London Festival of Architecture 2010 in Fitzrovia

Fitzrovia Mural on the Grade II listed Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre

The London Festival of Architecture 2010 is a London-wide event taking place from Saturday 19 June to Sunday 4 July. The Festival is an open event and “all Londoners are invited to join the Festival community, to develop projects to take part in debates; to investigate ways that London can be made a better place to live, work and play; to explore the city through guided walks and bike rides and to examine change in the capital in a celebratory way”, say the Festival organisers.

Fitzrovia News will be taking part in and helping to promote the Festival in Fitzrovia. The twitter hashtag for the events in Fitzrovia is #lfa2010fitzrovia so you can keep up with news about the local festival.

Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre (Grade II Listed building) where Fitzrovia News is based will be open from 10am to 6pm on Saturday 19 June for a Fitzrovia Festival of People’s Architecture to remind visitors that The People Live Here! There will be refreshments, a display of literature, photography and information about Fitzrovia’s listed buildings and conservation areas and the importance of planning and development control. Characters of Fitzrovia, a guided walk by local author Mike Pentelow. 4pm Saturday 19 June . Meet at Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre, 39 Tottenham Street. Organised by the Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association, the charity that runs the Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre and supports Fitzrovia News. Google Map

Arup Phase 2 exhibition space, 8 Fitzroy Street

Arup Phase 2, located at 8 Fitzroy Street, London, W1T 4BJ will be open from 10am to 6pm on Saturday 19 June http://www.arup.com/News/Events_and_exhibitions/Exhibition_Spaces.aspx

The Fitzrovia Trail. Ramboll, in Newman Street, and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, in Tottenham Street, will be among the design practices including architects and engineers based in Fitzrovia who will open their doors along the Fitzrovia Trail from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 19 June. You can get the Fitzrovia Trail map here. See also http://www.lfa2010.org/event.php?id=308&name=fitzrovia_trail

Building Bodies at Egoist Body Studios. This beautiful town house at 6 Fitzroy Square will be open on Saturday, 19 June from 10.00am to 6.00pm. Egoist Body Studios invite you to admire the unique interiors of the place and see how they enhance the spiritual experiences of yoga and meditation. See http://www.lfa2010.org/organisation.php?id=366&name=egoist_body_studios

Cycling in Fitzrovia. There will be a number of cycling events taking place to link up with other London rides and National Bike Week. There will be two feeder rides from the Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre on Saturday 19 June. At 12noon there will be a ride through the back streets, and cobbled streets to Clerkenwell and back again. There is also the option to meet the start of Jeremy Till’s ride if you have already booked a place: http://www.lfa2010.org/event.php?id=409&name=lfa_sky_rides_the_productive_city_with_jeremy_till_booking_full

And there will be another ride starting from the Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre at 2.30pm to the SouthBank via the back streets and across Waterloo Bridge, then back again. There will also be the option to join another ride at the SouthBank. See David Rosenberg’s ride: http://www.lfa2010.org/event.php?id=419&name=lfa_sky_rides_signs_symbols_of_life_with_david_rosenberg

Fitzroy Square Cycling Fair. Thursday 24 June from 11.00am to 3.00pm there will be cycling information, information on cycle training, Dr Bike and maintenance advice, security advice from the Metropolitan Police, Camden Cycling Campaign stand at the south east corner of Fitzroy Square. http://www.bikeweek.org.uk/event_search.php?pagemode=display&event_id=467

We Love Store Street. From Friday 25 June to 3 July, there will be a week of exhibitions, debates, and film screenings taking place around South Crescent and Store Street. See http://www.lfa2010.org/event.php?id=261&name=we_love_store_street

Noho Noir. Discover Fitzrovia’s darker side with Paul Willetts author of Fear and Loathing in Fitzrovia, and Mike Pentelow and Marsha Rowe, authors of Characters of Fitzrovia. 6.30pm Thursday 1 July at the Fitzroy Tavern, 16 Charlotte Street, W1T 2NA. Organised by Fletcher Priest Architects. See also http://www.lfa2010.org/event.php?id=281&name=noho_noir

More events will be added as they are confirmed. See also http://www.lfa2010.org/organisation.php?id=308&name=fitzrovia_news

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