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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.

Same-sex sexuality remains criminal in India to this day. However visual culture, legal activism, forms of art, and performance play an important role in challenging the social and legal status of LGBTQ individuals. Guest article by J. Daniel Luther and Jennifer Ung Loh (SOAS, University of London)
A screening of 'Watermelon, Fish and Half Ghost' a series of films by contemporary artists' based in India. Commissioned as a part of Camden Kalā, presented by Space Studio, Vadodara, India.
Top 10 Concrete Crushes - guest article by Peter Chadwick / This Brutal House
Have you spotted our Camden is ... campaign out and about round Camden?