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Friday 19 May 2017

Montblanc for UNICEF writing opens up the world #passiton

Montblanc, in partnership with UNICEF, aims to improve learning conditions for over 5 million children around the world by providing quality learning materials and better teaching. #PassItOn

The Montblanc Unicef Collection is now available at The Pen Shop - St Pancras.

Ask in store for further details.

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Music to your ears as St Pancras International launches a free-to-play Jukebox

St Pancras has played host to some of the world’s biggest music stars of late and it’s continuing to bring together music and the community from today, with the launch of a permanent jukebox boasting every top 40 hit from the past 50 years.

Located underneath the South Eastern Trains platforms (Platforms 11-13), the jukebox installation follows the success of the station’s iconic free-to-use pianos, which have hosted a number of performances from big names including Elton John and John Legend.  Whilst waiting for a train, visitors will be able to select from 57,000 free-to-play songs including 1,255 number ones and 18,162 artists.

The Beatles claim the most Top 40 tracks on the jukebox (280), so to mark the launch of the new permanent fixture, visitors will this week be greeted with a colourful, Beatles-inspired installation. Consisting of hollyhock flowers from the station’s florist, Moyses Stevens Flowers, the display pays homage to the iconic Beatles photograph taken during the ‘Mad Day Out’ shoot, just a stone’s throw away from St Pancras almost 50 years ago.

Wednesday 10 May 2017

L.K.Bennett and Women for Women introduce...

Introducing L.K.Bennett x Women for Women International.

L.K.Bennett have been working with Women for Women International – Kosovo graduates to co-design three limited-edition shoes; the Zoja ballerina flats, featuring hand-embroidered hearts.

Available in selected stores and 100% of their sales proceeds will be donated to the charity. 

Ask in store for further details.

Wednesday 10 May 2017

iSmash Coming Soon!

Coming soon to St Pancras International is iSmash - The Tech Repair Specialists!

iSmash specialises in offering an express repair service for smartphones, tablets and computers along with a wide range of mobile accessories and refurbished devices.

Since launching in 2013, iSmash has grown to 15 locations across Greater London. We pride ourselves on offering a while you wait service powered by our iSmash accredited technicians on site, at each of our locations.

The entrance to our iSmash store will be located on the exterior of the station, located along Pancras Road, near the Eurostar entrance.

We certainly believe it's going to be a smashing addition to our range of station stores!

Tuesday 02 May 2017

New stores are coming

Exciting times ahead at St Pancras International as we welcome a host of new fashion retailers and eateries to the station!

You can now enjoy the delightful Petit Bateau, which is located in The Arcade - near to the entrance to the London Underground.

Also, keep your eyes peeled for our new stores: Chanel, Calvin Klein, Ted Baker, Kikki K and Joe & The Juice which will be opening over the next few months!

Also, Oliver Bonas has opened a bigger and better store in the station. You can now find them near the Ticket Office.

Enjoy!

Monday 01 May 2017

Hatchards May Book Recommendations

If you enjoy a good book there’s something for everyone and plenty of new May titles at Hatchards.

Into The Water - Paula Hawkins - Harback £20.00 - Published 2nd May

From the author of the global phenomenon that is The Girl on the TrainInto the Water is Paula Hawkins’ next title. Described as ‘an addictive novel of psychological suspense about the slipperiness of the truth, and a family drowning in secrets,’ Into the Water is set to establish Hawkins as the leading voice in psychological thriller writing today.

Anything Is Possible - Elizabeth Strout - Hardback £12.99 - Published 4th May

Anything is Possible tells the story of the inhabitants of rural, dusty Amgash, Illinois, the hometown of Lucy Barton, a successful New York writer who finally returns, after seventeen years of absence, to visit the siblings she left behind. Reverberating with the deep bonds of family, and the hope that comes with reconciliation, Anything Is Possible again underscores Elizabeth Strout's place as one of America's most respected and cherished authors.

The Pigeon Tunnel - John Le Carre - Paperback £8.99 - Published 4th May

From his years serving in British Intelligence during the Cold War, to a career as a writer that took him from war-torn Cambodia to Beirut on the cusp of the 1982 Israeli invasion, to Russia before and after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, John le Carre has always written from the heart of modern times. In this, his first memoir, le Carre is as funny as he is incisive - reading into the events he witnesses the same moral ambiguity with which he imbues his novels.

The Durrells Of Corfu - Michael Haag - Paperback £8.99 - Out Now

The Durrell family are immortalised in Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals and its ITV adaptation, The Durrells. But what of the real life Durrells? Why did they go to Corfu in the first place - and what happened to them after they left?

The real story of the Durrells is as surprising and fascinating as anything in Gerry's books, and Michael Haag, with his first-hand knowledge of the family, is the ideal narrator, drawing on diaries, letters and unpublished autobiographical fragments.

Current book available for Pre-Orders:

Book of Dust - Phillip Pullman - Hardback - Published 19th October

Philip Pullman’s long-fabled return to the world of His Dark Materials is set 10 years before Northern Lights, will feature both old and new characters, and is planned as the first of several volumes. This will undoubtedly be one of the big moments of the year.

World's Worst Children 2 - David Walliams - Hardback - Published 25th May

The sequel to the ever-popular World's Worst Children, a collection of short stories written for the reluctant reader about horrible children and their amusing antics.

Ask in store for further details on all books.

Tuesday 25 April 2017

The St Pancras Poet Laureate Seeks to Inspire Next Generation of Young Poets

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 melancholy rumour.

 

The sky of my imagination has clouds

That envelope the grief.

The sky of my imagination has stars

That move in my dreams.

The sky of my imagination has a moon

Which scowls in disbelief.

 

The sky of my imagination has sadness

Like an unfinished song in the summer.

The sky of my imagination has happiness

Like the brightness of spring flowers.

The sky of my imagination has fear

Like the loud autumn thunders.

The sky of my imagination has confusion

Like the eerie mist in winter.

 

The sky of my imagination is a crop

From seeds that life has sown.

The sky of my imagination is a mystery

In which nothing is known.

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Easter Eggstravaganza Winners

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!

Happy Easter!