June 10, 2016

Somers Town: what future? programme

Join us for a 3-day event of talks, walks, films and family activities next week.  Somers Town: What future? features in this year’s London Festival of Architecture.

Is Somers Town at a turning point? With HS2, CrossRail 2, the Housing bill, and the decision over the CIP plans imminent – with the possibility of luxury blocks encroaching on our parks – what happens to ‘community’ and  the future of social housing?

You are invited to take part –  and it is FREE!

  • Come  along to events at the Chalton Gallery Find out more at the Opening evening Thursday 16th.

Heres the full programme:

A 3-day Programme – photos, films, walks and a big debate!
Thursday 6pm
Exhibition Opening  + Refreshments
FREE Family Art Workshop
Friday 17th  6pm – 8pm Film Night 
‘Somerstown’ (1984, Sue Crockford) documentary with Archival footage of 1930s slum clearance ((45 mins)
+ ‘somerstownwishes’ documentary (2015, D Foster) (25 mins
Sue Crockford will open the film night
(Donation to Somers Town History Club) 
Saturday 18th
12pm – The Great Destruction Walk 
 (meet at Chalton Gallery) 
2 pm – Social Housing History Walk
(Model estate  Oakshott Court
Camden Tour Guide, Fabian Watkinson 
Suggested donations £10 / Somers Town Residents Free 
4pm Debate: Somers Town – Don’t squeeze us out!
on change, housing, community, social cleansing – and are there alternatives? 
Michael Parkes, Donna Turnbull, members of the Somers Town Planning and Development working group, local councillors and YOU! 


(START helped organise with The Neighbourhood Forum, and Temporary Action Studio Georgia Jacob  from Central St Martin’s college.)