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Penton Street
18/09/2023 in Charity Community

£1.2m grant for new anti-apartheid education centre near Angel

The development of the UK’s first centre dedicated to raising awareness about the struggle against apartheid has reached a significant milestone after securing a National Lottery grant. Charity the Liliesleaf Trust UK plans to transform 28 Penton Street – the…

18/09/2023 in Charity Community

African and Caribbean vendors sought for fire station open day

Islington Fire Station is looking for African and Caribbean businesses to be a part of its open day in October as part of Black History Month. Black History Month, which celebrates the contribution of black people to British society, this year…

17/07/2023 in Angel Loves Indies Community Shopping

Angel Loves Indies… Adventures In Furniture

Adventures in Furniture, 281 Upper St, N1 2TZ Native New Yorker Kim Corbett has been trading in Islington for more than 20 years. Here, she pulls up a chair to share her passion for furniture and tells us what makes…

27/09/2023 in Angel Loves Indies Business Community Uncategorised

Angel Loves Indies… Trampoline

Trampoline, 27 Camden Passage, N1 8EA It’s not just their all-day brekkers or epic sarnies that put a bounce in customers’ steps. Trampoline café is also about helping London’s refugee community gain independence. Here, founder Pranav Chopra tells all. What…

03/07/2023 in Angel Loves Indies Business Community Uncategorised

Angel Loves Indies… Upper St Bookshop

Upper Street Bookshop, 42 Upper Street, N1 OPN Upper Street Bookshop debuted just over a year ago and has been on the bestseller list when it comes to must-visit shops in Angel. We had a chat with assistant manager Molly…

27/06/2023 in Community

Angel marks Armed Forces Day

Islington paid tribute to serving personnel and veterans on Armed Forces Day on Saturday. The national event, which annually shines a spotlight on the work of current and former servicepeople, reserves and cadets, was marked locally with a range of…

21/09/2023 in Community Council Police Pubwatch

Angel Pubwatch – latest

Hear the latest initiatives and updates on crime and public safety in the neighbourhood at the next Pubwatch Angel meeting.  The group is chaired by one of the area’s licensees and is always attended by the police and council licensing…

26/07/2023 in Charity Community

Charity donations needed for fire station open day

Islington Fire Station is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support – and they need your help. The crew is appealing for donations of raffle prizes, refreshments and entertainment to help make their annual open day a scorcher. The fun day on…

26/07/2023 in ARBN Community Environment Recycling Transport

Complete business survey to help deliver a Net Zero neighbourhood

Businesses in Angel are invited to fill in a questionnaire to help inform exciting plans to create a more sustainable place to live, work and visit. The short survey, which can be found here, aims to identify the ways businesses are currently trying…

19/09/2023 in Community Council Environment

Council’s Liveable Neighbourhood scheme design now live

More detailed plans on Islington Council’s proposals for low traffic and environmental improvement measures in Barnsbury and Laycock Ward are now available to view. The proposal for the area, which is to the immediate north of Upper Street, is known as a Liveable Neighbourhood scheme…

Glow in the Angel
18/09/2023 in Business Community

Crafters – secure your spot at ‘Glow in the Angel’

Islington Green and Camden Passage are set to shimmer and shine for our ‘Glow in the Angel’ Christmas light switch-on and festivities on Saturday, November 18. As part of our afternoon of live music, entertainment, fabulous food and giveaways we are looking for…

Kate Vandenburg
14/09/2023 in Business Business Design Centre Community Environment Uncategorised

How we did it: Gaining B Corp status, with Kate Vandenburg

Last month the Business Design Centre achieved B Corp certification, an internationally-recognised indication that an organisation is a social and environmental force for good. Here, the BDC’s Marketing & Communications Director Kate Vandenburg shares the venue’s journey to B Corp…

26/07/2023 in Business Community Guidance Police Pubwatch

Join Pubwatch meeting in August

Learn more about the Licensing Security and Vulnerability Initiative (SAVI) scheme at the next meeting of Pubwatch. SAVI is a self-assessment tool to help owners and operators of licensed premises create a safe and secure environment for everyone.  The meeting on August 1…

Flyer showing the community festival details
27/06/2023 in Community Entertainment

Line-up announced for ‘Celebrate Islington Community Festival’

Drumming, dancing, ukuleles and more will be entertaining people at the vibrant ‘Celebrate Islington Community Festival’ next month. Free fun, stalls, and food and drink will be taking over Islington Town Hall in Upper Street on Wednesday, July 12 from 5.45pm-9pm. The festival…

Islington Festival
28/06/2023 in Community Entertainment Music

Van Gogh-inspired programme for Islington Festival of Music and Art

Reflections glistening on the waters of the Rhône captured at night by Vincent Van Gogh is the stunning inspiration for this year’s Islington Festival of Music and Art. The painting, Starry Night Over The Rhône, celebrates both France and night-time,…

10/07/2023 in Community Council Festival

Visitors enjoy ‘We Are Islington Festival’

Stalls, traders and entertainment brightened up a drizzly Saturday afternoon at the ‘We Are Islington Festival’. The Islington Council event gathered makers, local organisations and groups, and performers to showcase the area’s diverse offering and community. Advice stands were also…

21/08/2023 in Community Council

Widening employment opportunities for young people

Islington Council and Angel Islington BID are keen to boost job opportunities for young people. Two recent initiatives to help connect businesses with talent from the local area included a speed networking event and work placements at Islington Central shopping centre.  Last month Islington…

26/07/2023 in Community Environment Transport

Your comments sought on Islington Council’s Liveable Neighbourhoods plan

Islington Council has recently closed the first phase of consultation on a new set of low traffic and environmental improvement measures in Barnsbury and Laycock Ward, to the immediate north of Upper Street. The Liveable Neighbourhoods scheme looks set to…