Tag: #WirelessContemplation

A Strange Christmas Game

A Strange Christmas Game

‘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...

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury

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...

Tropic of Cancer

Tropic of Cancer

“To have her here in bed with me, breathing on me, her hair in my mouth—I count that something of a miracle.” ― Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer Tropic of Cancer was described by Norman Mailer as “one of the ten or twenty great novels of our century.” First published in France in 1934 but...

FitzFest at the Chapel

FitzFest at the Chapel

Between 19 and 23 June, FitzFest, the annual festival of arts and culture centred on Fitzrovia, will be holding events throughout the area, with many taking place in the chapel. We are again pleased to host concerts, yoga, poetry readings and Wireless Contemplation sessions. Some of these are free, others low cost. We have listed...

Lytton Strachey’s Eminent Victorians – Florence Nightingale

Lytton Strachey’s Eminent Victorians – Florence Nightingale

‘She spent the intervals of the London season in ragged schools and workhouses. When she went abroad with her family, she used her spare time so well that there was hardly a great hospital in Europe with which she was not acquainted, hardly a great city whose slums she had not passed through.’ Lytton Strachey...

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