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How you can get involved 

21 Apr

To volunteer to help Labour in the General Election, please contact Islington Labour by -  Email - organiser@islingtonlabour.

Report from April’s Emergency NEC meeting 

21 Apr

The Labour NEC met that day after the General Election was announced to discuss candidate selection, campaign strategy, the manifesto and party finances.

New Archway public space nears completion 

12 Apr

Islington Labour councillors have welcomed the progress of the creation of a new public space in Archway and removal of the gyratory, which are part of transformation works from Transport for London (TfL).

Making a difference with less 

7 Apr

                          Despite Islington Council having its funding cut by more than half by the Tory Government since 2010, the Islington Labour-run council has protected vital services, such as keeping all our children’s centres ...

Labour NEC Report- March 2017 

24 Mar

Labour’s NEC met on 21 March.

Islington united 

23 Mar

Following the tragic incidents at Westminster on Wednesday 22nd March, Cllr Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council, made the following statement -  Yesterday, an act of horrific barbarism came to the streets of London once again.

Islington Gets a Thorough Spring Clean 

21 Mar

This March, Islington has been undergoing a serious spring clean.

Tackling the air pollution crisis in Cally 

13 Mar

Caledonian Road has about 18,000 vehicles a day Caledonian Road (south) air pollution monitoring stations London is suffering an air pollution crisis which may be worse than the great smogs of the 1950s.

Islington Town Hall to fly Irish flag to mark St Patrick’s Day 

13 Mar

Councillors, members of the Irish community in Islington, representatives of Irish organisations in London, and council staff, joined together on Monday 13 th March ahead of the Town Hall flying the Irish flag to mark St Patrick’s Day on 17 th ...

Labour NEC: Report from the JPC, Equalities, Disputes and Organisational Committees 

10 Mar

This report includes updates from the March NEC Equalities, Disputes and Organisation Committee meetings, as well as the National Policy Forum Joint Policy Committee meeting.

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10 Apr

Ask any legitimate gathering of jellyfish, amoebas, plankton, protozoa and an accredited assortment of single-cell organisms making a living as newspaper editors and politicians and they will all agree that Bashar al-Assad, the 19th President of ...


27 Feb

Imagine that after defying all the odds and confounding both critics and supporters alike, you wake up to find that you have guided Leicester City to unexpected and ultimate success as Champions of the Premier League...

Combustion in the trouser department 

16 Feb

In primary classrooms, Sunday schools, Madrassas, Gurdwaras, Synagogues, Temples and nurseries across the planet the message is simple; if you tell a lie you will always be found out...


30 Jan

I sat in the Kings Cross Taxi Centre last night chatting to my normal crowd, most in their mid 60's to early 70s.

Constant sorrow 

20 Jan

In an infinite, expanding and increasingly bizarre universe where strangeness and what once passed for normality have become blurred, the prospect of George Clooney forming a ZZ Top tribute band to perform at the inauguration of a racist con man as ...

Picking cherries 

18 Jan

Thank heavens, thank goodness, thank all our lucky stars and thank you sweet baby Jesus for giving us at long last some clarity and a time scale as to how the British government is systematically taking leave of its senses...


16 Jan

After a journey of trillions of miles taking thousands of light years, on Saturday 15th January 2017 an object about the size of a sofa originating in the Kuiper belt far beyond the orbit of the planet Neptune approached Earth at great speed...

Annus horribilis 

30 Dec

There are and will be many eloquent eulogies, obituaries and retrospectives of those who breathed their last during 2016 and although some might find the deification of dead celebrities somewhat mawkish, this years` harvest of notable souls has been ...

Ministry of Magic 

18 Dec

Of all the government departments labouring away in the dark recesses of Whitehall, none is more expert at artifice, trickery and prestidigitation than the secretive Ministry of Magic...

Rogue One 

14 Dec

When something outrageous or provocative is broadcast on television or radio, there is a simple solution that could avoid a dangerous increase in blood pressure, impotent fury and a desire to hit the domestic appliance with an unusually heavy object.

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Schools »

Bang On Percussion Workshops Wednesday & Thursday 26 & 27 April. 

25 Apr

The PTA Funded Learning Treat will take place in all classes tomorrow and Thursday:  Percussion and music workshops using recycled materials.

Back to school and Easter hat gallery 

17 Apr

Hope you had a wonderful Easter break.

Year 4 Trip To Islington Ecology Centre 

29 Mar

As part of our topic ‘Do you live around here?’ Year 4 visited Islington Ecology Centre.

Supertato The Movie! 

