Story hour online – education

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… Continue reading Story hour online – education

‘Journeys’ events – dates for your diary

Our next Spirit! publication is on the theme Journeys. Contact us to get involved or contribute. Here are next events below. Somers Town is between the tracks: Euston, St Pancras and King’s Cross. We are surrounded by journeys…and a rich history of migration here – French aristocrats escaping revolution to Wollstonecraft, Shelley, Elizabeth Garret Anderson… Continue reading ‘Journeys’ events – dates for your diary

News…funding and next project

The Somers Town History Space – and Club continues onto a new publication – our third. We have successfully won funding from Culture Seeds the Mayor Of London fund. Our third next spring will be called ‘ Journeys’, starting from early French and Spanish influx into Somers Town, to Irish railway workers and more… Do… Continue reading News…funding and next project

Help map Somers Town on the 14th!

Map showing old pubs that have gone.

What buildings matter to you? Do you have a knowledge of old Somers Town? A community may value different buildings to what planners think. Find out more on the 14th February about an innovative project that’s chosen Somer Town as a prototype for a web ‘record’. We’re hoping it will help the community record the… Continue reading Help map Somers Town on the 14th!

NEWS! Film kicking off

Somers Town History Club is kicking off its film project: “Spirit! An interactive journey through mum’s clubs, priests in pubs and street festivals” We’d love you to be involved – it’s a community project – if you have stories, photos, memories or wish to help, please get in touch. ‘It’s ‘for locals, by locals’ We… Continue reading NEWS! Film kicking off

Regent School event

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!