Up and coming events
Rudyard Kipling is one of our best-known, late-Victorian poets and storytellers. He spent the first years of his life in India, remembering it in later years as almost a paradise and as inspiration for his treasured Just So Stories. Join us under our glorious golden ceiling to hear a recording of these charming tales. This is an event to mark the anniversary of the death of Rudyard Kipling. He died in the former Middlesex Hospital on 18 January 1936 and his body was laid out in the chapel until he was buried at Westminster Abbey in Poets’ Corner. Event details:... Read More
As part of our Lineage programme celebrating the cultural history of Fitzrovia, we present A Child’s Christmas in Wales. This iconic festive piece was recorded in New York before celebrated Welsh poet, former resident of Fitzrovia and writer Dylan Thomas died there at the age of 39. This event is part of our Wireless Contemplation series. We’d like to thank Derwent London Community Programme for their support. Event details: Friday 15 December, 13:00, free entry, part of our #Lineage programme
Looking For Alice is an award-winning project by British photographer Sian Davey, which tells the story of her daughter Alice and their family. Alice was born with Down’s Syndrome, but is no different to any other little girl or indeed human being. She feels what we all feel. Their family is also like many other families, and Sian’s portraits of Alice and their daily life are both intimate and familiar. “My family is a microcosm for the dynamics occurring in many other families. Previously as a psychotherapist I have listened to many stories and it is interesting that what has... Read More
To mark World Aids Day on Friday 1 December, we are opening The Ward exhibition for a further opportunity to view it before it closes on Sunday. You can visit between 18:30 and 20:30. On the last day of the exhibition, the photographer Gideon Mendel will take one image of visitors, families, patients, volunteers and staff who were associated with the original ward at the former Middlesex Hospital.
Wrap Up London is back. For the seventh year running, they are collecting your old, unwanted coats and giving them to charities that support the homeless, refugees, children living in poverty and people fleeing domestic violence (to name a few). Between 12:00 and 14:00 on Friday 24 November, you can bring those coats along to the chapel for distribution to the great causes supported by Wrap Up London. Help us keep vulnerable people warm this winter by donating a coat this November! More information on Wrap Up London here: https://wrapuplondon.org.uk/
Join photographer Gideon Mendel for a walk through his exhibition, The Ward, at The Fitzrovia Chapel on Sunday 12 November at 14:30. In1993, Gideon Mendel spent a number of weeks photographing the Broderip and Charles Bell wards in London’s Middlesex Hospital as part of the ‘Positive Lives’ project. The Broderip was the first AIDS ward in London and was opened by Diana, Princess of Wales in 1987, this year marking the 30th anniversary of its opening. This was the era before antiretroviral medications had become available, a very distinct and tragic time. All of the patients on the wards, many of... Read More
For the second year running, we are looking forward to hosting the Remembrance event of the Defence Humanists. Craig Jordan, representing the Defence Humanists, said: ‘ ‘We will once again be holding the event at the gorgeous and unconsecrated Fitzrovia Chapel, a popular secular event space at 2 Pearson Square, London W1T 3BF. ‘From 15:00 to 16:00, the event will consist of readings from members of Defence Humanists, talks from Humanists UK’s Andrew Copson, and Defence Humanists’ patron Professor AC Grayling, alongside music from the London Humanist Choir. From 16:00 to 17:00, there will be a reception and opportunity for conversation and... Read More