Welcome to the #CamdenTogether Season 2021
After these last challenging months Cultural events are happening in Camden once again and the Camden Together Season aims to celebrate our rich, diverse and vibrant cultural landscape through music, dance and public art.

Most events are free, held outside and will not require an advance ticket. To find more details about the Camden Together season and programme of events or follow us on social media: Twitter CDNTogether21; Facebook and Instagram CamdenTogether21

Running until the end of October this four-month programme encourages residents to experience culture in Camden’s world-renowned venues as well as its high streets and treasured green spaces. There are lots of opportunities for families to get involved. Some upcoming highlights over the next few weeks are listed below, all of these activities have been supported by our Artists in Communities grant fund that we created this year to support local freelancers to run activities in the community:

Rosemary Jane Cronin
October 23rd - Mother at the Mosaic, 3.30pm, Part Three, Red Socks Performance
October 31st - The Brunswick Centre, 4pm - 5pm, Finale, Performance of all garments

Mother at the Mosaic
(all events in London School of Mosaic courtyard)
October 23rd - Children’s Halloween Upcycling Costume Making Workshop with Little Hands Design, 10am - 4:00pm
October 30th - Halloween, 11:30am - 5:00pm

London Irish Centre
October 13th - Storytelling and Bodhran Workshop, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, 10am - 12:30pm
October 16th – Illuminations Project, London Irish Centre, 6pm - 9pm (one night only)

Atypical Industries
October 29th & 30th - Kingsway Tram Tunnel Entrance, times TBC

UK Mexican Arts Society
October 30th - Ossulston Street, 11am - 8pm

Small Green Shoots
Lunchtime Pop-up, Kings Cross Area, October 29th, Time TBC

October 28th - Seven Dials (Earlham Street outside Urban Outfitters), 10am - 4pm (4 x 15 minute performances)

The season is the brainchild of the borough’s cultural partnership Cultural Camden, who are also reminding residents and visitors to the Borough not to forget to remain cautious and stay safe. Lastly, the extensive menu of Camden Together Season offerings for sheltered accommodation residents was sent into circulation amongst managers on the 9th of August

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Roundhouse, Camden
The Roundhouse is a venue and youth arts charity rooted in Camden. They work with thousands of young people each year to improve their lives through creativity. They run year-round projects for 11–30-year-olds - ranging from school music projects to accelerator programmes for creative entrepreneurs.
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making paradise
Making Paradise Exploring the concept of Eden through Art & Islamic Garden Design -extended until 25 October 2021
Multi-sensory exhibition, Making Paradise, aims to evoke a sense of delight and wonder around the concept of Paradise.
book n beyond
Black History Season - Books & Beyond: Grand Union by Zadie Smith Tuesday 12 October, 7pm
Join us for our online book club. Hosted by Suzanne Scarfe, we’ll be discussing Zadie Smith’s first collection of short stories about time, place, identity and rebirth.

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#BlackHistoryMonth #CamdenLibraries #LoveCamden
Camden’s Black History Season 2021
Camden Council is celebrating Black History Season with a fantastic programme of events between October and mid-December.
This year’s events programme - under the theme of “Honouring our nation of Black unsung heroes”- is an opportunity for the Black African and Caribbean diaspora to show pride in who they are, their rich culture and history and the contributions they’ve made to Camden’s vibrant diversity.

18 October-5 November – “We Were Here” art exhibition at Swiss Cottage Gallery
21 October – In conversation with Colin Grant on “Negro with a Hat: The Rose and Fall of Marcus Garvey”
22 October – CBWG main event

Drummond Streatery: now open for covered dining
A stylishly designed outdoor unit now hosts 14 restaurants along the historic NW1 street – handy when the rain hits.

The Drummond Streatery, Drummond Street NW1 is now open for diners to visit, usual dining hours apply for each restaurant, with a carnival later this summer.
Iamirish curator
Black History Season -#Iamirish exhibition
The London Irish Centre is proud to be a welcoming and inclusive organisation. As part of our Black History Month programme, the London Irish Centre will be hosting the #Iamirish exhibition. This exhibition will be projected onto the facade of our iconic and historic Camden Square residence on Saturday the 16th October. The #Iamirish exhibition aims to celebrate diversity and inclusivity in the Irish community and diaspora.

A spoken word event to celebrate the installation will take place on the steps of the Centre from 6pm. Expect a celebration of culture with speakers and spoken word performances from a diverse group of artists. Afterwards, come inside and warm up in our friendly Hub Bar.

This is a free event,
In September New Diorama Theatre embarks on its tenth anniversary with their most ambitious season of ensemble and company work ever.
The season consists of three newly-commissioned world premieres and one London premiere, and coincides with the full re-opening of New Diorama Theatre and their City NDT Broadgate space

negro with a hat
Camden’s Black History Season 2021: In conversation with Colin Grant on “Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey
An exploration of the life and philosophy of Marcus Garvey, the influential Jamaican political activist, journalist, entrepreneur and orator, using Colin Grant’s seminal book as the basis for the discussion.

Please register here

dancing taboo
Pascal Theatre Company Dancing, Talking, Taboo! Saturday 16th October
Whose are the voices we never hear? The child who understands she must hush to escape being murdered. A woman with learning difficulties triumphing over her sexual abuser. The refugee who escapes torture in Africa? An Algerian running from a forced marriage. These are some of the living histories inspiring dance theatre vignettes created by The Place Theatre dance students at the Bloomsbury Festival. Dynamic performances happen in St Pancras Church and its gardens. Audiences will have the opportunity to be thrilled and stimulated by taboo stories and new dance.
Performance Times: 3pm, 3.30pm, 4pm & 4.30pm.
St Pancras Church and Gardens

Rosemary Jane Cronin
Rosemary Jane Cronin
Forever Unfolding is series of visual art interventions designed to make people look twice at the space around them and to brighten up their day. The artist will work with young people from AKT, Arts Emergency and Central Saint Martins to create an opportunity for them to perform and model the works in different high street locations around Camden.

October 23rd - Mother at the Mosaic, 4:30pm - 5:30pm, Part Three, Red Socks Performance
October 31st - The Brunswick Centre, 4pm - 5pm, Finale, Performance of all garments
supper club
Join us for a weekly menu of meaningful dishes.

Find us at lovecamden.org/supper-club
The Camden Chapel Top Floor, The London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, NW1 9XB
The Camden Chapel is designed for 'rising' independent artists who wish to headline their own show. It is the perfect space for artist and audience to share a truly special experience.

The venue is located on the top floor of The London Irish Centre - Camden Square, in the building's 'Old Chapel Suite' with PA system stored in the old confessional !

With a capacity of just 40, floor-cushion festival-style seating and atmospheric lanterns, it makes for stunning, unique and intimate live shows.
Tottenham Court Road: Creative, Cultural, Colourful
Tottenham Court Road: Creative, Cultural, Colourful-wonderful road crossings by Yinka Ilori
Each of the 17 free walks in this series is intended to celebrate the amazing and colourful new road crossings painted by the award-winning British Nigerian artist Yinka Ilori. The walks are all led by trained Camden Guides. The programme is supported by Camden Council and is part of the London Design Festival and the Let's Do London Initiative which aims to create joyful moments for all people as they move about the streets of this exciting part of town.

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An Outdoor Celebration of Spoken Word and Art For Black History Month
'Amplify' is an outdoor celebration of spoken word and art in recognition of Black History Month. A mix of spoken word performances will take place, followed by Lorraine Maher's highly distinguished #IamIrish exhibition projected onto the facade of our iconic and historic Camden Square residence on Saturday, October 16th.

This is a free event.

Recommended for over 16s.

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