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There is something enticingly Koestlerian about meeting political exiles in small cafes to discuss the place of dissent. It’s a romantic image, albeit one inevitably disenchanted by reality. But I can claim my Rubashov moment, even if my dissident...
For those who grew up watching Takeshi’s Castle and The Crystal Maze, the prospect of working in one of their inner-city equivalents, escape rooms, is tantalising. Riddles and puzzles Escape games—based on the Japanese online game ‘Takagism’—do away with the...
At 227a Upper Street sits New Unity, a non-religious church which boasts a unique connection to the women’s suffrage movement. The church, which is now comprised of a majority atheist congregation, can call Mary Wollstonecraft one of its past...
Every woman at some point in their life has met (or been) a “bathroom girl”. The “bathroom girl” is the girl you meet among the toilet stalls on a night out - usually when you’re quite drunk - with...
For many, old age is an opportunity to sit down and put their feet up. But 73-year-old Sheila Field sees her senior years as an opportunity to campaign for human rights. The grandmother spent Wednesday outside Highbury & Islington...
Sanitary products are taxed as a ‘non-essential, luxury item’, unlike ‘alcoholic jellies’ and ‘exotic meats’. This ‘tampon tax’ means that women are denied access to basic hygiene products every day. Islington was last year named ‘the worst place to be...
Finding the greenery in Islington, London’s least green borough, Jane Parker leads walking tours to reacquaint locals with their surroundings.
Islington women have the lowest levels of happiness, life satisfaction and feelings that life is worth living, while also suffering from the highest levels of anxiety, according to a study conducted by the National Centre for Social Research for...
You never know what death is going to throw at you. For bereaved families, the task of sifting through, packing up or throwing away the possessions of the relative you’ve lost is often a poignant, sad affair. The clothes,...
Clifford Farrell OBE of Paradise Passion Cliff was appointed an OBE by the Queen for saving lives in his native country of Montserrat following the volcanic eruption in 1997. He was working as a firefighter on upper street before...