Monthly Archives: May 2013

Emma Woodhouse and ‘The Children in Brunswick Square’

In Jane Austen’s novel Emma, Brunswick Square is commended as a airy and healthy place to live. Although the next-door Foundling Hospital is not mentioned there are many references to parentless children throughout the book.   Professor Laurie Kaplan will talk about this interesting aspect of the novel at the Foundling Museum on Saturday 8 June at […]

Tavistock Square 7/7 memorial lecture – Ian Blair will speak

The Tavistock Square Memorial Trust have announced that Lord Blair, former commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, will deliver the 7/7 memorial lecture on Monday 1 July, from 6 pm. The lecture will take place in the Great Hall of the British Medical Association, BMA House, Tavistock Square. If you would like to attend please contact […]

Open Garden Squares Weekend 8-9 June 2013

200 gardens, 2 days, 1 ticket! Open Garden Squares Weekend celebrates London’s great outdoor spaces over two magical days.  From historic squares to community allotments and roof gardens, there is access to spaces not normally open to the public, as well as special activities in other  places. In Bloomsbury, Bedford Square and Mecklenburgh Square will […]

A Unique Urban Village Fete and Extravaganza!

Bloomsbury Summer fete takes place in Bedford Square, Friday 14th June 2013 – 11am to 10.30pm Check it out on: Bloomsbury Big Al-Fresco Lunch starts at 11 and continues all day. Event Coordinator                                                   Midtown Business Club Members Liaison Jim Murray                   […]

Bloomsbury’s newest garden: Marchmont Community Garden news

Since the garden opened to the public in 2011, there have been regular events to involve the community, with the help of a Sustainablity Grant from the Big Lottery Fund, including bulb planting, the planting of a ‘Prunus Amanogawa’ (Japanese Cherry) tree by the Mayor of Camden and three local choirs singing Carols under the […]

Walks round Bloomsbury

Goodenough College has devised free local walks around the Bloomsbury Squares which are delivered by College members  every Saturday at 11:00am. Walks for May/June 2013 are: May 4 – How the Squares were Shaped May 11 – Dickens Disraeli & Friends May 18 – Women of Bloomsbury May 25 – Fictional Bloomsbury June 1 – How […]

The Wilding Festival in Bloomsbury -a suffragette’s story. 13-16th June

A multi-arts festival inspired by the remarkable story of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison comes to Bloomsbury. Dates: Thursday 13th June – Sunday 16th June 2013 Pre-festival talks and debates from Friday 7th June 2013 Venue: St. George’s, Bloomsbury, WC1A 2HR (Front entrance, Bloomsbury Way) On the 14th June 1913, 6000 women dressed in white marched […]