Category Art

Artist in residence in the Bloomsbury Squares

During the Bloomsbury Festival, the artist Nick Andrew has been exploring the theme of city green spaces from the perspective of a rural landscape painter. Sketching in a different garden square each day, he is producing a full-size work in each, complementing the sketches he made over several years for the book Bloomsbury’s Squares and […]

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 […]

Peter Pan and Brunswick Square

Perhaps it’s no surprise that Peter Pan is associated with Brunswick Square, as J. M. Barrie once lived there.  The literary connection was celebrated during Open Garden Square Weekend in June, as a children’s art activity took Peter Pan as its theme and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital charity (who benefit from Barrie’s royalties) had […]

Bedford Square Festival 28 June to 1 July

The very first Bedford Square Festival is taking place later this month. The Festival is a collaboration between five of the cultural institutions that reside on Bedford Square, Bloomsbury: Paul Mellon Centre, Architectural Association, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Yale University Press and New College of Humanities. Bedford Square Festival will open the doors of the […]

Saving Bloomsbury: A Case for Celebration

Forty years ago, the people of Bloomsbury drew, wrote and celebrated their way out of destruction.  A Case for Celebration is an exhibition from 14th to 26th July that illustrates a treasured area of Bloomsbury that was saved and marks the significant efforts made at the time to protect it from demolition. This exhibition features the original illustrations […]

Brunswick Square sculpted in fruit and veg