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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

Summer Fun at the Camden Mela

This weekend the King’s Cross Story Palace team popped along to the Camden Mela to speak to locals about the project and to sample the delights of this long running community festival. The word ‘Mela’ is a Sanskrit word which means ‘gathering’ or ‘to meet’ which is used in the Indian subcontinent for all sizes …