Category: History

‘Will it Bring them to their Knees?’ The Fascinating Evolution of the Fitzrovia Chapel

‘Will it Bring them to their Knees?’ The Fascinating Evolution of the Fitzrovia Chapel

In this article, we reflect on the fascinating life of the Middlesex Hospital’s chapel, moving from its days in the courtyard at the centre of the hospital though to its current iteration as a community arts space and events venue. The urban and social context of such a rare and unique place is key to understanding...

16 Sep 201916 Sep 2019
Vintage wedding photos — the beauty of the imperfect

Vintage wedding photos — the beauty of the imperfect

The Vintage Weddings Photos Project arose when a social and historical researcher began unearthing the stories of people, place and culture behind the treasures of sepia-tinted photos in secondhand shops around the country. Project founder, Charlotte Sibtain, discovered just how many precious images are lying in boxes and stock rooms and was determined to tell...

9 Feb 20199 Feb 2019
Love is lost and found at the Fitzrovia Chapel this  Valentine’s Day

Love is lost and found at the Fitzrovia Chapel this Valentine’s Day

Love stories from the early 20th Century to the late 1960s will be celebrated at the Fitzrovia Chapel this Valentine’s Day, as part of an ambitious international project to reunite them with their families and descendants. The February exhibition (15 to 17 February, 11:00 to 16:00) called Love Lost and Found features exquisite original wedding...

18 Jan 201918 Jan 2019
The chapel is open during Open House London

The chapel is open during Open House London

This September, there is an extra opportunity to visit the Fitzrovia Chapel as we are taking part in Open House London. Open House London, 22 to 23 September 2018, is the world’s largest architecture festival, giving free public access to more than 800 buildings, walks, talks and tours over one weekend in September each year....

2 Sep 201818 Oct 2018

Women of Fitzrovia on International Women’s Day

Women of Fitzrovia on International Women’s Day Introduction Thursday 8 March  signals International Women’s Day across the world. This year we’re inviting you to the chapel to help us celebrate famous women associated with Fitzrovia. The writers The audio presentation, held at 13:00 on the day itself, will focus on women including  Virginia Woolf, Caitlin...

25 Jan 201818 Oct 2018