April

Monday 1 April: Tea and Time
Tea and Time is a newly launched club, aimed at anyone over the age of 60 who would like to meet other folk in the local area on a Monday between 10.30-12.30 at Christ Church, Barry Road, East Dulwich. Arts and craft, music and chat are on offer. Refreshments can be bought on site ranging from sandwiches to a cooked meal – all at a reasonable price. First session is free thereafter £5 per session. All welcome. Visit www.teaandtime.org or email sue.beynon@yahoo.com


Tuesday 2 April: Honor Oak Women’s Institute
7.30pm. We are now meeting at The Lodge Cafe, Stanstead Lodge, 260 Stanstead Road, SE23 1DD. Access via Northwood Rd on the first Tuesday of the month from 7.30pm.


Wednesday 3 April: Goose Green Coffee Morning
We meet every Wednesday from 10:30 until 12:00 at St. John’s Church by Goose Green. Come and meet others over tea, coffee and cake. Find us at 62a East Dulwich Road SE22 9AT. On the 2nd Wednesday of each month there will also be a short talk given by an interesting speaker.


Wednesday 3 April: Dulwich Runners Club
Dulwich Runners meet every Wednesday night at the Edward Alleyn Clubhouse, 83-85 Burbage Road, SE24 9HD at 7.15pm (for 7.30pm). We have various groups that run between 4 and 10 miles on different routes each week. There are groups for a variety of paces to suit all levels of ability from beginners, those looking to build on the parkrun bug to experienced racers. We have a rota of established club runners to run with new members. Guests are very welcome and encouraged to try us out with a small £1 fee for all runners each Wednesday they run. The Club House has shower and changing facilities, off road parking and a bar offering hot and cold drinks for post run socialising. For more details including our tuesday night track training at Crystal Palace and other events please visit our website.


Wednesday 3 April: East Dulwich WI Meeting
An exciting programme of guest speakers, activities and entertainment lined up for members this year. You can check them all out over on our events page. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at The Lodge, above East Dulwich Tavern, 1 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22 8EW. 7pm for a 7.30pm start. The EDWI is currently open for new members. Why not try us out – you can come along to 3 meetings before committing yourself (£3 fee per night). Email us at edwicommittee@eastdulwichwi.co.uk or visit www.eastdulwichwi.co.uk.


Wednesday 3 April: Secret Histories: Damian Barr with Sarah Perry
7-8.30pm. Inspired by real events, You Will Be Safe Here uncovers a hidden colonial history and present-day darkness while exploring our capacity for cruelty and kindness. This is the debut novel from Damian Barr, whose awarding-winning memoir, Maggie & Me, was about coming of age and coming out in Thatcher’s Britain. He is the creator and host of the marvellous Literary Salon. We are thrilled that Damian will be with us on the evening before the publication day of You Will Be Safe Here. He will be talking about his novel with Sarah Perry, author of Dulwich Books favourites, The Essex Serpentand Melmoth. Both You Will Be Safe Hereand Melmothconsider the links between hidden legacies of history and the present. Don’t miss what is sure to be a fantastic discussion about this wonderful debut novel and about how fiction can be used to illuminate the past. Dulwich Books, 6 Croxted Road, West Dulwich, SE21 8SW. Tickets £10 (Admission) and £22 (Admission + copy of You Will Be Safe Here)


Thursday 4 April: Knit, Crochet and Natter Club @ Really Maria
6:30-9:00 pm. Free club. Really Maria, 15 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich SE22 8EW. www.reallymaria.com. 


Thursday4 April: Dulwich Folk Dance Club (Country Dancing)
8 – 10 pm. St Barnabas Parish Hall, Gilkes Place, Dulwich Village SE21 7BT. A new year, a new you! Dust off those dancing shoes and come country dancing! Exercise for mind and body and lots of fun. No partner -or experience-necessary: We guide you through the dances.  Couples, singles, beginners and experienced dancers all welcome. Just come along and make new friends.


Saturday 6 April: parkrun
Saturday mornings at 9am. The parkrun is a free weekly timed 5k run, which is open to all standards of runners; it is not a race.
Peckham Rye start is near the Colyton Road entrance of Peckham Rye park and run three laps of the gardens www.parkrun.org.uk/peckhamrye
Dulwich Park start is Queen Mary’s Gate on the south side of the park. This is the entrance on the South Circular (A205), Dulwich Common www.parkrun.org.uk/dulwich


Saturday 6 April: The Peckham Society Dawn Chorus led by Peter Frost
5am – 6.30am. Meet outside the Café on the Rye SE15 3UA. Encounter the song birds and the water fowl on the lake. Welcome the migrants back from Africa, the blackcaps and the chiff-chaffs. Free admission, non members welcome. www.peckhamsociety.org.uk


