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Camden People’s Theatre: The St James' Garden Project

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Room G04, Birkbeck, School of Arts

43 Gordon Square London

WC1H 0PD

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How do you exhume 60,000 bodies? Where will they go? And what will be uncovered by all this digging? CPT’s playful new docu-theatre event excavates the hidden histories of St James Gardens, where famous names such as Lord George Gordon (of the Gordon Riots) Matthew Flinders (who first identified Australia as a continent) and “Britain’s first black sporting star”, the boxer Bill Richmond, are buried. It will also voice the strong local opposition – from residents, the local council and St Pancras Church – to HS2 and the Gardens’ destruction. The arguments that rage over HS2 tell an eloquent story of 21st-century Britain, and CPT – which knows where the bodies are buried – is going to tell it… Join CPT artistic director Brian Logan, who will share early research towards the project.

This event is part of Birkbeck Arts Week 2018 - see the full programme here.

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