Camden Alive kicks off with an evening of art and performances

Follow the Flow, Camden Alive’s launch event will showcase some of the exciting work under development for the project, with an evening of dancing, flash mobs, rapping and ping pong – and everyone is invited.

Starting at Pancras Square Library at 6pm on April 16 with performances by members of Shift and Shuffle, youth dance companies from The Place (London’s pioneering dance organisation). The library will be brought to life by these exceptional young dancers with unexpected and surprising movements between the shelves leading to a choreographed sequence on the balconies and open spaces of floor 1.

Camden-based spoken word and rap artists Boss B and Brownsilla will showcase their sounds and lead the flow from the library, across Regent’s Canal to Granary Square. Outdoor dance performances will pop-up in the square, including Joe Garbett’s interactive performance, Doubles, a fast-paced and innovative show where dance meets ping pong.

“Camden Alive celebrates the creativity of Camden and encourages residents to join in by sharing their own unique and amazing personal stories.

“This launch has been designed to give everyone a taste of what’s to come, with audience members getting the chance to have a peek into what our performers and artists have been busily working away on to bring Camden Alive to life.”
Councillor Jonathan Simpson, Cabinet Member for Promoting Culture and Communities

Justine Simons, Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries, said: “Camden has a proud history of great culture and was one of six boroughs to be awarded a Cultural Impact Award. The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture initiative is all about celebrating amazing art on your doorstep and Camden Alive gives local residents the chance to make their stories the centre of a virtual exhibition in their own neighbourhoods, through dance, art, spoken word and music.”

Boss B and Brownsilla, along with photographic artist Steffi Klenz, will be the artists in residence at the Camden Archives throughout March, April and May. They will be using the archive as a source of inspiration to make an album of words, sounds and images exploring their thoughts, experiences and stories which will be showcased through augmented reality, performed at multiple venues and on the streets of Camden.

There are still plenty of opportunities for residents to get involved in this exciting project. Camden Alive invites everyone to send in their own stories along with images, which will be showcased in the Camden People’s Museum.

Residents can also participate in an oral history project, where they be given assistance to record their story, or that of their family.

Find out how to join in here:

Camden Alive is part of the Mayor’s London Borough of

Culture and is a Cultural Impact Award winner.

London Borough of Culture is a Mayor of London initiative with support from the City of London Corporation’s Charity, City Trust Bridge and Airbnb.

Follow the Flow

Date: Tuesday 16 April 2019

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Location: Start at Pancras Square Library and then walk to Granary Square, Kings Cross