All day comedy at Fitzrovia pub in aid of cancer charity

Front of pub.

A Fitzrovia pub is hosting an all day comedy medley this Saturday with performers raising money for a cancer charity. "We will have 42 comedians -- no one famous I'm afraid -- from the London open mic scene performing over eight hours," says Jack Wheeler who is organising the event. "We have eight one hour …

Summer open day at community centre

Posters on notice board.

Fitzrovia Centre in Foley Street will welcome people to the building for a day of workshops and activities as part of FitzFest this June. "Come and celebrate the best of our neighbourhood with acoustic quartet, Yorker, Scale Down Poetry Collective and a session with the Fitzrovia Village dancers," says the invitation in their latest newsletter. …

Winter party offers a seasonal celebration for all ages

Winter leaves and lights.

Fitzrovia Centre in Foley Street is holding its annual Winter Party on Saturday and is encouraging people to bring something to share and make a donation of unwanted clothes and groceries. You can enjoy arts and crafts activities, face painting and glitter tattoos, and a chance to meet Mother Christmas! There will be food, drink, and …

Successful community centres ‘do not use community in their names’ says community centre chief

Front of community centre.

The Fitzrovia Community Centre in Foley Street is to reopen this autumn under a new name after a rethink by staff and trustees who want to bring more appeal to the building. Funded by Camden Council and with income from room hire the Fitzrovia Community Centre was opened in 2012 by Sarah Hayward, the leader …

Portraits of Fitzrovia characters at print exhibition

Portrait of a woman.

An exhibition of around a 100 images of local people will be held next week, and visitors will be asked to vote for their favourite portraits which will then be transformed into street artworks later in the year. Rome-born photographer Doralba Picerno took the photographs as part of a project by Community Interest Company Fitzrovia Noir …

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 …

Freedom Pass London book launch at Fitzrovia pub

Cover of book.

A new guide book describing walks in and around London is being launched at a Fitzrovia pub this Wednesday (12 November 2014). Freedom Pass London is written by local author and editor of Fitzrovia News Mike Pentelow and illustrated by photographer Peter Arkell. Intended as a companion to The Freedom Pass travel ticket it describes …

Volunteer to help create a community garden

Garden.

The Fitzrovia Community Centre is looking for volunteers this Sunday to help create a community garden. The community garden project will make significant improvements to a courtyard and help to make it a quiet garden space for all to sit and socialise. Those wishing to lend a hand and do a bit of digging and planting, please wear some work …

Stand up for pints, poems and prose at the King & Queen

A new literature performance night called In Yer Ear begins next week in one of Fitzrovia's best-known pubs. Expect to hear a series of literary stand-ups with each performer giving anything from a couple of minutes to a 15 minute monologue -- contemporary poetry, prose, travelogue, criticism, and giving somebody a piece of their mind.  In Yer …