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 …

Sticky Memories: Camden Encounters

Originally commissioned in 2015 by curator Charlie Levine as part of a year long arts programme marking 50 years since the formation of the Borough of Camden Council as it stands today, (#Camden50). It is fabulous to have the chance to air these ‘Encounters’ in the form of voices, photographs and videos again via Historypin. …

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 …

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 the lives of others. Sue Smallwood Walking into Sue’s house, …

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 stories, people and communities will get to know one another …

Pride of Place

We’re continuing our summer focus on gathering LGBTQI+ stories of King’s Cross. Last weekend, we pitched up our rainbow coloured mobile Story Palace at the Queer and Now festival at Tate Britain. Thanks to Jan Pimblett from the The London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) and Speak Out London for letting us tag along! Several brave souls bared their King’s Cross stories of love and …