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Celebrating Camden in 2015by the Camden Tour Guides Association

Throughout the year the Camden Tour Guides Association led a series of tours inviting audiences to explore the Borough and find out more about its hidden histories.

Project Description

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Camden the Camden Tour Guides Association produced a series of thorough and diverse tours that encouraged audiences to get outside and dig deeper into the themes that are inspired the Camden 50 projects. The following tours took place:

Building Democracy in Camden: Where we remembered the birth of Camden 50 years ago by exploring key events during the Borough's history and finding out how the council works today. 3rd and 23rd May.

Re:Visiting Radical Theatre: To complement Dimitri Galitzine's exciting exhibition about Radical Theatre in Camden at the Swiss Cottage Library, Camden Tour Guides, Peter Hayes and Peter Twist, led a special walk featuring its themes and ideas. 21st and 27th June.

Living Walls of Camden: To complement the Walls on Walls art project on Camden's estates, Camden Tour Guides explored the history of social housing and guided audiences through some award winning housing and architecture. 12th and 25th July.

Scenes on Screen: Film and TV is big business in Camden. This walking tour explored Camden as a set and highlighted the major films and TV shows that have been shot in Camden's own backyard! 9th and 22nd August.

Women of Camden: So many interesting, forward looking and gifted women lived in Hampstead and on this walk audiences saw where they lived and heared of their lives and work. 6th and 26th September with Ladies of the Press*

About the Artist

the Camden Tour Guides Association

Camden Tour Guides Association was founded by a group of qualified guides to research, develop and culminate a curriculum for a year long qualification for those interested in being Camden Guides. All Founder Members have been part of the team producing the Camden Tour Guiding Course. You may be aware that there are specific guiding qualifications for the City of London (Square Mile), City of Westminster, Clerkenwell & Islington, and Greenwich. However, nothing existed for the dynamic and eclectic borough of Camden. For over a year, a group of qualified and experienced badged guides from all these diverse areas of London have come together under the umbrella of the Camden Tour Guides Association to research tour guiding in the Borough of Camden, culminating in a curriculum for a year long training course for those interested in guiding in Camden. The first course was launched in September 2014. Upon its completion, successful students were invited to join the Association and be presented its badge by the Mayor of Camden at its inaugural ceremony.

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Celebrating Camden in 2015:Features & Highlights

Celebrating Camden in 2015: Project Articles

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Curators Questions - Camden Tour Guides by Camden Tour Guides Association

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Walking through Camden's faith history by Camden Tour Guides Association

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A history of democracy in Camden by Camden Tour Guides Association

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First Camden Tour Guides walk by Camden Tour Guides Association

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A second walk through Camden's Faith history by Camden Tour Guides Association

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Radical Theatre walking tours by Camden Tour Guides Association

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ReVisiting Radical Theatre by Camden Tour Guides Association

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Next Generation by Camden Tour Guides Association

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Scenes on screens taster by Camden Tour Guides Association

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Democracy Walk in Camden by Camden Tour Guides Association

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Final reflections: Camden Tour Guides by Camden Tour Guides Association

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