Pass through Fitzrovia’s Fitzroy Square and you’ll spot a blue plaque which marks the time one of our greatest writers lived there (1907 to 1911). Virginia Woolf, novelist, critic, playwright, a towering woman of letters, moved to the square with her brother Adrian in April of that year. She wrote: ‘ All the lights in the Square are lighting, and it is turning silver grey, and there are beautiful young women still playing tennis on the grass.’
To celebrate LGBT History Month (and Valentine’s Day), we offer an audio presentation of one of her most beloved works, Orlando. A feminist classic, the novel is inspired by the adventurous family history of Woolf’s lover and close friend, Vita Sackville-West.
This event is free, open to all and is part of our Wireless Contemplation series at the chapel.