Category Tavistock Square
The artist Nick Andrew had a busy (and exhausting!) 9 days from 16 – 24 October, drawing, demonstrating and meeting visitors in and around the Bloomsbury garden squares for the Bloomsbury Festival, with the theme of ‘Shining Light’. (See the ‘Bedford Square’ drawing below.) We’re planning an exhibition of the drawings in Bloomsbury shortly (details […]
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 […]
Recently unveiled, the Tavistock Square Gardens memorial honours the 13 people who died when the number 30 bus exploded in front of the British Medical Association office in the square on 7 July 2005. It also recognises the efforts of the emergency services and the public who helped in the aftermath of the attack. Fifty-two people died […]
Tavistock Square is looking lovely in the spring sunshine, but keeping it looking lovely is a costly task. (Thanks to Margaret Brett of Friends of Tavistock Square for the photo.) Heritage Lottery Fund bosses are meeting today, Tuesday 23 April, to discuss their plans for the next five years. But just before they head into […]
The installation of a memorial within Tavistock Square Gardens to commemorate the 13 innocent victims who lost their lives in the terrorist bus bombing at Tavistock Square on 7 July 2005 has received full planning permission. There is currently a small plaque on the railings of the British Medical Association on the east side of the […]
Join us as we walk around Russell Square and Tavistock Square, bird spotting. We will meet at the main entrance to Russell Square gardens (near the café) on Monday 29 January, at 12 noon. Lucas Von Chamier (UCL Conservation group) will be guiding the group and letting us know what to look out for. After […]
These baby blackbirds were in the nest in the ivy wall of Marchmont Community Garden, but have fledged in the past 48 hours. A second pair of blackbirds is now nesting and frantically feeding their young further along the same ivy wall and a pair of great tits are in the bird box on the […]
Strollers though the square were rewarded with this lovely sight of the magnolias waking up after the winter, captured by Margaret Brett.
Friends of Tavistock Square offered their annual mulled wine and mince pies event in the square in the unseasonal temperature of 15 degrees. Several weeks of such temperatures have brought out December daffodils in the grass both here and in Russell Square. If you’ve spotted other unseasonal anomalies, let us […]
October produced wonderful colours this year, with mild weather to stroll around the squares and enjoy them. Margaret Brett, of the Friends of Tavistock Square, has sent in these pictures showing the autumn glory of Tavistock Square.