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MAKE @ Story Garden

A public space for creative collaboration and social innovation

MAKE @ Story Garden is a public studio for creative collaboration with, and by, the local communities from Somers Town and St Pancras in Camden. The aim is to bring local people together with students and staff from Central Saint Martins around a programme of arts and creative activities, skills development and projects that address local and global issues.

MAKE embraces the skills and talents of people who live and work in Somers Town and the wider Camden area to address local issues and social challenges and to help widen participation in arts and cultural experiences – from making clothes to tackling the climate emergency.

The first phase of the MAKE @ Story Garden project between 2019 and 2021 was a collaboration between Central Saint Martins, Somers Town Community Association, Camden Council and Lendlease. The second phase of the project, from April 2021 onwards, is under the management and oversight of Somers Town Community Association/The Living Centre in Partnership with Central Saint Martins.

Get in touch

Address: Story Garden, Ossulston St, Somers Town, London NW1 1DF

Entrance between the British Library and the Francis Crick Centre, yellow gates on the intersection of Ossulston Street and Dangoor Walk, NW1 1EX.

Enquiries about MAKE: Nicola Gilcreest, Central Saint Martins Local Engagement Manager at:

Find out more about MAKE via the MAKE handbook.

Instagram: @makeatstorygarden

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