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, and hear Leader of Camden Council Georgia Gould’s support for the museum and […]
Photos of Somers Town built environment at the Welcome Collection in a day of discussion on social housing – Build Up.
Join us for a Workshop! A Co-Design Workshop on heritage of Somers Town If you are passionate about the area, please join us. Creative souls welcome! You can take part. November 20th 7-9pm PART 1. 7-8pm What would you conserve? 3 presentations of 5 mins each followed by activities PART 2: 8-9pm What would a museum have? […]
This Sunday join us in a singalong. Do you remember the old Somers Town songs? Come and sing them this Sunday. Have a knees up with a singalong from ‘The Barrowboys‘. We’d like to record the songs for posterity. Sunday 7 October 3pm-5pm, Free Coopers Lane Tenants Hall Hampden Close London NW1 1HW Origin,Ageing Better, […]
Celebrating the life of Mary Wollstonecraft in the ancient parish church of St. Pancras Old Church Art Exhibition inspired by her life / Churchyard tours / Talks on Wollstonecraft in London / Homemade cakes and tea Mary Wollstonecraft the 18th Century radical writer and feminist was married in St Pancras Old Church, lived in the Parish […]
It was a fantastic festival this year, and the History club was in attendance…amongst the 4 stages, and funfairs. We (tried to) revive the Pub pram race of old,(there not being that many pubs to get round…) If it wasn’t for the Pearly queens, the ‘Cock team’ would have won it. Some debate about whether […]
Two great speakers on women connected to Somers Town, starting with Mary Wollstonecraft and the history of voting rights for men and women by Deborah Lavin – the distinction between Suffragettes and Suffragists was made clear. Esther Leslie make interesting links to an early activist who got women sewing and involved, the Folk Dance society, […]
Our May Photo share went well with a reunion of old friends, and new photos of the Pub Pram Race. Some storytelling, too, from Joyce about her mum Flo, the Mum’s club and memories of Irene Barclay. Thanks to Brian Andrews, Joyce, Dave Hoefling and his grandson for new photos!
A great time was had by all at the Afternoon Tea Dance run by a Swing Patrol teacher who looked as if she’d walked in from the 1940s. The photo above approximates to what we learnt: Lindy Hop, to music by ‘Ain’t No cure for the Somers Town Blues’ live. We’ll be doing this again […]
Swing into Spring! with live music and a lesson in vintage dance it’s a lovely way to celebrate Spring. This Sunday at Basil Jellicoe Community Hall in NW1 2-4pm 22nd April Free to locals; Suggested donation £5 Refreshments The club will be there to explain about the film project and so – bring any memories […]