Category Events

Parks during the Covid crisis -and the future of events

“Local green spaces were used heavily during the lockdown as many people craved fresh air and exercise. When cafes, pubs and other social spaces were closed, the parks and gardens became the place where public life was experienced.” A recent short article in the London Garden Trust’s newsletter London Landscapes by Dr Andrew Smith of […]

Bloomsbury Festival 16-25 Oct 2020: Eye-Spy stories

It’s that time of year again, when the Bloomsbury Festival lights up Bloomsbury, though with inevitable differences in this coronavirus pandemic. For the full programme see bloomsburyfestival.org.uk/2020vision/ or listen on Bloomsbury Radio 87.9FM The festival EYE:SPY project sets out to uncover some of Bloomsbury’s untold stories. While many of the area’s residents are famous (Charles […]

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 […]

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 […]