Category Events

Fringe event in St George’s Gardens for Open Garden Squares Weekend 8-9 June in the Bloomsbury Squares

It’s that time of year again, when visitors from all over Britain and the world come to enjoy Open Garden Squares Weekend in the Bloomsbury Squares. All the squares are open to be enjoyed. Bedford Square and Mecklenburg Square, usually closed to the public, are specially open (see OGSW website for times) and this year […]

Open Iftar in Tavistock Square

  A free meal open to everyone is being held in a marquee in Tavistock Square every evening after sunset during the first part of Ramadan this year, at the invitation of Open Iftar. Open Iftar is the flagship initiative of Ramadan Tent Project, a community institution developing the knowledge, understanding and experience of Ramadan […]

Bloomsbury walks during Urban Tree Festival 18 -19 May

Although the plane trees of Bloomsbury may be thought of as the distinctive feature of the area, two walks during this year’s Urban Tree Festival will also focus on the other interesting trees (and more) in three local squares. The walks are being offered by Camden Guides at 11.30 am to 12.45 on Saturday and […]

Party – St George’s Gardens 27 April

  This year’s St George’s Gardens party will be on the Saturday after Easter. Please be there, bring your families, invite your neighbours. We’ll have children’s entertainer Jebb the Juggler, music from the Café Marama Band, face-painting and second hand books – all as usual. But, in addition, there will be music from Gwang’s Djembe […]

Store Street Spring Market, 29-31 March

The inaugural Store Street Spring Market will take place from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st March 2019. Supported by The Bedford Estates, the market will feature a vibrant, colourful selection of international street cuisine, artisan grocery foods and ethically traded handmade arts and crafts Visitors will have the opportunity to discover an array of unusual […]

Living, Working and Surviving in Bloomsbury – Local Resident Anthony Heap’s 1931-1945 Diaries

Robin Woolven will speak about the 1931-45 diaries of an eccentric Bloomsbury resident, Anthony Heap, at the Friends of St George’s Gardens AGM on Friday 22 March, 7-9pm, at the Marchmont Street Community Centre (WC1N 1AB). This is also an opportunity to hear what FoSGG have achieved in the last year and about their plans […]

Bird watch in Bloomsbury’s squares

The recent walk carried out during RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch was successful in spotting a good variety of birds in the squares visited: Gordon Square, Woburn Square and Russell Square. To quote the walk leader (who runs weekly walks in Bloomsbury) it was an exceptionally good walk for this area.  The following birds were recorded […]

Carols and mincepies at St. George’s Gardens, 22 Dec noon

You are invited to join the Friends of St. George’s  Gardens for Carols in the Gardens with mince pies and mulled wine from 12-1 pm on Saturday, 22 December. We’re singing in aid of Save the Children’s Yemen Crisis Appeal. The more the merrier.       

Is closing Russell Square to the public in June really a good idea?

The proposed Evening Standard Festival of Culture over 10 days in June 2019 is causing a great deal of concern locally, not only in the local garden Friends groups. The organisers, currently applying for an alcohol licence,  are planning for 5,000 people at any one time mainly in the evening.  Over ten days that could […]

An evening with Zachary Macaulay, anti-slavery activist

The Friends of St George’s Gardens and Goodenough College invite you to An evening with Zachary Macaulay in the Gardens at 5.45 for 6.00pm on Friday 19th October 2018 RSVP to friendsofstgeorges@hotmail.com by October 12 Please gather at the Handel Street entrance, WC1N 1PD The evening will start with the dedication of a new memorial to this leading […]