Monday 12 June
On Monday morning we got our dancing shoes on for the strictly seniors ballroom dancing class with music by Katherine Spencer and Jo Lawrence. Thank you to the Fitzrovia Community Centre for allowing us to use their space - we were very impressed with everyone’s moves.
Jesse Brown unveiled his beautiful new exhibition of watercolour paintings at the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery. Painting iconic spots and hidden treasures in Fitzrovia, Jesse’s work captures the lunchtime buzz on Warren Street, the calm repose of a spot of green in Fitzroy Square, and the winding, hidden side streets of Fitzrovia with a charming likeness.
Taking a turn around Robert Adam’s neoclassical masterpiece, 21 Portland Place, we learnt about the fascinating history of the building’s architecture, and the development of anaesthetics from its invention in 1846. Thank you to Caroline and Maria for the captivating history of the Association of Anaesthetists.
We began our showcase of world-class music in The Fitzrovia Chapel on Monday evening. Anna Im, winner of the prestigious international Michael Hill Violin Competition, performed Bach, Paganini, Penderecki and Ysaye. We were astounded by Ms Im’s poise, prowess and grace. It was a night to remember.