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Fitzrovia Chapel

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

May 2019

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May
Wednesday
Blue Skies Project

Blue Skies Project

15 May 11:00 - 19 May 18:00
Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3BF United Kingdom

The Blue Skies Project displays 1,078 photos of the sky above the last known location of every former Nazi concentration camp. They have been taken by Belgian artist Anton Kusters and will be accompanied by an audio work by Ruben Samama. They track 13 years in real time from the date of the opening of the first camp to the closure of the last. This is the first time that this installation has been displayed in the capital and will…

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May
Wednesday
Open Day

Open Day

22 May 11:00 - 16:00
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am 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.

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May
Friday
Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

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

Poet, dramatist, literary critic, editor Thomas Stearns Eliot is widely acknowledged as being one of the finest writers of the twentieth century. Author of some of the best-loved poems in the English language as well as plays such as Murder in the Cathedral and The Cocktail Party, he was awarded The Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats can safely be classed as perhaps his lightest piece of work. 'Old Possum' was Ezra Pound's nickname…

June 2019

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June
Saturday
Medical Walk of Fitzrovia

Medical Walk of Fitzrovia

1 June 15:00 - 16:45
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…

19
June
Wednesday
FitzFest at the Chapel

FitzFest at the Chapel

19 June 09:30 - 22 June 23:00
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until 22 June 2019

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

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 all the events individually here in our What's On Section. Here are some of the highlights: An Evening of Benjamin Britten Yoga at the Chapel…

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June
Wednesday
An Evening of Benjamin Britten

An Evening of Benjamin Britten

19 June 19:30 - 22:00
Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3BF United Kingdom

Come along to the opening night of FitzFest 2019 at the gorgeous Fitzrovia Chapel. The annual cultural festival presents a gala chamber music concert called An Evening with Benjamin Britten. Britten was a famous Fitzrovian! The event will be introduced by Nick Moran and Gary Kemp. Programme: Phantasy Quartet (1932) Etude for solo viola (1929) Cello Suite no.1 (1964) INTERVAL Six Metamorphoses after Ovid (1951) Three Divertimenti (1933) Musicians: Daniel Bates oboe Bea Phillips violin Laura Lutzke violin Adam Newman…

20
June
Thursday
Yoga at the Chapel

Yoga at the Chapel

20 June 09:30 - 10:30
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until 22 June 2019

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

Begin the day with gentle yoga in the meditative surroundings of the Fitzrovia Chapel. Once part of the former Middlesex Hospital and now a place of reflection and quiet contemplation, it is the perfect space to practise yoga and reflect. This event is part of the annual FitzFest festival. See more events at fitzfest.co.uk. This event is free but a donation towards the festival would be appreciated.

20
June
Thursday
Chamber Music Concert

Chamber Music Concert

20 June 19:30 - 20:30
Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3BF United Kingdom

Come along to the wonderful surroundings of the historic Fitzrovia Chapel as annual cultural festival FitzFest presents a Chamber Music Concert. The concert will feature the JS Bach Quintet. Take a look at www.fitzfest.co.uk for more events for 2019. The cost of the concert is just £10. Please just turn up on the night or book by Eventbrite (link to come).

20
June
Thursday
The Fitzrovian Flute

The Fitzrovian Flute

20 June 21:30 - 22:30
Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3BF United Kingdom

FitzFest 2019 presents The Fitzrovian Flute at the Fitzrovia Chapel. It is a late night solo concert. Neil Mclaren plays William Alwyn and Gordon Jacob. He performs on an original 1890s Rudal Carte flute. These instruments were made on Berners Street, Fitzrovia. Tickets are £10 on the door or you can reserve via Eventbrite (link to come). The festival keeps their ticket prices as low as possible so they can be accessible and open to all.

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June
Friday
Late Night Duo Concert

Late Night Duo Concert

21 June 21:30 - 22:30
Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3BF United Kingdom

As part of FitzFest 2019, come along to the Late Night Duo Concert at the Fitzrovia Chapel. It is an evening of English Folk Songs including Vaughan Williams' 'Blake Songs' for oboe and soprano. Charlotte Beaumont: soprano Daniel Bates: oboe FitzFest keeps ticket prices as low as possible. Entry is £10. You can pay cash on the door or we will post an Eventbrite link shortly.

22
June
Saturday
Tour of the Fitzrovia Chapel

Tour of the Fitzrovia Chapel

22 June 12:30 - 13:00
Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3BF United Kingdom

Led by chapel Programme Curator, Kate Thorogood, this tour of the chapel will take us back to the fascinating design and build of the chapel as well as its role as hospital chapel and current position as a cultural centre in Fitzrovia. This event is free and part of the annual FitzFest festival. Donations would be really appreciated to keep the festival as open and accessible as possible.

22
June
Saturday
Lunchtime Chamber Music Concert

Lunchtime Chamber Music Concert

22 June 13:00 - 14:00
Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3BF United Kingdom

Spend a wonderful lunchtime listening to chamber music as part of FitzFest 2019. There are details of other events at www.fitzfest.co.uk. Bach Solo Violin Music Maria Polish solo violin FitzFest tries and keep ticket prices as low as possible. Entry is just £10 for this concert. Please either pay cash on the door or book a ticket via eventbrite (link to come).

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June
Saturday
Pure Bliss

Pure Bliss

22 June 19:30 - 20:30
Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3BF United Kingdom

Come along to the Closing Night Gala Chamber Music Concert “Pure Bliss” at the Fitzrovia Chapel. The event will be introduced by Nick Moran and Griff Rhys Jones. The composer is Sir Arthur Bliss (a famous Fitzrovian!) Programme: Bliss- Oboe Quintet Bliss- Clarinet Quintet Musicians: Daniel Bates oboe Katherine Spencer clarinet Bea Phillips violin Laura Lutzke violin Adam Newman viola Hanna Sloane cello FitzFest tries to keep ticket prices low to allow as many people as possible to come. Tickets…

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June
Saturday
Late Night Solo Concert

Late Night Solo Concert

22 June 22:00 - 23:00
Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3BF United Kingdom

Join FitzFest for the final event at the chapel for  2019. Enjoy the splendour of the Fitzrovia Chapel as you listen to this Late Night Solo Concert. Music: Pip Eastop ‘Set the Wild Echoes Flying’ – for Solo Natural Horn Speaker: Robert Bathurst The music will be interspersed with poetry by Keats, Tennyson and Auden. These are poems used by Fitzrovian Benjamin Britten for his Serenade for Tenor Horn and String. FitzFest tries to keep ticket prices as low as…

July 2019

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July
Friday
The Return of the Soldier

The Return of the Soldier

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

'That day its beauty was an affront to me, because, like most Englishwomen of my time, I was wishing for the return of a soldier.' The Return of the Soldier is the first novel of English novelist Rebecca West. First published in 1918, it tells the story of Captain Chris Baldry, shell-shocked from the trenches of the First World War. The novel focuses on his mental trauma and its effects on the family, and the light it sheds on their…

August 2019

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August
Friday
Tropic of Cancer

Tropic of Cancer

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

“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 then banned in the US, Miller's fictionalised account of his 'nomadic life' in Paris has retained the right to shock and entertain in equal measure.…

September 2019

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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…

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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

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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.…

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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