Up and coming events
As the nights draw in, we’re hoping to spread a little light with our series of events we call ‘Lineage’. Each is different but they are all rooted in our strong sense of heritage within the Fitzrovia community. Whether it’s the unmistakable voice of Dylan Thomas at Christmas, the poetry of Rimbaud, the luminous images of Aids patients at the former Middlesex Hospital or discussions of counterculture, they all anchor us to our past and give us direction. Please look through our events and visit us this winter. We’ll be sending you details of each event shortly. These are our #Lineage... Read More
‘With The Ward, by photographer Gideon Mendel, the first exhibition in our #lineage series, we set our intentions: to display our heritage through beautiful, contemplative experiences that reflect Pearson’s exquisite chapel. ‘The exhibition is a hopeful reminder of how far we have come in our treatment of Aids, both medically and socially. Pictures that were challenging and provocative when taken have evolved into poignant portraits, warm and loving. He shows us the men, their families and carers and reminds us that not so long ago, they were persecuted and stigmatised. Our hope is that you will leave renewed, inspired.’ Chapel Artistic Director,... Read More
Celebrated Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas was a famous resident of Fitzrovia. Widely popular during his lifetime, he remained so after his untimely death in New York at the age of 39. His time in the States cemented his legend and it was where he recorded his much-loved A Child’s Christmas in Wales. Chapel Artistic Director, Faye Hughes, says, ‘We have an exquisite view and a captivating history. During our Wireless Contemplation, we bring both together for a unique sensory experience.’ This event is part of our Wireless Contemplation series and our #lineage programme. We’d like to thank... Read More
Poet and Fitzrovia resident Arthur Rimbaud. Libertine, restless soul, lover of fellow writer Paul Verlaine. Join us to celebrate his legacy on the anniversary of his death. Sit and gaze at the breathtaking surroundings of the Fitzrovia Chapel while listening to Poesies in his native French. Event details: Friday 10 November, 13:00, free entry, part of our #lineage programme Also see: Counterculture in Fitzrovia – Past and Present
Counterculture in Fitzrovia – Past and Present Barry Miles and Hannah Watson in conversation at the chapel Wednesday 25 October, 18:30 to 20:30; tickets only £6 Since the Bohemians settled in the area in the 1920s and named it after their favourite pub ‘The Fitzroy Tavern’, Fitzrovia has long held a burgeoning history of counterculture through its resident writers, artists and musicians. Join cultural historian and Fitzrovia resident since the 1960s, Barry Miles, and more recent resident publisher of Trolley Books and gallerist, Hannah Watson, as they discuss the role of counterculture in Fitzrovia, past and present. This event is part of our #lineage series. In... Read More
“An interval of meditation, serious and grateful, was the best corrective of everything dangerous.” ― Jane Austen, Persuasion We welcome visitors to the chapel every Wednesday between 11:00 and 16:00 for reflection and quiet contemplation. Please come, enjoy the peace and beauty and escape from the city for a short while.
Come and visit the beautiful chapel as part of Open House London. An annual event in September, it is a chance to explore some of the contemporary, historical, eco-friendly and simply wonderful buildings that make up London’s skyline. We are open on Sunday 17 September between 10:00 and 16:00. You can find more details about visiting us on the Open House website. We are delighted to be part of an occasion that enables even more people to enjoy the chapel and its heritage.
Claudi Casanovas’s third solo exhibition with Erskine, Hall & Coe will open in July within the Fitzrovia Chapel. This exhibition will present the final instalment, Quart Minvant, of a body of work that began with Lluna Nova in 2013 and included Quart Creixent in 2014. Quart Minvant (Waning Crescent) explores the notion of emptiness. “The pieces refer to a metaphorical journey, a moment in balance, which ultimately alludes to life: life in its final evanescence and its promise of completeness.” –Claudi Casanovas. Claudi Casanovas was born in Catalonia in 1956. He studied theatre in Barcelona and subsequently trained as a... Read More
In the news
We’re really proud to be included in Westminster Register Office’s newly released list of iconic places to be married. The website is called A Day to Remember and it’s worth looking at the stunning locations for weddings in Westminster. Here’s our entry with details about choosing the chapel for your special... Read More
We were delighted to be the location for a music video shoot in August. It was for award-winning musicians Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo. They have been described as performers ‘with truly uncanny unanimity’ (Ivan Hewett, Daily Telegraph) and ‘with astounding exquisiteness’ (Paul Driver, Sunday Times). Watch this space for an announcement... Read More
On 19 February 2017, the chapel hosted the Phoebe English show as part of London Fashion Week. It was featured in Vogue and Elle, among other publications. Because London reported: “The collection was shown in the extraordinarily magical Fitzrovia Chapel which is newly restored. English designed the collection with the... Read More