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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.…
SPONSORED – Rachel Zatz: traveller & Airbnb host Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  Londoner Rachel Zatz has been planning a big trip to Brazil after she last visited 10 years ago with her eight-year-old. But she’s had to wait for her son to grow up, find time to learn basic Portuguese and think of a way to travel…
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…
Piers Torday: children’s novelist Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  TV writer and theatre fan Piers Torday has just had his first novel published – The Last Wild. It’s an animal adventure set in a very empty, futuristic English landscape so how did he manage to write it when he’s based in Islington jostled by…
JK: from Accra to Archway Everyone has a story on the Islington Faces Blog.  JK spent his very early years in Ghana but came “very excitedly” to Islington aged seven and a half. Here he shares a little of what it was like growing up around Archway in the 1970s.  Interview by Nicola Baird. “I was seven…
David Goodman: tapas chef Everyone has a story on the Islington Faces Blog.  Here’s how Londoner David Goodman started his own tapas place not far from Caledonian Road, N7. Interview by Nicola Baird. David Goodman runs the Roman Tapas & Grill on a street corner close to Caledonian Road & Barnsbury Station that also boasts the Hemingford…
Everyone in Islington has a story… especially at Freightliners Farm, which began life in old railway goods vans behind Kings Cross Station in 1973, before moving to Sheringham Road in 1978. You can still find one old carriage housing a mix of pheasants and quails. The farm is a lovely…
Jon Winder, play guru Everyone has a story, but how in Islington do we help our children explore so they have stories to share too? Here’s how council officer and new dad Jon Winder is keeping kids in Islington happy. Q&A by Nicola Baird. Reblog below from Love Outdoor Play. Some questions for Jon before…
Everyone in Islington’s got a story. Settle down for a cup of tea and a biscuit with the Scarbrough family (who’ve lived in Islington for years) and the chat switches from history to celebrity at rapid speed. If you want to know what Superfan Holly and her mother Helen Romero…