Wow’s The Hope Brigade Exhibition Opens At Angel Central

Introducing The Hope Brigade Exhibition by WOW, now open at Angel Central. The Hope Brigade is a photography series profiling incredible women working at the forefront of their fields in 10 essential areas from conflict to climate justice, from 10 countries.
 
Featuring emerging photographers from Beijing to Brisbane, this exhibition is curated by WOW – Women of the World Festivals across the world, in partnership with Google Arts & Culture.
 
The exhibition tells a story of global feminism and charts the progress that has been made so far, offering hope and encouraging others to continue fighting for gender equality.

Pretty in Pink: Embrace Barbie’s Iconic Style at Angel Central

Unleash your inner Barbie as we dive into a world of all things pink and fabulous! With the highly anticipated Barbie movie out in cinemas across the UK, including Vue Cinema at Angel Central, it’s time to channel that signature Barbie charm into your wardrobe. In light of this, we’ve curated a delightful collection of pink-tastic fashion and accessories, all available at Angel Central.

 

H&M Satin Crêpe Wrapover Shirt Dress
£24.99

Rock Barbieland in this beautiful dress in satin crêpe from H&M. Designed with a pointed collar with a V-shaped opening, a wrapover front,, and wide cuffs, you’ll be rocking the Barbie-look in this fit.

 

Accessorize Contrast Pipe Handheld Bag Pink 
£35.00

A contemporary option to refresh your bag edit, this piece can be styled through day to evening. Designed in pebbled faux leather, it’s built with a block coloured body and contrast piping that climbs from underneath the bag and up into handles. The interior boasts plenty of space for your essentials with a suedette finish, central zipped compartment and magnetic snap closure to fasten. Style it as a comfy cross-body with the optional strap or snug under the arm with the top handles.

 

Calzedonia Shorts With Linen
£25.90

Sprinkle a little Barbie magic into your summer outfit with these Calzedonia Shorts With Linen, featuring a soft elasticated waist for a relaxed fit.
Book your ticket to Barbieland at VUE here.

Lone Design Club Returns To Angel Central With A New Pop-Up Concept

Introducing Lone Design Club’s (LDC) first pop-up ‘Travel Boutique’; a captivating pop-up in the heart of Angel, exclusively dedicated to travellers seeking sustainable and independent brands. Pop in for all your unique summer grabs – whether it be a summery staycation or last minute getaway, Lone Design Club have you covered. This is your go-to destination for sustainable and independent travel essentials. Embark on a journey of discovery that celebrates conscious consumption and unforgettable.

In this boutique, Lone Design Club believe in the power of travel to inspire and connect people, while also leaving a positive impact on the world. Their boutique showcases a handpicked collection of ethically sourced and eco-friendly products from around the globe.

This July, Lone Design Club’s pop-up concept store will feature a curated selection of independent and conscious fashion, lifestyle and homeware brands. Brands include…

WEEK 1: By Precious Seronga, Goldie London, Hairy Mary, Lula Laora, Metavocus, Samuday Studios, Ingmarson, Danshuu, Raffya, Lines Under Collusion, JB Tailoring, Lisha Studio, Wink Atelier, Goldie Jewellery, Pongo England, Delmora, Sormeh Jewels, Loca Jewellery, Courier.

WEEK 2: Goldie London, Hairy Mary, Becci, The Artelier, 21.07 London, Beyond Yellow, Axelle Dufresne, Wink Atelier, Goldie Jewellery, Delmora, Loca Jewellery, AHW Studio, Courier.

WEEK 3: Its 9pm, Goldie London, Hairy Mary, Delta of Phoenix, 12.5mm, Le Bobu, Harmony Garden, Wink Atelier, Goldie Jewellery, Delmora, Loca Jewellery, AHW Studio, Courier.

WEEK 4: Selia Richwood, Goldie London, Hairy Mary, Safarahh, Organic Hanger, 12.5mm, Le Bobu, Wink Atelier, Goldie Jewellery, Delmora, Loca Jewellery, AHW, Courier.

We can’t wait for you to shop, discover and learn all about the independent, sustainable brands Lone Design Club have to offer, as well as their immersive workshops and events. Make sure you RSVP by following the links or checking out Lone Design Club’s Events + Experiences page to not to miss out.

Islington Festival of Music and Art This July

Born out of local garden concerts organised after lockdown in the summer of 2020, the Islington Festival aims to recreate the community spirit that inspired us during that time. The Festival brings people together to experience high-quality live music and art, in different venues throughout the Borough of Islington.

