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
Georgia Could’s favourite part of our museum is its Radical Wall and here’s why…
Come to Phoenix Road for this outdoor open day on the 5th August, and tell us what the heritage of Somers Town means to you.
Here’s a short film of our event at the British Library at the Somers Town Festival. You may catch some of Owen Hatherley’s excellent talk on social housing, the opening from Library Head Roly Keating with references to our ‘radical thinking’ themes, hear Leader of Camden Council Georgia Gould’s support for the museum as well… Continue reading Film of the Pop Up Museum
A Local hero! Basil Jellicoe, father of the slum clearance. An illustrated historical talk by Paul Shaw, Archivist, St Mary’s Convent, Brentford Tuesday 4 September 2018 at 7.15pm (Doors open at 6.45pm) Venue: Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre Admission Free Holboran Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre 32-38 Theobalds Road London WC1X 8PA Info here… Continue reading Talk on Basil Jellicoe
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