Hanisha Solomon is big in Ethiopia – her Ethio-jazz, reggae and soul songs are always on the radio taking a social change message into homes and shops with a rhythm that makes you want to dance. But…
Sybille Hazward: fitness trainer Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  Sybille Hazward started her business with just ÂŁ80 after using her flatmate’s printer to create 500 flyers. The result was FreeFormFitness and Highbury Fields’ first fitness boot camp – but not the military style regime she despises.  Sybille talks about loving your body and the…
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,…