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Stolen art back from the USA!
The People’s Museum has made the front page of the esteemed Camden New Journal with our story of retrieving the ‘missing’ 1930s Gilbert Bayes artwork: Stolen art back from the USA. The Somers Town People’s Museum – known as A Space For Us, and based in Phoenix Road – raised thousands of pounds to bid… Continue reading Stolen art back from the USA!
2022 to 2023
A review of our year…
What a year! 2022 was our first year as the People’s Museum in Somers Town at 52 Phoenix Road.
Highlights: London Festival of Architecture
An impressive programme by the People’s Museum Somers Town for the London Festival of Architecture…
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
Our Events in JUNE LFA 2022
The People’s Museum Somers Town is part of the London Festival of Architecture – we’ve a full programme of events on its themes of ACT Social Justice. We will offer Free Friday Curated lates and Wednesday Lunchtime Social Justice walks. Please note: we always have a low income option on all paid events: many of these are… Continue reading Our Events in JUNE LFA 2022
Our next walk
Join us for a poetic walk about ‘Companionship’ on Thursday the 31st of March. Set off at 6pm at Somers Town Museum , 52 Phoenix Rd, Nw1 1ES for 18 ‘Associations’ around Chalton Street. Find out about William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft; and how the fairy tales behind St Pancras’ Art in Everyday life immortalise… Continue reading Our next walk
Workshop on Bayes heritage
Interested in Gilbert Bayes local heritage? On Saturday we are holding a Workshop. We will talk about the heritage, then walk to see the remaining ‘finials’ then reconvene to compare and scan photos to create 3D digital models. See below for the agenda. The aim of the workshop is to test photogrammetry to capture the… Continue reading Workshop on Bayes heritage
Bayes as luxury? Somers Town reaches American art audiences
Gilbert Bayes reaches new audiences as Esther leslie writes for a US art journal on the Bayes’ clock in response to the question: What role have objects, that have long been deemed as “superfluous”, played in shaping and negotiating our political, social, and economic needs, wants, and desires, both past and present? In British Art… Continue reading Bayes as luxury? Somers Town reaches American art audiences