Category Statue

New statue in Gordon Square – WWII secret agent Noor Inayat Khan

A new memorial in Gordon Square, a bust of  Noor Inayat Khan by Karen Newman, is believed to be the first of an Asian woman in Britain. Princess Anne unveiled the bust on 8 November.  Noor Inayat Khan was born in Moscow, lived as a child in London and France, and in 1942 was living […]

Artworks and memorials in Camden’s public spaces -a consultation

A welcome announcement – Camden are developing a policy on the siting and suitability of monuments and memorials in their public spaces, including the Bloomsbury Squares,  and invite public participation in a consultation until 2 December. See details below – and take the opportunity to respond with your views on their detailed proposals. “The Borough […]

Second application for Brunswick Square statue refused

Welcome recent news. The second  application for a statue of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, by a new applicant and a different sculptor, has been refused.  For details see the Camden planning website: The application number is 2012/2355/P. We are hopeful that the new policy on public memorials currently being drawn up by Camden will give better consideration […]

New application for a statue in Brunswick Square

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the park ….a new application for a statue of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, by a new applicant and a different sculptor, has been registered. Very little has changed from the previous application. Objections have to be in by 28 August and you can comment on the […]

Brunswick Square statue rejected

The statue of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founder of Bangladesh, which had been proposed for Brunswick Square Gardens, was rejected by 7 to 1 at the Camden Development Control committee on Thursday 28 June. Friends of Brunswick Square, the statutory consultee the Garden History Society, London Parks and Gardens Trust, the Bloomsbury Conservation Area Advisory […]