Somers Town: What Future? took place over the weekend with walks,’People’s gallery’ Somers Town Now photo exhibition, archive film and photos,and a talk about planning, on the eve of the planning decision for the Central Somers Town CIP. A children’s activity created hats and a pienata. Camden Tour Guide Fabien Watkinson took a group round Oakshott Court, […]
Somers Town archival films and photos feature in an event called Somers Town: What Future? next week. What are the history highlights? Locals are invited to join in – come along to the exhibition, or add your photos here. All new photos will be displayed in alongside archive photos – so ‘Then and Now’. Friday 6pm – Historical Documentary […]
Over 20 locals – of all ages from 9 to 80 – turned up for a photo walk round Somers Town with photographer – and local whose family has lived here years – John Carroll. Truly in the spirit of ‘then and now’, taking photos was accompanied by a stream of memories from George and […]
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? […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]