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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.

Calls for Mayor to ban diesel vehicles from London 

9 Mar

Labour-run Islington Council has become the first council in the capital to call for all diesel vehicles to be banned from London.

No real help for small businesses from Tory Budget 

9 Mar

The Tory Budget has been slammed by Cllr Asima Shaikh, Islington Council's Executive Member for Economic Development, for not offering more support for local small businesses that will be hit by massive Government increases in business rates bills.

Copenhagen Primary school pupils help to clean-up the neighbourhood 

6 Mar

Copenhagen pupils hard at work cleaning-up Edward Square Dozens of children from Copenhagen Primary School joined-up with Keep Britain Tidy to clean-up their school and surrounding neighbourhood – Edward Square, Treaty Street, Copenhagen Street and...

Islington Labour councillor and businesses deliver business rates petition to Treasury 

1 Mar

Today (1 st March) an Islington Labour councillor and business representatives delivered a 12,658-strong  petition  to the Treasury.

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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.

TfL…A Declaration Of War Against The Taxi Trade….. By Harry Wall. 

8 Dec

According to LCDC twitter feed Leon Daniels and Garret Emerson have both written to City of London supporting the exclusion of black cabs from Bank Junction.

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Schools »

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 .

PTA Meeting This Evening 

15 Mar

8pm tonight at Tufnell Park Tavern, that is tonight, Wednesday Come for a chat, meet other parents/carers and get involved in deciding what activities you would like to see the PTA do.

Goldsworthy Firefighter Training 

14 Mar

On Monday, March 13th Goldsworthy Class took a trip to Islington Fire Station on Upper Street.

Greek Mythology at the National Gallery 

6 Mar

As part of our topic on the Ancient Greeks, Year 6 visited the National Gallery to explore Greek myths in art work.

World Book Day 2017 festivities at Canonbury! 

6 Mar

On Thursday 2nd March, Canonbury and schools across the world celebrated World Book Day.

Canonbury Super Readers attend Islington Book of the Year Award! 

6 Mar

Children from Years 5 and 6 who had read an astonishing amount of books from the Islington Reading Road Map (some reading over 20 books!) attended the first Islington Book of the Year Awards at the Emirates Stadium.

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PikaPika at Home: Sway Gallery London, April 2017 

23 Mar

PikaPika at Home: Japanese Accents for London Living 5 – 29 April 2017 Sway Gallery London Contemporary art and interior...

Tickets Alert: Three Tube Architecture Tours 

21 Mar

Following on from the (sold out) Modernist tours, here are three more London Underground architecture tours that have gone on sale today.

Could you lead Impact Hub Islington through its next phase? Find out more! 

21 Mar

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Union Hand-Roasted Coffee | Wednesday Guest Launch 

21 Mar

This Wednesday at Jacks Café we have an exciting guest...

What’s a ‘work life balance’ anyway? 

20 Mar

Guest blog by  Chris Rolls Impact Hub Islington is holding a series of events exploring what ‘good’ work means in the modern world.

Q&A with Jon Barton writer of Red Riding Hood and the Wolf 

17 Mar

We caught up with Jon Barton, writer of our brand new production Red Riding Hood and the Wolf , to ask him about what inspires him as a writer.

London’s Street Trees 

16 Mar

Following a data release of Southwark’s publically maintained trees a couple of years back, the Greater London Authority recently published a map which shows street trees (trees along roads and public paths, and trees in public open spaces, such as...

Thinking of becoming a certified B Corp? 

16 Mar

If you’re thinking of becoming a certified B Corp and are looking into the workshop’s we’re running here at the Hub, you might have a few questions! We’ve done our best to answer as many as we can below, but if there’s anything we haven...

The Crown Tavern: Traditional British pubs still the choice for imbibers at Clerkenwell 

15 Mar

We hear nightmare stories for pub owners that 27 close a week in the UK, but thankfully when they are run well and supported by the local community, they are an absolute joy for the neighbourhood .

Client profile: Sebastian and Millicent 

14 Mar

Welcome to the first in a series of profiles, featuring some of the most important people in my business – my clients! I’m really excited to share some more of the behind-the-scenes bits of the work I do.

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Events »

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.

Are arcades making a comeback? 

14 Dec

In the early 80s, with arcades in every town centre, the idea of going out to play video games on a weekend was pretty standard.

Clerkenwell Grind launches in Clerkenwell 

5 Dec

A Lynchian homage of marble, brass and pink velvet, Clerkenwell Grind is more than just a pretty face, it’s a considered and modern tribute to the young professional.

Joy Formidable at Islington Assembly Hall | Live review 

1 Dec

In London on a cold Wednesday night, the Welsh rock trio Joy Formidable took to the stage.

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