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 …

Jonathan Blake Decides to Live

Jonathan Blake was born in 1949. He is 68 years old when we meet him to talk about his memories of King’s Cross and LGSM, in September 2017. He is officially a pensioner, he tells me proudly; he never expected to be able to say that, having been diagnosed with HTLV-3 – which later became …

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 London through the ages, so we can reflect, reminisce, and …

Delving Deep into Queer King’s Cross

Over the next few months we’re sharpening our focus and delving into LGBTQI+ history in King’s Cross. From infamous venues such as The Bell, to Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners via an explosion of same sex dance classes, sequinned catsuits locked away in city sheds, the HIV crisis and the London Lesbian and Gay …

Local Storytelling with the over 60s

We’re off to an exciting start with our story gathering workshops. We currently have active groups at Marchmont Street Community Centre, St Pancras Community Association, and Millman Street Community Centre. We’ve met some amazing people, and heard stories that have made us laugh, cry and drop our jaws in disbelief. We’re just about to launch …