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Tim Sayer & Annemarie Norton: art lovers

Everyone has a story. One Highbury couple has such a passion for art that in their home even the loo is a gallery. Meet Tim Sayer, a recently retired BBC radio news journalist, and his wife Annemarie Norton – a former ballet dancer – who makes costumes for opera, ballet, theatre and musicals. 1,382 more words

Living In Islington

love letter to london, #1

Love is in air this week.

It’s unmistakable. You can smell it in the air along with the smog and a host of other stuff! 309 more words


A week in Spitalfields!

The past week in and around Spitalfields was an exciting one for us!

We found out that our commissioned Bishopsgate Institute brooch was currently on display in a cabinet in the… 329 more words

Places That Please Us!


On Friday I attended the launch of The Gentle Author’s London Album. He’s the man behind the exhaustingly wonderful blog Spitalfields Life.

I was there, ostensibly, to complete an assignment for my MA. 208 more words


Helena Spurr, foodie, chef & café owner

For the next month we will have regular posts from guest blogger Nicola Baird who interviews people who live or work in Islington.  Her second post is about Helena Spurr – foodie, chef and cafe owner.   1,141 more words

North London

The Gentle Author in the Guardian

Every day for the past-two-and-a-half years, an anonymous author has written a story about a place or a person in the East End of London… 1,564 more words


Spitalfields Life

If I have a quiet Sunday stretching ahead of me, one of my favourite ways to while away the hours is a visit to Spitalfields (which, in my own humble opinion, is – yes, I will commit to it – the most fascinating area of London) – for the rich and diverse history (from huguenot silk weavers to Jack the Ripper), the beautiful old Georgian architecture juxtaposed against the gentrified skyline of modern office blocks, the bustling Sunday markets that attract a mix of hipsters, hippies, photographers, artists, rastas, musicians and local Bangladeshis, the changing canvas walls born out of the colourful culture of street art, scents of food from around the world and just the general madness of it all. 165 more words