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 …

Visiting the London Metropolitan Archives

Having lived only 5 minutes away from the London Metropolitan Archives, I’m sad to say I had never actually visited before our trip last week, where staff and volunteers met and listened to a range of staff at the archive telling us about their work. The building, resources and dedicated team there were a total …

Remixing King’s Cross

Tom Marshman performing King’s Cross (Remix) Photo by Michael Hall Tom Marshman’s nostalgia for a time he was too young to experience is the springboard for his latest production King’s Cross (Remix) now on at the Camden People’s Theatre. With King’s Cross as the stage, we’re taken on a trip through the vitality and sadness of …

King’s Cross Fair and other stories on Historypin

We’ve been populating our King’s Cross Story Palace Collection on Historypin with some of the stories you’ve shared with us so far. Sioned Churchill remembers King’s Cross County Fair and other festivals in the area during the 1980s and 1990s. Listen to her story below. For more of Sioned’s stories from the King’s Cross area, …

An introduction to the King’s Cross Story Palace Team

Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, we’ve developed a project which aims to enrich the stories of local people, and uncover more untold histories from Somers Town, to Great Ormond Street, to the eponymous railway station that’s faithfully served commuters and locals throughout the years. We will be making connections with groups and individuals, as …

Meet the Advisory Board

Say hello to the King’s Cross Story Palace advisory board! Over the next two years we’ll look to these great folks to be our local champions. They will offer feedback on our activity programme, share their local knowledge, propose ideas and help us maintain relationships and relevance. The first of their quarterly meetings was held on 25th …

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 …

#kxstorypalace

We’re building a community led history of the past 100 years in King’s Cross through the stories of local people and places. We want to showcase the daily life and nightlife of an area that is continually changing. We’ll look at the past, present and future and how we’re connected across generations and social divides. …