Over 20 of us gathered round Basil Jellicoe’s picture for old-school storytelling in a ‘Bring your photo and tell a story’, with Cllr Robinson opening the session Wednesday June 1st. There were some surprises – who knew there’d been a Tory MP in the area? And that most homes had pianos from a local Italian supplier?… Continue reading Storytelling meet
News! Free events to help you win our Competition Wed 1st June 1pm Meet Outside the Chalton Gallery with local mum and children Saturday 4th June 2pm Meet Outside the Chalton Gallery with local photographer John Carroll Fridays artist in residence at Chalton Gallery June – (this week at 3pm) The Chalton Street Gallery, 96… Continue reading Events free
We attended Regent High’s Community and Family day with posters for the upcoming photography competition and history posters. School pupils are particularly welcome to join the competition! We hope to run ‘photography workshops’ in the Chalton Street Gallery on Fridays – after school at 4pm in June. Watch this (and that) space!
Our last history event was a walk round Somers Town with a Camden Tour guide. She walked us through the different ages of social housing, starting with St Pancras Housing, to LCC to the golden age of Camden Council exemplified by Oakshott Court, with a detour to the Grafton Chambers, which we learnt once housed women medics from… Continue reading Walk round Somers Town
Are you keen on photography? Take a photo of Somers Town now and you could win a prize! A ‘Then and now’ photo competition is about to be launched – with great prizes and a panel including The Guardian photo desk and an advertising agency. Watch this space! Here’s a photo of old Somers Town –… Continue reading Photo competition coming soon
What a turnout! Nearly 50 people came for the talk by author Malcolm Holmes.
What a great launch with Cllr. Roger Robinson – and we were pleased so many heard about this and came. There were five old Somers Town Pathe newsreel films unearthed by Jaime and shown to a mix of locals, ex-locals and the interested. Storytelling and great cake followed (cheers to local cafe Pinners)! Remember it wil be… Continue reading Our Launch
‘Finding Somers Town stories… by locals for locals’