So what is a Story Bike Taxi and why does the Museum have one? Its a passenger electric bike – a fun sociable way of getting around, and we intend it to be a hyperlocal Somers Town service decorated in local histories style! Well, as anyone living in Somers Town knows, transport disruptions are common… Continue reading Story Bike Taxi
We win a grant to restore working class heritage to Somers Town -Untold Stories
What a year! 2022 was our first year as the People’s Museum in Somers Town at 52 Phoenix Road.
Stephen Denholm, who passed away this week, was a buddhist, a man who made a huge difference to Somers Town by founding and running the Festival of Cultures for 20 years, and someone whose presence added to life of all who encountered him. A rare being, he made time for those whose voices don’t get… Continue reading Steve Denholm RIP
We’re shortlisted for a Museums Change Lives Awards 2022. Diana Foster is finalist for the Radical Changemaker Award.
Somers Town Space with editcollective submission for the London Festival of Architecture Competition to design an installation for Somers Town has been shortlisted. We are delighted to work with the cutting edge female-led architecture practice, whose work was commisioned by the Barbican in 2021, and were invited to the Oslo Architecture Triennale with ‘Honey I’m… Continue reading We’ve been shortlisted!
We finally have a space for us! Last friday we received the keys to our very own premises..52 Phoenix Road. We were joined by our friends and supporters as we cut the ribbon and celebrated getting the keys. It was an excellent turn out with music, food and a Guy made by the local children… Continue reading Celebrations.. We have A Space For Us
The Cock Tavern designation as a ‘Community Asset’ is at risk as it has expired. We support it as a heritage site in Somers Town.
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… Continue reading We’re in National libraries!
Cecil Rhodes to change name?