Category Events

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 […]

Repton’s Bloomsbury Squares

FRIENDS OF BRUNSWICK SQUARE are celebrating the bicentenary year of Humphry Repton, landscape gardener, during the Bloomsbury Festival by presenting an illustrated talk by Susan Jellis, author of ‘Repton’s London Squares’ in the new book Repton in London, published by the London Parks and Gardens Trust. Wednesday 17 October at 7.30 pm, UCL School of […]

Humphry Repton bicentenary year

The celebrated garden designer of Russell Square and Bloomsbury Square, Humphry Repton, died 200 years ago this year. He was in many ways the successor of Capability Brown and there special events celebrating  his work across the country. Two are taking place on our doorstep in Bloomsbury: Repton in Context – a  lecture series at […]

Peter Pan and Brunswick Square

Perhaps it’s no surprise that Peter Pan is associated with Brunswick Square, as J. M. Barrie once lived there.  The literary connection was celebrated during Open Garden Square Weekend in June, as a children’s art activity took Peter Pan as its theme and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital charity (who benefit from Barrie’s royalties) had […]