Older Fitzrovia Newsletter, June 2018

Friends of Fitzrovia Parks have started a gardening club which meets 8am each Saturday at Whitfield Gardens on the corner of Tottenham Court Road and Tottenham Street. Join them for an hour of gardening, or to cheer them on! Training given, no experience necessary. More info: https://fitzroviaparks.org.uk/2018/05/01/join-our-saturday-morning-gardening-club-this-summer/ Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece at the British Museum, free tickets …

Our women’s art group work in partnership for London pop art exhibition

Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association's women’s art group will join other community organisations this summer in putting on a display of community pop art at the British Museum. The Fitzrovia women used our Neighbourhood Centre in Tottenham Street to create a textile panel for London Pop, a collaborative art installation and a response to American Dream: pop to …

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. The exhibition features posters from the See Red Women's Workshop. There is also a …

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. Embroidery and block-print cloth, semi-moulded. Handmade by women at the Cultural Art Project at Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association. Cotton, ink, beads, glue. Approx. 23.5cm diameter, 3.3cm high. Condition: excellent, used. This is being …

For sale – Handmade embroidered Bengali fan: Nakshi pakha

Embroidered Nakshi pakha, or fine traditional Bengali fan with gold gauze frill was displayed at Shoreditch's Rich Mix Centre in 2012, as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of Bangladesh Independence in London. It was handmade by women at the Cultural Art Project at Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association, 2012.  Cotton, beads, woven ribbon, gauze, wood. Approx. …

For sale – Inspired by Colombian Gold: lovely appliqué panel

This lovely appliqué and embroidery panel, showing tortoise and a fish on a dark blue background was created to exhibit with the Colombian Gold exhibition at the British Museum and displayed in the Great Court while it was on. Inspired by the Mola tradition in Coloumbia, this was handmade by women at the Cultural Art …

For sale – Inspired by Colombian Gold: Appliqué and embroidered panel

This lovely appliqué and embroidery panel, showing two black parrots and one yellow duck on a red background was created to exhibit with the Colombian Gold exhibition at the British Museum and displayed in the Great Court while it was on. Inspired by the Mola tradition in Colombia this was handmade by women at the …

For sale – Handmade Quilted Wallhanging: Man with Bird

One of seven quilted wall hangings handmade for the Bangladeshi Mela 2002 (Royal 50th Jubilee) by women at Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association. This is being sold by silent auction. Other smaller items will be sold outright. Please drop by between 6-8pm weekdays to have a look, register for the auction and make your best bid! All …