Hampstead Arts Centre opens providing the local community with classes in painting, life drawing, pottery, printing and basic design
PM Harold Wilson officially opens BT Tower
Roundhouse opens. In 1960, playwright Arnold Wesker had a new idea for spreading the best of culture beyond the elite. He criticised the Labour movement for neglecting the arts and one trade union took up his challenge. The 1960 Trades Unions Congress passed a resolution on agenda item 42 to conduct an enquiry into the arts. Wesker’s initiative took the name Centre 42. With the backing of a host of influential names, Wesker presented his plans for the Roundhouse and persuaded Mintz to grant him a 19-year lease. The Roundhouse – now renamed Centre 42 after the movement itself – became a cutting-edge arts venue, opening with the legendary 1966 launch of radical underground newspaper the International Times which featured a little known band called Pink Floyd.
Camden Arts Centre opens with the first annual members exhibition of the Hampstead Artists’ Council which was founded 21 years previously. Unlike Camden Town Group the Artists' Council was an amalgamation of several groups and included founding member patron-artist Ethel Sands and her life partner Anna Hope Hudson.
Alfie, starring Michael Cain is filmed on location in Camden. Look out for King's Cross Station, Camley Street and the legendary Victorian gasometers in the background.
Centre Point completed
Imperial Hotel demolished and rebuilt
Ampthill Square Estate constructed
Bedford music hall demolished in 1968/1969
Diwana restaurant opens in Drummond Street
Euston Tower completed
Camden Council handed over responsibility of Camden Arts Centre to three separate organisations: Arkwright Arts Trust, Camden Artist Trust Management Board and Hampstead Artists' Council.
Post Office Tower rotating restaurant bombed
The Jamaican-born singer Bob Marley lived at 34 Ridgmount Gardens, Camden, for 2 months when he first came to the UK in 1972
Origins of the Winchester Project with squat in the Winchester Arms
Tutankhamun exhibition at the British Museum
Brunswick Centre completed
Gamages department store closes
Frank Dobson becomes Leader of Camden Council
Kentish Town City Farm opens
Gay Sweatshop Theatre Company is founded and stages the first gay theatre season on Rupert Street. Read More
Sunday market starts near Camden Town lock (beginnings of Camden markets)
Red Lion Square Riot
Royal Free Hospital moves to new building in Hampstead