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YVE’S BOOK CLUB

Love and War in the Apennines by Eric Newby Newby’s account of his imprisonment in an Italian orphanage with various nationalities of prisoners including the British who insisted on retaining obdurately, but in miniature, the British class system is a vignette in itself. One of the frequently passing girls on ...

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RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARTS

Islington Lost Trades: Special Project Did you work in an industry or in a role that no longer exists in Islington? Such as the feather or leather trade, wallpaper printing, barometer-making or a host of others. We would like to collect your stories for an exciting Heritage Lottery funded project ...

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LICK & SIP ICE LOLLY MAKER

Tucking into a refreshing lollipop, knowing it’s packed full of the natural sweetness and good nutrients of fresh fruit, is the perfect summer indulgence. And, if you bag one of these reusable lolly makers, you can create them any time you fancy at a fraction of the price you’d pay ...

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YOUR BANK’S MOBILE APP

All the main high street banks have apps for managing your accounts available for smartphones and tablets, and with constant innovations they are often easier to use than online banking via a web login. Security is a concern for some, but as long as you make sure your device is ...

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YVE’s BOOK CLUB

I hope I do not insult a crime writer who, in her time, headed the Crime Writers’ Guild, if I say that it was not quite up to our usual standard but that nonetheless those who read it found the book enjoyable light reading with a credible-enough plot and a ...

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ION AUDIO MAX LP TURNTABLE

Dust off your vinyl This is a nostalgia item with a 21st century twist. The turntable not only gives you a reason to dust off your old music collection and listen through the built-in speakers, it also lets you connect to a computer to create digital copies of your vinyl ...

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MUSICAL MEMORIES

Islington has a tuneful past, from Sadler’s Wells to Collin’s Music Hall. Finsbury Park Empire Theatre is one such treasures that is now only kept alive in the archives. Built in 1910, the facade was in a similar design to Frank Matcham’s 1903-built Shepherd’s Bush Empire Theatre. Located at the ...

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SPOTIFY

Spotify is an internet based music site with 20 million songs. You can search for specific songs, browse based on themes or get inspiration from different collections in discovery. Available on your computer or downloadable as an app on a smartphone or tablet. You’ll find everything from Mozart to Mick ...

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SOUND ADVICE: MUSIC IS GOOD FOR THE MIND, BODY & SOUL

We’re beginning to understand why music affects us so profoundly. It activates more areas of the brain than any other stimulus and provides profound benefits to both mind and body. Music has the power to move us – both physically and emotionally. Transporting our minds back to a first kiss ...

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SOOTHING SOUNDS: HEARING SHEEP

Follow these five tips to help you get a sound night’s sleep, using sound. But, there are no quick fixes when it comes to insomnia – so give these ideas a try over a few weeks. 1. MUSIC Lullabies aren’t just for babies – they’re great for all ages. When choosing ...

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MANOR GARDENS

Walk along Holloway Road from the Seven Sisters Junction to Manor Gardens Contact Centre. Possibly the most famous Holloway Road resident was record producer Joe Meek who lived and worked at 304b where he produced a million pound selling album, Telstar. His life has been captured on stage and as ...

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BEST FOOT FORWARD: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO WALKING

Asking yourself ‘how much have I moved today?’ is a useful way to sense check your basic fitness. In this article, we meet up with Islington GP Dr Jo Sauvage for top tips on the simplest form of exercise… walking. “Walking is a simple, free and easy way to become ...

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KATRINA WILSON: JAZZ JAM!

Get hip to this foot-tapping Friday night session. In Archway every Friday night you can hear the sound of music coming from the impressive rust red brick of Hargrave Hall, which is just a short walk from the tube. And on the last Friday of the month the talented local ...

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TOBY MORGAN: CURE YOUR ENERGY CRISIS

Struggling to pay energy and water bills? Unable to stay warm in winter or suffering from a roasting home in the summer? You need to see the Energy Doctor. Toby Morgan arrives at Age UK Islington’s offices on his trusty workhorse – a non-polluting bicycle. Energy Advice Officer Toby, 36, ...

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MARTIN BURTON: LIFE IS A CIRCUS

Founder of Zippos Circus, Martin Burton, talks big top life. “In the 1980s I spent a year in intensive care after a fire eating accident,” admits the unflappable Martin Burton, who set up Zippos Circus, “so I promised my mother I wouldn’t do it again.” Fortunately clowning wasn’t off limits. ...

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