Category: History

Celebrating Rimbaud at the Fitzrovia Chapel

Poet and Fitzrovia resident Arthur Rimbaud. Libertine, restless soul, lover of fellow writer Paul Verlaine. Join us to celebrate his legacy on the anniversary of his death. Sit and gaze at the breathtaking surroundings of the Fitzrovia Chapel while listening to Poesies in his native French. Event details: Friday 10 November, 13:00, free entry, part...

12 Sep 201718 Oct 2018

Open House London

Come and visit the beautiful chapel as part of Open House London. An annual event in September, it is a chance to explore some of the contemporary, historical, eco-friendly and simply wonderful buildings that make up London’s skyline. We are open on Sunday 17 September between 10:00 and 16:00. You can find more details about...

25 Aug 201718 Oct 2018

The past is beautiful

“I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don’t have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.” ―Virginia Woolf, Fitzrovia Resident As artistic director of an important heritage site, I often feel like a time traveller. In...

27 Jul 201718 Oct 2018

#GreatGayBuildings

This year marks 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalised. The media is flooded with remembrances and there are many arts and cultural highlights which will mark the decriminalisation and events around it.  As ever, Channel Four observed this important milestone with a series of dynamic, relevant and inclusive programmes. I watched #GreatGayBuildings with interest. I...

28 Jun 201718 Oct 2018

A quick guide to the Fitzrovia Chapel

When the National Health Service sold the hospital and chapel to the developers of Fitzroy Place, Westminster Council took the opportunity for this exquisite building to be restored and repurposed as a community asset for the people of Fitzrovia. A strong team The Fitzrovia Chapel Foundation was set up at the request of Westminster Council to run...

2 May 201718 Oct 2018