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August 2019

25
August
Sunday
Bohemian Tour of Fitzrovia

Bohemian Tour of Fitzrovia

25 August 12:30 - 14:00
Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3BF United Kingdom

The historical area of Fitzrovia, London, has a rich cultural past and fascinating stories attached to its nightlife (and indeed daylife). Starting at Goodge Street Underground Station, we explore the lives of actors, musicians, artists and literary figures that made their home in the pubs and cafes of Fitzrovia. Come and meet the people like George Orwell, Dylan Thomas, and Augustus John who shaped the Bohemian nature of this fascinating area. Finally, we end our walk with a short tour…

September 2019

21
September
Saturday
Medical Walk of Fitzrovia

Medical Walk of Fitzrovia

21 September 14:00 - 15:30
Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3BF United Kingdom

The historical area of Fitzrovia, London, has a rich medical past and fascinating stories attached to its former hospitals and workhouse. This walk starts outside Warren Street Underground Station. It explores the medical associations of the Fitzrovia area, including the first private hospital in London, a number of smaller hospitals that occupied grand houses in Fitzroy Square, the story of the birth of family planning, a major nurses home established by the famous Astor family, a Georgian workhouse known by…

27
September
Friday
Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury

27 September 13:00 - 13:30
Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3BF United Kingdom

Freddie Mercury, whose birthday falls in September, has been acknowledged as one of the greatest lead singers in the history of rock music. With interest in his legacy still growing, partly due to last year's film Bohemian Rhapsody (the highest-grossing musical biographical film of all time), he continues to enthral and command respect for his immense talents. 'At last a massive tribute to a massive talent' Steve Harley, Cockney Rebel Come and listen to audio extracts from Freddie Mercury, the…

October 2019

25
October
Friday
My Father’s Places

My Father’s Places

25 October 13:00 - 13:30
Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3BF United Kingdom

Aeronwy Thomas Ellis was the only daughter of poet Dylan Thomas and his wife Caitlin. My Father's Places, her biography, is a deeply moving account of being that child, growing up in the presence of prodigious talent, erratic behaviour, strong Welsh roots. Of course, the Thomas family also has firm connections with Fitzrovia and this is the second Dylan Thomas event as part of our Wireless Contemplation series. This is an audio, spoken word event and is free to attend.…

26
October
Saturday
Bohemian Tour of Fitzrovia

Bohemian Tour of Fitzrovia

26 October 11:30 - 13:00
Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3BF United Kingdom

The historical area of Fitzrovia, London, has a rich cultural past and fascinating stories attached to its nightlife (and indeed daylife). Starting at Goodge Street Underground Station, we explore the lives of actors, musicians, artists and literary figures that made their home in the pubs and cafes of Fitzrovia. Come and meet the people like George Orwell, Dylan Thomas, and Augustus John who shaped the Bohemian nature of this fascinating area. Finally, we end our walk with a short tour…

December 2019

20
December
Friday
A Strange Christmas Game

A Strange Christmas Game

20 December 13:00 - 13:30
Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3BF United Kingdom

'Altogether, Martingdale seemed dreary enough, and the ghost stories we had laughed at while sunshine flooded the room, became less unreal, when we had nothing but blazing fires and wax candles to dispel the gloom.' Often publishing under male pseudonyms, the author Charlotte Riddell was a prolific writer in Victorian England. A Strange Christmas Game is a ghost story for Christmas, that perfect thing we are always striving for at the festive season but rarely find. The chapel's resident speaker,…

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