Category Events

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

How to identify trees

How To Identify Trees by Greg Packman, ArboriculturalistThursday 13 May 20216-7pm This talk is taking place ahead of the Urban Tree Festival which runs from 15th-23rd May. London Gardens Trust is delighted to promote this Festival which celebrates urban and suburban trees, woods, forests, scrubland, hedgerows and all the wild places that bring life and joy to our […]

Parks during the Covid crisis -and the future of events

“Local green spaces were used heavily during the lockdown as many people craved fresh air and exercise. When cafes, pubs and other social spaces were closed, the parks and gardens became the place where public life was experienced.” A recent short article in the London Garden Trust’s newsletter London Landscapes by Dr Andrew Smith of […]

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 Festival event in St George’s Gardens, 17 Oct

On Saturday October 17 at 2.30 p.m., from his grave in the Gardens, the ghost of William Nicholson, Georgian polymath, will join his biographer, Sue Durrell and the Ucell energy team from University College London for a walk and conversazione about his life at the crossroads of Georgian arts, literature, science and commerce. Tickets are […]

No Open Garden Squares, instead a Victorian flower show

This weekend would have been the annual Open Garden Squares Weekend, when normally closed gardens open and the open gardens in Bloomsbury take on a festival air too.  Not this year, thanks to coronavirus Covid-19, not yet anyway.  However, here is a previous floral celebration  in Bloomsbury to enjoy as some small compensation. In 1863, […]