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Reel Islington: Q&A with director Matthew Barton

February 26, 20140

Matthew Barton is one of the directors that entered into this year’s Reel Islington Film Festival Short Film Awards under the theme ‘Home is where I want to be…’, screening this Friday
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Video: Down at the park – What does it take to become a football pro?

February 8, 20140

Every Saturday teams of kids head to Islington’s parks to play football but only a handful, if any, will ever seriously aspire to a professional career in football. What hope
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From The Bronx to Brick Lane: The rise of street art tourism in Shoreditch

February 5, 20141

Bright neon colours, socio-political messages and complex paste-ups regularly draw visitors down the alleyways of the East End.
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Video: Discovering street art in Shoreditch

December 11, 20130

Shoreditch has firmly established itself as the street art borough of London, with numerous guided tours dedicated to the area’s many masterpieces.

Podcast: What’s the future for new theatre spaces like the Barbican’s Milton Court?

December 11, 20130

Following the opening of the Barbican’s newest state-of-the-art performance centre, Milton Court, we asked what theatre is doing to stay relevant and attract new audiences.

Podcast: American Football – big sport on the small island

December 11, 20130

American Football has grown exponentially over the last few years in the UK. Since 2007, the International Series has brought regular season games to Wembley Stadium, with 2013 seeing two
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Meeting the neighbours of Newington Green

November 28, 20130

It can be tough for busy Londoners to maintain relationships with – or even meet  – their neighbours. Ludovica Tronci  found out how the people of Newington Green are trying
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Podcast: Modern day challenges for the UK’s oldest wholesale meat market

November 27, 20130

SJS reporter Yannic Rack goes behind the scenes at Smithfield Market   When Greg Lawrence first started as a trainee at Smithfields 47 years ago, supermarkets didn’t sell very much
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Life of a Big Issue seller

November 29, 20120

We walk past him every day, we ignore him pathologically and we pretend we can’t hear his calls. He is the Big Issue vendor. Operating opposite Angel Station, Sora Robu
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