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What inspired you to open magCulture? In other European cities there are spectacular magazine shops. If you know where to look in London you can find some great magazines, but I felt there needed to be a dedicated shop with...
Residents in Tufnell Park have launched a crowdfunding campaign to thwart plans to replace the local church with a seven-storey block of flats. The church leaders want to demolish the current building and erect a 200-seat church in its place,...
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...
Sir Ian McKellen headed a selection of Islington’s finest performers in a reading of Homer’s Odyssey in Islington Town Hall on Monday. The performance was part of a series of events to mark the end of the Greek season at...
Audience taste for classic drama is to blame for theatre’s lack of diversity, says actor Jolyon Coy. “Classic plays still have a huge draw for audiences, and in those plays there are often few parts for women”, says Mr...
BBC iPlayer is hosting an Islington Community Theatre production about the lives of teenagers. Launched on Monday 16 November, the play, which has been adapted for the small screen, is now accessible to iPlayer’s 13 million viewers nationwide. Having a place...
The national charity closed its Vauxhall doors after 15 years to open headquarters in Finsbury Park on Monday 26 October. “When we moved to Vauxhall it was a lot cheaper than it is nowadays,” said the foundation's CEO Stephen Robertson. “It was...
The centre on Cross Street offers English lessons and dance classes, as well as providing food, clothes and other support services. However, cuts mean the Centre has now been forced to close for all but one day a week. Ms Stevenson,...
A violinist who trained at The Royal College of Music has put his career on hold to teach underprivileged youngsters for a burgeoning music charity. Thomas Moore, who grew up in a single-parent home on an estate in Newport, Wales, wants to...
A founder of London’s only scientific lab for children is calling on Highbury West parents and businesses to help fund the project or risk its closure. Lab_13, a fully equipped facility that allows children to design and carry out their own...