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Junction: A North London Cultural Consortium

Junction: A North London Cultural Consortium

28 - 29 April 2012

Artists' Walks
Each of the artist's walks can be followed using the Junction Map available as a download below.

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Rebecca Birch
And the days run away
A walk around the hidden spaces of King’s Cross; dancers in rehearsal, artists in their studios, doctors preparing for surgery. This walk connects the unseen activities behind the scenes of the Consortium members. Along the way participants will be show fragments of film relating to their location alongside the narrative of the route itself. Start Point: Cubitt Gallery, Angel Mews

The full film will be screened in the Reading Room at Camden Arts Centre
27 April – 24 June 2012

Simon Faithfull
King’s Cross: A Pictorial Guide (Unreliable)

Faithfull’s walk and accompanying book will be a personal and esoteric guide to King’s Cross including new drawings and texts, inspired by the Wainwright Guides of the Lake District. The book will be produced as a limited edition and will be available from Consortium venues at £8.00. Start Point: University College London, Gower Street

Tanya Loi
Thomas Percival Harefield And The Golden Rectangle

A historical walk through King’s Cross based on William Blake’s Golden Quadrangle. The route explores the enigmatic story of Thomas Percival Harefield, along the way visiting some significant places in a life lived, as far as we know, entirely within the King’s Cross/St. Pancras/Islington locality. Largely forgotten today, but a celebrity in his lifetime among artists and writers including Ruskin, Yeats, Burne Jones, Rossetti and Arthur Machen. Start Point: Cubitt Gallery, Angel Mews

Katherine Midgley
Beneath Your Feet

The route follows the path of the River Fleet. This ancient tributary of the Thames once flowed over ground, but has since been channelled beneath the pavement and has been everything from a sacred site to an open sewer. Along the route you can see signs of the rivers presence and other hidden clues to the history of King’s Cross. A full text to accompany this walk can be downloaded below. Start Point: Oustide the Constitution Pub,42 Saint Pancras Way

 

Junction partner
The Gilbert Scott, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, London, NW1 2AR

Bring the Junction Map available from Consortium venues to the The Gilbert Scott Bar to receive 2 for 1 on 1873 cocktail (£9.00) and free 1873 cocktail with set 3 course Sunday dinner (£29.00) This offer applies on 28-29 April 2012 and continues on Sundays and Mondays until 01 July 2012.

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