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Movements: The Bell

Movements: The Bell

King’s Cross in the 1980’s was home to Movements, an LGBT disco run out of The Bell pub in Pentonville Rd. The two DJ’s responsible for running movements, Berni and Martin recount the history of those times and have generously allowed us to showcase a […]

Pinning Memories at the Camden Fun Palace

Pinning Memories at the Camden Fun Palace

This weekend the UK is alive with Fun Palaces – and on Saturday we took part in the Camden edition. Organised by New Diorama Theatre it brought together a host of inspiring community organisations. Locals and visitors alike turned up in numbers – and fun […]

Autumnal Apple Juicing

Autumnal Apple Juicing

Last week the King’s Cross Story Palace team were invited to take part in an Apple Juicing day on the Priory Green Estate. Run by The Orchard Project, a national charity dedicated to the creation, restoration and celebration of community orchards, the Apple Juicing day […]

Time’s Arrow

Time’s Arrow

Taking part in the Kings Cross Story Palace project was a no brainer for me. I’ve always been mad for history and, having been involved in collecting people’s memories of my local park, I was keen to take part in an oral history project as […]

The Last Chapter in our LGBTQI* and Women’s History theme

The Last Chapter in our LGBTQI* and Women’s History theme

As our LGBTQI+ and Women’s History theme starts to draw to a close, we’re looking forward to letting our hair down. We’ve joined forces with our friend Rob Pateman, to host an afternoon of showcase stories, informal chats and musical highlights. We’ll look at gay […]

The Lives of Others: Petals on a wet, black bough

The Lives of Others: Petals on a wet, black bough

It’s always good to stop and pause — to look back at what you’ve been doing, and to, well, enjoy it. So it seems timely to highlight a few of the stories we’ve been gathering for the King’s Cross Story Palace, to reflect on the experience, and on […]

Green Spaces Around King’s Cross

Green Spaces Around King’s Cross

With buildings like St. Pancras, King’s Place and The British Library – to name but a few – a person can sometimes feel a little overwhelmed with the monumental buildings in the area! However, you can discover tiny wells of peace and quiet a few […]

Foundations of the Palace

Foundations of the Palace

The founding principle of the Story Palace is to build stronger communities by engaging people in dialogues, sharing stories and uncovering hidden histories. We want to equip organisations to engage local people from different backgrounds to share their stories with one another. By sharing those […]

Connecting King’s Cross to the World – Looking ahead to September

Connecting King’s Cross to the World – Looking ahead to September

As we gather stories from around the King’s Cross area, we want to make sure we tap into themes and activities elsewhere. It fits with the area being a natural crossing point for thousands of people a day, and millions over the last 100 years. […]

Out and About, Pride in London

Out and About, Pride in London

Celebrating diversity and inclusivity in our community, Pride in London celebrated 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality this year. From humble beginnings in 1972 where approximately 700 hundred people marched; the event has become a huge celebration of all things LGBTQI+, with people coming from […]