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Friday, March 23, 2018

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Islington's under curfew, apparently. If you were walking past the crossing at City Road last week, you might have noticed a curfew sign high up on the lamppost. By Monday morning, it had been taken down. This was the work of...
Watch a performance by the Candoco Dance Company, and the first thing that strikes you is the sheer power of the performers. You soon realise that you are witnessing something out of the ordinary. Some of the performers are on...
Still reluctant to step in, here I am standing in the dark at the colourful high gate with a mysterious inscription “Calthorpe Project”. I am about to attend my first improvisation comedy workshop. None of my colleagues have dared to...
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian stunned an audience in Australia after wearing a latex outfit created by a Holloway Road fetish designer. Never one to shy away from controversy, the star wore the skin-tight £274 Atsuko Kudo latex top and...
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...
Inspired by Banksy and the graffiti scene, 27-year-old Roy’s whimsical take on street art sees him creating miniature figurines and placing them in mundane settings. He is set to unveil his first solo-exhibition, Roy’s People: Street Life, which will...
Kamal Moulton - one of the young performers (Picture: LoveBuzz project) Disadvantaged youngsters are being given the chance to put their music skills to the test thanks to an Islington charity. The LoveBuzz project has helped launch the careers of troubled teens...
The staff at the Sylvanian Families shop remember Laurette McFarlane fondly. Her mother had owned a toy museum, which gave her a lifelong love of toys. Even into her 80s, McFarlane collected the much-loved animal figures avidly from the...
Additional reporting by Oscar Williams and Michael Allen It’s not unusual to see Islington swarming with Guardian-reading, privately educated couples with a theatre programmes nestled under their arms on a Monday night. But in a greying building on the corner...
Filmmaker Cleo Samoles-Little wants to take her new film, based on a working class family from Islington, all the way to Cannes.