Join The Place summer dance courses and try something different

The Place invites Knowledge Quarter partners to get dancing this August with three weeks of different courses to choose from, a variety of levels and an exclusive offer for KQ partners.

Markings - Illustration and Performance Festival

Markings is a unique collaboration between Knowledge Quarter’s partner Central Saint Martins, University of Arts and the House of Illustration; an exciting new festival that investigates the relationship between illustration and performance. The festival invites to think beyond the flat surface and consider how performance can be used to invigorate the form; and asks performers how illustration might offer added dimensions.

Somers Town Festival - Diana Foster interviews Steve Denholm

Artist Diana Foster presents this year's Somers Town festival with an interview to Steve Denholm, musician, maverick, chair of Somers Town Art (START) who has run the festival for over 19 years. This year the festival runs on Saturday 9th July with two music stages, a Somers Town photography competition prize, Pearly Queens, live bands on two stages, with a Bengali stage and a strong participation of many Knowledge Quarter partners.

FOUND: One inspiring collaboration by Caro Howell

Caro Howell, director of the Foundling Museum, presents FOUND. An exhibition freighted with anecdote and emotion, in which artists, writers and musicians were asked to respond to the theme of ‘found’ with a new or existing work, or a found object of significance to them, looking for something that in order to be found, it must first be lost.

Exploring Shakespeare’s sonnets

Senate House Library will be hosting an intimate and unique evening of study and performance as Professor Sir Brian Vickers leads an exploration of Shakespeare's sonnets, joined by famous actors Edward Fox, Joanna David and Dominic West, who will be reading from a selection of sonnets throughout the evening.

Sian Williams on Thriving After Adversity

Former BBC News reporter Sian Williams joins The School of Life to explore the science of resilience. Sian has learnt from those who have rebuilt their shattered worlds, both emotionally and physically, and have emerged feeling changed but stronger with a re-newed sense of perspective on life.

The Folio Academy Sessions

The British Library presents a weekend devoted to the art of storytelling exploring how stories have the power to transform us: how they can impact individuals and effect social change.

Exceptional & Extraordinary: unruly bodies and minds in the medical museum

Acclaimed writer Julie McNamara and filmmaker David Hevey present exciting, new and provocative works examining our attitudes towards difference in a society that values some lives more than others.

The Nuclear Culture programme 2016/ 17

The Nuclear Culture Project is a curatorial exploration led by Ele Carpenter, Associate Curator at Arts Catalyst, in partnership with Goldsmiths College, University of London which brings together scientists, engineers and community activists with artists and ethicists to consider the conceptual and cultural challenges of dismantling nuclear submarines in the UK and develop new opportunities for creative practice.

Camden STEAM Commission

The Knowledge Quarter in partnership with Camden Council and the Wellcome Trust is launching a commission to raise aspirations and improve access to the great opportunities for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) careers within the borough.