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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th March 1944 Tippett's oratorium Child of Our Time, premieres in London
Francisco de Miranda's Statue
Born, Caracas in 1750's. Founder independence in South America.
Location: Fitzroy Sqaure, W1P
Description: This chappy seemed more at home in London than anywhere else - in fact his home in Fitzrovia has been described as the 'most Venezuelan place outside Venezuela'. Born in Caracas in the 1750's, this chap was one of the founders of independence in South America, he was given the nickname 'The Precursor' - what a name - what a man! The statue is opposite the Indian YMCA.