Bloomsbury Festival 2017 – THIS WEEK!


… lots to choose from but here’s a few highlights we’ve picked out.

On Wednesday, Friends of Brunswick Square are hosting a talk by Professor Rosemary Ashton, whose research has uncovered a previously unknown association of the Peter Pan story with Bloomsbury and Brunswick Square. The talk will start at 7.30 pm (following a very brief FOBS AGM at 7 pm which you are welcome to attend if you wish).

If you’re quick you could then trip along to the Harrison for the return of the long lamented Hush. Formerly a regular at the Perserverance on Lambs Conduit St, the evening will combine the Hush special ingredients of great music and intimate performances. Three acts to warm to on an autumn evening  – Burning Salt featuring Hanah Hull and Hush perennial Bobby Williams, New York-born poet Mark Waldron, and Sailing Stones, the latest project of Jennie Lindfors, with sounds ranging from Laurel Canyon to the analogue ambience of Bladerunner.

And then on Saturday 21st – James Burton’s Bloomsbury Adventure: a historical walk by Ricci de Freitas. Ricci will track the progress of independent speculative builder, James Burton, as he developed Bloomsbury’s independently governed estates, starting with the Foundling Hospital Estate from 1790, then the Bedford Estate from 1800, and finally the Skinners’ Company Estate from 1807, before embarking on his final London ventures – Regent’s Park and Regent Street. Meeting point outside the front gates of Coram’s Fields in Guilford Street at 1.30pm.

In full the Bloomsbury Festival runs from next Wednesday 18th to Sunday 22nd – explore the complete programme here.