Category Talk/Lecture

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 […]

St George’s Gardens invite you

Not to be missed!  Ken Greenway, from London’s most urban woodland, the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park will be speaking  at The Friends of St George’s Gardens AGM on Tuesday 12 April , 7-9pm, at the Lumen URC Church, 88 Tavistock Place, WC1H 9RS, their usual meeting venue. Ken has worked all round the UK on […]

Jane Austen’s Emma and Brunswick Square

The Emma 200 Festival celebrates the bicentenary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Emma in 1815 – the novel which praises Brunswick Square: Our part of London is so very superior to most others! The neighbourhood of Brunswick Square is so very different from almost all the rest. (Emma, Chapter 12). The Friends of Brunswick Square invite you to […]

The Big Tree Debate at the Garden Museum

London conjures up images of streets lined with mature trees. Many of these trees are over 100 years old and will die by 2100. In light of this, The Garden Museum will be welcoming Johanna Gibbons (J&L Gibbons), Brita von Schoenaich (Bradley-Hole Schoenaich), and Ann Jazulet (Trees and Design Action Group) to debate big trees in […]

7/7 Memorial Lecture, 2014 – Martine Wright

The 7/7 Memorial Trust is delighted to announce that Martine Wright, a 7/7 survivor and Paralympic athlete will be delivering this year’s 7/7 Memorial Lecture on the evening of Monday 30th June in The Great Hall at the British Medical Association in Tavistock Square. Martine Wright lost both legs in the 7/7 terrorist attacks on the […]

Chelsea Fringe in the Bloomsbury Squares 17 & 24 May

  Chelsea Fringe, now in its third year, comes to the Bloomsbury Squares for the first time     with three events on 17 May and  one on 24 May:   Talking, drawing Bloomsbury squares:  A close, and unusual, look at three of Bloomsbury’s squares and gardens. This event takes place twice : May 17, from […]

Historic gardens: research in action

The Bloomsbury Squares are a major grouping of historic gardens dating back to the late 17th century (the earliest is Bloomsbury Sq) with others developed in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Researching the history of a garden or landscape is an absorbing and exciting activity that draws together documentation, maps, paintings, horticulture and other […]

Bloomsbury walks and talks by Robert Shepherd, 19 and 20 October

Bloomsbury Festival 15-20 October 2013

Look out for the events happening in or starting from the Bloomsbury Squares during the Festival week. Don’t miss Bedford Square: JAZZ IN THE SQUARE Sunday 20 October 12-4 pm Enjoy swinging vocal-led jazz with gin cocktails from the Gin Garden, lawn games, coffee and cake and other afternoon refreshments, as Bedford Square opens its gates for a relaxing Sunday afternoon. There are […]

Emma Woodhouse and ‘The Children in Brunswick Square’

In Jane Austen’s novel Emma, Brunswick Square is commended as a airy and healthy place to live. Although the next-door Foundling Hospital is not mentioned there are many references to parentless children throughout the book.   Professor Laurie Kaplan will talk about this interesting aspect of the novel at the Foundling Museum on Saturday 8 June at […]