Love stopped traffic on Saturday evening as Louise Stevens and Selvin Cooper celebrated their wedding. They were joined by brass marching band Perhaps Contraption
Published: 11 May, 2012
by AMY SMITH
If music be the food of love, march on
LOVE stopped traffic on Saturday evening as Louise Stevens and Selvin Cooper celebrated their wedding with a procession along Tufnell Park Road.
The newly-married couple and their two children, Louie, 10, and Frieda Cat, 2, were joined by brass marching band Perhaps Contraption (pictured above) and more than 50 of their friends and family.
“It really was amazing, a hoot, walking up the street,” Louise said.
“The highlight had to be having my friends and family all together in one space being as wonderful as they are.”
Car horns honked and curtains twitched as the wedding party made its way to the reception at the Boston Arms.
Louise and Selvin have been together for 11 years.
After dating for a few months they realised they had been born two weeks apart in the same hospital and their dads had played on the same album.
Nursing a desire to perform in the evening
MICHAEL Clift combines his day job as a practice development nurse for paediatrics at the Whittington Hospital with a passion for music and words.
In the evening, Clift performs his poetry and songwriting at various venues around Islington.
“There’s quite a lot of performance opportunities in Islington."
"I could do music on most nights in Islington, there’s a lot going on with open mics and poetry nights.”
Clift will be performing at the Horatia pub, Holloway Road, on May 16.
Auction to raise funds for Arts Factory
HUNDREDS of artists have donated prints, photographs, paintings and drawings to raise funds for the Islington Arts Factory, Holloway.
The artwork will be for sale at the Art Auction on Friday (May 18).
“I’m really thankful to all the artists,” said Eleanor Pearce, director of visual art at IAF.
“Like everybody else, our funds are being cut and we’re finding it increasingly difficult to survive."
"The money raised will go towards providing low-cost access to the arts.”
The work will be available to view as an exhibition from 7pm before IAF board chairman Michael O’Keeffe leads the auction at 8pm.
Last year’s auction raised £4,000.
Cooking doesn’t get any tastier than this
MASTERCHEF 2011 contestant and Islington chef Matthew Driver will be hosting a free cookery demonstration at Islington Farmers’ Market on Sunday from 11am to 2pm at Chapel Market, Angel.
The demo is held in conjunction with Central Street Cookery School and as a taster session for the learning facility based in St Luke’s Community Centre.
Driver will be using local and seasonal produce from the market to include pan-fried lamb kofte, a yoghurt, saffron and wild garlic sauce and flatbread.
Cookery school manager Sofia Larrinua-Craxton met Driver on Twitter, when they realise they shared “a desire to use food as a means to connect people and create a community”.
Chocolate rams home interest in Buttercup
THERE'S a new friendship blossoming at Freightliner’s Farm, Holloway, between Chocolate, a ram lamb, and Buttercup, the Golden Guernsey goat.
Their relationship wasn’t always friendly, Chocolate used to headbutt Buttercup.
“But now he follows her around the fields but she might be getting a bit annoyed,”
Liz McAllister, manager at Freightliner’s Farm said. “They are in adjacent pens and Chocolate also likes to chew Buttercup’s ear."
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