We win a grant to restore working class heritage to Somers Town -Untold Stories
The 1980s are back – at our museum this February – the month of strikes, protest and a book launch – Badgeland!
Black history Zine + Walk
Learn with our events for Black history month this week!
Weekend of events! June
The final weekend if June closes part of Phoenix Road, for a performance and events, for the London Festival of Architecture, where the focus is Somers Town. You can view stages and installations, and take in many performances including our “mock auction” on Sunday at 2pm. We open the festivities with our film showing at… Continue reading Weekend of events! June
Event – Made of Somers Town
Photo Event coming up on January 19th – made of Somers Town
New date for Talk on George Padmore
New date for Talk…
Claudia Jones – fascinating connections
Talk and Q&A Claudia Jones – recordings available!
Workshop – heritage
A workshop held about Somers Town Heritage had a great turnout of over 30 and a clear message – it’s a unique heritage, with not only the oldest local buildings, but also social laboratory of social reformers, radical thinkers and a “patternbook of social housing”. We are looking forward to anther workshop in early 2019… Continue reading Workshop – heritage
A funereal Halloween
The real meaning and origin of Halloween, ‘Hallow tide’, its pagan origins, links in Day of the dead, funerals and the movement of graves was covered in November’s event. With a quiz, an enlightening talk by warden Racheal from Old St Pancras Church, and a history from Andrew from Levertons, the longstanding family of local undertakers to Princess… Continue reading A funereal Halloween
Squatting event a success
This week’s talk on housing and squatting in Somers Town was thought-provoking – thanks to Esther Leslie’s meticulous research we had rare archival material, Pathe films of post-war squatting, all of which gave context to what happened here. There were first-hand accounts by those who squatted here – in fact, two ex-squatters were reunited after 30 years.… Continue reading Squatting event a success