Free Social Media Course

The Ampthill Square Community Hub is running a free introductory course on how to use social media, funded by Camden Council. Please book a place if you feel this would help you.

Venue:Ampthill Square IT Hub
Date:Wednesday, 25th March
Times:Morning 10:30 am – 1: 00 pm — Beginners
Afternoon 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm — Improvers

You can book for the morning, afternoon or both sessions.

Tea and coffee will be available and lunch will be provided.

  • Laptops and computers available to use or bring your own device

The course will cover:

  • Identifying what you want from social media
  • An overview of the different social media platforms: which is/are the best for you?
  • Setting up a Facebook page and a Facebook group; Setting up a Twitter account
  • Making social media work for you
  • Tips and ideas for generating content and building a following

Contact Sarah Moore to book your place — sarah.e.moore@camden.gov.uk or call 020 7874 5986

Please state: Course date, morning/afternoon/both sessions and advise of any dietary requirements

The Roundhouse – A short history

Everyone has heard of the Roundhouse – a Camden landmark, where many great musical acts have played over the years.

Inside, it has a distinctive shape, and gives everyone a good view of the performers and allows flexible fitout for different types of show, from circus performers, to rock bands, to theatre performances.

The Roundhouse was built in 1846 as a place for trains to be turned around, and the tracks can still be seen in the floor. The building was from a design by Robert Stephenson, son of George Stephenson (of “Stephenson’s ‘Rocket'” fame).

Etching of the Roundhouse as a turntable shed

After only about 10 years the trains got too long, so it stopped being used as a turntable engine shed. In 1871 it started to be used by local wine & gin merchants W & A Gilbey as a warehouse (you can still buy Gilbey’s Gin – the distillery used to stand on the site of Gilbey’s Yard near Morrison’s supermarket).

Continue reading “The Roundhouse – A short history”

DMC Meetings – March 2020

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hampstead DMC has been cancelled.

The next round of meetings for the DMCs are:

  • Tuesday 03 March – Kentish Town DMC
  • Wednesday 04 March – Camden Town DMC
  • Thursday 05 March – Gospel Oak DMC
  • Tuesday 10 March – Holborn DMC
  • Thursday 12 March – Hampstead DMC

Camden Council meeting schedule

As always, if you have any issues that you would like to raise, please contact the CASP Committee on casp.committee@yahoo.co.uk or by using the Contact form on this website.