That’s a Wrap!

24 Jan

This post is the first one in a very long time and I write it with a certain melancholy.

Like with all movies and TV series, after months of planning, preparation, research, location scouting and filming, comes the last day of shooting and with it, the director’s final words: “That’s a wrap!”

After writing almost every week for the first 14-15 months, 2015 was a fairly quiet affair. During the first part of the year, although some posts were ready on paper, I did not have a computer. Then, when back online and roaring to go, I was offered the opportunity to move abroad for an internal promotion… and I spent August packing. End of September, after 15 years in the UK and the last 6 in Islington, I took my suitcases and head off to Spain!

I will publish the few posts drafted early 2015 but after that it will be tricky to carry on from Spain and not being able to walk around Islington to take pictures. Talking of which, the Islington Film Locations Map will now be opened to everyone who knows and wishes to share with us an Islington film location. I hope to see this map growing and growing.

Thanks to everyone who dropped by at some point, followed the blog, enjoyed it and commented on it! You never know what the future may have in mind and maybe we’ll have a Lights, Camera…Islington! sequel in a few years time but for now, it is …So long, farewell, au revoir, auf wiedersehen, goodbye!

To Islington with Love, Xavier

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4 Responses to “That’s a Wrap!”

  1. montoute1 January 24, 2016 at 10:04 pm #

    Dear Xavier, Congratulations on your promotion. Your blog posts will be missed but clearly there are bigger and better things in store for you, in your new location. Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best.

    Martina Arts & Media School Film Club Coordinator. R&D Film Education

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    • Mr X January 24, 2016 at 10:20 pm #

      Hello Martina and thank you very much for your kind words. Happy New Year and all the best for 2016 as well.
      Thanks again for your interest and for following the blog, not to mentioned the big part you played in opening the doors of Islington Arts and Media School for us!
      Take care, Xavier

  2. Rob Smith January 24, 2016 at 10:16 pm #

    Thanks for all your work on the blog Xavier – its been really interesting and its really useful to Islington tour guides like myself. Good luck with your new career.
    Rob Smith
    Footprints of London

    • Mr X January 24, 2016 at 10:26 pm #

      Thanks for your words Rob! I am glad to hear that you found the blog interesting and useful and that it may have contributed to your Islington tours!
      All the best to you as well.
      Xavier

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