KING’S CROSS LASER CHRISTMAS TREE

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05.12.2013 – 23.12.2013
17.00 – 22.00

The Laser Christmas Tree is the first of its kind, designed to bring two joyous celebrations together – Rave and Christmas.
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The tree itself is created by high powered lasers shooting across Regent’s Canal from KXFS onto the Midlands Good Shed opposite, drawing a simple Christmas tree. On the hour the tree will go into RAVE MODE, best viewed from KXFS where it will be accompanied by a random rave track.

Hot chocolate and spiced gingerbread will be available to purchase on Shrimpy’s terrace, to aid viewing.

WINTER CLOSURE

Our bar and Shrimpy’s Outside Grill are now closed for the winter but keep watching for our ongoing program of commissions in the forecourt. Shrimpy’s Deluxe Dinette and heated terrace are open as normal throughout.

SNAPSHOT!

INstallation view
09.10.2013 – 15.10.2013

“Snapshot!” invites you to explore a moment in the life of a building in an immersive installation on view for one week only.

Architects Lily Jencks & Nathanael Dorent, along with Nous Engineering, present a full-scale prototype revealing a moment in the complex but exciting process of experimentation before architecture comes to life.

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This experimental design will form part of a playfully curved interior in forthcoming residential project Ruins Studio, a house to be built in Scotland. Entering and delving into the installation the public will learn how architects, engineers and fabricators come together to make architectural imagination a reality, collaborating to decide on materials, finishes and structural logics as part of a design process.

Note: The KXFS outside bar and grill have closed for the summer but the forecourt remains open to the public for this installation. Shrimpy’s is open as usual and encourages reservations and walk-ins from those visiting the exhibition.

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15.09.2013 – 22.09.2013

Artist George Henry Longly has been commissioned to create a one-off, large scale installation in the KXFS forecourt.

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Using thousands of individual stickers – each bearing one of the trademark emblems used throughout his work – Longly will create an oversized pattern across the giant curved fibreglass panels inside the forecourt.

For one week from Sunday 15 September, or until they run out, souvenir Longly stickers will be also given away at the Outside Bar. Frozen “Margate-itas”, inspired by the artist’s favourite seaside town will also be on sale for the duration.

Tweet #ArtTakeaway and tell your friends!

SHRIMPY’S “GUESTS ON MY GRILL”

11.08.2013 12.00 – 17.00

Shrimpy’s “Guests on My Grill” series continues this weekend with a magnificent duo – Brunswick Cafe’s Jackson Boxer and Andrew Clarke, head chef at Salt Yard.

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Inspired by their recent temporary restaurant collaboration at Palazzo Peckham in Venice, this weekend’s menu will bring a touch of Italy to canalside Kings Cross.

Dishes will include:

Muffaletta (grilled torta of finocchiona, smoked provolone, whipped mortadella & olive salad)
Jerk brisket with plantain ketchup and wild rocket torta;
Pesca Mista cooked on the grill and served with siracha aioli
Natoora Italian vegetable salad

Prosecco, beer and rum punch slushies will all be on tap at the Bar.

THE HONEY CLUB HIVE


01.08.2013 – 04.08.2013

King’s Cross beekeeping pioneers the Honey Club have teamed up with architect Vlad Tenu and Extracts London to present an architectural installation at KXFS proposing an intriguing new design for the ideal beehive.

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Alongside Tenu’s sculptural beehive centrepiece which will be installed and open to view all weekend, Shrimpy’s Outside Grill will serve a honey-infused twist on its usual margaritas and torta fillings.

The Honey Club is a Kings Cross based social enterprise founded by Wolff Olins, Global Generation and Urban bees. Together, they aim expand and evolve a network of bee-friendly communities in urban spaces – from rooftop to garden, hive to street, business to people.

Vlad Tenu is an architect based in London. He has studied architecture in Iasi, Lisbon and in London at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, where he has been awarded a MSc in Adaptive Architecture & Computation and a Certificate in Advanced Architectural Research. His ongoing research focuses on the integration of computation, science and technology in the design process, involving generative computational methods, digital fabrication techniques and interactive design.

SHRIMPY’S “GUESTS ON MY GRILL”

Don’t worry if you missed Margot Henderson or Jeremy Lee on Shrimpy’s Outside Grill this Sunday – we have one more special guest coming up on Shrimpy’s Grill

11.08.2013 Boxer Brothers (Rita’s, Frank’s)

JUST FOR FUN

Come back shortly for details of canalside socials and cultural offerings at KXFS this summer. For now, enjoy this.


RIBA AWARDS


13.06.2013

We are delighted to announce that architects Carmody Groarke have won an RIBA London award in the Small Projects category for the design of King’s Cross Filling Station. We’ll be raising our frozen margaritas in a toast tonight!

VAUXHALL AMPERA SEASON GALLERY

Last summer Vauxhall Ampera and KXFS brought pioneering culture and technology to King’s Cross. Have a look at what happened here.

WATCH BACK: VAUXHALL FORETHOUGHT x WIRED by J Paul Neeley

VAUXHALL AMPERA SEASON CANAL COMMISSION by Max Hattler

WATCH BACK: VAUXHALL FORETHOUGHT x 5×15 Dr Michael Jump