At Angel Central, there will be an exciting new photography exhibition coming up in partnership with The Islington Storyteller / @Islington_London, where you can see how Islington has changed throughout the years. Throughout the year and a half after starting the curation of ‘Islington_London’, their editor, Ana, met and chatted with dozens of locals, each with a unique story to tell. It seemed unfortunate that very few people had the opportunity to discover the multitude of hidden gems our neighbourhood is lucky to have.

For this reason, it felt only natural to create a space for sharing special things about Islington and nearby areas. Alongside ‘Islington_London’, The Islington Storyteller explores some of the most unique stories about our neighbourhood.

Launching in the lead-up to the festival, the exhibition will stay open throughout the festival’s duration and is FREE to attend.

The Do Good Festival: Love Not Landfill Are Returning To Angel Central With Another Incredible Pop-up

Love Not Landfill is a collaborative initiative that aims to combat textile waste and promote sustainable fashion practices. By raising awareness, encouraging conscious consumerism, and fostering creative solutions, Love Not Landfill is leading a transformative revolution in the fashion industry. A non-profit campaign founded by ReLondon, Love Not Landfill encourages fast-fashion fans to buy second-hand, swap, recycle and give to charity.

From 29th June to 2nd July, Love Not Landfill are celebrating the very best second hand clothing that London has to offer. Get ready to shop collections curated by some of Love Not Landfill’s favourite style savvy creators including Char Ellesse for Shelter Shops, Demi Colleen for Fara, Lina Mar for Cancer Research UK, and Nantida Intajak for HURR.

  

Images: Demi Colleen 

The fashion industry is one of the largest contributors to global pollution and waste. The rise of fast fashion has led to a throwaway culture, where clothes are mass-produced, quickly discarded, and end up in overflowing landfills. Love Not Landfill recognizes this pressing issue and seeks to challenge the status quo by encouraging individuals to rethink their fashion choices and embrace sustainable alternatives.

At the core of Love Not Landfill is the belief that every garment deserves a second chance. Instead of discarding clothes, the initiative promotes the principles of reuse, repurposing, and recycling. By extending the life cycle of garments, we can significantly reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry. One of the key initiatives of Love Not Landfill is the concept of clothing swaps. This provides a platform for people to exchange unwanted clothing items with others, giving them a chance to find new treasures while diverting clothes from landfills. Clothing swaps bring a sense of community, promote sustainable consumption, and offer an exciting and affordable way to refresh one’s wardrobe without contributing to the demand for new clothing.

 

Join Us At The Corner Shop: Lone Design Club’s New Pop-Up At Angel Central

Lone Design Club (LDC) invites you to join us at ‘The Corner Shop’, where they’ll be showcasing an innovative collection of sustainable fashion and lifestyle brands across four weeks.

Lone Design Club is cutting through the noise of a saturated fast‐fashion market and shaking up the conventional shopping experience by challenging traditional retail offerings both in the UK and internationally. Presenting a new immersive shopping experience, Lone Design Club is blurring the lines between consumers online and in‐store purchasing experiences. Their pop-up at Angel Central, kicking off The Do Good Festival, features an expertly curated collection of cutting-edge fashion and beauty brands that are sure to captivate and inspire.

RSVP to their series of brand launch parties, workshops, designer-led experiences and more to take you behind the scenes and into the world’s of these future thinking, next generation brands.

Open to press, media, industry AND shoppers alike, discover unique + one-of-a-kind product, meet the designers behind the brands, join one of their exclusive daily events and highly sought after designer-led experiences. Brand presentations will return with the most exclusive shows, you won’t find anywhere else. Giving customers exclusive access to new collections, one off pieces and showcasing brand new designers. Go deeper behind the brand and immerse yourself into the world of the designer.

What to Expect:

  • One of a kind products from 60+ of the most exciting independent fashion, accessories and lifestyle brands
  • Discover designers with a circular, transparent and ethical focus
  • Attend LDC’s designers’ new collection presentations and showspaces
  • Meet the designers in-store daily and hear the stories behind the brands
  • Join a series of events and experiences in-store weekly
  • New immersive retail experience

 

Join Us This Weekend For The Angel Central Sustainable Market

We are incredibly proud to play host to the Sustainable Market at Angel Central. At its core, it provides a stage for London-based ethical and sustainable businesses, crafters and makers to interact with visitors, building lasting connections that serve to form stronger and wider communities in and around Angel.

For this series of The Angel Central Sustainable Market on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May, we will be joined by an assortment of local vendors all with a unique sustainable spin.

This upcoming Saturday brings Holimystic and Present Your Joy to Angel Central, alongside many other exciting stalls. Present Your Joy produces their fossil-free soy candles locally, helping to keep transport to a minimum and thus carbon cost. Holimystic provides us with exquisite hand-crafted jewellery made using ethically sourced gemstones for those lovers of all things holistic and mystical.

