News and Updates

Delving Deep into Queer King’s Cross

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 […]

Visiting the London Metropolitan Archives

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. […]

Happy Volunteers’ Week from King’s Cross Story Palace

Happy Volunteers’ Week from King’s Cross Story Palace

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.  Taking place from 1st-7th June every year, it showcases different volunteering roles through recruitment events, taster sessions and activities across the country. Earlier this week members of the […]

Remixing King’s Cross

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 […]

King’s Cross Fair and other stories on Historypin

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. […]

Volunteering Opportunities with King’s Cross Story Palace

Volunteering Opportunities with King’s Cross Story Palace

Your support, your memories, your King’s Cross. As a Heritage Lottery funded project, our volunteers are a vital part of the team. Over the next few months on this blog we will be showcasing the important work that volunteers are undertaking and the skills they […]

An introduction to the King’s Cross Story Palace Team

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. […]

Show your face to the world, share your story with Magnum!

Show your face to the world, share your story with Magnum!

In our journeys around King’s Cross and the surrounding area, we’ve discovered some other exciting projects that are happening there. We were particularly interested to hear that Magnum Photos is about to embark on Live Labs right on our doorstep. In celebration of its 70th […]

Meet the Advisory Board

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. […]

Local Storytelling with the over 60s

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 […]