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Songhaven concert, St George’s Gardens, 4 Sept, 3 pm

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 […]

Friends groups garden get-together

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 […]

Wellbeing walks through the Bloomsbury Squares

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 […]

Music and theatre in St George’s Gardens

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 […]

Transforming the tree pits on Marchmont Street parade

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) […]

Vaccine queues in Brunswick Square

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

Marama Café Band in St George’s Gardens

Next Sunday 6 June, Pete Watson’s Marama Café Band will be playing in the Gardens from 2 till 5 pm. They are a Balkan gypsy band playing folk and jazz. Do come along, sit on the grass, bring a picnic, relax. The event is free, funded by the Friends of St George’s Gardens with help […]

A greener, healthier, wilder capital city

London National Park City commissioned YouGov to conduct a survey of a  representative sample of the Capital’s communities in March and April this year. Later this year, they will be reviewing politicians’ progress in delivering against their manifestos, especially commitments to improving green and public spaces. YouGov’s survey records the expectations and desires of Londoners, […]

Chelsea Fringe festival opens 15 May

Even though the Chelsea Festival has moved to the autumn this year, the 10th ‘Chelsea Fringe’ festival opens on 15 May until 23 May, but in common with many events this year it is Virtual. It includes ‘A Sketchbook Walk through the Bloomsbury Squares’, a video of beautiful watercolour illustrations of the different gardens introduced […]

Trees – their secret stories

On Saturday 22 May, Bob Gilbert will give a talk about Trees – their secret stories for Friends of St George’s Gardens and friends. He will talk about the protective power of the birch, death and the elder, how the hazel shaped our history and more stories behind some of our commonest trees and shrubs.  […]