Alan Dein photography and walking tour of Kings Cross 16 July 2 – 4

Rufford street abandoned toilet Alan Dein has worked with local people on some superb local history projects in Kings Cross.  The London Street Photography Festival have been in touch to say that:

'Kings Cross Voices' Alan Dein will describe the changing faces of King's Cross, from its industrial heyday, to its deteriation after the Second World War, and now its revival as a major regeneration site. We'll explore and photograph hidden architectural gems as we wander the back streets north, south, east and west of the railway stations.

'After your walk you will be invited to upload your photos to the festival's Flickr group to share with others. Oral Historian and Broadcaster, Alan Dein, was the co-ordinator of King's Cross Voices. To hear and find out more about the collection please visit the website.

This event is FREE but please email to book your space.

Assemble outside the German Gym Pancras Road by 1400 on 16 July. 

[Street photo – William Perrin – Rufford Street abandoned toilet against surviving wall of C19th railway mortuary 24 March 2011]

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust , Good Things Foundation and ThreeSixtyGiving as well as Connect8.
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3 Responses to Alan Dein photography and walking tour of Kings Cross 16 July 2 – 4

  1. Diana Shelley says:

    Actually Alan was the oral historian for KX Voices, and Leslie McCartney the co-ordinator. As a member of the KX Voices advisory group, I feel it’s important to write this (pedantic) note. When the King’s Cross Community Development Trust went bankrupt in 2006, both Alan and Leslie worked without pay while we organised a rescue package for the project with Camden and the Heritage Lottery Fund. This couldn’t have been achieved without both our committed, professional and wonderful staff members.

  2. julie.shrive says:

    As I have mobility problems [distance] cannot do the walk however did record the regeneration as a narrative before the year 2000 on my Foundation for BA at Chelsea as mature student . I also looked as using photographs like early animation . They are Kings X e-scapes where the gasometer becomes like an alien space ship . How need to escape from urban stress of getting around – congestion – roadworks . Some have been exhibited in Islington & at AOP Annuals. AT moment other works can be seen at Chaps & Dames unisex vintage wares & hairdresser Tollington Park Finsbury Park Tube. These show graffiti etc in Market Road. The KINGSX road MOVIE is on utube9773165 Recently at Cally Pop up Gallery now Islington Arts Factory – ECLIPSE.

  3. tobiaskx says:

    Hi Does anybody have a contact email or telephone number for Alan Dein? I have a question for him relating to the Kings Cross Voices project.

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