The 7th year of the week-long festival comprises 25+ events, bringing comedy, fiction, technology, biology, philosophy, poetry, cinema, memoir and history to Archway. There’s also an all-week Creative Writing Workshop plus a day of bands and singers from N19 in ‘Archway’s Got Talent’. Saturday 14th - 21st September. See flyer or their website.
The Boundary Commission is making changes to local ward boundaries; in its wisdom the Whitehall Park Conservation Area (CA7), currently entirely in Hillside Ward, will be divided in two, the Shakespeare Roads to be included in Junction Ward. A consultation process has just begun, so if you have any views you have until October 7th 2019 to make them known. Further information here.
The work is now complete and the safety measures in place. Though recognising the need for prevention of suicides, the many ensuing social media comments almost unanimously condemn the brutalist design of the structure and the loss of a local feature that was a pleasure to many. See Bridge page.
The Archway Tavern pub was touted to reopen on May 18th, ending a long-running campaign to bring it back into use, but that appears to be wishful thinking. Rumour has it that the opening date might now be September, but don’t hold your breath. See article in the Islington Gazette.
“Cuppa with a Copper” is an opportunity to meet and discuss issues with our local Safer Neighbourhoods Team. Check the venue, as the usual one, our local cafe ‘Cappuchino’, seems to be no longer open. A full list is on the Hillrise SNT website.
The Sunday Socials at Sunnyside Gardens include plant sales, bicycle repairs, craft activities, cake stall and a chance to meet your neighbours. What’s not to like? First Sunday of every month, 1-4pm, Sunnyside Gardens. See flyer.
Islington Life’s website with news of upcoming events in Archway. See here.
Dads & Kids drop-in, Zumba classes for all ages, badminton and more. Details on their newly-updated website.
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Articles that are time-expired but might still be of relevance can be found on the NEWS ARCHIVE page.
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WHPARA is a Residents Association covering the CA7 Whitehall Park Conservation Area of North Islington. It is run voluntarily by a small group of local residents. More details.
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