Reminiscent exhibition looks back on history of Camden’s alternative theatre scene in 1960s and 1970s

10:00 11 January 2014

Members of Inter-Action in the 1960s and 70s get together again to look back on the history of Camden

Members of Inter-Action in the 1960s and 70s get together again to look back on the history of Camden's alternative theatres


Sixty people involved in Camden’s thriving alternative theatre scene in the 1960s and 70s reunited for an evening of reminiscence on Saturday.

Members of the Inter-Action Trust, which organised cultural and community events in the borough until the 1980s, reunited at Kentish Town Community Centre in Busby Place for a talk looking back on the organisation’s work.

Founded by Ed Berman, MBE, in 1968, the Inter-Action Trust was behind dozens of arts and community initiatives, such as the first city farm in Kentish Town and the Fun Art Bus, a mobile theatre.

The talk and accompanying exhibition is the culmination of research by the organisation Unfinished Histories, which last year received nearly £60,000 of lottery funding to explore the history of Camden’s drama groups in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

Cathy Crawford, chairman of Kentish Town Community Centre, said: “It was a proud and moving occasion.”


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