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What’s in a Somers Town ‘Pop up Museum’?

British Library outside with bunting.

Esther Leslie writes on what took place at our Pop up On July 13th, we set up a ‘Pop up museum’ in the Poets Circle on the piazza of the British Library, as part of the Somers Town Festival. Friday – Preview and Launch of magazine Construction of the ‘Pop up museum’ began the afternoon before. Using […]

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Great pop up museum at festival

A man cutting a red tape in public.

We had a great day and more to follow… soon. We showed the film Spirit! in a pop up cinema (gazebo), launched our magazine, and had an exhibition of materials with oral history recordings, ceramics display and a quiz, with the ‘Somers Town pound’ prizes.

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‘Pop up Museum’ July Festival

Next events and what we’ve up to.We’re working towards a ‘Pop Up Museum’ as an Exhibition at the British Library Piazza. Beating the Bounds this weekend and plaque for Pearly Henry Croft. ‘Saturday afternoon drop ins’Come along to join in making our ‘Pop up Museum’ Bring something that represents your Somers Town history. 22nd June  &  29th […]

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Art for the people’s soul

Madonna statue.

The vicar of St Mary’s wrote a wonderful letter in response to the damage of the finials, asking for preservation. ” I give my full support to the idea of creating a Somers Town museum which would celebrate our district’s rich and important history, including Father Jellicoe’s ground-breaking model of social housing which insisted that […]

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What happened to the art for the people?

Damaged finial on ground.

Much heated conversation about the missing ‘finials’ that decorated drying posts in St Pancras flats in Somers Town. A number had witnessed the destruction and taking of the finials over the years. “People did used to steal them overnight sometimes, you would go out on the balcony and see another metal post instead of the […]

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Fantastic event – Follow up next week!

Crowd at Event.

Saturday’s Bayes event was one of our most well- attended – a great success. With the filmmaker present to talk about and show a film of the life of the artist who transformed Somers Town, we pieced together the tale of ‘what happened’ to the finials – stolen, damaged and neglected. It felt, as one […]

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