Author: Around Dulwich

What’s On at Dulwich Picture Gallery in July

Exhibitions & Displays Edward Bawden The British artist and designer Edward Bawden (1903–89) is today renowned for his monumental linocuts of Brighton Pier and other Victorian architecture, and for his witty designs for companies like Twinings and Fortnum & Mason. This will be the first major exhibition to look at every aspect of Bawden’s career, championing him as a fine artist while also demonstrating the wit and versatility of his design work.​ 23 May – 9 September 2018 Dulwich Pavilion 2019: The Shortlist Come and have your say on the six shortlisted designs for the 2019 Dulwich Pavilion. Models and visualisations of the proposed designs by young and emerging architects will be on display in the Gallery’s glass walkway throughout this year’s London Festival of Architecture, and visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite. 5 June – 22 July 2018   Gallery Lates By the Seaside 13 July, 6-10pm, £12; £10 Friends & Concessions Grab your bucket and spade for the alternative British summertime experience! Inspired by our Edward Bawden exhibition, we’re taking you on a trip to the seaside. …

The UK’s first open-air cinema for children launches in Dulwich Park this Summer

The Luna Cinema launches BRAND NEW outdoor cinema for kids running from July to September in six venues across the country. The programme includes screenings of family-friendly classics such as The Lion King and Aladdin, alongside this year’s blockbusters including Paddington 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming as well as musical phenomenon The Greatest Showman. Newly added to the Luna Kids schedule, the first ever outdoor screenings of The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. Luna Kids will utilise the highest definition outdoor screen in the country, meaning a crystal-clear picture even in full daylight. Going to the cinema with young children can be stressful; getting little people to sit still for over an hour, negotiating constant snack and toilet breaks whilst also trying to stay quiet can be tough. That is why this year the UK’s leading open air cinema company The Luna Cinema is launching Luna Kids Cinema, the UK’s first and only open-air cinema experience designed specifically for families and children of all ages. Over the summer holidays from 21st July, parents and …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – July events

World Gallery Now Open The World Gallery is a new permanent gallery which celebrates human creativity, imagination and adaptability, displaying over 3,000 extraordinary objects from the Horniman’s internationally important anthropology collection. Presented as a series of encounters with cultures from across the continents, the gallery gives visitors a glimpse into other ways of understanding the world. The displays include a beautiful camel saddle from North Africa, Chinese paper offerings, the prow of a Libyan refugee boat, a Native American tomahawk and a sword made of sharks’ teeth from Kiribati in the Central Pacific. These are complemented by new acquisitions and commissions, as well as sections on different ways of categorising objects and on the history of the Museum. The opening of the World Gallery is the culmination of a five-year project that has also involved the transformation of the gallery space to re-introduce daylight and capture the spirit of the original museum building. Shared World Summer Season 8 July – 2 September  This summer we celebrate the opening of our new World Gallery with a …

SE22 Councillors with James McAsh

Hi, I’m James McAsh: one of your new local councillors. As of May 3rd 2018 East Dulwich has been separated into two wards. Goose Green has three councillors, Victoria Olisa, Charlie Smith and myself, while Dulwich Hill has two, Maggie Browning and Jon Hartley. Your councillors represent you by raising issues on your behalf and by making sure that residents’ interests are prioritised in Southwark Council’s decision-making. Thank you to everyone who voted; it is an honour to represent such a vibrant community. And thank you, too, to Angela for inviting the five of us to continue the successful SE22 Councillors column. This month I want to highlight some of the issues raised with us on the campaign trail, and explain what we are doing about them. We want to hear your thoughts on them, and next month the Dulwich Hill councillors will do the same. Parking Parking is getting more difficult in many areas in East Dulwich, particularly around the train station and near Lordship Lane, and the question of Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ) …

Catford Vegan Festival

You can’t beet it! Catford is creating South East London’s first free and fully vegan all day festival on July 15th 2018! Catford Food Market is launching South East London’s first fully vegan all day festival on July 15th in collaboration with Plant Bass LDN. Together they are bringing you London’s finest plant based, ital, meat free and cruelty free street food, produce and craft food stalls in one place as Catford Vegan Festival. Veganism and plant based eating is currently the biggest lifestyle movement worldwide. Shoppers and traders at the monthly Catford Food Market have been asking each month for increased vegan offerings, so Catford Vegan Festival is planning to become an annual event. The festival will feature some of the Catford Food Market’s current vegan traders such as locally based jackfruit and seitan superstars The Nooch, ice cream supremos Black Mylk and purveyors of South East London’s best vegan cupcakes MissFlits Bakes Vegan. Traders confirmed to join them include Oh My Gulay, Renee’s Plant Powered Kitchen, Palace Culture, Terra Ferment and Bears Doughnuts with more stalls being …