Back row from left: Molly Folan, Alan Hopson, Beef Frankland, Luke Hopson and Francis Tamufor; front row from left: Gus Sackey, Tarkan Zini, Melanie Smith and Angela Turner
Published: 25 May, 2012
by AMY SMITH
YOUTH workers at Prospex have been proudly wearing their new uniform this week, thanks to funding from the Holloway Initiative Fund.
The Prospex street teams engage positively with young people who are hanging about on streets, estates and parks while other staff run youth clubs at different locations in Islington.
Beef Frankland, youth services manager at Prospex, said: “We have had a really positive response from young people so far as it makes us easily identifiable.”
MARIA D’Ercole, administrator at St. Stephen’s Church, invites Tribune readers to join her for a planting day from 12-4pm on Sunday at Canonbury Gardens, Canonbury Road.
Volunteers from The Manna homeless project have already spent a year preparing the space to create an “edible forest” of herbs that include rosemary, lavender, mint and “some plants I haven’t even heard of”.
The plants will be used by The Manna chef Kemi to create healthy, organic meals at their drop-in centre. Gardeners will be on hand for guidance and all tools will be provided.
Leslie Wilson-Rutterford is celebrating the first anniversary of the monthly Dandy Lion Market on Saturday, June 9.
In preparation of the 12th market, which sells crafts and vintage items, she is sourcing props and making decorations that fit the theme of “jubilation” – a mix of Jubilee and celebration – and transform the venue, The Boogaloo in Archway Road.
“It’s really exciting and quite challenging running it on my own, though my partner and son Erik have been a big help,” Ms Wilson-Rutterford said.
THE finalists of the Singer-Songwriter Competition have been revealed. Project manager Manolis Zografakis, 29, who has been scouting north London for musical talents.
The finalists are Alvin Koumetio, Dylan Walshe, Eden Billy Simpson, Paul McDowell, Emma Ballantine, David Rael, Francesca Bergami, Jasmine Stevenson, Marcina Arnold, Zander Sharp.
They will all be pitting against each other in the final on Friday, June 8, at the Horatia pub, Holloway Road.
JANE Parker, a local history buff, found that a number of pubs in the N1 area have noble and royal names, in fact she counted eight dukes, seven kings, four princes, two duchesses, two lords, an earl, a marquis and marquess.
More obscure facts and photos can be found on her blog www.janeslondon.com
VINTAGE clothing shop Revive London, run by clothing enthusiast June Oshodi, is the latest addition to Holloway Road.
Ms Oshodi opened the doors at number 268 on Monday. She lives in Waltham Forest but chose to start her new business in Islington because “there was a gap in the area for young people to buy vintage clothing at reasonable prices”.
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