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Around Dulwich – August news!

Is today Thursday or Saturday? I’m already at that point in the school summer holidays where every day feels like a weekend and my kid expects me to treat every day like one too! Except, I’m working from home so I have booked him into cricket camp for a few days and a Take Flight filmmaking workshop, which sounds awesome! I think he was hoping for unlimited screen time and pizza for breakfast so there has been a large amount of eye-rolling, emotional outbursts and thoughts of running away. And, that’s just me!

I’m also going to camp out at my parent’s house for a week and by ‘camp out’ I mean to have a room with a whole double bed to myself, where I will be regularly offered food and Aperol Spritz. Childcare is even thrown in for free! It will be like going on a spa break.

We will be jetting off to Spain towards the end of the month, but until then I’m looking forward to a little summer staycation in and around Dulwich.

You can get a taste of Cornwall without leaving SE22! Laura Hepworth and Katie Iacovou will be exhibiting at the Jeannie Avent Gallery on North Cross Road. The exhibition is called ‘Land Over Sea’ and will run for two weeks from 31st July – 14th August. Laura and Katie will be exhibiting a range of ceramics and paintings and all the work you see has been inspired by the Cornish landscape.

Green Rooms Market is returning to Peckham Springs during the late Summer bank holiday (25 August) for a day of plant shopping, workshops, live music, food and drinks.

The Friends of Peckham Rye Park are hosting a summer fair and dog show (1 September) on the common opposite Barry Road with lots of fun activities for the whole family.

Join Link Age Southwark for the final open garden event of the season in a unique Court Lane garden with winding paths. Pop into 125 Court Lane between 2-5pm (8 September).

See the award-winning one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag broadcast live to East Dulwich Picturehouse from London’s West End (12 September). I have watched season 2 of the TV series twice and don’t feel at all embarrassed to admit I’ll probably go in for a third time… “His arms! His neck!”

SoLo Craft Fair will be back in the heart of Dulwich Village next month (28 September) with 60 talented traders selling everything from jewellery to beauty products to homeware.

Next month, when I will have only just about unpacked my leopard print beach towels (thank you M&S for these beauties), I will be among the hoard of parents with children starting in Year 6 to visit our local secondary schools open mornings. If Year 6 feels like it’s come around quickly, then I can’t imagine how much of a head wreck Year 7 is going to be!

If you see me sitting outside Franklins sobbing into a large glass of rosé, then you’ll know why.

Wishing you all a very happy and sunny summer. See you on the other side!

Details of all local events, children’s activities and holiday summer clubs can be found on our events page and Instagram @arounddulwich.