Fitzrovia Festival — 18-25 June 2016
The full programme of events taking place during the 2016 Festival will be posted here when they are confirmed.
All events are free. Donations are welcome.
Photos and books about the neighbourhood — 10am to 4pm Saturday 18 June
An exhibition of old photographs and a browse and buy stall of books about the neighbourhood. Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre, 39 Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RX. More details.
Punk rock, racism and anti-racism: Guided walk, 12 noon Saturday 18 June
Guided walk to visit buildings and places in Fitzrovia which have a connection with Punk Rock and Rock Against Racism. Meet outside Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre, 39 Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RX. More details.
Paddy of Radio 4 Writers Tour, guided walk, 12 noon Sunday 19 June
Authors and readers: panel discussion, 7pm Monday 20 June 2016
A panel of writers from a range of disciplines give their views on the way things are changing and what might be in the future. Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, 25 Howland Street, London W1T 4JG. More details.
Researching the Shakespeare Hut — 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday 22 June 2016 at Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre, 39 Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RX
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. As part of the heritage project local residents are invited to share their own family stories and memories of WWI as part of an oral history project. The evening will be a prelude to a major installation — Resurrecting the Shakespeare Hut — to be held from July to September. More details.
Pubs and Literature: guided walk — 6.30pm Thursday 23 June 2016
Author and Fitzrovia News editor Mike Pentelow will lead a guided walk around Fitzrovia’s pubs and talk about the neighbourhood’s literary connections. Meet at Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre, 39 Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RX at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm depart. More details.
Derwent Dystopia 2: guided walk — 12 noon Saturday 25 June 2016
Guided trek around the neighbourhood to see how it is changing — and not for the better. Last year it was Crossrail, this year it is Crossrail 2. Hence Derwent Dystopia 2. Join this walk which looks at how the buildings, residential community and whole neighbourhood is changing. Find out about the influence of property developers, dodgy councils, parasites, public relations companies and even a few who should know better. Discover why not enough affordable housing and public open space is being delivered, why there is a business improvement district in this the strangest of London barrios. Meet at Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre, 39 Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RX. Led by Fitzrovia News editors. More details.