28 Mar


£274.32 raised for Comic Relief and summer fair planning meeting tomorrow 28 March 8pm in the Tavern 

27 Mar

On Friday it looked as though the pupils were having a giant sleepover with everyone (including the teachers!) dressed in their pyjamas for Red Nose Day.

Red Nose Day tomorrow 

23 Mar

A quick reminder that tomorrow, Friday 24 March 2017, is Red Nose Day.

Fair Funding For All Schools – The Government Consultation ends TODAY. Take Action Now… 

22 Mar

Please complete the Department of Education consultation that ends TODAY.

KS1 raised £170.50 and had a blast! 

17 Mar

KS1 raised £170.50 today from their rocket themed cake and snack sale.

Year 3 Roman Feast 

16 Mar

As an exit point to our Roman topic, Year 3 took part in a Roman feast.

Nearly new uniform sale tomorrow – please give donations to Andrea on reception 

16 Mar

Please remember to give any spare outgrown clean nearly new uniform to Andrea on reception as soon as possible for tomorrow’s uniform sale .

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Word2017 programme is live! 

25 Apr

Tuesday 25 April: We’re delighted to announce the Word2017 Festival programme is now live – download your electronic copy of the Word Festival Brochure 2017 Printed copies will be available in all Islington libraries and local venues shortly...

red stripe presents: this feeling tv 

25 Apr

If you miss the good old days of music TV, where you could discover new bands, catch live sessions and find all out the goss from exclusive interviews, then you’re gonna love this.

In the Showcase: The Creative Clerkenwell Edit 

21 Apr

Introducing The Creative Clerkenwell Edit, our newest project for connecting creatives.

Client profile: Ayesha Giselle Life Coach 

18 Apr

Last month I profiled Rachael Cunningham, founder of Sebastian & Millicent, as the first in a series of posts about my small business clients.

Welcome to ‘Inside Impact’ 

18 Apr

Considering we are just a year off of celebrating our 10th birthday, we felt it was time to give an even bigger platform to the members that make our Hub great.

Make you own Origami Wolf 

18 Apr

Have a go at making your very own Origami Wolf, inspired by our upcoming show, Red Riding Hood and the Wolf.

Finsbury Park 

16 Apr

Post to the north Finsbury Park Avenell Road Highbury Stadium .

Highbury Music Venue The Garage Relaunches 

13 Apr

New owners DHP Family (Oslo in Hackney and Rock City in Nottingham) are relaunching the famed (and infamous) music venue this month.

Something’s Coming to the Business Design Centre… 

12 Apr

Find out about the BDC's latest development...

Being ManKind: The crowdfunding campaign exploring modern masculinity 

11 Apr

Masculinity is in crisis.

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Events »

The Garage in Islington relaunches after extensive refurbishment 

20 Apr

Highbury’s legendary live music venue, The Garage, is reopening this spring with a sleek new look and three new spaces designed to appeal to the hardcore gig-goer and the casual passerby alike.

Timber Timbre at Islington Assembly Hall | Live review 

19 Apr

Canadian band Timber Timbre performed an impressive concert last night at Islington Assembly Hall.

Sting at Eventim Apollo | Live review 

10 Apr

In top form, Sting was phenomenal last night at Eventim Apollo, the 38 th performance on his 57 th and 9 th world tour, highlighting his first true rock album in 13 years.

July Talk at The Dome | Live review 

10 Mar

Some bands work best in the studio, and some bands are made to perform.

Theatre News: Exclusive: Full cast announced for The Treatment at the Almeida 

24 Feb

Lyndsey Turner returns to the Islington venue to direct the first London revival of Crimp's satire in 24 years...

Chef Mazzei set to open new Italian restaurant in Islington: Radici 

2 Feb

This April, celebrated chef Francesco Mazzei will open Radici, an authentic Italian trattoria in Islington, the area of London he has made his home.

Train at Islington Assembly Hall | Live review 

1 Feb

It was gig of high emotion in Islington last night, as American rockers Train played to a sold-out crowd – with one couple even getting engaged on the stage.

The five best restaurants in London to celebrate Burns Night 

25 Jan

Tonight is the night to honour Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns, with a whisky, some haggis and a little bit of poetry.

London Art Fair 2017 | Exhibition review 

18 Jan

The London Art Fair, held every January at the Business Design Centre in Islington, is one of the earliest art world events of the year.

The Wild Party at the Hope Theatre | Theatre review 

13 Jan

A performance above an Islington pub will transport audience members to the decadent Jazz Age, telling the story of a troubled couple who throw a wild party in an attempt to salvage their relationship.

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