New Operations Manager role at STCA

Somers Town Community Association is in a very exciting phase of its development. We are an ambitious and well respected “go to”, charity based in the heart of the Kings Cross “Knowledge Quarter” London. We have strong, resilient relationships with our local community and stakeholders. We are looking for an Operations Manager  who will contribute to the strong growth of the organisation and will be able to integrate a commercial focus into our community delivery model OM Job Ad  .

For further information and a full application pack e mail:  admin@somerstown.org.uk

Nursery back in swing following Summer holiday

This is always a wonderful time of year in the Community Centre and particularly in the Nursery. New children, their families and carers are coming in for their “settling in” process. We have so many new little people to become acquainted with and many will, literally, go on to become lifetime users of the centre. We have three generations of members some of whom started in our Nursery way back in 1985!  There are many good reasons why people cherish the centre but the Nursery has been a consistently good service to Somers Town. We continue to ensure that we are offering  the best possible practice in the best possible environment for your children to thrive. Take a look at our new brochure STCA Nursery pdf

Bringing you up to date

Julia and Kazi, in the Somers Town Job Hub, are working marvels on behalf of  people seeking employment. 17 people have found employment having been supported in a variety of ways tailored to their individual needs. Take a look at the JH Newsletter Sept for further details of training and support. Phone 07949144230 or 0207 388 6088 for an appointment.

Job Hub success’

The positive benefits of the Somers Town Job Hub continue with seven individuals having successfully secured employment during May as a direct result of support and input from the team. The partnership model is securing real results for people in the area. Julia Marcus, the Employment and Training Advisor has praised the model as an inclusive and accessible project “very much  designed around individual peoples needs”. Call Julia or Kazi on 07949144230 or email job hub@somerstown.org.uk  for an appointment.JH Autumn News.

Roll up to our Friday film shows

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.


Employment and Training Advisor in post

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]

Somers Town Festival of Cultures is back!

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.  

Camden Ageing Better Partnership

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.

The Birth of Wellbeing

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”.

Chalton Street Market regeneration

After strenuous efforts by all those involved Chalton Street Market looks set for a significant revival of fortune.
Efforts by our local Councillors , STCA  and other organisations in the area have resulted in a plan to regenerate the market into a thriving local hub. Reduced daily rates for stalls have been negotiated and  we look forward to seeing a diverse range of traders adding to the rich mix that is Somers Town.


Find out more about our early years programme here

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Tel 020 7388 6088