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Carol service

December 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0

Join us for an alternative carol service at Euston Station.

A Somers Town flavour! – HS2 protest carols by penned by local musicians Tina of Oh!Gunquit and Mimi Romilly and Steve Denholm.

Meet at 6pm sharp inside the park area to the south-west of Euston station – that is, near the corner between Euston Road and Melton St.

Look out for a group in black and red – seasonally!


December 16, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0
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Mimi Romilly


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A shipping container drawing in street.

A sea crate for Somers Town!?

Opinion piece. Many might think we need this like a hole in the head, but plans for a shipping crate to be placed outside a church and the Prince Arthur Pub have been submitted for a ‘coffee and arthouse and community hub.
Some might think there are already community ‘hubs’.
And a shipping crate?
An area known for its significant St Pancras Housing and estates with courtyards and social housing now might have a shipping container outside a church?

The pioneers of social housing might be turning in their graves.

People running down a street.

Tragic shooting at St Aloysuis

A 22 year old man has been arrested for the tragic shooting in Phoenix Road on Saturday at a funeral at St Aloysuis.

There is a marked police presence in the area and we are assured the incident is unrelated to the local area or community.
Phoenix Road with all businesses and the People’s Museum is now open.

BBC report with video

A 48-year-old woman was left with potentially life-changing injuries after the shooting, and three other women, aged 21, 41 and 54, were taken to hospital where their condition is deemed to be non life-threatening.

A 12-year-old girl who sustained a leg injury is expected to make a full recovery.

The shots sent mourners running and screaming, with many of them sheltering inside the church, witnesses said. Footage posted on social media showed chaotic scenes after the shooting began.

One resident of an estate across the road from the church, who did not want to be named, said: “I heard the gunshots. I was having a quiet day on my balcony and I heard this almighty bang and I thought this was not normal, and the next minute everyone was screaming and shouting.”

Source – The Guardian


#tragic #shooting #PhoenixRoad

Woman holding T shirt with Art in Everyday life written on it.
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Friday Special Chalton Street Market

Buy local: support local initiatives at the Climate Change Market on Chalton Street on Friday December 16th 11- 3pm. Upcycle with People’s Museum Somers Town – ‘Radical Screen Printing’ – bring a t-shirt and choose from motifs from local photos and history to print your own – or buy a bag/ t-shirt already printed.

Why not bring your bike to be checked – a refill station – or buy a plant or craft from lots of local suppliers.

Find out more about climate change.

Or buy the many books and postcards available from the People’s Museum – an entirely local resident-led initiative. Sustainable development happens locally!

STCA Somers Town Big local

Logo with Words Museum Change lives Awards 2022

Somers Towner a Radical Changemaker Finalist

A ‘Somers Towner’ is up for a national award for the work in setting up a museum for the area.

The People’s Museum Somers Town only opened in May 2022 and its founder Diana Foster is a finalist at the Museums Change Lives Awards which celebrate the achievements of museum and individuals that are making a difference to the lives of their audiences and communities across the UK.

The shortlisting reads:

‘Diana’s work in founding a community museum and living memory project has impacted Somers Town, Camden’s sustainable development at a time of uncertainty and encroaching gentrification. She worked to preserve local identity and memories in a place of radical reformers; where innovative social housing projects took place and radical thinkers such as Wollstonecraft and Padmore lived. She has campaigned tirelessly to promote this history and an area’s sense of place, and the museum aims to become a site of social justice: a community hub as well as a repository of memory.’

Museums Association

Diana said, “sustainable development is not just about recycling cups – it’s about an area having a sense of place and a voice – I felt that this area was being overlooked in the recent tsunami of development and hence the museum came about – after 6 years of work with many people.

Diana Foster

Diana will attend this year’s awards in Edinburgh in November as part of the Museums Association’s annual conference. More info: https://aspaceforus.club/2022/10/11/news-shortlisted-for-an-award/

Please see People’s Museum Somers Town which is open Wednesday to Friday from 10.30-5.30pm

To view the shortlist for the MCL awards 2022 please see the MA website. `@museumsassociation

Pink booklets

Phoenix Road Events June

The London Festival of Architecture has made Somers Town its focus on June 24- 26th June with many events and a partial road closure. There will be an outdoor installation by Nooma, the winning architecture practice, and many events. The new People’s Museum Somers Town is providing many walks/ talks and events over the weekend on the LFA theme of ACT! social Justice.

All events outdoors on Phoenix Road unless specified.

