st thomas’ road

Everyone has a story. Chairman of the trustees of Finsbury Park mosque, Mohammed Kozbar, discusses the many ways the mosque interacts with the local community and the Muslims who worship there. Interview by Nicola Baird. Photos by Kimi Gill. Come out of Finsbury Park tube and the first significant landmark…
Everyone has a story. Building human towers – a 250-year-old Catalan tradition – is thriving just near Arsenal’s Emirates stadium. Interview with founder Marc Pujol and President Anne D’Hermy, by Nicola Baird.  Red shirts, white trousers, black faixa wrapped around the waist are the uniform of the Castellers of London.…
Over a cup of tea, two of St Thomas’ super-musical organists, Robert Shrubsall and Andrew Greer, explain why they’ve launched the St Thomas’ Organ fund to raise ÂŁ80,000 for essential repairs. Interview by Nicola Baird. Photos by Kimi Gill. A few years before St Thomas’ parish church opened its arched…
Csaba Miklos Beck: postman Everyone has a story. Islington Faces joins Csaba Miklos Beck, the cheerful postman on the St Thomas’ round (near Finsbury Park), and finds out what a postman is thinking as he puts the post through our letterboxes. Interview by Nicola Baird “My name, Csaba*, is typically Hungarian, but my last name sounds…
Stanley Smart: mechanic & poet Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. Stanley Smart is a well-known St Thomas’ Road character who you may have seen washing and polishing cars. But his passion for vehicles was nearly his undoing. Interview by Nicola Baird. Stanley grew up in Trinidad, one of the bigger Caribbean islands, but in 1958…