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IRONMONGER ROW BATHS: PERSONAL BEST

If you thought your sporting days were over, think again. During 2016 you could try 5-a-side walking basketball or take a dip in the pool, walk outside, or pop into a sports & leisure centre to find fun ways to keep moving. Friendly Alaina Batchelor, born and bred in Islington, ...

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THE FAMOUS FIVE BOYS

Five Boys Natural Health Store was a garment factory years ago – but for the past quarter century it’s been a place you can find anything, from black treacle to peppercorns, and if it’s not in stock, owner Subhash Patel – or his wife Urvashi – will find it for ...

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MELLI BOND: STAGE PRESENCE

Park Theatre is the brainchild of Creative Director, Melli Bond, and Artistic Director, Jez Bond, who took a vacant office block next to Finsbury Park station and transformed it into a critically acclaimed theatre and café. “My passion to support older women comes from the women in my life who ...

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CHRIS AVIS: FACE VALUE

Chris Avis has been working on portraits of older women in their 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. A photographic exploration that reveals the power behind the female ageing process. Artist Chris Avis is searching for women in their 80s to photograph. “I try to draw out the spirit of the ...

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