Category Archives: Fitzrovia Festival 2016
If you thought things could not get any worse with the destruction of Fitzrovia, this guided walk will make you think again. This 90-minute trek around the neighbourhood will tell the story of the past, present, and future of the neighbourhood. … Continue reading
Author and Fitzrovia News editor Mike Pentelow will lead a guided walk around Fitzrovia’s pubs and talk about the neighbourhood’s literary connections. The walk will be based on the book Characters of Fitzrovia written by Mike Pentelow and Spare Rib … Continue reading
Researching the Shakespeare Hut: exhibition, 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday 22 June 2016 at Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre
An exhibition about the little known story about the YMCA Shakespeare Hut, a building opened on the side of the current London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1916 to house and entertain troops on leave during WWI.
Over the years Fitzrovia has attracted many influential writers. From the birth of feminism to wild bohemian orgies Fitzrovia has seen it all.
From concert venues to recording and TV studios Fitzrovia has many connections with punk rock, the cultural phenomenon that changed music and fashion forever. The Clash recorded here, the Sex Pistols played live and made videos here and for a short … Continue reading
An exhibition of old photographs and a browse and buy stall of books about the neighbourhood. We have an archive of photographs going back to the 1970s. We have books by local authors including publications by the Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association, … Continue reading
There’s a lot going on in Fitzrovia. Its history is packed full of surprises but also the area is changing fast as property developers rip down buildings, erect glass, steel, pre-laid brick facades, and pastiche Georgian frontages. Our community festival … Continue reading
Provisional dates for Fitzrovia Festival 2016 are: Saturday 18 to Saturday 25 June. Planned events included an exhibition of old photographs, books about the neighbourhood, and a series of guided walks exploring the the past present and future of the neighbourhood … Continue reading