It’s 100 years of social housing and Somers Town is a map of social housing…
Here’s a short film of our event at the British Library at the Somers Town Festival. You may catch some of Owen Hatherley’s excellent talk on social housing, the opening from Library Head Roly Keating with references to our ‘radical thinking’ themes, hear Leader of Camden Council Georgia Gould’s support for the museum as well […]
Esther Leslie writes on what took place at our Pop up On July 13th, we set up a ‘Pop up museum’ in the Poets Circle on the piazza of the British Library, as part of the Somers Town Festival. Friday – Preview and Launch of magazine Construction of the ‘Pop up museum’ began the afternoon before. Using […]
We had a great day and more to follow… soon. We showed the film Spirit! in a pop up cinema (gazebo), launched our magazine, and had an exhibition of materials with oral history recordings, ceramics display and a quiz, with the ‘Somers Town pound’ prizes.
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Next events and what we’ve up to.We’re working towards a ‘Pop Up Museum’ as an Exhibition at the British Library Piazza. Beating the Bounds this weekend and plaque for Pearly Henry Croft. ‘Saturday afternoon drop ins’Come along to join in making our ‘Pop up Museum’ Bring something that represents your Somers Town history. 22nd June & 29th […]
The ‘Gilbert Bayes’ ceramics are now ready – thank you to all who attended our art workshops, and a big thank you to Ewelina, the ceramics student who managed it all. Fired last week at the Skip Garden, they are ready for showing and we will be a pop up at the Festival this July […]
A workshop to make Bayes inspired Clay ‘fiinials’ was fun for participants here are some photos of the activity.
The vicar of St Mary’s wrote a wonderful letter in response to the damage of the finials, asking for preservation. ” I give my full support to the idea of creating a Somers Town museum which would celebrate our district’s rich and important history, including Father Jellicoe’s ground-breaking model of social housing which insisted that […]
Much heated conversation about the missing ‘finials’ that decorated drying posts in St Pancras flats in Somers Town. A number had witnessed the destruction and taking of the finials over the years. “People did used to steal them overnight sometimes, you would go out on the balcony and see another metal post instead of the […]