Sam’s Café Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill welcomes the new café on the block, Sam’s Café on Regent’s Park Road. A cross between an American diner, a Parisian café and serving British food, the café has its roots steeped in literature, music and film. Sam’s Café is the creation of Sam Frears (son of film director Stephen Frears and Mary-Kay Wilmers) and the Scottish novelist and non-fiction writer Andrew O’Hagan. … Continue reading Sam’s Café Primrose Hill

Music & Apple Pie with Sharleen Spiteri

The latest Texas album is out so we sent Leanne Roche along to meet up with their lead singer, Sharleen Spiteri, to chat about music, love and apple pie.

As we sit in the Greenberry Café, Sharleen recalls that it has been 17 years since she first moved to the [Primrose Hill] area. “It’s beautiful, but it’s more than that: it harnesses so much creativity. Continue reading “Music & Apple Pie with Sharleen Spiteri”

Joan Bakewell

Joan Bakewell on Peers & Piers

Joan Bakewell, Baroness Bakewell of Stockport, is at 82 still fully involved in socialist politics. A few years ago Harriet Harman asked her to help with the equalities bill by being ‘the voice of older people’. “It was an unofficial position. I visited and talked to people. In the end I found it depressing because I couldn’t put right what was wrong. A lot of … Continue reading Joan Bakewell on Peers & Piers

About Face: Putting A Stamp On It

On 3 November philatelists and collectors across the globe will be waiting to see the Royal Mail’s 2015 Christmas stamp selection. This year they have been created by local artist, David Holmes. Sarah Smith went along to discover more about him and find out what it was like to win this unique commission. “Here’s the first surprise. I was christened Frederick Cecil Holmes, not David. … Continue reading About Face: Putting A Stamp On It

About Face: Scott Maslen

Actor Scott Maslen set hearts a-flutter for over eight years in some of British TV’s best-loved soap operas, and then surprised us with his dancing and cooking skills! Scott’s profession is acting, but his passion is fishing. “I’m obsessive, compulsive,” he says, “Actually I call it Carp Fishing Disorder, because I try to go fishing every spare moment.” Best known for his portrayal as DS … Continue reading About Face: Scott Maslen