Tag: Literary London

Bohemian Tour of Fitzrovia

Bohemian Tour of Fitzrovia

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...

The Treasure in the Forest

The Treasure in the Forest

‘Evans sat with his eyes half closed, watching the frothy breakwater of the coral creep nearer and nearer. The sky was like a furnace, for the sun was near the zenith. Though they were so near the Treasure he did not feel the exaltation he had anticipated.’ Published in 1894, The Treasure in the Forest...

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

To mark International Women’s Day this month, we invite you to come and hear extracts from Mary Wollstonecraft’s classic proto-feminist tract, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects. Written in 1792, the book states: “my main argument is built on this simple principle, that if [woman] be not...

Virginia Woolf’s Orlando

Virginia Woolf’s Orlando

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...

Visit Big Brother at the chapel in June

Visit Big Brother at the chapel in June

Big Brother looms as large in our lives as he did in 1949 when George Orwell introduced him to the world in the novel 1984. With a history of bannings and court challenges, the book still deserves its iconic and provocative reputation. Come and hear the slogans, the Newspeak, the fiction turned fact in this...

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