Kings X Clubland Documentary
Kings X Clubland Launch Highlight
Kings X Club Land is a heritage project led by young people that takes a look at London’s Kings Cross as the epicentre of UK rave culture across the 80s, 90s and 00’s. Iconic Kings Cross warehouse clubs such as Bagleys, The Cross and The Key played host to some of the most exciting sounds and musical innovators of the day. Many of whom took rave music out of the underground and transported it around the UK and to the future, where it’s still heard in the basslines and drum patterns of dance music today. Across 8 months, 30 local young people will lead their own investigation into the history of Kings Cross’ Clubland – its ravers, its promoters, its neighbours and its redevelopment into the modern day multi-million pound neighbourhood that it’s rapidly becoming. Keep checking our journal below to access exclusive interviews, editorial and imagery taken during this project – which will culminate in a free public exhibition this November and a professionally produced documentary.
It’s actually in my will that when I die I’ll be cremated and the ashes will be scattered around King’s Cross. There’s nowhere else like it in London, and there never will be. I don’t want to be anywhere else.
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Please contact us on:
Post: Small Green Shoots, 54 Chalton St, London NW1 1HS
Phone: 020 7018 0683
This project was developed and will be delivered by Small Green Shoots, a youth-led arts charity based in Kings Cross. We provide training, employment and arts engagement opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds / communities. You can find more out about us here www.smallgreenshoots.co.uk
I’m looking forward to hearing from different people who have personal experiences with the kings cross area in these times, especially the ravers! Its intriguing to discover how the nightlife culture has changed throughout the years and also how in some cases it remains the same!
I’m excited to be a part of this project because my dad used to DJ at events like these so it will be interesting hearing about the ravers perspective rather than the DJ’s/artists.
It is always great to hear other people sharing their youth day experiences. Was it as excellent and crazy as everyone claims it was? During Kings Cross X Clubland project we will revisit 80’s, 90’s and 00’s clubbing scene in Kings Cross.
I can't wait to hear from different people of that era, not just about the music but their lifestyle, fashion, culture and passion. I love going out and listening to music so I'm excited to to see how much this has changed throughout the years and their views on current music/artists we listen to now.