RCA photography students display work at Fitzrovia galleries after degree show is cancelled

Graduating students from the Royal College of Art MA photography course will display their work at four Fitzrovia galleries this month in place of their usual degree show which had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. Photo: Nadja Ellinger, at Fitzrovia Chapel. The degree show would not only have been an opportunity to bring together …

Architects are not the only ones obsessing about learning spaces and working spaces

A friend of mine passed me a copy of Architects Journal this week which has some interesting observations on life, and valuable insights into how schools and offices will operate when they re-open. The Architects Journal: Adaptation + Workplace, 21 May 2020. "Things architects obsess about are everyone's obsession now: public space, green space, learning …

Another day of fun ahead at All Souls School annual summer fair

School gates.

Join in the fun and games this Saturday 6 July for another summer fair at All Souls Primary School. At this year's event their will be a child-led talent show, a bouncy castle, raffles and tombola's, games, face painting, music and much more. All Souls Primary School summer fair, 12noon to 3.30pm Saturday 6 July …

Nursery empty again after charities fail to agree on future plans

Front of nursery building.

The children's nursery in Whitfield Street is to close at the end of this week after more than ten years of serving the community with the loss of 25 places for under-fives because of a disagreement between two charities over improvements to the building and plans to redevelop the site. A new childcare provider is …

Kids at Fitzrovia school excel in ‘ridiculously high level’ test

Children at a Fitzrovia primary school are among the country's best young achievers according to government statistics published this week. All Souls Church of England Primary School in Foley Street was ranked in the top 10 percent of schools in England based on pupils' progress in reading, writing and maths. At the school 87 percent of …

International students search for genetically modified prize in Boston

Group of students standing on steps.

A team of international students at the University of Westminster hopes to take first prize in a synthetic biology competition to be held this autumn in Boston in the United States. The team of thirteen students from Britain, Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America will compete in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition in October. …

Parents, teachers and children want councils to take action on dog poo and litter

Parents, teachers and children with posters.

Children walking to and from a school in Fitzrovia want Camden and Westminster council's to do more to clean up the streets and pavements around the school. And they've produced some colourful posters to help the councils educate the public and prevent dog fouling and littering. Every weekday morning children say they have to be careful where they step to …

Local charity is awarded £100,000 towards new youth club

Young men playing football on 5-aside pitch.

Plans by a local charity to create a new youth club for hundreds of young people were given a boost this month with a £100,000 grant. Fitzrovia Youth in Action (FYA) were awarded the money by LandAid, the property industry charity. In making the grant LandAid recognised the need to fund youth activities because, despite the neighbourhood …

Architecture students present future narratives at Fitzrovia gallery

Graphic image of oil city.

A selection of some of the most imaginative work of post-graduate architecture students from London schools is currently on display at a gallery in Tottenham Street. Curated by The Architecture Foundation the exhibition contains drawings, models and graphic imagery that engage with placemaking and regeneration. Eleven students display theoretical and speculative designs, re-imagining cities from London …

Rain fails to dampen fun and games at All Souls School summer fair

By News Reporters Bingo, games and a chance to win a new bicycle were on offer yesterday afternoon in a school playground in the heart of Fitzrovia. All Souls School celebrated another successful summer fair with huge support from children and adults, despite some heavy rain showers. With a space indoors and some canvas for …

Bringing children closer to nature through yoga and art

By Camelia Chinmayashakti More easily recognized in the West as art, mandala making is a yoga and art based activity that helps reconnect us with nature through a pleasurable personal experience. This summer I was happy to facilitate mandala making for children and adults using rose petals, grains, leaves, twigs, spices, pebbles, conkers, cones and …