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Black History Month is here. Come and see the collage in support of Black Lives Matter at Islington Local History Centre...
19/10/2020

Black History Month is here. Come and see the collage in support of Black Lives Matter at Islington Local History Centre.

Events over the past few months have put a spotlight over racial inequality. The tragic death of George Floyd in America, one amongst many, resonated worldwide with demonstrations in support of Black Lives Matter.
This installation explores how these events have affected Islington through acts of solidarity and support, as well as exhibiting images representing black history and the black community in Islington.

Hi  It was a pleasure to accomodate. We're looking forward to the next session. Thanks, IM https://t.co/W0gbokqK5t
25/05/2016
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Hi It was a pleasure to accomodate. We're looking forward to the next session. Thanks, IM https://t.co/W0gbokqK5t

“Y10 historians undertaking research for their Controlled Assessment at the archives ”

25/05/2016

Check out today as they celebrate the art of menswear, fashion and even do some street style-spotting!

24/05/2016

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Every Tuesday, Friday & Saturday at 11 & 2.30 - 80 min tour of hidden jewel but suggested donation £5

16/05/2016

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That looks awesome!!!

Retweeted Jan Pimblett ():Free drop-in 6pm-7.30pm  4 May - special guided tour and intro to the Speak Out exhibition.  h...
30/04/2016
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Retweeted Jan Pimblett ():

Free drop-in 6pm-7.30pm 4 May - special guided tour and intro to the Speak Out exhibition. https://t.co/gXxK9p0is2

“Yesterday the team began installing the exhibition. It opens 4 May. We are excited!”

28/04/2016

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Huge financial challenges in Barking& Dagenham but heritage at heart of shaping cultural offer. Inspiring presentation!

28/04/2016

Good point made by Geoff Pick regarding the importance of an online catalogue to attract service users

28/04/2016

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Great to hear talking about born digital, and for archives

William Shakespeare's birthday party at the Old Vic - 1932 style!: A veritable who's who of British stage acto... https:...
23/04/2016
William Shakespeare's birthday party at the Old Vic - 1932 style!

William Shakespeare's birthday party at the Old Vic - 1932 style!: A veritable who's who of British stage acto... https://t.co/W064XPRRkI

A veritable who's who of British stage actors of the day gathered on 23 April 1932 to take part in the Shakespeare Birthday Festival at the Old Vic, sister theatre to Sadler's Wells. Amongst those performing a selection of scenes from the Bard's work were Edith Evans, Martita Hunt and...

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A reminder of the fabulous Music Hall exhibition at Islington Museum back in 2019. And also of the equally fabulous Rosemary Branch, where Nelly had her last outing.

Where will she be next...? There's an announcement in the pipeline, but if you've a venue in search of a small scale show drop us a line. We're always looking for new places to visit!
It's today. This is not quite a selfie but it's a nice pic of when we took the show to Islington Museum as part of their exhibition of music hall in the area.

We're next doing the show in Islington again - there's a coincidence - at Rosemary Branch Theatre & Pub on 3&4 February. And not only are we in Islington but the venue is literally at the end of the road where Nelly power lived. We think she might have had a small port or two in there and who knows, she might have even given them a "turn" - it was a Music Hall, after all!

Advance tickets available here:
https://www.rosemarybranchtheatre.co.uk/show/marie-lloyd-stole-my-life

A trip to the Islington Museum !

Islington Museum is a public museum dedicated to the history of the London Borough of Islington. It opened in 2008 and covers various themes on local and social history. Residents from Magnolia Court were invited for a special viewing of the museum which is a Dementia Friendly museum. We really enjoyed finding out more about the history of Islington. Thank you Islington Museum for the invitation.

To find out more about life at Magnolia Court please visit our website at https://www.barchester.com/home/magnolia

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A few highlights from our summer programme of focused activities:

🔵at the street with family activities, sister event of Anna Njie’s Fashion4Africa Ltd; badge making and T-shirt design inspired by solidarity promoting and awareness raising memorabilia of the -Apartheid struggle

🔵 a guided walk for young people on Cubitt Gallery’s Institute of Anything (because Anything is Possible) , investigating the hidden histories of their local area, ending at 28 Penton Street and starting with a visit to our collaboration w. Islington Museum, Islington Guided Walks and -Apartheid Movement Archives ‘Fighting Apartheid in Islington’ Cally Clock Tower

🔵 A return visit to Art Against Knives , this time with 2 former London Recruits & to discuss the power of internationalism and learnings.
Tricolore Theatre Company is delighted to announce our lockdown project, Grimaldi’s Last Act, an audio play based on Joseph Grimaldi’s biography by Charles Dickens.

Grimaldi, an resident (as I have been all my life!), was friends with Lord Byron and the Prince Regent, later George IV.

Click here to listen to the recording:
https://soundcloud.com/tricolore_2008/grimaldis-whim

You can listen FREE of charge. However, if you would like to support our (not-for-profit) work, please consider donating to Tricolore Theatre Company using the donate button on our website www.tricolore.org.uk




Photo credit: Public domain. Possibly Piercy Roberts.
Nelly Power and George Leybourne. Buried almost next to each other, lived as near neighbours in Islington and mega-stars of the Victorian Music Hall.

Pictured here at Islington Museum exhibtion all about Music Hall in 2019.

We feature a couple of George's songs in our show about Nelly. They're really quite famous!
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