Sunday 14th May’s market brings Shana4CupNCakes, the perfect antidote to those Sunday scary’s. The Islington-based artisan cupcake maker creates beautifully baked commissions for clients across London and will be preparing a range of carefully crafted cakes for your own enjoyment.

Alongside our other Sunday stalls, we will be joined by Sabine Gerth and her bespoke leatherwork bags and accessories. Her intricate handmade designs use the highest quality leathers, embellished by her own hand painted pattern work, making them the perfect one-off gifts for loved ones.

Hosted in the outdoor piazza each month, the market is open Saturday and Sunday 11:00-18:00.

Fun Activities For The Easter School Holidays At Angel Central

The Easter school holidays are well underway. Are you looking to keep the little ones entertained? We’ve pulled together a range of fun activities available for the whole family at Angel Central.

 

Family ticket at Birdies 

If you’re after mini golf, good times, and an all-round brilliant, alternative thing to do in London, look no further! Let the mind-bending, visually ridiculous crazy courses at Birdies, Angel Central, take you away to a world of unbridled fun, complete with a drool-worthy menu from Cheeky Burger. So bring the squad and load up on family quali-tee time for £25 for two adults and two kids.

 

Celebrate Mario on the bench at Wagamama

Heading to the big screen at Angel Central this weekend? Celebrate Mario on the bench. Hop down to wagamama on your way to mushroom kingdom. Enjoy the classic steamed buns or oyster mushroom vegan chilli squid – there’s sides made for sharing with the whole squad!

 

 

Mini Mornings at VUE Cinema

Fancy seeing the best kids films and family films with both adult and child tickets from only £2.49 per ticket? Mini Mornings run every Saturday and Sunday morning from 10am, plus every day in the school holidays (with availability likely to change depending on when your child’s holidays occur). Showing kids movies and new kids films, Vue’s Mini Mornings ensures fun in the cinema for all the family. From fantastical adventures to hilarious animations that’ll make the whole family laugh, join VUE this Easter Holidays.

 

Hello Spring: Homeware Items You Need This New Season

As the days get longer and the temperatures get higher, you’re probably ready to say farewell to winter and hello to a brand new season. Need ideas for your home this spring? Just as the new season really gets underway, we’ve created a spring home guide, filled with all things light, airy and beautifully on-tread this season.

Habitat Black Bamboo Tiered Shade

Add drama to your dining table with a statement rattan lampshade by Habitat, available at Argos. The dappled light that passes through will cast a beautiful glow over the space – it’s as if you’re sitting under a canopy of trees. While the low positioning makes the table feel intimate.

H&M Spring Kitchenware

Whether you’re planning a dinner party or simply looking for some new kitchen ideas this spring, H&M have everything you need to impress your guests in the heart of the home. Shopping for new crockery? Check out H&M’s array of bowls, plates and napkins and discover plenty of beautiful patterns or neutral designs.

Flying Tiger Copenhagen Table Runner

Celebrate Easter with good times and great decorations! Set the dinner table for spring with this fun and decorative table runner in artificial grass by Flying Tiger Copenhagen.

 

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is nearly here. Looking for a unique gift to make her day one to remember? With a range of award-winning, luxurious brands, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Angel Central. From Rituals’ limited edition M’Gouna collection to Hotel Chocolat’s luxury sets, find the perfect gift to show you care this Mother’s Day. So if you’re struggling for time, or inspiration, we’ve pulled together a mini Mother’s Day gift guide to help you along the way.

M’Gouna Collection by Rituals

A tribute to the Moroccan Valley of Roses, Rituals’ new collection conjures up the golden hues of a desert landscape, interspersed with soft pink and juicy fruits. Submerge the senses in the splendour of the iconic rose Damascena, fruity prickly pear and argan oil with Rituals’ new limited edition M’Gouna.

Mother’s Day Collection by Hotel Chocolat 

If you’re looking for a little bit of everything, this Hotel Chocolat sleekster is just crying out to claim a place in your heart. With a variety of white, milk, and dark chocolate to suit every mood, this star-studded selection contains every taste and texture your taste buds might be craving. Hotel Chocolat’s most popular box has had a makeover, offering an array of new customer favourites alongside best-loved classics — all packaged in an elegant design inspired by the cacao pod.

Herbae par Spartium Collection by L’OCCITANE

Introducing L’Occitane’s new Limited Edition Herbae Spartium. Invigorate your senses with its addictive refreshing scent, blending citrusy notes of grapefruit and rhubarb leaf, wrapped in a floral heart to create a feeling of comfort.​⁣ A true embodiment of nature, perfect for springtime, and available at Angel Central. ⁣