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Welcome to Somers Town Community Association

STCA is a locally managed Charity and Voluntary Organisation set in the heart of the bustling, thriving ward of St Pancras and Somers Town. We are located adjacent to Kings Cross and St Pancras International rail stations. Our users are people who live or work in the area  and have been making decisions about what services we deliver for over 30 year. This means that STCA has been responsive and listening to our communities needs and seen three generations using our centre.

What we do?

We offer a wide range of activities and services catering for children, young people and adults from our whole community. We have something for everyone and if you have any ideas about things you would like to see going on let us know.

Latest news

Open City Docs, London’s Global Documentary Festival, will be launching Somers Town Film Club this September in partnership with Somers Town Community Centre. Somers Town Film Club will host free monthly screenings of documentaries as well as a free training scheme. The first Friday of each month will see the community centre open it’s doors for local residents to enjoy free films and join in the conversation with the filmmakers.
Behind the scenes, the Film Club will be run by Somers Town residents in partnership with Open City Docs. There will be a training session for interested residents on the first Sunday of each month. These training sessions will covers all aspects of running a film club from programming, hosting Q&As, sourcing films and marketing events. The perfect opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about events and film culture.
The film club is part of Open City Docs’ community outreach work which runs alongside their other projects including Open City Docs Fest which runs each June in Bloomsbury and across London and the Open City Docs School with offers courses for filmmakers looking to learn more about the craft of documentary filmmaking.
The first screening will take place on Friday 5th September at 7pm with the film to be announced soon.
Event supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London and a proud partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.

 

The Neighbourhood Planning Forum has secured funds and through the BEET group, has employed an Advisor who will help support Somers Town residents to find meaningful jobs and training. Julia Marcus will deliver one to one sessions for individuals seeking support to complete CVs, applications or who may wish to focus on interview skills or  help devise personalised action plans. Call Julia on 07949 144230 or email her at Julia@somerstown.org.uk  Somers Town Employment Flyer [2]

In its 15th year, the Somers Town Festival of Cultures returns to Chalton St and its surrounds on 12 July to make the summer of 2014.
As always there is a great line up of entertainment, local and world music, food, information, arts stalls, funfair, sports and football for children.
As well as this being  a World Cup year, we also intend to celebrate Somers Town through  arts and a heritage exhibition as well as filmmaking at this years Festival  event.
Join in, find out more and iyou have an idea for a stall or entertainment, contact us. News, films and images from previous festivals  can be found along with contact details at www.somerstownart.org.  

A partnership of eleven organisations, drawn from all sectors, is submitting a bid to the Lottery’s Fulfilling Lives Ageing Better programme. This bid aims to address isolation and loneliness in older people. STCA is one of a group of partners with the bid being led by Age UK Camden. A  presentation of what has been learned, how this is shaping the bid and an opportunity for individuals and others to contribute additional input is planned for Monday 31 March between 12noon and 3:00pm at the Somers Town  Community Centre. Lunch will be provided. RSVP silviaschehrer@btinternet.com.

We have been very excited to participate in this far reaching project considering the question of what does “wellbeing” mean for our community. Initiated by Sarah Strang, Artist in Residence at the Royal College of General Practitioners, this project has engaged with residents and members of the RCGP to explore the experience of care within an extended framework of visual art.
The Birth of Wellbeing is a project about community relations, memory and local history, exploring through a form of consultation comprising walks, interviews, surveys and photography, how these factors might relate to healthcare policy and provision and contribute to a sense of wellbeing in the central London district of Somers Town.”  Press Release  
Go to https://vimeo.com/89443446 for a short video extract from Sarah’s film “Travelling Dairy”.

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