A night to remember …Jellicoe 100 is a Fundraiser for our Museum and is on December the 1st at the magical venue of the St Pancras Old Church.
It’s 100 years since radical priest Father Basil Jellicoe arrived in Somers Town and transformed the area, inspiring the St Pancras Housing movement, clearing slums and building not just homes but a community.
In 2003 ‘Jellicoe the Musical’ told this story.
In 2021, some of the original cast will retell the story.
This is a tribute to Rob Inglis, who directed ‘Jellicoe the Musical’ who passed away this year.
Doors open for drinks and food and music at 6pm for at 7.30 show.
The celebration ends with a party and live music from star of TV and stage, Cleo Sylvestre, with her band Honey B Mama & Friends, African Drumming as well as the Pearly Queen of St Pancras.
Somers Town is at risk of extinction, between huge developments, a stone’s throw from Euston, HS2, Google and new Kings Cross developments. Yet it is here that 100 years ago, in one of London’s worst slum, something wonderful happened, to build housing for the poor.
It is here that a social housing movement was built.
And that is a story we want to tell in Somers Town – where it started – through a museum.
To celebrate this centenary, we are delighted to present Jellicoe100, which will be a Fundraiser for our new museum, and record this important social history, due to open in Spring 2022.
With a great cast of professional actors led by Bloomsbury based Debbie Radcliffe, on December 1st JELLICOE100 will tell this story.
It’s also a tribute to producer and actor Rob Inglis, who, sadly, died this year. He directed and wrote “Jellicoe the Musical” in 2003, telling this amazing story.
In 1921 a radical priest set foot here, the charismatic Rev. Basil Jellicoe, transformed lives of the poor, transforming slums into housing. He lived only until the age of 36 but left a social housing legacy that continues to day.
It will be a magical evening at the atmospheric St Pancras Old Church with live performance, food, Christmassy mulled wine and music.
Performers include some of the original cast, and others with a strong affinity to Somers Town, such as star of TV and stage, Cleo Sylvestre, with her band Honey B Mama & Friends, African Drumming as well as the Pearly Queen of St Pancras.
Doors open 6pm
Live music 8.30pm
Cleo Sylvestre’s band Honey B Mama & Friends
Recipient Screen Nation’s 2019 Trailblazer Award
Twitter @cleosylvestre @Honeybmama