August 31 2014 Latest news:

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 12°C

Five-day forecast

Entertainment

Sharon Maughan and Trevor Eve arrive at Tamara Ecclestone's fundraising dinner which hopes to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital at One Marylebone, London.

Sharon Maughan returns to short form for new show Autobahn

Having captured the nation’s heart when she starred in Nescafé’s iconic series of Gold Blend adverts in the late ’80s, Sharon Maughan knows how to get the most out of tight dramatic opportunities.

Read full story »

Midsummer Nights Dream at Courtyard N1

Theatre review: Shakespeare with gusto

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Adam Morris, is a playful and lively awakening of Shakespeare’s classic – even if it does not take risks with originality.

Read full story »

Andy Burrows

Andy Burrows wants to let his music speak for itself ahead of new album Fall Together Again

Andy Burrows is one of music’s “good guys”, not that he would want to be seen like that.

Read full story »

The impressive entrance of the Park Lane manison Pic: Gareth Gardner

Restaurant review: Lanes of London, Mayfair, W1

It’s both a blessing and a curse that the capital boasts good eating from the four corners of the globe.

Read full story »

The White Hart beer garden; the best in Stokie?

Restaurant review: The White Hart, Stoke Newington, N16

Not content with having almost certainly the best beer garden in Stokie, The White Hart is now upping its food game.

Read full story »

Fika

Restaurant review: Fika, Brick Lane

Swedish food isn’t something that normally springs to mind with a mention of Brick Lane.

Read full story »

Simply Fish

Restaurant review: Simply Fish, Shoreditch

Sometimes you just want things cooked a certain way but nothing on the menu in the restaurant you’re sitting in cuts it.

Read full story »

Secret Cinema Back to the Future

Review: Secret Cinema Presents Back to the Future

It didn’t get off to the best start, with the first week of shows cancelled and angry fans taking to social media in their droves to vent their frustrations.

Read full story »

The Picture of John Gray

Theatre review: The Picture of John Gray at the Old Red Lion Theatre

The similarities in title are deliberate. In C.J. Wilmann’s new play, audiences are treated to a hypothetical extension of the true story behind Oscar Wilde’s Faustian-like parable, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Read full story »

Simon Callow in Juvenalia at St. James Theatre

Crass, outrageous and politically incorrect: Simon Callow on reviving Juvenalia

Taking aim at a world in which immigration, women’s rights and right-wing extremism are the hot topics of the day, Simon Callow’s latest show may sound as cutting edge as it gets.

Read full story »

Dirty Promises

Theatre review: Dirty Promises at the Hope Theatre

Dirty Promises is the second half of an evening devoted to one-act plays, with just two of the four plays in the HopeFull Festival being held at the Hope Theatre until the end of the month.

Read full story »

Gus Miller directs Picture of John Gray

Director reveals untold story of the real man behind Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray

“On the surface it’s a traditional love story, in an unforgiving setting for a love story to unfold.”

Read full story »

Lima's  interior is a sleek blue bistro

Restuaurant review: Lima Floral, Covent Garden, WC2

Peruvian food has graduated from an on-trend, culinary flash in the pan a couple of summers ago to now being a mainstay of the capital’s food scene.

Read full story »

Nicola Hughes as Bess and Rufus Bonds Jr as Porgy. Photo Johan Persson

Theatre review: Porgy and Bess at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

It seemed even the gods approved of the Open Air Theatre’s production of the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess when we visited.

Read full story »

The interior is like an impeccably tasteful great aunt's parlour Pic: Thomas Bowles

Restaurant review: Clutch, Shoreditch, E2

Everyone loves fried chicken, don’t they? Well I certainly do, but generally only get to eat it during furtive, angst-ridden, post-pub trips to places with names derivative of a certain colonel’s vast empire.

Read full story »

Diary of a Nobody @ King's Head Theatre

Theatre review: Diary of a Nobody at the King’s Head Theatre

Charles Pooter is one of the greatest comical characters in English literature, a prince of platitudes who records simply and honestly all the trifling ­details of his life with hilarious results.

Read full story »

Tony Adams

‘The Gooner Artist’ draws intimate sketches of Arsenal legends

As an exciting Premier League season draws closer for Arsenal FC, these drawings by Gooner artist Julienne Machecourt will help supporters get in the mood.

Read full story »

Life From Light

‘Wikipedia sex opera’ finds star turn in girlfriend of England Rugby captain Chris Robshaw

To capture the public’s hearts with his controversial opera Life from Light, Toni Castells has made some tweaks, secured singer Camilla Kerslake’s services and uttered some choice words ahead of its new airing at the Tete a Tete Festival.

Read full story »

Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles at Leicester Square Theatre

Theatre review: Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles at the Leicester Square Theatre

At the very start of Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles, we are told this is not just another jukebox musical that sees “a lot of Beatles songs chewed up and spat out” to the audience’s delight.

Read full story »

Jenny Lewis - The Voyager

Album review: Jenny Lewis - The Voyager

Personal trauma and professional strife provide ample sustenance for some of Lewis’ best material in years.

Read full story »

Music See all

Andy Burrows

Andy Burrows wants to let his music speak for itself ahead of new album Fall Together Again

Andy Burrows is one of music’s “good guys”, not that he would want to be seen like that.

Read full story »

Theatre See all

Isley Lynn, who wrote Sleight Of Hand - one of four plays in Baretruth's Little Stitches production.

Baretruth Theatre Company: FGM can be eradicated through theatre performances in Hackney, Battersea and Notting Hill

“I did a little bit of research and I decided it was too important for me to pass up,” says playwright Isley Lynn, recalling the time she was approached to produce a play about female genital mutilation (FGM).

Read full story »

Cinema & Film See all

Secret Cinema Back to the Future

Review: Secret Cinema Presents Back to the Future

It didn’t get off to the best start, with the first week of shows cancelled and angry fans taking to social media in their droves to vent their frustrations.

Read full story »

Local Search 24
Looking for a:
Location:
Search radius:
Click here to read the Digital Edition of the Islington Gazette on screen
Use our Wedding site to help you plan your big day!
At WeddingSite we know how much you have to organise for your wedding day, that's why we have designed a set of FREE, simple-to-use tools to make the planning process easy & hassle-free. FIND OUT MORE
Find a date using our online dating and friend finder
You can meet new friends, find romance or simply meet up online with people sharing similar interests and hobbies. FIND OUT MORE
Find a local business using our online directory search
Need a plumber? Or a florist? Or anything else? Search our business directory to find Islington businesses in just a few seconds. FIND OUT MORE
Family notices from the Islington Gazette, with readers' tributes
In memoriam, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, best wishes & special days. FIND OUT MORE

Celebrity / Showbiz See all

Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

Read full story »