Category: History

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

The Ward on World Aids Day

To mark World Aids Day on Friday 1 December, we are opening The Ward exhibition for a further opportunity to view it before it closes on Sunday. You can visit between 18:30 and 20:30. On the last day of the exhibition, the photographer Gideon Mendel will take one image of visitors, families, patients, volunteers and staff...

28 Nov 201718 Oct 2018

The Ward: No More Secrets

The Ward: No More Secrets When I first saw Gideon Mendel’s photographs (part of The Ward exhibition) of John, Stephen, Ian and André, I thought how beautiful they are, and how brave. The pictures were taken in 1993, the same year a friend of mine died. He was an Irish artist. I wouldn’t ever have...

19 Oct 201718 Oct 2018

Welcoming Defence Humanists for Armistice Day

For the second year running, we are looking forward to hosting the Remembrance event of the Defence Humanists. Craig Jordan, representing the Defence Humanists, said: ‘ ‘We will once again be holding the event at the gorgeous and unconsecrated Fitzrovia Chapel, a popular secular event space at 2 Pearson Square, London W1T 3BF. ‘From 15:00 to 16:00,...

9 Oct 201718 Oct 2018

The Ward by Gideon Mendel

‘With The Ward, by photographer Gideon Mendel, the first exhibition in our #lineage series, we set our intentions: to display our heritage through beautiful, contemplative experiences that reflect Pearson’s exquisite chapel. ‘The exhibition is a hopeful reminder of how far we have come in our treatment of Aids, both medically and socially. Pictures that were challenging and...

12 Sep 201718 Oct 2018