Celebrating LGBT History Month in February

Celebrating LGBT History Month


In February, help us to mark LGBT History Month by joining us at our free lunchtime event celebrating LGBTQ writers who all have a strong Fitzrovia connection.

The writers

The audio presentation, held on Friday 16 February at 13:00, will include contributions from the treasured works of writers including Rupert Brooke, Katherine Mansfield, Oscar Wilde and Paul Verlaine. All these renowned writers have their own association with Fitzrovia. New Zealand-born Mansfield lived and went to school in the area and Verlaine lived with his lover Rimbaud in Howland Street.

Writer Katherine Mansfield will be represented at our LGBT History Month celebration.

Culture and history

The LGBT History Month event is part of our Wireless Contemplation and Lineage series. This is an experimental programme aimed at showcasing writers to a wide audience. These writers all have strong links with Fitzrovia, our culture and history.

“Hasten, hand in human hand, / Down the dark, the flowered way” – Rupert Brooke

Event details

Please come along to the chapel on Friday 16 February at 13:00. The event is free and we welcome everyone. You don’t need a ticket to take part.

Tell us what you think

We’re trying out the Wireless Contemplation series and would value your feedback. Have you been to any of the other events? What did you think of this one? The events so far have been Rimbaud, Dylan Thomas’s A Child’s Christmas in Wales and Kipling’s Just So Stories.¬†Please tell us your thoughts by emailing info@fitzroviachapel.org. Thank you very much.

Future events

We will be running our Wireless Contemplation series throughout 2018. The next event is on Thursday 8 March and will celebrate International Women’s Day with a focus on Virginia Woolf and Florence Nightingale.