This weekend marks the Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the New Year celebration in the Jewish calendar, and the start of a holy period leading up to Yom Kippur.
The Jewish community has long had, and continues to have, a significant presence in the Borough, and they have made many contributions to London. Although activities have been disrupted by COVID, in Camden there are:
Instead of being just one weekend, the festival will go from 19 September to 27 September. There will be events, online events, booked tours, self-guided walks, and many more. The main Open House weekend will be 19 & 20 September.
Events in Camden include:
Self-guided tours around Camden (both walking & cycling)
Guided tour of Somers Town
Edwardian Art & Architecture tour in Bloomsbury
St George’s Church, Bloomsbury Way
Shaftesbury Theatre , Shaftesbury Avenue
St Pancras Chambers & Clock Tower, St Pancras Station, Euston Road
Hampstead Friends Meeting House, 120 Heath Street
Acland Burghley School, Burghley Road
Fitzroy Park Allotments
Warehouse refurbishment, 9 Jeffrey’s Place
Photographic exhibition at Pushkin House, Bloomsbury Square
Bloomscape online event run by John Birkbeck School of Arts
The Pop up Business School (PUBS) is an alternative to traditional business start-up support and aims to work in specific communities to teach people how to start a business without borrowing money and without a formal business plan.
We’ve partnered with the popular PopUp Business School to help would-be start-ups in Camden to get their ideas off the ground. If you’re a Camden resident looking to start your own business – sign up to the free live online course.
We have a small number of in-person places at the Highgate Centre which will be reserved for Camden residents who do not have digital access – contact EconomicDevelopment@camden.gov.uk, inserting ‘Camden Pop-Up Business School’ as the subject title.
Those with a bit of spare time on their hands might be interested in this documentary covering the St Pancras Rent Strike of 1960.
A new council elected in 1959 for the borough of St Pancras (Camden Council didn’t exist yet) planned to drastically increase council tenant rents. Naturally, many council tenants objected. They formed tenants associations, and started withholding rent when the rent increases came into effect.
The dispute went on for most of 1960. Although ultimately unsuccessful, the rent strike did lead to the formation of many tenants associations, and arguably laid the groundwork for the system of tenant participation that we have today.
We’re getting in touch from Camden Council because we’ve just opened a pop-up ‘think & do’ community space for climate and eco-action in Kentish Town. This is in response to the Citizens’ Assembly recommendation to do more to bring existing community groups together to work on tackling the climate crisis.
The aim of the pop-up is to give people in Camden the chance to take part in, run and grow activities that get people more involved in tackling the climate crisis. From clothes swaps to meals made from surplus veg, there are a variety of events coming up that we’d love you to attend.
Where is the community space and when is it open?
We’re the teal blue building at 315 Kentish Town Rd, Kentish Town, London NW5 2TJ (opposite the library). We’re open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am – 8pm now until 7th December.
What is happening at the pop-up?
The 6-week programme of events is being curated and led by Camden residents and community groups. See schedule for the first week below.