Our preview for the Exhibition: Lost / Found: Somers Town was a success with over 90 people attending. Here’s photos – to be added.
Here are photos of the Preview night for the new People’s Museum in Somers Town at 52 Phoenix road…the work of several years by local resident collective.
The preview opened our first exhibition ‘Lost/ Found: Somers Town’ and among the local residents & friends old and new were:
Cllr Roger Robinson, who was thanked for his work in Somers Town St Pancras ward
Malcolm Holmes of the Camden History society and ex-archivist
Tudor Allen, the archivist of Camden local studies and archives centre
Pearly Queen of St Pancras Diane Gould who sang old Somers Town and London songs
Frankie of Nkabom, a local African organisation
Artist Ben Westley-Clarke
Camden tour guides including Elena Paolini gave a history jam as did Esther Leslie and pearly Queen
Professor Linda Clarke, author of ‘Building Capitalism’
Contributors and writers
The museum will be open in Wednesday to Fridays 10-5pm
In June we have an exciting programme of events about social justice and walks around the landmark social housing estates to time with the London Festival of Architecture.
Lost/Found: Somers Town is the inaugural exhibition of the new People’s Museum in Somers Town.
Lost/found: Somers Town tells of an small area which feels on the verge of extinction, overshadowed as it is by huge development.
These found objects from demolition sites and basements and lost artefacts tell the story of change from growth to decline, from slum clearance to social housing, from reform to protest.
It’s a small area with big stories to tell through the radicals and reformers: ideas of social justice that touch us all.
We asked a network of writers to write a caption to each object and together these tell stories of this place: Somers Town.
Curated by Prof Esther Leslie and founder Diana Foster.
More detail here http://lostfound.aspaceforus.club/sample-page/