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March 2019

22
March
Friday
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

22 March 13:00 - 13:30
Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3BF United Kingdom

To mark International Women's Day this month, we invite you to come and hear extracts from Mary Wollstonecraft's classic proto-feminist tract, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects. Written in 1792, the book states: "my main argument is built on this simple principle, that if be not prepared by education to become the companion of man, she will stop the progress of knowledge and virtue; for truth must be common to all". This…

27
March
Wednesday
Open Day

Open Day

27 March 11:00 - 16:00
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until 6 November 2019

Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3BF United Kingdom

The chapel is open each Wednesday between 11:00 and 16:00 for quiet contemplation and reflection. It is also an opportunity to view the beautiful design and architecture and find out about our history. Entry is free and everyone is welcome.

April 2019

09
April
Tuesday
Out of the Grey

Out of the Grey

9 April 11:00 - 14 April 16:00
Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3BF United Kingdom

Wildlife photographer Martin Sean presents a stunning collection of black and white images ranging across continents, species and habitats, displaying the majesty in the animal kingdom and its place on our planet.

26
April
Friday
The Treasure in the Forest

The Treasure in the Forest

26 April 13:00 - 13:30
Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3BF United Kingdom

'Evans sat with his eyes half closed, watching the frothy breakwater of the coral creep nearer and nearer. The sky was like a furnace, for the sun was near the zenith. Though they were so near the Treasure he did not feel the exaltation he had anticipated.' Published in 1894, The Treasure in the Forest is the short story from prolific author HG Wells you won't have heard of. Come and listen to it in the beauty and serenity of…

May 2019

24
May
Friday
The Old Possum’s Books of Practical Cats

The Old Possum’s Books of Practical Cats

24 May 13:00 - 13:30
Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3BF United Kingdom

Poet, dramatist, literary critic, editor Thomas Stearns Eliot is widely acknowledged as being one of the finest writers of the twentieth century. Author of some of the best-loved poems in the English language as well as plays such as Murder in the Cathedral and The Cocktail Party, he was awarded The Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. The Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats can safely be classed as perhaps his lightest piece of work. 'Old Possum' was Ezra Pound's…

June 2019

07
June
Friday
Lytton Strachey’s Eminent Victorians – Florence Nightingale

Lytton Strachey’s Eminent Victorians – Florence Nightingale

7 June 13:30

'She spent the intervals of the London season in ragged schools and workhouses. When she went abroad with her family, she used her spare time so well that there was hardly a great hospital in Europe with which she was not acquainted, hardly a great city whose slums she had not passed through.' Lytton Strachey was a founder of the Bloomsbury Group and famous for developing a new type of biography. First published in 1918, his Eminent Victorians followed the…

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