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Fitzrovia Chapel

2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3BF United Kingdom
020 3409 9895 fitzroviachapel.org

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…

28
August
Wednesday
Open Day

Open Day

28 August 11:00 - 16:00
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 on Wednesday, repeating until 6 November 2019

Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3BF United Kingdom

The chapel is open each Wednesday between 11:00 and 16:00 for quiet contemplation and reflection. It is also an opportunity to view the beautiful design and architecture and find out about our history. Entry is free and everyone is welcome.

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…

22
September
Sunday
Open House

Open House

22 September 10:00 - 17:00
Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3BF United Kingdom

As part of Open House London, we are open on Sunday 22 September to view the chapel, see the all-day photography exhibition and ask questions about our history, architecture and design. Building Loughborough Pearson's red brick building is neat and unimposing from the outside, but inside it is a riot of Gothic Revival design. Golden mosaics reveal the character of the Grade II* listed chapel, once part of the Middlesex Hospital. Exhibition Debris: a visual exhibition by Paola Musico. The…

22
September
Sunday
Debris

Debris

22 September 11:00 - 16:00
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An event every day that begins at 11:00, repeating until 25 September 2019

Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3BF United Kingdom

Debris, a photography and video exhibition by Milan-based artist Paola Musico, focuses on found, lost and discarded objects in otherworldly beachscapes in the UK and Egypt. Imagining a place which gathers all the lost property in the world, the show draws on inspiration from literature, mythology and psychology. Presenting the treasures of human existence across generations in these magical landscapes, the artist raises questions about human affection and the desire for everlasting relations between people and those objects that make…

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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