Stanley Gibbons's stamp shop was not the only mecca for nineteenth-century collectors, as Dr Adelene Buckland (English Department, King's College London) demonstrated at the 'Shows of London' seminar series on Monday night at King's (see http://showsoflondon.wordpress.com/). On the opposite side of the street to Gibbons's establishment, at 149 Strand, was a mineral shop from 1804-1881. Read more »
One could walk on. Turn left. Go up. But, for some reason, one looks right. A sight perhaps seen previously, yet coated with a fresh aura. A reflection of the sparkles playing on the river’s surface? A visible echo of the unreachable water depths? The river’s report about the earth’s message to the sun? Movements of the air independent of anything mentioned. Anything unmentioned. Of the imponderables. Makes one want to walk through the dream of the voice unheard. Only anticipated. Its unborn promises leaking through the crevices of today’s shadow.
Strandlines Archives afternoon brought together the various communities we are currently working with: The Connection, a homeless support centre at St Martins; Age UK Westminster; Peabody Wild Street Estate; and St Martins Older Congregation. Members of the recently formed Strandlines Cabinet of Artists also attended; also other interested individuals living/working in the Strand area. Whilst stories from the different communities are placed in close proximity on the website, it was wonderful to see the community realised in one room. Thank you to everyone who attended! Read more »
Comet passing the spire of St Martin in the Fields on 26 January 1744.
Image property of British Museum. Read more »
On December 14th 2010 the Strandlines team hosted a community engagement methodologies workshop in the Strand Building of King's College. We invited participants to bring along objects that reminded them of their local area, home, or place of work. The aim of the final session of the day was to reflect upon the connections between objects, places and life story narratives. The session was generously led by writer and lecturer Cherry Gilchrist. Read more »
Photograph of Zoology laboratory with Professor Mackinnon at King’s College London during World War Two
King's College London Archives (Ref: K/PH6/4/20), 6 October 1943, black and white photograph taken by Hulton Press Ltd for ‘Picture Post’, depicting Prof Doris L Mackinnon, Professor of Zoology, talking to a student in the Zoology Hons. Laboratory.
© King's College London Archives
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Strand theatres housed many dramatisations of Mary Shelley's famous novel:
A burlesque, Frank-n-Steam, opened at the Adelphi Theatre in 1823.
Frank-n-stein or the Modern Promise to Play, another burlesque, opened at the Olympic Theatre in 1824.
Frankenstein or the Vampire's Victim opened at the Adelphi Theatre on Boxing Day 1849.
The Model Man (an alternative to Frankenstein), opened at the Gaiety Theatre on the Aldwych in 1887. Read more »
Clare Brant and David Green interview Stuart Chell at Coutts bank.