Y Touring and OneKX arts project needs help

Y Touring Logo July 2012Local community theatre organisation Y Touring based at the OneKX building on Judd St has completed stage one of a stunning photographic project and is looking for help with stage two. Stage one was taking portrait photos of local people; stage two is mounting those photos on the side of the OneKX building.

The project is part of the international Inside Out project, using black and white photographs to reveal untold stories and images of people around the world. The digitally uploaded images are made into posters and sent back to the project’s co-creators for them to exhibit in their own communities.

Photos taken by the local guys. It's hoped large  versions of these will be mounted on the OneKX building

Photos taken by the local guys. It’s hoped large versions of these will be mounted on the OneKX building

OneKX worked with 15 local young men – both offenders and those at risk of offending. The men took black and white portrait photographs of people in King’s Cross over a six week period. This was their first experience of photography or going out and working within their own community. All of the people in the portraits were interviewed to find out why they had come to Kings Cross and what they liked about it. Some people came here for love, some for work, some because they had nowhere else to go and some simply arrived here with no way of getting back. All of them agreed this was an exciting and vibrant part of the city to live in.

The young men produced some great photographs and the final part of the project is to mount them on the outside of the OneKX building on the corner of Judd Street and Cromer Street as part of Inside Out, a large scale participatory art project.

Y Touring has  secured planning permission from Camden Council, the photos have all been printed and are ready to go, all the project needs is the means to mount the large images on the side of the building. They are looking to raise £2000. Can you help? Email Y-Touring if you can.

About Sophie Talbot

Sophie runs a small business designing websites for small businesses and community groups. http://www.cookiewp.com She also manages King's Cross Community Projects http://www.kccp.org.uk
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One Response to Y Touring and OneKX arts project needs help

  1. The photo-project is a great project. However why is there no opportunity to integrate them into the larger Kings Cross development? Would be nice to have a permanent replica on one of the walls at any of the stations, Kings Cross or St Pancras, because much of the identity of Kings Cross;s people is missing there, both in terms of the artwork and the businesses!

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