2019 News

Hi all,

We’ve retired from running the Somers Town Festival of Cultures after 20 years of enjoyment and meaning. We’ve handed over the running to Jackie Casey and team, who do a fine job.

Please address all enquires to

START will continue to promote music, art and cultural events!


Steve and Alan

20 years

START has run the Festival in Somers Town for 20 years.

We’ve had stages with live bands of many cultures, from samba to Bengali, from hip hop to Palestinian dance, art shows to science, football, Tai Chi, Gurkhas to Pearlies, funfairs, History Club, competitions & prizes…

Contact us

Film project

We’re recording a film about the history of START, and arts and cultures in Somers Town.

Contact aspaceforuse with your memories of Festivals and more…

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Pearly kings and queens.