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The Bloomsbury Festival 2021 starts today with many things to interest you. Look out especially for the Open Air Art Gallery in eight of the Bloomsbury squares. Nick Andrew’s watercolours were created while skecthing in the squares and provide the illustrations for the recent book Bloomsbury’s Squares and Gardens (available from Skoob Books in the […]

WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS on SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER Friends of Red Lion Square Gardens (WC1R 4QH) welcome you from 11.00 –  13.00. Get fresh air and exercise doing some supervised gardening! Tools will be provided. Wear sensible clothing and footwear. Maximum 20 people each session, first come, first served. For more information:  FriendsRLSG@gmail.com Volunteers […]

The recent very heavy rain has created a lake with nowhere to drain away in Brunswick Square. Russell and Regent squares have similar problems. Several squares have had their drainage improved recently, but the sumps still aren’t coping with these exceptionally heavy and concentrated downfalls.

The Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens invites you on healthy brisk daytime walks around Bloomsbury with our expert guides starting 22 September Just turn up on the day for a 1 hour circular walk. Spaces limited – allocated on a first come, first served basis. Walks will go ahead in all weathers. Free of […]

This Saturday 4 September at 3pm, Friends of St George’s Gardens invite you to another free Songhaven concert, following up their hugely successful return from lockdown on 10 July. The FoSGG Committee are really  proud to have been able to sponsor Songhaven’s summer concerts. To quote a member of the 10 July audience, ‘It was […]

Members of the Friends groups of the various Bloomsbury gardens held their annual garden evening recently in Mecklenburgh Square. A sudden light shower did not detract from the enjoyment of getting together after such a long period of social restrictions. The volunteer groups have their own activities in each square but join together to share […]

The Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens invites you on healthy brisk daytime walks around Bloomsbury with our expert guides starting 30 July Just turn up on the day for a 1 hour circular walk. Spaces limited – allocated on a first come, first served basis. Walks will go ahead in all weathers. Free of […]

You are warmly invited to these upcoming events:  SATURDAY 10 JULY 3-4 pm Songhaven are presenting a summer concert of songs from stage and screen, singing in the Gardens close to the Handel Street entrance. Songhaven were performing regularly in Lumen Church until Covid struck so you may know them – professional classically-trained artists. Come […]

Left to their own devices over the various Covid lockdowns, the tree pits were in need of a makeover. Three volunteers from the Marchmont Community Garden and two residents of Foundling Court recently cleared the grass and weeds, liberated the few remaining worthwhile plants and put in some new ones. It rained heavily afterwards (good) […]

For those of you who spent the day on Brighton beach, here is what you missed in Brunswick Square over the Bank Holiday.