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.
PEOPLE’S MUSEUM IS PART OF THE LONDON FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE JUNE PROGRAMME
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 JOIN FREE!
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 email@example.com for local residents FREE tickets to many events. www.aspaceforus.club