|Islington Tribune – by PETER GRUNER
Published: 6 February 2009
Sit down, have a cuppa… and get to know your neighbour
THE solid citizens of Highbury will “celebrate their neighbours” tomorrow (Saturday) in the first of a planned series of events to help people cope with the recession.
Highbury Barn pub, Highbury Park: free coffee and cake morning from 9am-noon.l The
Clock Café, 73 Highbury Park: book swap – bring along your old books and swap them with your neighbours.
Barnaby’s Hair Salon, Highbury Park: half price for introducing a friend or neighbour to the salon.
Islington libraries: Central Library, 2 Fieldway Crescent, and N4 Library, 26 Blackstock Road, offering free CD loans from 9.30am to 5pm.
Christchurch,155 Highbury Grove: open morning from 10am to noon. Visit this historic building and meet people over tea and cake.
North London Central Mosque, 7-11 St Thomas Road: exhibitions, free literature about Islam, mosque tours, documentaries, discussions and children’s workshops.
C4 Charity Bookshop, 174 Blackstock Road: community pets day. The shop will be displaying stories and pictures of pets as well as giving away treats for cats and dogs. Come down to meet your animal-loving neighbours and their pets.
Lois Farouk clothing, accessories and gift shop, 113 Highbury Park: enjoy Egyptian treats and a glass of mint tea. There’s 25 per cent off all stock.
Gunners pub, Blackstock Road: a pool tournament from 4pm. First prize a new cue. Thirty places, first come, first served. Free entry, free buffet.
St John’s Primary School, Conewood Street, Highbury Vale: bric-a-brac sale, 2pm to 4pm. Entrance 50p.
Gourmet Station Café, 1A Highbury Park: fresh, delicious and healthy food with a 20 per cent discount all day.