Category Bloomsbury Festival

Light and Shade in the Bloomsbury Gardens: View festival drawings of the squares online

The artist Nick Andrew had a busy (and exhausting!) 9 days from 16 – 24 October, drawing, demonstrating and meeting visitors in and around the Bloomsbury garden squares for the Bloomsbury Festival, with the theme of ‘Shining Light’. (See the ‘Bedford Square’ drawing below.) We’re planning an exhibition of the drawings in Bloomsbury shortly (details […]

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 […]

Bloomsbury festival: Justice and Eliza Fleming in St George’s Gardens

Saturday 23 October at 2.30pm The Bloomsbury Festival is now underway and continues until 24 October. We’re proud that again Friends of St George’s Gardens are putting on a festival event. On Saturday 23 October at 2.30 pm, the third of our presentations about people buried in the Gardens takes place. This year it’s the turn of Eliza […]

Photo exhibition, Brunswick Square

Don’t miss Once upon a time in King’s Cross, Catherine Packard’s affectionate depiction of community life in a once infamous King’s Cross neighbourhood in the 80s and 90s, displayed on the railings at Brunswick Square this week as part of the Bloomsbury Festival. If you can’t get there it’s also online

Bloomsbury Festival 16-25 Oct 2020: Eye-Spy stories

It’s that time of year again, when the Bloomsbury Festival lights up Bloomsbury, though with inevitable differences in this coronavirus pandemic. For the full programme see bloomsburyfestival.org.uk/2020vision/ or listen on Bloomsbury Radio 87.9FM The festival EYE:SPY project sets out to uncover some of Bloomsbury’s untold stories. While many of the area’s residents are famous (Charles […]

Bloomsbury -London’s ‘quartier des carrés’

Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, author of The London Square: gardens in the midst of town, will be talking  about the history and development of these special Bloomsbury squares,one of which is the oldest to bear the name of ‘square’ at UCL School of Pharmacy, Brunswick Sq, on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 from 19:30 to 21:00. Todd is the president […]

Bloomsbury Festival in the Bloomsbury Squares

This weekend there’s a lot of fun to be had in and around the squares of Bloomsbury. Check out the complete festival programme at http://bloomsburyfestival.org.uk/ On Sunday, there’ll be quite a buzz in Brunswick Square, see http://bloomsburyfestival.org.uk/radiant-sunday-hub/ RADIANT SUNDAY HUB BRUNSWICK SQUARE, SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER, 10AM – 5PM Phos at Various Locations Mosaic Workshop at Various Locations Down […]

Public art – the Marchmont Community Garden Ceramics

Bloomsbury Festival & Parasite Ceramics are very pleased to announce that the I–SPY artwork created in association with for the Marchmont Community Garden has now been installed. During the Bloomsbury festival of 2013, Parasite Ceramics ran a two-day I–SPY ceramic printing workshop outside the garden with the public. Using the leaves of the garden as an […]

I-SPY arts workshops

The I-SPY arts workshops organised by the Marchmont Community Garden Partnership, in conjunction with Parasite Ceramics, drew a steady stream of eager artists on the Saturday and Sunday of the Bloomsbury Festival, with some wonderful clay impressions being made of the many different leaves found in the garden. The best ones will be glazed, fired […]

I Spy in Marchmont Community Garden

I SPY Art workshops for all ages led by Parasite Ceramics as part of the Bloomsbury Festival. Explore the area and local plants, and help to enhance the identity and interpret the story of the Marchmont Community Garden on Saturday 19 Oct 2-4pm and Sun 20 October 1.30-3.30pm