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Clerkenwell’s hidden history: the great and gruesome

May 20, 20150

While this week sees a celebration of much that is innovative and new in Clerkenwell, one ingenious project reminds us of the rich – and often troubled history that this area has.
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The future is here: Digital Shoreditch 2015

May 14, 20150

This week the central London venue of Shoreditch Town Hall  became the home of Digital Shoreditch, a festival celebrating creative, technical and business ventures all around the globe. Each of the five
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London mayors walk for charity

March 2, 20150

  On a sunny Sunday morning, London’s mayors gathered in front of the Whittington Hospital in Highgate Hill for the annual Mayors’ Walk. The five-mile long charity journey, which fell on 1 March
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Islington celebrates Chinese New Year

February 21, 20150

With good wishes, lots of food and a traditional lion dance, hundreds of Islingtonians rang in the Year of the Sheep today.   The annual New Year celebration of the Islington
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What to do on Valentine’s Day

February 11, 20150

  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so it’s time to decide what to do with your loved one on that special day. Islington, Clerkenwell and Shoreditch all offer
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Merry Kissmas! Giant mistletoe chandelier unveiled at Islington Square

December 11, 20140

Upper Street was transformed into a romantic wonderland on Wednesday night as couples flocked to embrace under a giant  mistletoe chandelier at the Old Post Office. Rev Simon Harvey of
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Our guide to Islington’s Christmas markets

December 3, 20140

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We compiled the best markets and events for the holiday season, so you can get your Christmas shopping done in time this year

Theatre review: ‘Piranha Heights’ at the Old Red Lion Theatre

November 17, 20140

A violent, disturbing vision of British society, the revised version of Philip Ridley’s black comedy Piranha Heights is not for the faint- hearted. First staged in 2008 at the Soho Theatre, D.E.M.
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Paris is Burning: French music in Angel

April 12, 20141

The Lexington in Angel has long been hailed as one of the gems of London’s small-venue circuit. Now two music lovers are using the pub to bring French music to
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Islington crime and safety summit: Role for ‘active participation’ of community, says council

March 29, 20140

Islington Council and the local police led a crime and safety summit at Islington Town Hall last Saturday [22 March], encouraging the community to take action in preventing and reducing crime
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