Black Maria

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 12TH MARCH 2013

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, Granary Building, Holborn, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA
 
 
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Black MariaThe second commission of Relay, a nine-year arts programme in the King's Cross area, Black Maria is a structure created by artist Richard Wentworth and Swiss architecture practice GRUPPE that acts as a meeting place for discussion, performance and moving images. Launching on 12th February 2013 for a month initially, with the possibility that it will be brought back at a later date, Black Maria is reminiscent of an early film studio of the same name. Installed in 'The Crossing', the atrium that joins the historic Granary Building to the new Central St Martin's School of Art and Design, the temporary space provides a home for scheduled talks and screenings, but also a place where people can sit, talk, eat lunch and simply be.

 

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Black Maria  Black Maria, by Richard Wentworth and Swiss architecture practice GRUPPE, King's Cross  

Black Maria - Black Maria, by Richard Wentworth and Swiss architecture practice GRUPPE, King's Cross

Black Maria Black Maria, by Richard Wentworth and Swiss architecture practice GRUPPE, King's Cross 

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LondonTown.com - Black Maria Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Holborn Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Russell Square Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Farringdon Rail
 
13 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
2 minutes walk
 
Drury Lane NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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