Upcoming Events

Bedford Square Festival

  • 28 June to 1 July 2017

The Paul Mellon Centre is part of in the inaugural Bedford Square Festival taking place in and around the Square between 28th June and 1st July 2017.

Bedford Square Festival is a collaboration between five of the cultural institutions that reside on Bedford Square, Bloomsbury. In September of 2016, representatives from these institutions - Paul Mellon Centre, Architectural Association, Sotheby's Institute of Art, Yale University Press and New College of Humantities met to the discuss the idea of putting on a free collaborative event in the Square.

The aim was to work together to create a series of free events to promote the culture based around the Square whilst collaborating with each other to create a sense of community. We wanted to open the doors of the grand facades of the buildings in the Square and celebrate the themes that the Institutions are known for - Art, Publishing, Architecture, Culture, Education, Writing and more.

We hope you will join us for one or some of the events as we open up our doors for the first ever Bedford Square Festival!

About the speaker

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    Todd Longstaffe-Gowan is a landscape architect and historian. He is gardens adviser to Historic Royal Palaces, President of the London Historic Parks and Gardens Trust, lecturer at New York University (London) and editor of the London Gardener. He is the author of several books including The London Square (PMC / Yale, 2012) and English Garden Eccentrics (PMC, 2022).