Fitzrovia News

Festival explores the past, present and future of historic neighbourhood

Fitzrovia Festival kicks off tonight with the first of a series of events exploring the past, present and future of the neighbourhood.

Charlotte Place as it looked in the 1970s when Fitzrovia Festival was first held.

Festival, which was started in 1973 and promoted the name Fitzrovia, is a week of guided walks, exhibitions and a literary events.

It doesn’t quite have the kudos of Hay-on-Wye, but Fitzrovia Festival is one of London’s smallest and longest running community celebrations which raises awareness of the needs of local people in a fast-changing London.

Events listing:

Fitzrovia Festival 2017: All events are free and are held at Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre, 39 Tottenham Street, W1T 4RX (except Thursday’s which is at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, Howland Street).