The Somers Town Pop Up Museum has launched! We’ve had two events so far, one at Chalton Street market last Friday and a boxing focused event on Wednesday at the Gasholders. We’re learning new things about our history everyday. Come along and see us tomorrow at Chalton Street market if you have a story to […]
A wonderful drawing of everyday life – the winner of our artineverydaylifest competition is … Aizah of Edith Neville school. We would like to congratulate all entrants for their lovely work below. The judges decided unanimously that this drawing captured the essence of our theme ‘art in everyday life’ – a drawing of school and […]
Our new publication out now! Journeys on migration and more…
The showing of our film Spirit! at Camden Council Local Studies and Archive Centre was online. We’ve taken to the lockdown with online events – virtual walks, a pub quiz and the film.
For distraction, we have posted about the old St Pancras People’s theatre on as part of the BBC’s #museumsfromhome tag – join us on Twitter and add your favourite memory of Somers Town – use #museumsfromhome and we are #HistoryTown.
Stuck at home? Start preparing for our planned Spring Fair (online) – we are planning a Saturday afternoon fair with music, performance, online art gallery and stories. Please contact us with if you want to take part – whether it is to add to our online ‘gallery’ or tell a story. Theme: ‘Journeys’ Folk Starting […]
Our virtual walk on Saturday went over, around and on the Sidney Street estate to see the finials and lunettes – many sadly missing. A participant sent us this from the book Miller’s Collectables Handbook & Price Guide – which tells the story. Shocking they sell for so much when they should adorn Somers Town […]
Our first virtual walk ‘Radical Lives ..’ was a great success online with 3D mapping street view, cuts to old film clips, instagram video and images of George Padmore, Wollstonecraft and Jellicoe – it was a whistlestop tour through place, centuries and radical thinkers here in Somers Town – from the comfort of our living […]
We lost a dear friend this week, Deborah Lavin, the socialist historian died this week, was a formidable and flamboyant spirit. Actor, poet, comrade and local activist, she will be remembered by us with great affection. She was inspired by Somers Town history, supported us with generosity and worked towards a Somers Town Museum. We […]