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Islington and the Refugee Crisis: The Power of Art

June 10, 20160

The biggest ever Refugee Week is taking place this month with more than 400 events due to take place across the UK. It has a particular resonance for Islington. During
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The Outsiders’ View of Britain: Photographs of a Nation

April 29, 20160

Martin Parr, one of the most renowned documentary photographers of modern life, is not everyone’s cup of tea. When Henri Cartier-Bresson – the grandfather of street photography – attended an
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Podcast: Wake up and Smell the Coffee Culture

March 6, 20160

Today around one in five people visit a coffee shop on a daily basis in the UK. Proof – if it was needed – that coffee shops are continuing their
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Last orders? The Decline of the East End Boozer

January 21, 20160

It seems ironic that one of the defining features of British culture is slipping into an alarming decline. The good old pub with its roaring fire, creaking floorboards, friendly atmosphere
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Bright Lights, Big City: Islington Contemporary Art and Design Fair 2015

November 27, 20150

  On a windswept November weekend, the Candid Galleries – one of the largest independent contemporary art spaces in the city – played host to the Islington Contemporary Art and
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Podcast: The Hunt for the Best Chips in Islington

November 6, 20150

  There is nothing more British than fish and chips. But good chips are hard to find. Crispy, golden, thick chips smothered in salt and lashings of vinegar – sounds perfect
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Pride in London 2015 – but is the capital still in the closet?

June 25, 20150

London is renowned as one of the most diverse, tolerant and buzzing capitals of the world. This week, the city will come alive with rainbow flags, music and festivity as over
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Graffiti, street art or glorified vandalism?

March 13, 20150

  It’s not every day you see the future queen, pregnant and naked on the side of the road. So if you happen to be strolling down Caledonian Road in
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