BAFTA Awards

The BAFTA Awards are taking place at the Royal Opera House on Sunday 8 February.  As usual, this will mean chaos in the area, starting on Wednesday 4 February and continuing until Monday 9 February.  Most of the surrounding streets will be closed for some or all of the period from Wednesday to Monday, so if you plan to drive to church that day, it may be a good idea to set out even earlier than usual!  A map showing details of road closures is online.


Saturday, January 31 from 1:00 pm

An Organists Online and Music in Bloomsbury Joint Event

The theme of this year’s event is Britannia!!  – a survey of the organs and organ music of the British Isles.

Three half-hour recitals will be given by Henry Websdale, Weston Jennings and students from the RCO / St Giles School.  Presentations will also be given by Philip Norman, Dr John Rowntree and Catherine Ennis.

During the day, there will be ongoing refreshments, displays of relevant material and sales of CDs and books and a substantial buffet.

Jane Watts will conclude the day with a celebrity recital.




Students from RCO / St Giles – 1:30 pm

Henry Websdale (Winchester College) – 3:00 pm

Weston Jennings (Organ Scholar – RFH) – 4:30 pm

Jane Watts (Concert Organist) – 6:00 pm


Philip Norman – Five Centuries of Organs – 1:00 pm

Dr John Rowntree – A BIOS Presentation – 2:30 pm

Catherine Ennis – A Presentation on the RCO – 4:00 pm

There will be displays by various organ-related organisations and the opportunity to purchase magazines, books, CDs, etc.

Ongoing during the afternoon. A bookable Special Buffet is available at 5:00 pm

For the afternoon recitals and displays – free (but with a voluntary collection)
Special Buffet – £5
Celebrity Recital by Jane Watts – £5

Book a meal in advance  through the website

Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EP