Monday, June 25, 2012

LFA 2012: Events in Kings Cross

The 2012 London Festival of Architecture includes King’s Cross as one of its “hubs” which are areas where there’s a concentration of activity over certain weekends, in our case 7th-8th July. Maybe I was being dim but I found the LFA 2012 website a little confusing, so here’s a summary (taken from what I could find) of what’s happening in King’s Cross. Sadly the planned screening of Ladykillers in Argyle Square - a genius idea - isn’t going ahead.

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In some cases locations and times on that site are a little unclear, especially for the free exhibitions/installations. But if you head for Central Saint Martins/Granary Square there should be help on hand to point you in the right direction.

Timed/ticketed events

Thu 28 Jun
[CANCELLED] ‘The LadyKillers’ an open-air public screening
What: Open air film screening
How much: [CANCELLED]
Where: Argyle Square [info] [map]
Fri 29 Jun
9am - 6pm
Unlocking the public realm: how arts and design transform urban space
What: Conference on city regeneration and arts
How much: £50, £20 concessions, UAL students/staff free. Register here
Where: Central Saint Martins [info] [map]
Thu 5 Jul
12 - 1pm
Playful Practice: Honey Club lunchtime talk
What: Lunchtime bee-keeping talk
How much: Free, lunch available to buy
Where: The Filling Station [info] [map]
Thu 5 Jul
6.30 - 8.30pm
Artangel and Living Architecture presents: A Room for London at LFA 2012
What: Architecture talk
How much: Free, registration required. Register here.
Where: The Hub Kings Cross [info] [map]
Fri 6 Jul
12 - 1pm
Playful Practice: lunchtime talk with Squire & Partners
What: Lunchtime architecture talk
How much: Free, lunch available to buy
Where: The Filling Station [info] [map]
Fri 6 Jul
1 - 2pm
Heatherwick Studio - Talk
What: Architecture talk
How much: [FULLY BOOKED] Free, registration required. Please rsvp to Jacqueline Townsend, Communications Support, Heatherwick studio: jacqueline@heatherwick.com.
Where: Heatherwick Studio [info] [map]
Fri 6 Jul
5.30pm
Istanbul On the Way of ‘Londonisation’ by Emre Arolat
What: Urbanisation talk
How much: Free, registration required. Register here.
Where: The Hub Kings Cross [info] [map]
Fri 6 Jul
6.30 - 9pm
After hours, lights of the city cycle tour
What: Guided cycle ride
How much: £20. Register here.
Where: Central Saint Martins [info] [map]
Sat 7 Jul
12 - 1pm
Carmody Groarke on The King’s Cross Filling Station
What: Lunchtime architecture talk
How much: Free, lunch available to buy
Where: The Filling Station [info] [map]
Sat 7 Jul
5 - 7.30pm
Henry Moore and Architecture in Conversation
What: Gallery private view
How much: Free, registration required. Register here or email Harry@gagosian.com.
Where: Gagosian Gallery [info] [map]
Sat 7 Jul
1 - 5pm (tbc)
Rooftop make day
What: Constructing a Mongol tent on an office roof
How much: [FULLY BOOKED] Free, registration required. Register here.
Where: Wolff Olins [info] [map]

Guided walks

NLA (New London Architecture) Walking Tour
What: Tour of King’s Cross development by Blue Badge Guides
How much: £12
Meet: Corner of Euston/Pancras Roads [map]
Sat 7 Jul, 11am [info] [register]
Sat 7 Jul, 2pm [info] [register]
Sun 8 Jul, 11am [info] [register]
Wed 11 Jul, 6pm [info] [register]
Fri 13 Jul, 11am [info] [register]
Transforming King’s Cross
What: Tours of new King’s Cross station from architect JohnMcAslan+Partners
How much: Free
Meet: Information desk, King’s Cross Station Western Concourse [map]
Sat 7 Jul [info] 2pm [register]
2.30pm [register]
3pm [register]
3.30pm [register]
4pm [register]
4.30pm [register]
Sun 8 Jul [info] 10am [register]
10.30am [register]
11am [register]
11.30am [register]

Free/all day events

Thu 28 Jun
9am - 5pm
Fidget
What: Installation inside a carousel
Where: Granary Square [info] [map]
Fri 29 Jun
6.30am - 6pm
Soundbridge 2025
What: Sound installation
Where: Goods Way [info] [map]
Thu 5 - Sun 8 Jul
12 - 6pm
The Scattered Playground
What: Canalside exhibition from Central Saint Martins students
Where: Regents Canal [info] [map]
Fri 6 - Sun 8 Jul
9am - 6pm
Cross Stitch
What: Installation from Central Saint Martins students
Where: Granary Square [info] [map]
Fri 6 - Sun 8 Jul
10am - 9pm
Ping! the City
What: Table tennis for all
Where: Pancras Road (near German Gymnasium) [info] [map]
Fri 6 - Sun 8 Jul
10am - 5pm
Sculpture Trail
What: Sculptures in nature park
Where: Camley Street Natural Park [info] [map]
Fri 6 - Sun 8 Jul
10am - 5pm
Sustainable Acoustics
What: Acoustics demonstrations
Where: Pancras Road (near German Gymnasium) [info] [map]
Fri 6 - Sun 8 Jul
10.30am - 8pm
Drink, Shop & Do
What: Mini sculpture making/installing
Where: Drink, Shop & Do [info] [map]
Fri 6 - Sun 8 Jul
12 - 6pm
High Hopes
What: Helium balloons in the Goods Way birdcage
Where: Goods Way [info] [map]
Fri 6 - Sun 8 Jul
12 - 5.30pm
King’s Cross WORKshop Extravaganza
What: Kids’ activities
Where: WORK Gallery [info] [map]
Sat 7 Jul
9am - 5pm
Skip Garden
What: Garden open day
Where: Handyside Street (off Granary Square) [info] [map]
Sat 7 Jul
11am - 9pm
Dancing in the Square
What: Open air dance performances
Where: Granary Square [info] [map]
Sat 7 - Sun 8 Jul
11am - 5pm
King’s Cross Picnic
What: Open space with stalls, games and performances
Where: 6 St Chad’s Place [info] [map]
Sat 7 - Sun 8 Jul
11am - 11.30pm
Coming to the City
What: Nando’s mosaic on public display
Where: Nando’s [info] [map]
Sat 7 - Sun 8 Jul
Sat: 12 - 4.30pm
Sun: 12 - 6pm
Somers Town Open House
What: Community activities
Where: The Nursery, 4th Floor, St Christopher’s House, Bridgeway Street [info] [map]
Sat 7 - Sun 8 Jul
12 - 5pm
Imagination Playground
What: Children’s playspace
Where: Central Saint Martins [info] [map]
Sat 7 - Sun 8 Jul
Sat: 12 - 4pm
Sun: 1 - 3pm
Pop Up Dance Performances
What: Open air dance performances
Where: 6 St Chad’s Place [info] [map]
Sat 7 - Sun 8 Jul
Sat: 12 - 7pm
Sun: 12 - 4pm
Urban Actions Field Guide and Urban Actions Protest Banner Workshop
What: Information point and banner workshop
Where: Granary Building [info] [map]
Sat 7 - Sun 8 Jul
all day (times not stated)
Transformation from Grain Store to University (+ Start of LFA Trail around King’s Cross)
What: Installations and more
Where: Granary Building [info] [map]
25 Jun - 03 Aug
all day (times not stated)
Minimal Complexity
What: Prize-winning sculpture
Where: Granary Building [info] [map]

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