Somers Town Tales was an event organised by the New Horizon (Charlton Street, Camden). They work with young people who are homeless or at risk, helping them to find accommodation, friends, skills, whatever they need. In collaboration with a newly started youth project, Youth Sauce, they put on this wonderful night of spoken word poetry.
The poetry had been created in workshops lead by Rosie Knight, the compeer of the evening. She was full of an infectious enthusiasm and love for the young people and their work. Together, they weaved a unique atmosphere around the darkened church hall the performance was held in. We entered their world of childhood fantasies and nightmares, scuttling round the feet of the concrete walls of Somers Town.