Category Archives: Arts

Spillikin review: Provocative, emotional, worth seeing

The books on the shelves behind the humanoid robot slowly disappear throughout the play. It is a powerful visualisation of the erasing of a life. The life is Sally’s. Our protagonist in Spillikin is a foul-mouthed older woman, played by Judy Norman. At the beginning of the play she has already forgotten her husband is

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South Korean artist leaves a delicate touch in breathtaking exhibition

The greatest artists have the audacity to portray as beautiful something that is, on the surface, quite banal. This is what makes responses to their work vary from “this is breathtaking” to “this is not art”. The collection about cultural displacement in Do Ho Suh’s latest exhibition, Passage/s, at the Victoria Miro gallery sits comfortably

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Everything you need to know about The Crystal Maze in Islington

FANS of the hit 90s TV game show The Crystal Maze can now have a go at cracking the maze themselves, after a new immersive experience opened in Islington on Tuesday. A replica set has been built behind Angel station, giving Londoners the opportunity to have a go in the infamous Crystal Dome. The nostalgic

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An international student’s guide to the best pubs in Islington

After a thorough analysis of the typical Londoner, I have discovered that they all gather in places of worship called a ‘pub’ where they share a ‘pint’ and get piss-drunk. Whilst trying to be British by singing “God save the Queen,” and declaring fish and chips to be the best meal ever, I thought partaking in

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The 5 best pizza places in Islington

The Italian’s have given the world so many wonderful things: Prosecco, Pasta, heck even Pavarotti. But most importantly, our Euro chums have given us the gift of pizza. Back when our Roman friends created the scrummy treat, little did they know how much we rely on the yeast feast to get us through all of

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£500K road to close for 18 months just a year after reopening

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 two-way road, according to a Freedom of Information request. The road reopened in December 2014.

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Amanda Eatwell: “While Instagram is great, you don’t get the same softness that you do with film”

Islington-based photographer Amanda Eatwell has a clear vision for her latest body of work; a project she is calling Downtime. Inspired by the ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’ philosophy, Amanda’s latest series of photos explores the differences between what people do as a profession and what they do in their spare time. Amanda

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