Artist Ruth Ewan's seaside telescope in Archway
Published: 4 May, 2012
AFTER 32 years, the family who opened Taylor News in May 1979 is leaving the popular newsagents in Caledonian Road.
“I’ve grown up in this business and with the people around us,” Sanjey Taylor remembers. “It’s like family, really. Caledonian Road has changed from being quite a ‘rough’ area, over the last 15 or 20 years there has been significant change of attitude in the area.”
The Taylors are moving to run a post office in Leyton next weekend and continue their property development business.
“We’re not going to leave by the back door, we just couldn’t do that. We’ll have a little drink-up on our last day.”
AN extraordinary seaside telescope has appeared in Archway. When you look through the viewfinder, the controversial Archway Tower disappears from the skyline.
Artist Ruth Ewan has created a special computer program that allows people to view Archway in real-time but clones the sky over the tower.
Passerby Hana Mendes said: “It’s a good idea because if they took it [the tower] down it would be much nicer. It just creates so much wind.”
How to Make Archway Tower Disappear is currently located in Holloway Road, near the corner of St John’s Grove.
ARCHWAY resident and performer Bronia Evers has noticed a revival in storytelling for children and adults over the past five years.
“There’s been a return to the simplicity of oral storytelling,” she said. Rather than bring props and costumes to the stage, when Evers performs she uses her voice and physical gestures. “I have always been fascinated by books and words.”
Evers was inspired to tell tales by being read to as a child. She will be performing her shows Into the Wild, Wild Wood and An Ocean of Stories at Crouch End Festival on May 7 and at the Holloway Arts Festival on June 10.
PRITI Pederson would like Tribune readers to know that she has set up a noticeboard at the Ecology Centre, Highbury. Pederson is the broker for the Highbury Time Bank, a reciprocal volunteering initiative that encourages people to trade their skills for time credits.
Every Sunday, members of the time bank run the café in the centre and the noticeboard will be available, listing the different skills on offer or needed by members of the time bank. Skills available include bike maintenance, baking, sewing, mentoring and life coaching.
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EVERY year, Pastor Iffy travels from Islington to Nigeria with clothes and school equipment for the orphanage that she helped set up. The Martin Luther King Adventure Playground, Holloway, is hosting a fundraiser tomorrow (Saturday) from noon to 4pm, selling clothes, bric-a-brac and jumble to help cover essential costs of the orphanage.
Pastor Iffy was a member of the playground’s management committee for 20 years.
The playground will also be open for use on Saturday.
THE award-winning drama group made up of members from Outcome, a LGBT mental health service, are currently writing a new script inspired by the stories of Sherlock Holmes.
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