A big thank you to everyone who came to celebrate with us on Saturday 13th May. Artist and poet Robert Montgomery led a workshop at the museum, where locals and poetry enthusiasts brainstormed lines of poetry inspired by Somers Town and its history. Words from the workshop will be used to create a light art… Continue reading Poetry Workshop & Anniversary
A review of our ‘Save our Art’ day on April 1st at the People’s Museum – A Space for us: Somers Town
What a month! in the last week of August we wrapped up our Pop Up Museum tour with two days of appearances. On Thurday we went to Granary Square near King’s Cross and heard from passers by about Somers Town and the railway lands before the new developments. We then moved on to St Pancras… Continue reading Last Week of the Pop Up Museum
This week on Thursday we’ll be in St Pancras and travelling around and on Friday we’ll be in Chalton Street Market and then outside the Cock Tavern. This is the last week to see the Pop Up Museum, share your stories and have your say on a History Space in Somers Town so make it… Continue reading Final Week of the Pop Up Museum!
It’s been an action packed week for the Pop Up Museum! On Wednesday Melissa led an art workshop where kids from Somers Town and the Hopscotch youth group made some wonderful artworks about their lives and their ideas about history. They used screen printing, collage and paint to great effect! The next day we took… Continue reading Week 3 of the Pop Up Museum
On Wednesday 19th August, 12:30-2pm, we will be running a free workshop for kids at the Story Garden! We’ll have Arts and Crafts for all ages, including collage and screen printing, and the workshop will be run by DBS checked Melissa Fry. All materials will be provided so come and express your view of Somers… Continue reading Art Workshop
We have three special events planned this week, we’d love to see you at one of them! Take part, learn some history or share some of your experiences of Somers Town. Wednesday 19th August – Art workshop in Story Garden, Ossulston St, Somers Town, London NW1 1DF 12:30-2pm. Thursday 20th August – Pop Up Museum… Continue reading Pop Up Museum: Whats on this week
On Wednesday the Pop Up Museum visited the youth boxing club at the Gasholder Park in Kings Cross. There we heard from local people that the area has a history with the sport which is now being revived by Albert’s club. Did you know that the German Gymnasium bar near Kings Cross Station used to… Continue reading Boxing History
Yesterday we were out again at Chalton Street Market. We got cut short by the rain but still got to meet some new people and hear their thoughts on black history in Somers Town, the need to pass on knowledge to the younger generation, the music scene in the 70s and the context behind some… Continue reading Day 3 of the Pop Up Museum
The Somers Town Pop Up Museum has launched! We’ve had two events so far, one at Chalton Street market last Friday and a boxing focused event on Wednesday at the Gasholders. We’re learning new things about our history everyday. Come along and see us tomorrow at Chalton Street market if you have a story to… Continue reading Off to a great start!