Sunday 7 April: The Peckham Society AGM
3pm. Lecture 3.30pm. A celebration of The Old Kent Road. Guest speakers to be announced. Goose Green Centre, St John’s Church, Goose Green, SE22 9AT. This is an important route going back to prehistoric times, better known as being part of Watling Street in Roman times. And now the route of the Bakerloo line extension and the massive investment that will  take place. A panel of experts will feature the important aspects of preserving the heritage and using the resources to be used to the common good. Free admission, non members welcome. www.peckhamsociety.org.uk


Monday 8 April: Tea and Time
Tea and Time is a newly launched club, aimed at anyone over the age of 60 who would like to meet other folk in the local area on a Monday between 10.30-12.30 at Christ Church, Barry Road, East Dulwich. Arts and craft, music and chat are on offer. Refreshments can be bought on site ranging from sandwiches to a cooked meal – all at a reasonable price. First session is free thereafter £5 per session. All welcome. Visit www.teaandtime.org or email sue.beynon@yahoo.com


Monday 8 April: New Women’s Institute in East Dulwich
7.30pm. Dulwich Constitutional Club, East Dulwich Grove, East Dulwich, SE22. For further details if interested in more information please contact Sue Jarvie on suejarvie53@gmail.com


Wednesday 10 April: Goose Green Coffee Morning 
We meet every Wednesday from 10:30 until 12:00 at St. John’s Church by Goose Green. Come and meet others over tea, coffee and cake. Find us at 62a East Dulwich Road SE22 9AT. On the 2nd Wednesday of each month there will also be a short talk given by an interesting speaker.


Wednesday 10 April: Spring Gardens Talk – Helen Yemm on “The modern cottage garden”
7.30pm on Wednesday 10th April at Alleyn’s School, Townley Road, London SE22 8SU. This year’s Spring talk will be given by Helen Yemm, who writes the weekly Thorny Problems column in The Telegraph.  Helen’s talk, “The modern cottage garden”builds on her experience of establishing gardens in both London and in West Sussex, where she now lives.  Helen’s books include the RHS Grow your own flowersand Gardening in Pyjamas: horticultural advice for obsessive dawn raiders. After the talk there will be an opportunity to meet Helen over a glass of wine. Tickets are £10 each (including a glass of wine) and may be purchased through www.eventbrite.co.uk(search “Dulwich Society”), or by sending a cheque payable to the “Dulwich Society” and SAE to Jeremy Prescott, 142 Court Lane, London SE21 7EB. Enquiries to CarolBritton cjebritton@gmail.com


Wednesday 10 April: Dulwich Runners Club
Dulwich Runners meet every Wednesday night at the Edward Alleyn Clubhouse, 83-85 Burbage Road, SE24 9HD at 7.15pm (for 7.30pm). We have various groups that run between 4 and 10 miles on different routes each week. There are groups for a variety of paces to suit all levels of ability from beginners, those looking to build on the parkrun bug to experienced racers. We have a rota of established club runners to run with new members. Guests are very welcome and encouraged to try us out with a small £1 fee for all runners each Wednesday they run. The Club House has shower and changing facilities, off road parking and a bar offering hot and cold drinks for post run socialising. For more details including our tuesday night track training at Crystal Palace and other events please visit our website.

Thursday 11 April: Knit, Crochet and Natter Club @ Really Maria
6:30-9:00 pm. Free club. Really Maria, 15 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich SE22 8EW. www.reallymaria.com. 


Saturday 13 April: parkrun
Saturday mornings at 9am. The parkrun is a free weekly timed 5k run, which is open to all standards of runners; it is not a race.
Peckham Rye start is near the Colyton Road entrance of Peckham Rye park and run three laps of the gardens www.parkrun.org.uk/peckhamrye
Dulwich Park start is Queen Mary’s Gate on the south side of the park. This is the entrance on the South Circular (A205), Dulwich Common www.parkrun.org.uk/dulwich


Monday 15 April: Tea and Time
Tea and Time is a newly launched club, aimed at anyone over the age of 60 who would like to meet other folk in the local area on a Monday between 10.30-12.30 at Christ Church, Barry Road, East Dulwich. Arts and craft, music and chat are on offer. Refreshments can be bought on site ranging from sandwiches to a cooked meal – all at a reasonable price. First session is free thereafter £5 per session. All welcome. Visit www.teaandtime.org or email sue.beynon@yahoo.com


Monday 15 April: Nunhead WI meeting 
We are a friendly and exciting Women’s Institute group, established 2015. If you’d like to join us or pop along as a guest (£3 fee) to our next meeting, we’d love to meet you. We meet upstairs at the Old Nun’s Head pub on the 3rd Monday of each month at 8pm.  You can get in touch via nunheadwi@gmail.com, Facebook/Nunhead WI, Twitter @nunheadwi, Instagram @nunheadwior our website www.nunheadwi.wordpress.com/about


Wednesday 17 April: Goose Green Coffee Morning
We meet every Wednesday from 10:30 until 12:00 at St. John’s Church by Goose Green. Come and meet others over tea, coffee and cake. Find us at 62a East Dulwich Road SE22 9AT. On the 2nd Wednesday of each month there will also be a short talk given by an interesting speaker.


