50th anniversary celebration events this month
The celebrations are now in full swing for the 50th anniversary of our glorious Borough of Camden.
Print and performance artist duo Ladies of the Press* will be making history once again tonight with their Demo Press gear – a pair of pink bicycles infused with a mobile printing press. Commissioned to celebrate the women of Camden, and fresh from their launch at House of Illustration where they produced the first issue of their zine, they will stopping in on London Fem’s free event 'Feminism & Activism: How can we create change?’ to produce another unique on-the-spot print work. Come down to 37 Camden High Street tonight from 7 to 10pm to be a part of Camden’s rich and continuing cultural history.
Walls on Walls is an ongoing, interactive project which aims to physically retell the stories of generations of Camden residents on the walls of the Castle Road Estate. The importance of public art and how cultural planning can bring together communities is the topic of the talk ‘Art in the Public Realm’ on 19 May at 6.30pm at Central Saint Martins.
The magnificent Magna Carta
The British Library is host to acclaimed historian David Starkey on 22 May at 6.30pm for his thoughts on the origins and impact of the Magna Carta on Britain. If this sparks your interest, you can see a unique, modern take on the subject at Cornelia Parker’s exhibition ‘Magna Carta (An Embroidery)’ showing until July, also at The British Library.
Discover more of Camden
To learn more about ‘Building Democracy in Camden’, join the walking tour starting at Camden Town Hall on 23 May at 11am. Maybe you’ll spot some of these locations in the next installment of The Hospital Club’s film screening series ‘Venus’, a comedy drama set in Camden, on 6 June at 4.30pm, which will be introduced by producer Kevin Loader.
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