5 September – International Day of Charity
Because King’s Cross is home to a panoply of third sector organisations. From Small Green Shoots through funding bodies such as The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, and the Wellcome Trust. And umbrella bodies NCVO and ACEVO…
8 September – International Literacy Day
The area is teeming hub of Publishing houses – these are just some that come to mind: Pan MacMillan | Picador | Phaidon | Springer Nature | MH Education | Scholastic | Burlington | JKP | Black Dog Online | Eddison Books | Self Made Hero | Cecil Woolf | Head and Heart
And the poet John Bejteman was an avid campaigner in the area – and a wide number of other authors have drawn inspiration here. JK Rowling of course uses King’s Cross station as a gateway to another world (9¾). Earlier, in 1912, Adeline Virginia Stephen got married to Leonard Woolf at the St Pancras Central Register Office. She also briefly lived in Mecklenburgh Square before leaving London permanently. The Londonist, for one, has more.
15 September – International Day of Democracy
King’s Cross has been a hotbed of activism, petitions and protests over the years. You can, for example, read some of the stories in the book A Sense of Place – and through this project we’ll gather more.
21 September – International Day of Peace
See immediately below…
27 September – World Tourism Day
King’s Cross has been the point of arrival for travellers and tourists for a very long time. And for the last ten years St Pancras International has been the terminus for Eurostar. If you want to geek out on train, track and station facts, then here’s a September 2007 article from The Observer promising ‘amazing secrets‘.
Meanwhile, thanks to @futureshape for the Creative Commons image – captured at St Pancras International:
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