Story hour online – education

Activity page of children's book

We’re working with Edith Neville Primary School in 2021 on their local Citizen Programme co-curating an exhibition. As we are all in lockdown, the history club is starting a ‘Story hour‘. We have different themes: Housing and Basil Jellicoe Edith Neville Gilbert Bayes Art in everyday life Mary Wollstonecraft – Women and Education Elizabeth Garrett Anderson […]

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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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We’re in National libraries!

Ornate library interior

Our second publication Spirit! 02 100 years of Social Housing is now in national libraries. In depositing a copy at the British Library, (a legal requirement) we were told to send five copies to libraries such as Oxford University’s, because: The British Library cherry-picked your book for the 5-copy deposit… Your 5 copies are now […]

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