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Foundations of the Palace

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 […]

Connecting King’s Cross to the World – Looking ahead to September

Connecting King’s Cross to the World – Looking ahead to September

As we gather stories from around the King’s Cross area, we want to make sure we tap into themes and activities elsewhere. It fits with the area being a natural crossing point for thousands of people a day, and millions over the last 100 years. […]

Out and About, Pride in London

Out and About, Pride in London

Celebrating diversity and inclusivity in our community, Pride in London celebrated 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality this year. From humble beginnings in 1972 where approximately 700 hundred people marched; the event has become a huge celebration of all things LGBTQI+, with people coming from […]

Summer Fun at the Camden Mela

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’ […]

Guest blog: Katie Devlin, 17, Somers Town

Guest blog: Katie Devlin, 17, Somers Town

Since the start of the project we have been working with some fantastic volunteers who have been helping us make the King’s Cross project come alive. Here Katie Devlin, who joined the team for a week of work experience, reflects on growing up in the […]

Pride of Place

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!

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 […]