Comedy festival brings Edinburgh Fringe acts back to Fitzrovia pub

Montage of faces.

On Wednesday 18 September the "Objectively Funny Festival" returns to the Albany pub on Great Portland Street with acts from all over the comedy spectrum for a marathon 42 shows over 12 days. The festival will be fresh from Objectively Funny’s success as a production company in Edinburgh, where 10 shows were taken up to the …

Great Portland Estates accused of misusing the planning system

Corner of street and construction work.

People living next to a construction site in Fitzrovia say they have been treated with contempt by property developer Great Portland Estates (GPE) after the FTSE 250 company made numerous alterations to the design of new offices having gained initial planning consent. In November 2014 the PR company Four Communications held an exhibition of plans for the redevelopment of a …

Synagogue promotes itself as a concert venue for a wider community

Inside of synagogue.

The Central Synagogue London has announced a series of classical music concerts arranged around the theme of  Jewish cultural identity and is inviting a broader audience to attend. In a break with tradition the concerts starting in February will be the first time the Synagogue has promoted itself as a music venue to a non-Jewish audience. "We are …

Redevelopment of Langham Street and Great Portland Street buildings threatens small businesses

Corner of building.

A proposal to redevelop a group of buildings in Fitzrovia would force out existing small businesses and mean a significant loss of small office space if the plans get approval from Westminster City Council this winter. The office to residential conversion includes part demolition and extensions on buildings along the boundary of the East Marylebone and Harley …