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Camden People's Theatre: the St James' Garden Project

Venue: Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square

No booking required

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.

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