Made of Somers Town memories

Made of Somers Town is an exhibition of posters as a response to the changes in the area. This is a street exhibition on the hoardings of the demolished building 42 Phoenix Road. A Private View will be held on January 14th. Tickets here. Surrounded by massive developments, this area is dubbed a future ‘Palo […]

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Black activism in Somers Town in the 1950s

Towering political leaders and characters passed through No. 22 Cranleigh Street. Last week’s talk on George Padmore was fascinating – a conversation between academic and author of a book about Padmore, Leslie James, and Professor Esther Leslie. It seems Camden and Somers Town was a hotbed of radical politics and planning for African independence. The […]

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Somers Town memory project

…is ongoing! We have been invited to speak at an oral history event about our work recording local memory. If you wish to join, it’s an online event, a ‘lifelong learning’ event at Working Men’s College and is free on Thursday at 6pm. It’ll be a good introduction to oral history. Please follow this link: […]

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Somers Town is in the Open House Festival 2020!

Demolition in progress.

Our very own Esther Leslie has an event at Open House Festival called ‘Somers Town: Disappearances and Emergencies‘ – more here Very timely, with 42 Phoenix Road demolition in progress, as shown here, and the hoardings marking the disappearance of our park Brill Place open space for the erection of the 28-storey luxury tower block, […]

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Renaming Cecil Rhodes House

We attended a meeting for residents by Camden Council and presentations on this troubled history, and presented ideas for names. As the TRA prefers not to use people, Esther Leslie researched a number of connections to the area – the most obvious being Fleet, after the subterranean river which used to run in front of […]

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Winner of competition!

Child's drawing of a school.

A wonderful drawing of everyday life – the winner of our artineverydaylifest competition is … Aizah of Edith Neville school. We would like to congratulate all entrants for their lovely work below. The judges decided unanimously that this drawing captured the essence of our theme ‘art in everyday life’ – a drawing of school and […]

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