Granary Square is proving to be a fantastic success with the introduction of a wide open and fun space for all the family. You may even noticed local celebrity dog Pan playing with local children in the fountains there – Pan is a retired working sheep dog enjoying her twilight years so can definitely be trusted with children and babies alike! Coming up at Granary Square are various events including the free-to-enter Showtime!
Says N1C: “Be wowed by critically acclaimed, international performers at Granary Square, in the canalside heart of King’s Cross. Showtime is a fun, free, family day out that will see street theatre, music and comedy.
- Red Poppy Ladies’ Percussion – having performed at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, these ladies will fuse Eastern and Western music in their first London performance.
- Upswing – their performance ‘Loved Up’ will provide a spectacular and fast-paced performance of aerial dance and hip hop.
- Lyrix Organic – ‘Relay’ will combine the talents of a poet, a beatboxer, a freestyle rapper and an acoustic singer.
- Mark Brew – a range of disabled and non-disabled artists will perform in ‘Nocturne’, a choreographed dance exemplifying beautiful moments shared between people.
- Bash Street – the street theatre group will use silent comedy, circus skills, magic and music to tell the story of ‘Strongman’, which is inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s 1928 film ‘The Circus’.
Food will be provided by local favourites eat.st.
Anna Strongman, of the King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership, said:
“We are very excited about Showtime coming to Granary Square as part of our Summer Stories programme, which is really helping to bring King’s Cross alive.
“Arts and culture are a significant part of the history of King’s Cross and we want to make sure that that continues through the present and into the future.”
Showtime, presented by the Mayor of London and London 2012 Festival, is a free outdoor arts festival giving Londoners across all 33 boroughs the chance to enjoy world class entertainment and culture on their doorstep. It also forms part of Summer Stories, a summer programme of exciting events which will take place in Granary Square and around King’s Cross.”