The Queen isn't the only person to reach a milestone birthday this year. The Roundhouse - probably Camden Town's most iconic live music and performance venue - celebrates its 10th year of operating in its current guise, following a multi-million pound refurbishment in 2006.
The building itself dates back to 1847, originally serving as a train engine repair shed then reused as a bonded warehouse to store gin. Over £30 million and 169 years later, the venue has clocked up over 4,000 arts and musical performances, providing Camden with post-industrial heartbeat in the process.
While the likes of Adele, Pink Floyd and The Rolling Stones have all graced the main stage, the Roundhouse's other stage is reserved for budding artists and producers.
The Roundhouse Studios provide a platform for young people to forge their creative careers. The 24 fully-equipped spaces can be used for radio, music, spoken word and other digital arts. The studios are complemented by Roundhouse Radio - staffed by trainees who cut their teeth in Camden then move on to greater things.
The Roundhouse is a shining example of how a music venue can grab headlines by night but provide opportunities for local residents and recent graduates by day. We think the venue is a great asset in our town and are excited by the venue's forward thinking plans to reach further out into the Camden community.
This month a gathering of 1,000 family, supporters, and staff gathered to mark 10 years since the Roundhouse’s rebirth. In the decade since its £30 million makeover, the former Victorian engine shed has played host to a dizzying array of 4,000 arts and music performances, and worked with 30,000 young people.