Christmas in Connecticut Rio monthly film for the elderly

Food writer for a monthly magazine that describes an ideal way of life in the home represents herself as a hard working farm woman, taking care of her children and describing the wonderful meals she cooks. This is all in her imagination as she cant cook and lives in a flat in New York. Read more “Christmas in Connecticut Rio monthly film for the elderly”

Stuart Low Trust celebrates twenty years

The Stuart Low Trust held a celebratory evening in recognition of its twenty years of existence. It is a community charity based in Islington founded in 1999 by local residents in memory of Stuart Low, a young man with schizophrenia who took his own life in 1997 after failing to find the help he needed. Read more “Stuart Low Trust celebrates twenty years”

Stones in his pockets at the Tower Theatre

This play was shown last week at the Tower Theatre in Stoke Newington. It is funny and entertaining It is about a small rural town in Ireland where a Hollywood play is being filmed. After a tragic accident concerning a local teenager, two men who are being employed as extras for the filming decide to make a film that gives an account of all these events in which they star, along with other local residents who have come together as extras for the Hollywood film.

Music with Emma Scarr at the Stuart Low Trust

Last Friday  I went to an evening of entertainment provided by songwriter and and poet, Emma Scarr at the Stuart Low Trust. She is a music teacher who lives locally and sings folksongs, many of which have been influenced by her life and the livelihood which she has earned in Islington. Read more “Music with Emma Scarr at the Stuart Low Trust”

Maggi Hambling memorial to Mary Wollstonecraft

I have done a post on this although I probably shouldn’t have used this photo because I think it is taken from a newspaper. I probably have nothing to add to what is said on the project on the Maggi Hambling website and the press reportage following the unveiling on 10 November 2020. Read more “Maggi Hambling memorial to Mary Wollstonecraft”

Introducing Mike Roberts


This micro-blog is by way of a personal introduction. The photo shows me, Mike Roberts and my partner Joanna who has died recently. My company has had an office in this neighbourhood since 1986. Originally we shared our office space with Beauty Without Cruelty a charity which campaigned against indiscriminate exploitation of wildlife for such things items as perfumes, fur coats, cosmetics and other luxuries. Read more “Introducing Mike Roberts”