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Everyone has an #energystory #12. Q: If I’m renting a place which leaks heat, how can I make the rooms warmer and the bills cheaper? Each Energy Story interview is inspired by the questions local people ask Islington Faces about cutting carbon/tackling the climate crisis. For this interview our question…
Everybody has a story. Here’s how the food bank at Ringcross Community Centre offers food, advice and company during the Covid-19 pandemic for hungry Islington people. Interview with centre manager Savvas Panas, volunteers and food bank users by Nicola Baird. A recent, chilling New Yorker piece (12 May 2020) reveals that…
Everybody has a story. Artist Melissa Scott-Miller paints her detailed canvases around the borough, so you may have spotted her at work in Islington. Or perhaps you recognise her Islington paintings when they star in the RA’s summer exhibitions? Interview with Nicola Baird Melissa Scott-Miller paints Islington scenes – houses, back…
Everybody has a story. It’s nearly 10 years since Islington’s pioneering reuse and repair shop opened on Seven Sisters Road bringing new life to unwanted and broken items. Manager Diye Wariebi explains how the Bright Sparks concept has led to more re-use shops opening in Waltham Forest and Newham. From…
Everyone has a story. Here’s how you can take a free tour of Islington’s N7 landmark – the Caledonian Clock Tower, a Grade II* listed building recently restored with Heritage Lottery funding. It’s a chance to explore the history of this dominating tower and Cally Park, one-time home to London’s…
Everybody has a story. Here’s how a couple from Eritrea have set up a cafĂ© in homage to their home city, Asmara. Their CafĂ© Asmarino serves delicious breakfast and lunch on Seven Sisters Road. Interview by Nicola Baird. Photos by Kimi Gill “Nowhere smells like the air in Eritrea,” says…
Everybody has a story. Play guru Anita Grant is also the joint founder of Islington4women – a group of voluntary sector leaders, council officers and local councillors who champion the view that Islington is a good place to be a woman. Q&A with Nicola Baird. You can join the discussion…
Everyone has a story. Chiropodist Joan Williams began her career looking at teeth but yearning for the bright lights of the stage. But for the past five years this funny, caring woman has switched her attention to full time foot care. Interview by Nicola Baird. Photos by Kimi Gill Joan…
Home means so many different things to us all. It can be a place of safety or a fuzzy childhood memory. The strangest triggers can bring memories of our first homes flooding back.  Here six Islington residents talk about settling down. These interviews by Nicola Baird were originally written in…
Everyone has a story. Here’s hoping you already know that Islington has its very own farm, Freightliners Farm. It’s a place for city people to get up close and personal with animals, and come to terms with anxiety and loneliness. Find out more from farm manager Liz McAllister. Interview by…