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Story hour online – education

Activity page of children's book

We’re working with Edith Neville Primary School in 2021 on their local Citizen Programme co-curating an exhibition. As we are all in lockdown, the history club is starting a ‘Story hour‘. We have different themes: Housing and Basil Jellicoe Edith Neville Gilbert Bayes Art in everyday life Mary Wollstonecraft – Women and Education Elizabeth Garrett Anderson […]

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Black activism in Somers Town in the 1950s

Towering political leaders and characters passed through No. 22 Cranleigh Street. Last week’s talk on George Padmore was fascinating – a conversation between academic and author of a book about Padmore, Leslie James, and Professor Esther Leslie. It seems Camden and Somers Town was a hotbed of radical politics and planning for African independence. The […]

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Somers Town is in the Open House Festival 2020!

Demolition in progress.

Our very own Esther Leslie has an event at Open House Festival called ‘Somers Town: Disappearances and Emergencies‘ – more here Very timely, with 42 Phoenix Road demolition in progress, as shown here, and the hoardings marking the disappearance of our park Brill Place open space for the erection of the 28-storey luxury tower block, […]

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