Daniel Radcliffe, left, and Molly Stevenson
Published: 22 June, 2012
by AMY SMITH
HE’S known to millions around the world as Harry Potter but now Daniel Radcliffe (pictured) can also add music video star to his CV.
Radcliffe filmed the video for local band Slow Club’s single Beginners in the Faltering Fallback pub, Finsbury Park.
Landlord Patrick Fitzsimons said: “They were in here filming from 7am to 3pm. He seemed a really nice guy.”
Asked if the pub is used to such celebrities, he said: “Well, there’s not many as famous as him!”
Watch the video at www.slowclubband.com
TWENTY-seven-year-old Duncan Watson-Steward has just become a landlord for the first time.
After a busy week of renovations, The Star (formerly The Totnes Castle) in Chester Road, Archway, has re-opened.
Watson-Steward can draw on more than 13 years of experience – he grew up working in his father’s pubs and has been running The Stag in Belsize Park. He has worked hard on the menu of “good, honest food”.
He said: “People are starting to drink at home more and more so you need to give them a reason to come to pubs.”
CLAREMONT’S creative director Molly Stevenson (pictured) will be leaving her position at the centre in White Lion Street, Angel, next month.
Ms Stevenson is moving to Brussels to be with her husband-to-be, Tene Sanchez-Falcon.
“I’ve got so many great memories of Claremont,” she said.
“I love how at the end of any event that has the possibility of dancing, everyone gets on the dance floor.”
Claremont will be throwing a 1932-themed party on Friday July 6, from 2pm to say goodbye and also to celebrate the 80th birthday of 10 of the users.
ST John’s Church in Duncan Terrace, Angel, launches a year of celebrations for their 170th birthday on Sunday.
The year will include prayer renewals, retreats and fundraising events, culminating in a visit from the Archbishop of Westminster. It will be a dual celebration as they are also commemorating the 50th birthday of the church’s organ.
Long-time parishioner Louis Salvone was honoured this week as an Islington Hero.
BREAD and Butter, a pop-up gallery/café/shop in Upper Street was launched this week by David West and Penelope Diaz.
Though the pair only have the lease until November, they are planning to host exhibitions, film screenings, talks and also produce a magazine. Most of the events will have a focus on South American culture, a passion they both share.
Bread and Butter is open Wednesday to Sunday at 133 Upper Street.
FREIGHTLINERS Farm has some new arrivals. One male and three female Buff Orpington chickens have arrived from Mudchute Farm in the Isle of Dogs. Buff Orpingtons are a British breed from Kent and the farm is hoping to start a small flock.
“They are between six weeks and three months old,” said volunteer Louise Matlock, “so they have a bit of growing up to do first.”