Up and coming events
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
FitzFest (June 7 to 11) celebrates London’s Fitzrovia with all its musical heritage from past generations together with the contemporary diversity that thrives today. With a programme of music made entirely by musicians who have lived or worked in Fitzrovia over the centuries – and often played on historical instruments made in Fitzrovia – the festival is grounded in the local community. You can read about the full programme on the Fitzfest website. These are the events taking place at the chapel this year: Wednesday 7 June Tea Dance 1.30pm to 4pm (doors open from 1pm) We are delighted to invite... Read More
HORIUCHI FOUNDATION is proud to present a series of photographs by Tomohiro Muda in an exhibition Icons of Time: Memories of the Tsunami that Struck Japan. The Japanese photographer’s first UK exhibition commemorates six years since Japan’s northeastern coast was hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. Icons of Time will be shown at the recently restored and reopened Fitzrovia Chapel, a stunning Grade II* listed building which was formerly the chapel for the old Middlesex Hospital. The exhibition will also form a satellite event for Photo London fair, which runs at Somerset House 17 –... Read More