Published: 22 June, 2012
by HANNAH WATSON
A FILM celebrating the lives and of Islington residents and Chapel Market traders premieres at the Screen on the Green on Monday.
Everytime I Think of You, made by the Blueprint Theatre Project, looks at life in the borough 30 years ago.
Mark Sands, co-director with Carlo Ortu, said he was drawn to make a film about the 1980s because of parallels with the current political and social climate.
Mr Sands and volunteers collected oral histories as well as their photographs which feature in an exhibition at Islington Local History Centre and Central Library.
“We thought everyone was going to be negative but the people we spoke to said it was the best time of their lives,” he said.
“When times are hard people want escapism and entertainment and in the 1980s people responded with this energetic music that has been passed on to the next generation. Their children are now interested in that period and what it meant to be growing up then and the film reflects this.”
• Everytime I Think of You opens on June 25 at the Screen on the Green. It will be online from June 28 at www.blueprinttheatre.co.uk