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Fitzrovia Festival 19-25 June 2017

We’ll be celebrating the life and history of the neighbourhood with a series of non-commercial events including exhibitions, literature, and guided walks, from Monday 19 to Sunday 25 June 2017 If you are interested in the past, present, and future … Continue reading

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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. The walk will be based on the book Characters of Fitzrovia written by Mike Pentelow and Spare Rib … Continue reading

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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. 

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Planned events for Fitzrovia Festival 2016

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

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A pub crawl through history: Guided walk

Local author Mike Pentelow and editor of Fitzrovia News will lead a guided visit to five of Fitzrovia’s historic hostelries stopping off in each one to have a some liquid refreshment and to talk about the pubs’ local and historical … Continue reading

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The Anarchist Free School in Fitzrovia: guided walk

Author Lydia Syson will lead a 60-minute guided walk and talk about the life of her great-great grandmother Nannie Dryhurst, a teacher at the International School — an anarchist free school — set up in Fitzroy Square in the late … Continue reading

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Discovering the Secrets of Fitzrovia: guided walk

Local resident Peter Twist of Camden Tour Guides Association will lead a walk through the hidden corners of this fascinating part of London. A compelling mix of the great and the good, the sublime to the ever so slightly ridiculous. … Continue reading

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Community activism in Fitzrovia – 1970-1985: Talk and presentation

Nick Bailey, long time resident and author of a book about Fitzrovia, will give a visual presentation looking at important sites of community activism, the struggle for housing and open space. Bailey will talk about the Tottenham Street Tenants Association, … Continue reading

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Books about Fitzrovia and by local authors

10am to 5pm Saturday 28 June 2014, Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre, 39 Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RX.

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Ideas for Fitzrovia Festival 2014

These are the ideas for Festival during week of 23-29 June. (NB: Other events are also being put on by other organisations including London Festival of Architecture events at Store Street on Saturday 28 June, and a Fitzrovia Music Festival tbc; and possibly … Continue reading

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