Somers Town: What future?

Join in a 3-day event of talks, walks, films and family activities about Somers Town: What future? – it 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?

  • Join the Big debate – Saturday 18th at 4pm
  • Add your photos of Somers Town to the exhibition of local photos -post here 

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

  • Come  along to events at the Chalton Gallery Find out more at the Opening Thursday 16th at 6pm

Heres the full programme:

A 3-day Programme – photos, films, walks and a big debate!
Thursday 6pm
Exhibition Opening  + Refreshments
Friday 17th  
4pm  Map Workshop FREE
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!