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A popular espresso bar and restaurant has been forced to prolong its wait for a late night music licence after a council hearing over the issue has been delayed. Shoreditch Grind is looking to be able to play recorded music past...
Bright yellow polystyrene figures hanging off objects have appeared in Hornsey Road over the past few days. Islington Now tracked down the artist and asked him what it was all about. ‘Kit’ has been an artist for about 25 years,...
Saving a few pennies is always a cause for celebration in London. When it comes to comedy or drama however, a common expectation is that what you pay for is what you get. So where does that leave Angel...
There is a rich history of LGBT+ action in Islington, from the first gay rights demonstration in the 1970s to the first openly gay MP. The first openly transgender Labour councillor to be elected, Osh Gantly (Highbury East), is...
Theatre critics are notorious for their sharp wit and acerbic style. Writers such as Michael Billington of The Guardian and Ben Brantley of the New York Times are known for their reluctance to take prisoners.   It takes a brave...
It’s well-known among history buffs and the average TV viewer alike that the Borgias were the most notorious family of Renaissance Italy. Originally outsiders from Spain, they clawed their way to power by ruthlessly murdering anyone who got in...
Ahead of Waffle Day this weekend, Islington Now went to discover the best places to have a waffle-off in the heart of Islington. Here are our findings, try them all! [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1c-HvYeDvJn4PZ-AdvbZo_E8MgAY&w=640&h=480]   CrepeAffaire - 51-53 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 8EA CrepeAffaire offers four...
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...
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...
It’s not often the best seat in an opera house is right at the back. The King’s Head Theatre isn’t your average opera house. The intimate space behind the Islington pub makes Paul Higgins’ adaptation of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly...