Monthly Archives: November 2012

British Museum gift for Brunswick Square

Now that the North American garden that bloomed so colourfully in the British Museum forecourt over the summer is being dismantled at the end of the season, the plants are finding their way to Brunswick Square. The central bed, which has needed a facelift for a while, is being replenished with these colourful and drought-resistant […]

New statue in Gordon Square – WWII secret agent Noor Inayat Khan

A new memorial in Gordon Square, a bust of  Noor Inayat Khan by Karen Newman, is believed to be the first of an Asian woman in Britain. Princess Anne unveiled the bust on 8 November.  Noor Inayat Khan was born in Moscow, lived as a child in London and France, and in 1942 was living […]

Guided Walks in Bloomsbury Squares

Goodenough College has devised free local walks around the Bloomsbury Squares which are delivered by College members  every Saturday at 11:00am on the following topics: The Squares of Bloomsbury, Art and Society in Bloomsbury, Dickens, Disraeli and Friends, The Heart of Bloomsbury, Women of Bloomsbury. The meeting point is The Goodenough Club (23 Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1 […]

Artworks and memorials in Camden’s public spaces -a consultation

A welcome announcement – Camden are developing a policy on the siting and suitability of monuments and memorials in their public spaces, including the Bloomsbury Squares,  and invite public participation in a consultation until 2 December. See details below – and take the opportunity to respond with your views on their detailed proposals. “The Borough […]

Hello from Bedford Square!

Hi!  I’m James, the Head Gardener at Bedford Estates.  With my team, I look after Bedford Square and I’ll be posting a few entries over the coming months to let you know what’s happening in the Garden. Things are calming down now after a busy summer and the Bloomsbury Festival was the last event for a while.  What […]