On Monday 30th November the final Camden50 event was hosted at Camden’s Town Hall. Visitors came along to the civic rooms to take a look back at many the projects that made the birthday commemorations such a success. Artist Elly Clarke presented the photographs and videos she created as part of her Camden Encounters series, Dmitri Galitzine’s ReStage exhibition was shown on screen, and the Demo Press zines created by Ladies of the Press* were available. Walls on Walls artists Laurie Nouchka and Tullis Rennie were on hand to talk through the audiovisual installations which they co-created and installed with the help of residents across three Camden estates.
The Camden Tour Guides Association were also at the event to discuss the borough’s rich history of democracy, and led a free walking tour. The winning entries from the 50photos competition in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery were on display, and will remain on show at the Town Hall for the next six months.
In the evening there was an event for people who have made a significant contribution to civic life in the borough, which included speeches by the Mayor, former MP Frank Dobson, Keir Starmer MP and Leader of the Council Sarah Hayward. We also had look back at the memories of the council since 1965.
It’s been a fantastic year, with many people joining in the Camden 50 celebrations since the programme launched in April this year.
Here’s to the next 50 years of the wonderful borough of Camden!