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We began our consultation for our brand new Cultural Frame work in March 2017. Through that process we had conversations with with local cultural institutions, community groups and leaders in the creative sector. We have continued these conversations and fed them directly into our London Borough of Culture bid. This enabled us to make a more community led consultation process.
Alexis Peskine’s work has been featured in many publications, from books to prestigious newspaper such as the New York Times, Le Monde, O Correio da Bahia or Libération. His powerful portraits, literally nailed into wooden planks, pay tribute to the many individuals undertaking the dangerous boat journeys from North Africa to Europe. He drives in the nails at different depths to create a sense of relief and to introduce a third dimension. He solo show Power Figures is on display at October Gallery from 13 September to 21 October, 2017.
The largest of London’s hidden rivers, the Fleet is an unsung hero of Camden that informed the city structure north of the River Thames. Be it in the naming of streets, the positioning of railway stations or the location of markets and industries, there are subtle references to the river all along the route from source to the mouth at Blackfriars Bridge. Read more about its history here!
We're all dreading it but it'll soon be that time: the rainy season has officially started. After all, this is England, and after every sunny summer comes the inevitable drizzle. But fear not! Love Camden has selected the best places to hide away from the rain and make the best of the autumn wet-season.
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The past decade has seen the rise of a vast property development in the King’s Cross district of central London. As its residential zone nears completion, Dr Philip Carter considers the life of Henry Croft – founder of the Pearly Kings, and a late-Victorian resident of King’s Cross – who features in the development’s marketing campaign. Recreating Henry’s life story owes much to a growing range of digitised resources now shaping microhistorical and prosopographical approaches to the past.
Clay and the spectacle of outdoor firing in makeshift kilns combine in Ignition, a participatory ceramic project designed to encourage hands-on making and community dialogue.
Over the past month we have been speaking to people across the borough to find out what culture in Camden means to them. During our consultation sessions we met with organization representatives from our cultural institutions to talk about the what makes Camden stand out and how we can improve our cultural offer.
Makeright: Making Bags to Make Good

Led by the Design Against Crime Research Centre at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, in partnership with the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, inmates in London and Ahmedabad have been learning design skills and gaining qualifications whilst developing a range of antitheft bags.