Category Events

No Open Garden Squares, instead a Victorian flower show

This weekend would have been the annual Open Garden Squares Weekend, when normally closed gardens open and the open gardens in Bloomsbury take on a festival air too.  Not this year, thanks to coronavirus Covid-19, not yet anyway.  However, here is a previous floral celebration  in Bloomsbury to enjoy as some small compensation. In 1863, […]

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 […]

Season’s Greetings

Season’s greetings to Bloomsbury from the Friends groups of Bloomsbury’s squares and gardens. Last Saturday Friends of St. George’s Gardens welcomed passers-by to carols, mulled wine and mincepies and made a collection for St Mungo’s work for homeless people and the foodbank.

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 […]

Open Iftar in Tavistock Square

  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 […]

Bloomsbury walks during Urban Tree Festival 18 -19 May

Although the plane trees of Bloomsbury may be thought of as the distinctive feature of the area, two walks during this year’s Urban Tree Festival will also focus on the other interesting trees (and more) in three local squares. The walks are being offered by Camden Guides at 11.30 am to 12.45 on Saturday and […]

Party – St George’s Gardens 27 April

  This year’s St George’s Gardens party will be on the Saturday after Easter. Please be there, bring your families, invite your neighbours. We’ll have children’s entertainer Jebb the Juggler, music from the Café Marama Band, face-painting and second hand books – all as usual. But, in addition, there will be music from Gwang’s Djembe […]

Store Street Spring Market, 29-31 March

The inaugural Store Street Spring Market will take place from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st March 2019. Supported by The Bedford Estates, the market will feature a vibrant, colourful selection of international street cuisine, artisan grocery foods and ethically traded handmade arts and crafts Visitors will have the opportunity to discover an array of unusual […]