Portraits for NHS Heroes, an online exhibition at The Fitzrovia Chapel

The Fitzrovia Chapel, in Pearson Square, is hosting a virtual exhibition entitled “Portraits for NHS Heroes” showcasing portraits of NHS staff, created during the current crisis. There is some very accomplished work on display, elegantly complemented by the Chapel’s extravagant interior. The Net Gallery in partnership with Tom Croft have created the virtual exhibition at …

Life on Middlesex Hospital’s Aids wards revealed in book and exhibition

Two men on a bed in hospital ward.

A book containing a collection of photographs documenting the treatment of patients on London's first Aids wards will be released with an exhibition in November leading up to World Aids Day. The Ward, which is published by Fitzrovia-based Trolley Books, contains candid photographs of patients, their friends and family, hospital staff, along with texts from …

Four survivors recall the trauma of childhood in chapel performance

Actors on stage.

At the Fitzrovia Chapel next month is a new play, Finishing Touches, by established theatre playwright Brian Daniels. This dynamic modern production explores the impact of childhood sexual abuse on survivors. Carol and her daughter Dawn struggle with their strained relationship. Neil and Roy, two old boarding school pals are thrown together again after 30 years. …

Plans for Middlesex Hospital Chapel to host music, dance and weddings

Inside of Middlesex Hospital Chapel.

The Middlesex Hospital Chapel could become a venue for music, dance and weddings under plans to be unveiled at an open day in March. Edward Turner, chair of the The Fitzrovia Chapel Foundation, told Fitzrovia News: "We are applying for a premises licence and a licence for civil marriages that, if granted, would allow us to …

Middlesex Hospital Chapel open for London architecture festival

Outside of chapel.

The chapel that once stood at the heart of the Middlesex Hospital on Mortimer Street is to open to the public this month after undergoing a £2million restoration. Completed in 1929 for the benefit of patients, staff and visitors of the Middlesex Hospital, and closed since 2005 when the hospital was vacated, it has stood …

Middlesex Hospital Chapel “was never named” say new trustees in response to petitions

Memorial plaques on wall of Middlesex Hospital Chapel.

Our campaign to preserve the name of the Middlesex Hospital Chapel took a bizarre turn this week when the new trustees who are due to take charge of the building issued a statement saying the chapel "was never named" in the first place. The statement followed a press announcement made by The Fitzrovia Chapel Foundation last Friday which …

Announcement expected on re-naming of Middlesex Hospital Chapel

The Middlesex Hospital Chapel as seen after the hospital was demolished.

The Middlesex Hospital Chapel could be re-branded with a new name despite a campaign to preserve its historical title. The Grade II* listed chapel -- the only complete remains of the Middlesex Hospital -- is to be given a new name by its trustees: The Fitzrovia Chapel. However, the final decision over the re-naming of the historic building …

FOI response tells us what we already knew about Exemplar’s motives over chapel

The Middlesex Hospital Chapel as seen after the hospital was demolished.

A courtesy letter to us from Westminster City Council in response to our petition to preserve the name Middlesex Hospital Chapel did not tell us very much. But documents obtained from The Council under the Freedom of Information Act were more enlightening. On 15 April 2014 Councillor Robert Davis, deputy leader of Westminster City Council, …

Fitzroy Place developer in trouble over Middlesex Hospital Chapel plans

Red brick chapel building.

Exemplar the property developer leading the construction of Fitzroy Place is coming under increasing pressure to abandon its plans to rename the Middlesex Hospital Chapel which it is meant to be restoring as part of a legal agreement with Westminster City Council. A medical historian, a former surgeon, and the chair of one of Westminster City Council's planning …

Help us preserve the name Middlesex Hospital Chapel

By News Reporters The Middlesex Hospital Chapel at the heart of the building development known as Fitzroy Place is currently being restored as part of an agreement with Westminster City Council. It is a Grade II* listed building and it is the only part of the former hospital that still remains intact. However, the developers …

Exemplar “hell bent” on removing history of Middlesex Hospital

By News Reporters Exemplar the property developer which is creating the huge new building complex in Fitzrovia has been condemned by an international community of health workers and patients for trying to erase the name Middlesex from the site of the former hospital.  The site which will be completed later this year was to be called Fitzroy Place, then when that name …

Unanswered questions about the Middlesex Hospital Chapel

Trying to get straight answers out of director of Exemplar Mark Younger is a near impossible task. After several email exchanges where our questions about the future of the Grade II* listed Middlesex Hospital Chapel went unanswered, he finally rejected my last email as spam. I’d asked him about the plans to change the name …