Come to a Workshop on Somers Town

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Join us for a Workshop! A Co-Design Workshop on heritage of Somers Town If you are passionate about the area, please join us. Creative souls welcome! You can take part. November 20th 7-9pm  PART 1. 7-8pm What would you conserve? 3 presentations of 5 mins each followed by activities PART 2: 8-9pm What would a museum have?… Continue reading Come to a Workshop on Somers Town

Mary Wollstonecraft Open Weekend

The group with Lester Hillman, Camden Tour Guide.

Celebrating the life of Mary Wollstonecraft in the ancient parish church of St. Pancras Old Church Art Exhibition inspired by her life / Churchyard tours / Talks on Wollstonecraft in London / Homemade cakes and tea Mary Wollstonecraft the 18th Century radical writer and feminist was married in St Pancras Old Church, lived in the Parish… Continue reading Mary Wollstonecraft Open Weekend

Share photos Sunday

Share your photos on a Sunday afternoon. Do you have photos that capture the community spirit of Somers Town in the past? …of the street parties, festivals, mum’s club, pub pram race, Plot 10 or pub get togethers? Bring your photos of events to show, and also see others’ photos at this informal Sunday event. Photos… Continue reading Share photos Sunday

How did Somers Town come to be? A lecture by Professor Linda Clarke (June 2017) at the British Library

We welcomed Professor Linda Clarke to the British Library on 20 June 2017 for a lecture on the research that culminated in her book, Building Capitalism: Historical Change and the Labour Process in the Production of the Built Environment (1991). The book is a socio-economic study of the built environment focusing on the development of Somers Town… Continue reading How did Somers Town come to be? A lecture by Professor Linda Clarke (June 2017) at the British Library

Welcome to 2017

Postcard with then and now - Polygon then and Oakshott Court today.

We launched (again) for our second year 2017 with a great storytelling event – each postcard brought to life through a personal story behind the photo – some real details about life in old Somers Town, and a description of our new film project for 2017 with the START Festival film. Here’s a few photos of the event…

Literary talk a success!

Frankenstein, Shelley and Literary friends on the 3rd August was our best attended event and the sun came out! Thanks to the thrilling accounts from tour guide Lester Hillman, social historian Deborah Lanvin and academic Esther Leslie, we learnt that body snatching, radical thought, women’s rights had their origins right here in Somers Town – and… Continue reading Literary talk a success!