School kids have reimagined the Camden Highline


Exhibition, workshops and guided tours of the proposed route taking place all this weekend



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ur favourite ongoing local green project, which aims to create a public park along disused sections of railway bridge between Kentish Town and King’s Cross, has a weekend of activities ahead.

The Camden Highline presents a special exhibition at Royal College Street’s cosy Camden Image Gallery, the culmination of work the team has been doing with fifty Year 5 and Year 8 students from Torriano and Regent High Schools.

The aim of this educational element to the wider Highline ambition has been to promote careers in the built environment, giving Camden’s young people the opportunity to learn skills to actively play a part in the area’s creative, digital and scientific economy now, and even more so in the future.

Kids from Torriano and Regent High at the Camden Image Gallery showcase last night. All pics: Camden Highline

The exhibition opened with a prize giving ceremony last night, and runs through to Saturday featuring sketches, scale drawings, models, videos and a 1:100 10-metre long aerial photo of the route. The students have unleashed their imaginations with proposals for slides, ziplines and covered biodomes all laid out too.

Fancy adding your own fantastical elements to the proposals? There’s a drop-in workshop 11am-3pm on Saturday (suitable for all ages) hosted by architectural education specialists Urban Learners.

Meanwhile this evening, Friday and Saturday there are walking tours for those interested in the latest proposals. Details of the tour times and to reserve a free place here.

Over 1,000 people so far have donated to help make the Camden Highline – which originated from an idea proposed on the front cover of Kentishtowner back in 2016 – a reality here in the neighbourhood.
The exhibition was made possible by the support of local architecture practice Sheppard Robson and Friends of the Camden Highline. More info and to get involved here.

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11am – 6pm, Thursday 27th – Saturday 29th June at Camden Image Gallery, 174 Royal College St, NW1 0SP

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