Category St George’s Gardens

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.  […]

Christmas is coming – get your cards from St George’s Gardens, but hurry

Friends of St George’s Gardens have a Christmas card you might like, 5”x7”, with a snow scene from the Gardens. The cards (smooth white 300 gsm) and envelopes are good quality, the message is ‘Season’s Greetings’ and FoSGG is mentioned on the back with a thumbnail of the front of the card. They are selling […]

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 […]

Bloomsbury Gardens and coronavirus

In the new world of the coronavirus outbreak, Camden Council made an early decision to leave all their gardens open 24/7 to ease the burden on staff having to lock and unlock. In last week’s sunny weather, locals understandably headed for the gardens for exercise and fresh air. Family groups with children were playing in […]

Friends of St George’s Gardens AGM and talk, 6 March

You are warmly invited to the FoSGG AGM on Friday 6 March, 7-9pm, at the Marchmont Street Community Centre (WC1N 1AB). This is an opportunity to hear what we’ve been doing in the past year and influence plans for the coming year. Please do come along and support the Friends. After a short business meeting […]

Much Ado About Nothing in St George’s Gardens

Much Ado About Nothing will be performed in the Gardens on July 22-26. Tickets are now on sale – just go to https://www.shakespeareswanderers.co.uk/productions. We’ll be there, so hope to see you too!

Words of the Wood, St George’s Gardens

Friends of St George’s Gardens report that their fringe event during Open Garden Squares Weekend on 8-9 June 8-9 was very successful. The weather was good. Friends member Annette Freeman put her word clues on the trees early on Saturday morning and she and a rota of Friends welcomed visitors with the Words of the […]

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 […]