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June 25, 2018

Growing up in King’s Cross

  The second in a series of three exhibitions sharing the memories of King’s Cross locals, this exhibition tells stories of growing up in the area from World War II to the present day. Using recordings of local people, it highlights the challenges faced by parents and communities raising children in an ever evolving inner …

By Sophie Dayman

May 21, 2018

Raising Questions

Developing a theme based approach When we started interviewing people for the King’s Cross Story Palace, we had two criteria for the stories we would be gathering: They had to take place within the last 100 years, and they had to relate to the mile radius around King’s Cross Station. King’s Cross ward – approximately …

By Polly Rodgers

April 26, 2018

King’s Cross Story Palace Station Day

Come along. Share your memories. Be part of the story. The King’s Cross Story Palace team will be in residence at King’s Cross Station concourse on Thursday 26th of April 2018. The project team, along with broadcaster Lucia Scazzocchio, will be on hand from 10.00 to 16.00 to talk to people using the station. Come …

By Sophie Dayman

March 8, 2018

Happy International Women’s Day from King’s Cross Story Palace

Here at Story Palace HQ, we can think of no better way to celebrate the contribution of women to society than to take a closer look at some of the wonderful women of King’s Cross. Last week, as part of our regular programme of Older People’s Activity, we visited the Elizabeth Garret Anderson Hospital Gallery. Even …

By Aimee Taylor

February 2, 2018

Chadswell Healthy Living Centre and the Bangladeshi Community

Over the course of the last few months the King’s Cross Story Palace  team having been running workshops at the Chadswell Healthy Living Centre.  The centre is run by the King’s Cross and Brunswick Neighbourhood Association and works with Somali and Bangladeshi women as well as the Chinese community. Over three sessions we worked with …

By Aimee Taylor

January 22, 2018

Three Lessons in Community Storytelling

Over the last few months the King’s Cross Story Palace team have been looking back at the stories we’ve heard, so that we can do them justice when we share them with the world. Understanding the storytelling process, and pushing the limits of how we share stories with the communities we’re working with will also …

By Polly Rodgers