Wednesday 17 April: Love Factually – The Science of Who, How and Why we Love
11.30am. How does your upbringing influence your relationships? Is there a good way to argue? Why do people cheat? How do you know when it’s time to walk away? For the last ten years, Laura Mucha has interviewed hundreds of strangers, from the ages of 8 to 95 in more than 40 countries, asking them to share their stories, feelings and insights about love. Join her to explore what these conversations, as well as psychology, philosophy and statistics, reveal about some of the most difficult questions about relationships. Laura Mucha is an award-winning poet, author, performer, broadcaster and ex-lawyer who lives in London with her husband and one year old son. Her debut book is Love Factually, The Science of Who, How and Why We Love (Bloomsbury). *NEW VENUE* The East Dulwich Picturehouse, 116a Lordship Lane, SE22 8HD (map) Nearest station: East Dulwich. Tickets £10 ADV. or £12 on the door (subject to availability).


Wednesday 17 April: Dulwich Runners Club
Dulwich Runners meet every Wednesday night at the Edward Alleyn Clubhouse, 83-85 Burbage Road, SE24 9HD at 7.15pm (for 7.30pm). We have various groups that run between 4 and 10 miles on different routes each week. There are groups for a variety of paces to suit all levels of ability from beginners, those looking to build on the parkrun bug to experienced racers. We have a rota of established club runners to run with new members. Guests are very welcome and encouraged to try us out with a small £1 fee for all runners each Wednesday they run. The Club House has shower and changing facilities, off road parking and a bar offering hot and cold drinks for post run socialising. For more details including our tuesday night track training at Crystal Palace and other events please visit our website.

Thursday 18 April: Knit, Crochet and Natter Club @ Really Maria
6:30-9:00 pm. Free club. Really Maria, 15 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich SE22 8EW. www.reallymaria.com. 


Saturday 20 April: parkrun
Saturday mornings at 9am. The parkrun is a free weekly timed 5k run, which is open to all standards of runners; it is not a race.
Peckham Rye start is near the Colyton Road entrance of Peckham Rye park and run three laps of the gardens www.parkrun.org.uk/peckhamrye
Dulwich Park start is Queen Mary’s Gate on the south side of the park. This is the entrance on the South Circular (A205), Dulwich Common www.parkrun.org.uk/dulwich


Monday 22 April: Tea and Time
Tea and Time is a newly launched club, aimed at anyone over the age of 60 who would like to meet other folk in the local area on a Monday between 10.30-12.30 at Christ Church, Barry Road, East Dulwich. Arts and craft, music and chat are on offer. Refreshments can be bought on site ranging from sandwiches to a cooked meal – all at a reasonable price. First session is free thereafter £5 per session. All welcome. Visit www.teaandtime.org or email sue.beynon@yahoo.com


Wednesday 24 April: Goose Green Coffee Morning
We meet every Wednesday from 10:30 until 12:00 at St. John’s Church by Goose Green. Come and meet others over tea, coffee and cake. Find us at 62a East Dulwich Road SE22 9AT. On the 2nd Wednesday of each month there will also be a short talk given by an interesting speaker.


Wednesday 24 April: Dulwich Runners Club
Dulwich Runners meet every Wednesday night at the Edward Alleyn Clubhouse, 83-85 Burbage Road, SE24 9HD at 7.15pm (for 7.30pm). We have various groups that run between 4 and 10 miles on different routes each week. There are groups for a variety of paces to suit all levels of ability from beginners, those looking to build on the parkrun bug to experienced racers. We have a rota of established club runners to run with new members. Guests are very welcome and encouraged to try us out with a small £1 fee for all runners each Wednesday they run. The Club House has shower and changing facilities, off road parking and a bar offering hot and cold drinks for post run socialising. For more details including our tuesday night track training at Crystal Palace and other events please visit our website.


Wednesday 24 April: Cooking with Scissors 
An opportunity for local business professionals to meet, make new contacts and gain new business.  Meets at upstairs at The Palmerston, 91 Lordship Lane, SE22 from 6.45pm – 8.45pm. The last Wednesday of every month. Free Admission. To find out more or register your interest in attending, please email sbn@cookingwithscissors.co.uk.

Thursday 25 April: Knit, Crochet and Natter Club @ Really Maria
6:30-9:00 pm. Free club. Really Maria, 15 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich SE22 8EW. www.reallymaria.com. 


Saturday 27 April: parkrun
Saturday mornings at 9am. The parkrun is a free weekly timed 5k run, which is open to all standards of runners; it is not a race.
Peckham Rye start is near the Colyton Road entrance of Peckham Rye park and run three laps of the gardens www.parkrun.org.uk/peckhamrye
Dulwich Park start is Queen Mary’s Gate on the south side of the park. This is the entrance on the South Circular (A205), Dulwich Common www.parkrun.org.uk/dulwich

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