North London's Cultural Guide

Day: 1 March 2013

Rick Edwards: “I have a jacket with ‘NW5’ embroidered on the back”

I feel like it’s quite fashionable to be curmudgeonly, snarky even. I’ve certainly dabbled with it in the past. But I’ve come to a heartening realisation: people are fundamentally nice. I genuinely believe that. Apart from anything else, I am rarely confronted with any compelling evidence to the contrary. My job – which certainly used …

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Esther Walker: “I have been ruthlessly seeking out other normal women who have children”

In about mid-February I get an attack of “Spring Hope”, which is when I start believing that Spring is “just around the corner”. I keep saying to everyone “Spring is nearly here! I can smell it!” only to look a fool when the temperature keeps plummeting to minus 3 and it snows for the whole …

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