Camden Alive: Oral History

Interested in the history of your area? Want to talk to people about their Camden stories?

Camden Alive are looking for volunteers to work with digital:works, specialists in filming and recording people’s memories about place. Volunteers will be trained in how to interview people and how to make films about these stories.

Training will be across two days: Monday 10 June 2019 and Friday 14 June 2019 at 5 Pancras Square, King’s Cross

Once trained, volunteers will work with digital:works to interview people from their neighbourhood in June and July.  We are looking for people to join in from Maiden Lane, The Sidings, Lismore Circus, Brunswick, The Bourne, St Silas & Southfleet, Alexandra & Ainsworth, Regent’s Park, Ossulston and Chalcots.

The films will be showcased through the Camden Alive project and the new virtual Camden People’s Museum, with exhibition and pop-up screenings in the autumn.

To join in, get trained or be interviewed please email


About Camden Alive

Camden Alive is a programme of arts and cultural events that celebrates the people of Camden. Sharing our diverse heritage through creativity, Camden Alive will capture the sights, sounds and spirit of the borough and what it means to live and work in Camden. Through music, dance, food, fashion, performance and visual art the stories of our neighbourhoods will unfold and be showcased by the creation of the virtual Camden People’s Museum. Presented through web-based augmented reality the museum will illuminate and animate these stories, revealing the vibrant individual and collective culture of Camden.

Click here to find out more about Camden Alive!