Local summer events with A Space For Us
They describe the Museum space as 'The People’s Museum Somers Town: A Space for Us is a space to celebrate Somers Town’s ‘radical, reformers and rebels‘ histories, to record a change now, as well as to campaign and preserve local working class heritage. It’s also a space for the community to meet and take part via their memory cafes, drop ins and youth collective.'
There are all kinds of things going on throughout the Summer and the team at A Space For Us are keen to get local partners and residents involved as much as possible - so have a read through the options below and get in contact if you'd be interested in visiting or helping out!
All events will be affordable or free for Origin Residents.
More information on all of the events taking place are below.
The community-led collective have produced 4 books and two films, 60 events with over 500 contributors on local histories are now consulted on matters such as the Cecil Rhodes House renaming project and helping to engage with ‘hard to reach’ groups. Somers Town Space is led by local residents, has deep roots in the community and all leads have working class backgrounds.
Here is a list of some of the events they have on in June:
Anti-colonial routes & Black Radicals: Somers Town
Decolonising estates from Cecil Rhodes to Pan-Africanism – the story.
Led by Professor Esther Leslie
Meet at People’s Museum Somers Town 52 Phoenix Rd. NW1 1ES, 10 June 6pm - TICKETS
The Model Estate: Oakshott by Camden Guide Fabien Watkinson
Sunday 26 June at 3pm Tickets
Ossulston Estate: Echoes of Karl Marx Hof, 26 June, 12.30pm by founder and resident Diana Foster - Tickets
Health and Hygiene St Pancras housing by Eleanor Marshall of Open City walks, 25 June 12pm – Tickets
Wednesday Lunchtime Social Justice walks on Radical histories themes: June 8, 15, 22, 12pm Meet at Museum - Tickets
Radical Screen-printing: each Thursday evening 6-8pm - Tickets
Friday Curated lates: with film showing – Unseen archival films - Tickets
Family Mural Painting: outside on Phoenix Road - FREE Tickets
A Space for Us! Somers Town Panel Discussion, 28 June, 6.30 pm (open to all) - Tickets
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 18, 1pm - Tickets
For more information click here: Our Events in JUNE LFA 2022 – SOMERS TOWN MUSEUM (aspaceforus.club)
If you are interested in getting involved at any of the events A Space For Us would love to hear from anyone with an interest in, or experience of:
Screen printing, working with the public or working in a small museum.
Best times for volunteering would be
Saturday mornings on - 3,11,18, 25 June
From Saturday 11 June to Monday 13 - mural painting
Any Wednesdays or Thursday in the day between 3 June to 7 June /and all Fridays in June.
If it sounds like it could be interesting for you or anyone in the local community please email Diana at A Space For Us on Info@aspaceforus.club