We are pleased to announce that the Fitzrovia Arts Festival 2021 will take place from 20 June – 26 June 2021! The full programme will be announced soon.
A festival of Fitzrovian music and culture
Now going into its fifth year, the Fitzrovia Arts Festival celebrates Fitzrovia’s rich and diverse artistic past. Fitzrovia Arts Festival is the first and only community music festival to honour the musical and artistic heritage of bohemian Fitzrovia together with the contemporary diversity that thrives in the area today. With a programme of music by composers who have lived or worked in Fitzrovia over the centuries – in some cases played on historical instruments made in Fitzrovia – the Fitzrovia Arts Festival is a celebration of Fitzrovian community past and present.
Fitzrovia Arts Festival Poem
A London Plane-Tree
By Amy Levy
Green is the plane-tree in the square,
The other trees are brown;
They droop and pine for country air;
The plane-tree loves the town.
Here from my garret-pane, I mark
The plane-tree bud and blow,
Shed her recuperative bark,
And spread her shade below.
Among her branches, in and out,
The city breezes play;
The dun fog wraps her round about;
Above, the smoke curls grey.
Others the country take for choice,
And hold the town in scorn;
But she has listened to the voice
On city breezes borne.