This is the latest news from St Pancras International…
Tuesday 25 April 2017
With three months to go before this year’s Betjeman Poetry Prize competition closes, last year’s winner and the second St Pancras Poet Laureate, Archita Sinha, has written her second poem to help inspire the next generation of young poets to enter the competition.
Titled The Sky of My Imagination, Archita’s poem captures her feelings when she is writing poetry – happiness to laughter to fear and confusion. The full range of emotions, helping to bring to life her words on the page. The Sky of My Imagination can be read in full, below.
Closing at midnight on 31st July, this year’s Betjeman Poetry Prize is calling for entries from young poets aged 10-13, around the theme of ‘place’. From favourite spaces, to memory filled buildings or holiday destinations, the interpretation of the theme is down to the individual and what moves them to write.
Entries can be submitted by post of online and more details about the competition, including the full rules, can be found on the website www.betjemanpoetryprize.co.uk .
But don’t delay, this year’s judges, Children’s Laureate, Chris Riddell and poet, Rachel Rooney are poised to receive entries, ready to select six finalists to attend the award ceremony at the awe-inspiring St Pancras International, on the site where the competition’s namesake, John Betjeman’s statue resides.
THE SKY OF MY IMAGINATION
The sky of my imagination is unfolding
Like a stain of blood on paper.
The sky of my imagination is blank
Like eyes without humour.
The sky of my imagination is lonely
Like a rose in the winter.
The sky of my imagination is crying
Like falling diamonds with silver
In the sky of my imagination, there is a sun
Like snaking infernos on a wreath.
In the sky of my imagination, there are now clouds
Which seem to dance in the grief.
In the sky of my imagination, there are now stars
Like drops of poison in a dream.
In the sky of my imagination, there is a moon
Like a cream-coloured disk of belief.
In the sky of my imagination, there is sadness
Like an unfinished song in the summer.
In the sky of my imagination, there is happiness
Whose laughter always ends in blur.
In the sky of my imagination, there is fear
Which peaks from behind the humour.
In the sky of my imagination there is confusion
Which grows midst the useless rumours.
The sky of my imagination becomes my story.
Each verse describes my future
Each line describes my history.
This poem shows the feelings that I shall discover.
Because, in the sky of my imagination, the end is nearer.
Tuesday 18 April 2017
We hope you all had a fantastic Easter and you enjoyed all the activities we had going on in the station and on our social media platforms!
Did you solve the clues and find all of our hidden eggs in stores?
If you took part in our competitions in partnership with Marks & Spencer and Sourced Market you are probably waiting to hear who won the grand prizes! Well wait no longer...
Congratulations to our two winners:
Gabriel Alexandrescu is the winner of a £100 Marks & Spencer Gift Card as he successfully found all 10 eggs hidden in our panorama picture of The Grand Terrace.
Louise Wong is the winner of a Sourced Market Easter Egg as she was the closest guess to how many eggs were in the jar. With a total of 633 eggs in the jar, Louise's guess of 632 has bagged her the prize!
Monday 10 April 2017
Oliver Bonas is moving to a larger, even better store. Their new location will be in The Circle area, near to the Ticket Office.
Oliver Bonas designs makes and sells an eclectic range of fashion, jewellery homeware and gifts.
Monday 10 April 2017
St Pancras International's station-wide Easter Egg hunt kicks off today until 14th April.
Easter eggs with special codes will be hidden around several of the station’s stores from 10th-14th April for shoppers to hunt down. Eagle-eyed station visitors who manage to spot the eggs and quote the code at the till will be rewarded with an eggstra special prize. To find out which stores are taking part, check back at the website and St Pancras International’s Facebook and Twitter, where we’ll be posting clues throughout April.
While you’re there don’t forget to stop and enjoy our new Spring themed picnic area.
Wednesday 05 April 2017
St Pancras International is excited to announce that a new store has graced The Arcade with its presence! Petit Bateau is the favourite brand of lovers of pure cotton comfort aged 0 to 924 months!
Known for its iconic underwear and t-shirts, it has become the go-to label for multi-generational style for babies, children and adults the world over.
Petit Bateau make immaculately cut garments in ultra-soft fabrics. They are a fashion constant, season after season, providing a welcome alternative to the turbulent modern-day world.
Petit Bateau is a French brand which is respectful of each individual’s values and their environment. It is there for all those special occasions in life, reminding us of the childhood memories that make us the adults we are today.
Visit Petit Bateau - open now!
Saturday 01 April 2017
Easter has officially arrived at St Pancras International and there is no shortage of fun activities and events going on throughout the station over this chocolate-fuelled season.
Read below for a full schedule of events:
Head over to Sourced Market and guess how many eggs are in the jar for your chance to win a Sourced Easter Egg.
Eggs-ercise the eyes
Win a £100 Marks & Spencer voucher by completing our Digital Easter Egg Hunt. Visit the St Pancras International Facebook page to take part.
Where the egg are they?!
Find the hidden Easter Eggs located in stores throughout the station, say the code word and receive an Easter gift
Some stores may require a purchase to receive gift. Limited stock for some gifts.
Egg-stra Godiva goodies
Go into Godiva to receive an Easter clue card. Solve all the clues to receive some chocolate surprises!
Purchase required to receive clue card.
Take an eggstatic selfie
#SpringIntoHamleys to find out how to win a £100 toy bundle
Saturday 01 April 2017
With the Easter holidays upon us, the Kids Eat Free programme is back for you to enjoy throughout half term!
Visiting the station with children in tow can be a delight with our participating venues providing free childrens meals from the 1st of April until the 17th April 2017! Participating retailers include Barzetti, Benugo and Searcys.
See individual restaurants for conditions:
Barzetti - Make great savings this half term whilst treating your kids! Children eat for free in Barzetti. Come and enjoy our delicious Italian food and take advantage of this great deal!
Benugo - Little ones enjoy a Free Kids meal at Benugo’s this half term. See in store for details.
Searcys - Dine at St Pancras Grand and we’ll give the little ones a complimentary meal from our Kids’ Menu*, whilst you enjoy dishes from our modern European A la Carte. Choose from a great selection of seasonal favourites, classics and St Pancras signature dishes.
*Kids under 10 eat free when accompanied by an adult dining from the A la Carte menu. Kids must dine from the kids menu to be eligible for a complimentary meal. (Starters and desserts must be purchased with a main dish).