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Radical history of Islington: why Clerkenwell is the place where Russian Revolution Centenary is to be celebrated

November 6, 20170

A century ago on the 25 October, the October Revolution, an event that changed the world irreversibly, took place in Petrograd, Russian Empire. Now, the 100th anniversary of the October
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5 ideas to make the best of this Bonfire Night

November 3, 20170

Struggling to decide what to do this Bonfire Night? London is renowned for having some of the best firework displays in the whole of the UK and many of them
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Review: ‘Fire! Fire!’ at Museum of London

November 9, 20160

This year marks the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London and to commemorate the occasion, the Museum of London are hosting a dedicated exhibition, ‘Fire! Fire!’. Our reporter
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Local Haunts – Islington’s Top 5 Spookiest Venues

November 2, 20160

All Hallows’ Eve might be done and dusted, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still haunting treats to be found throughout the London Borough of Islington, as St John Street
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The Clerkenwell Italian Community: A History

April 27, 20161

“It all started with immigrants coming over on foot, for they couldn’t afford to use any other transport. They walked through Europe and then got a boat in Calais or near
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Review: ‘Lardo’ at the Old Red Lion Theatre

March 9, 20150

Metal Rabbit Productions is back at the Old Red Lion Theatre with the tale of a Scottish would-be wrestler trying to get a foot in the business   After getting his long-term
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The Arandora Star: A Forgotten Tragedy Of World War II

January 29, 20151

  What immediately stands out, when you ascend the staircase to St. Peter’s Italian Church on Clerkenwell Road, is an awe-inspiring marble plaque covering the whole height of the wall. At the
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Theatre review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the Old Red Lion Theatre

December 18, 20140

Metal Rabbit is at the Old Red Lion Theatre this December with the perennially popular festive  show “A Christmas Carol”, adapted by Neil Bartlett. Director Gus Miller stages a worthwhile production
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Kurz&Lang: Why bratwurst is more than just a sausage

April 22, 20140

St John Street is home to bratwurst shop Kurz&Lang, founded by Berlin-born Valentin von Amsberg. We paid a visit, as part of our St John Street At Work series

The evolution of Exmouth Market

April 17, 20141

Visiting Exmouth Market today, it’s easy to see how it won the Great Street Award in the UK and Ireland in 2011 but it looked very different 25 years ago…