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EXPERIENCES, MEMORIES AND REFLECTIONS

More Strand Faces

More Strand Faces by Hope Wolf
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Mlle. Sarah Bernhardt and the National Theatre

In Matthew Arnold's essay on 'The French Theatre' (1879) he urges on the movement to found a national theatre and fancifully imagines French comediens departing for London and passing 'along the Strand... I see a fugitive vision of delicate features under a shower of hair and a cloud of lace, and hear the voice of Mlle. Sarah Bernhardt saying in ...
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Walking in the footsteps of ancestors…

I have worked for King’s College for almost twenty years but little did I know that I had another family link to the Strand.  This emerged as a result of my deciding to research our family tree for my father’s 80th birthday.  He has ancestors, as far back as the late 1700s, who moved from all over England and Wales ...
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Acrylic painting featuring an image of urban commercial architecture

Acrylic painting featuring an image of urban commercial architecture
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Interview with an International Tea Consultant, Twinings

Interview with Paul Gunton, international tea consultant and author, at Twinings Tea Shop, 216 Strand, 17 December 2010. Twinings Tea and Coffee Shop, 216 Strand, is on the site of one of the oldest coffee houses in London. Dating back to the early 18th century, it was originally called the ‘Golden Lyon’ – hence the statue of a recumbent lion ...
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Painting by Ruth Sekyi (Geography, 1985-88)

This painting was donated to the Geography Department by Ruth Sekyi in 1988. Ruth studied at King's between 1985 and 1988 but died tragically young in car accident shortly after completing her studies. The painting is very much in keeping with Ruth's character - totally positive, full of energy and laughter but with a hint of seriousness. She was a ...
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Marble from Paros

Contributed to the 14th December objects discussion What is the object? A shard of Parian marble Where does it come from? A mineshaft on the island of Paros What connection does the object have to ‘place’: your local area, home, or place of work? In a way it’s a history souvenir, rather as you might pick up a shell on a beach. This was ...
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Community engagement methodologies workshop

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 ...
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A Day in the Life Of…(at the Age Concern Day Centre, Odhams Walk)

The Strandlines team met with a group supported by the Age Concern Day Centre three times this December. Most meetings involved discussions of distant memories: how the local area had changed over the past fifty years, for instance. On Friday 3rd December, however, we decided to take a different tack. Strandlines is not only interested in long-ago happenings, but also ...
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