All the fun of the Festival

This past month we turned the Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre over to a celebration of the life and history of the area with another well-attended Fitzrovia Festival.

Group of people standing in front of mural.

Some of the many people who attended the Fitzrovia Festival 2015 events.

We held exhibitions of community art, organised guided walks and discussed radical politics and the past and future of the neighbourhood. Now its over for another year and we can enjoy the summer. Thanks to everyone who helped and came along.

Fitzrovia Festival.

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Westminster planning and licensing applications in Fitzrovia, 15-21 June 2015

Map of Fitzrovia.There were 4 planning applications validated in the Westminster part of Fitzrovia between 15 and 21 June 2015.  

To view the list of planning and licensing applications see below.  Continue reading

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Camden planning and licensing applications in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia, 15-21 June 2015

Map of Fitzrovia.There were 13 planning applications registered by Camden Council from 15 to 21 June 2015 in Bloomsbury ward.  Continue reading

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Pay us a visit this weekend for an exhibition of posters and books about the neighbourhood

We are open this weekend (Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June) from 10 am to 4pm for an exhibition of rare posters, and we have collection of books about the neighbourhood to browse. These events are part of Fitzrovia Festival 2015.

Mural on wall.

Mural by Brian Barnes MBE. Designed by Barnes it was painted by local children in 2000.

The exhibition features posters from the See Red Women’s Workshop.

There is also a guided walk from 12 noon on Saturday, which will be led by Fitzrovia News editors.

This is the final weekend of Fitzrovia Festival 2015 — an annual celebration of the life and history of the neighbourhood.

You read more about Fitzrovia Festival on the website.

This year Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association is celebrating 40 years of community work at the heart of Fitzrovia.

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Westminster planning and licensing applications in Fitzrovia, 1-14 June 2015

There were 9 planning applications validated in the Westminster part of Fitzrovia between 1 and 14 June 2015.  

To view the list of planning and licensing applications see below.  Continue reading

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Camden planning and licensing applications in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia, 1-14 June 2015

There were 19 planning applications registered by Camden Council from 1 to 14 June 2015 in Bloomsbury ward.  Continue reading

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Grant success for Positive Health project

We have been successful in receiving grant funding from Derwent London plc for the second year in a row.

Exercise teacher instructs a group of women.

Positive Health. The project provides women-only exercise classes targeted (but not exclusively) for hard-to-reach Asian/Bangladeshi women who otherwise have no culturally appropriate place to participate in regular physical activity, along with free massage/reflexology sessions for both older people, and for the same group of women.

We received £16,570 for our Fitzrovia Positive Health project as part of Derwent London‘s community funding programme in Fitzrovia for the second year in a row. We were one of seven successful applicants to share grants totalling £66,230. Continue reading

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Westminster planning and licensing applications in Fitzrovia, 18-31 May 2015

There were 8 planning applications validated in the Westminster part of Fitzrovia between 18 and 31 May 2015.  

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Camden planning and licensing applications in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia, 18-31 May 2015

There were 16 planning applications registered by Camden Council from 18 to 31 May 2015 in Bloomsbury ward.  Continue reading

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For sale – Ming-inspired Cloth-mache Plate

Cloth-mache plate inspired by porcelin designs at the Ming exhibition at the British Museum, 2014 and displayed in the Great Court that year.

Ming Plate of mache.

Cotton, ink, beads, glue. Approx. 23.5cm diameter, 3.3cm high.

Embroidery and block-print cloth, semi-moulded. Handmade by women at the Cultural Art Project at Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association. Continue reading

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