Opening ceremony Friday 24th June outdoors on Phoenix Road

Starts at 6pm Film & Q&A ‘St Pancras Rent Strike’ with John Cowley at the People’s Museum at 52 Phoenix Rd, NW1 1ES

Followed by talks in the installation.

Saturday 25th June

Flag making

Mural Painting from 11am with Nicki Deux and the People’s Museum Somers Town outside

Lunch – decolonised dinner! Try cuisine from different cultures outdoors

12pm Health and Hygiene St Pancras housing by Eleanor Marshall of Open City walk.

Meet at museum – Tickets

Sunday 26th

Radical Screen Printing from 11am – 1pm

12.30 Ossulston Estate – Echoes of Karl Marx Hof Guided walk Tickets

2pm Fun Auction

The People’s Museum will auction off Somers Town “heritage” with a serious purpose – why were 80 Doultonware Gilbert Bayes artworks from St Pancras Housing stolen and sold at auction? FREE fundraiser for our campaign to restore art to estates.  Outdoors on the installation Phoenix Rd

3pm The Model Estate: Oakshott Court by Camden Guide Fabien Watkinson Tickets

A Space For us? Panel Discussion Free
28th June at 6.30pm


New Museum in Somers Town!

A new museum has opened in Somers Town: the People’s Museum Somers Town – A Space for us finally found small premises at 52 Phoenix Road. This community-led museum tells of the area’s ‘Radicals Reformers Uncommon People’ will open Wednesday to Friday 10-5pm, after a launch party on May 12th.

In June the museum expands its programme with many events as an official hub of the London Festival of Architecture, including Saturday morning outdoor mural painting in Phoenix Road, walks and walks around the landmark social housing estates, culminating in a Panel Discussion on the 28th of June called A Space for us? – to question what is happening to our heritage and space and whether residents have a say. All welcome.

Lost/Found: Somers Town, the inaugural exhibition of the new Museum, tells a story of change through lost and found objects from demolition sites, from origins to decline, from slum clearance to social housing, from reform to protest. Many contributed to this…

Founder Diana Foster

Find out about June events below.


ParkView subject of a Radicals walk on June 10th 6pm

The Model Estate: Oakshott by Camden Guide Fabien Watkinson
Sunday 26 June at 3pm Tickets

Ossulston Estate = Echoes of Karl Marx Hof 26th June 12.30 by founder and resident Diana Foster Tickets

Health and Hygiene St Pancras housing by Eleanor Marshall of Open City walks Saturday 25th June 12pm – Tickets

Wednesday Lunchtime Social Justice walks on Radical histories themes: June 8th, 15th, 22nd Tickets 12pm Meet at Museum


Radical Screenprinting – each Thursday evening 6-8pm  Tickets

Friday Curated lates – with film showing – Unseen archival films Tickets


Family Mural Painting – FREE Tickets outside on Phoenix Road

A Space for Us! Somers Town Panel Discussion 28th June 2022 Tickets
6.30 pm (open to all) 


Social Justice Walk to installation on Homelessness by Artist Richard DeDomenici

Gilbert Bayes  Walk to courtyards to see Art in everyday life + Workshop Saturday June 18th 1pm Tickets

Unless otherwise stated: all start at People’s Museum Somers Town 52 Phoenix Rd. NW1 1ES

Please contact info@aspaceforus.club for local residents FREE tickets to many events. www.aspaceforus.club


Greening Phoenix Road update

Lucy Gannon, the Camden officer leading this project, came to the December neighbourhood forum meeting to give us an update. In 2022, we are likely to see trial traffic changes in the area, alongside new parklets, planting and benches. The project programme has been extended until 2025. Lucy’s report to the forum can be accessed here.

The project has it’s own website with the latest plans and reports, which can be found at https://phoenixroad.commonplace.is

London Festival of Architecture

Camden has been chosen as on one of four “destinations” at this year’s London Festival of Architecture, with lots of focus on Somers Town. There will be a series of installations, exhibitions, talks and special events. The call for entries is now open, and LFA is inviting individuals and organisations to submit event proposals that explore the theme of ‘act‘. The submission for free entry proposals is 11 March 2022 and the festival runs across June.


Somers Town: a future neighbourhood

In October 2021, Somers Town was chosen by the GLA as one of two neighbourhoods to receive significant funding to combat the impacts of global climate change locally. The GLA has committed to £1.4M to fund 10 phase one projects, and Camden Council has agreed to match fund in kind. The application was a collaboration between council and community, and STCA and STNF will be leading on the neighbourhood strategy.

More about Future Neighbourhoods and the phase one projects can be found here.