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A theatre troupe of recent care-leavers will begin a month-long run of a play about the experience of leaving care on Wednesday, performing in the carpark under Smithfield Market. The Big House, a theatre company and charity based in Mildmay...
Islington Council’s bid to become London’s first Borough of Culture reached its final stages on Wednesday night as the council looks to secure more than £1m of funding to stage a programme of cultural events and initiatives in 2019. Outstanding cultural initiatives The...
At a time when trans activists and celebrities are more visible than ever, you’d probably expect to hear more about the Labour Party’s first elected transgender politician. But local councillor and trans woman Osh Gantly remains under the radar in...
Britain's first ever atheist church is in full swing in Islington
Ahead of Mother’s Day this weekend, Islington Now spoke some people around Islington about their plans (or lack of) for the day itself. Faruk, 23 - “I knew that it was coming this weekend. I’m not going to do anything...
A new group of female photographers is taking Islington by storm. Harriet Agerholm finds out more Following International Women’s Day, Islington Arts Factory is hosting an exhibition of photographs by women who have suffered violence.
British cycling success at the 2012 Olympics was a “perfect wave” for launching the Islington Cycling Club (ICC) the following year, says club secretary David Shannon. A cold winter meant that the inaugural club run was delayed until April 2013,...
Canonbury dating blogger Lauren Crouch never anticipated the impact one bad Tinder date would have. Her blog received 500,000 hits after she revealed how a man she met off Tinder asked for a refund for a £3.50 coffee when she...
Public artist Rowan Durrant installed the final piece in his latest art series 'Superfix Archway' last Friday. A 'superfix' is an object in the neighbourhood that was initially damaged and subsequently fixed and painted a bright glossy orange by Durrant.  It...
A road that cost over half a million pounds to redevelop will be closed for 18 months to allow for further construction, just 15 months after reopening. Islington Council spent £510,000 on converting a section of Caledonian Road to a...