Author: Around Dulwich

Dulwich Picture Gallery – November events!

Exhibitions & Displays Rembrandt’s Light Until 2 February Experience a cinematic retelling of the Dutch Master’s pivotal years… An enduring storyteller; a master of light – Rembrandt is one of the greatest painters who ever lived. This landmark exhibition celebrates 350 years since his death with 35 of his iconic paintings, etchings and drawings, including major international loans from The Louvre and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. Unlocking Paintings: Artists in Amsterdam Until 12 January 2020 Included in Gallery admission. This display explores the city of Amsterdam during the 17th century, when it became the new economic superpower in Europe, providing a wealth of opportunities for young painters to make their mark. Discover personal stories from key artists in our Collection; including works by Meindert Hobbema, Jacob van Ruisdael and Willem van de Velde II, from tales of invention and ingenuity to fortune and loss, all against the backdrop of an ambitious, fast-moving city. Lectures & Talks Panel Discussion: Women in the Arts 12 November, 7pm £12 adults; £10 Friends & concessions. Despite a majority female workforce, key leadership roles …

St Christopher’s Christmas Market

St Christopher’s Hospice presents their Christmas Market on Saturday 16th November, which will be at the Kingsdale Foundation School, Alleyn Park, Dulwich. From 11am until 4pm, there will be festive fun for all the family; with a bouncy castle and lucky dips for the kids, while parents can relax at the prosecco and gin bar. Stocking up for Christmas has never been this easy. The Christmas Market will host stalls selling baked goods, locally produced wine, craft beer, a range of cheeses and cured meats and even jars of honey from a local beekeeper. Beyond the food stalls, visitors can browse the wide selection of make up and perfumes, handmade soaps, jewellery and much more. Jo Mowbray, Community Fundraiser at St Christopher’s says, “This year we’re proud to be holding the Christmas Market at a new location in the heart of our community. We’re welcoming in a maker’s market of local craftspeople to celebrate what our community has to offer.” After ticking a few items off the Christmas list and enjoying the vast array of …

Bell House – November events!

A-Z Embroidery Sampler Workshop, Saturday 9th November Learn and practice six embroidery stitches and be introduced to the complete alphabet of stitches, to start working on your own colourful linen sampler. Fulfilling your potential: How to foster a growth mindset, Tuesday 12th November Learn strategies for developing a growth mindset at this workshop with Tracy from Happy Life – Mental Health Awareness and Well-being Consultant. Imagine a world at ease with dementia, Thursday 14th November Michael Verde, an advisor to St Christopher’s, will be discussing a different way of thinking about dementia, in which people with dementia feel connected and valued. How to have a vegetarian Christmas, Sunday 17th November Do you have vegetarian family joining you for Christmas dinner? Learn how to make five vegetarian festive mains. Journal Writing for New Parents, Tuesday 19th November A free event exploring the experience of new parenthood through the therapeutic tool of writing. There will be time to talk, write down ideas, and share stories. Talking Menopause with the Experts, Wednesday 20th November Myth-busting, educating and empowering women to make informed choices about …

The Dulwich Literary Festival Returns!

The Dulwich Literary Festival returns 6th -13th November with an unmissable week of events featuring the internationally bestselling author of Wild Swans Jung Chang, Booker Prize-winning writer Howard Jacobson, TV presenter and children’s author Konnie Huq, and the sensational author behind BBC hit series Apple Tree Yard, Louise Doughty. A highlight of the London literary calendar, this year’s festival will take place at Dulwich College, the festival’s venue partner, and Dulwich Books, opening with an enlightening event on ‘mudlarking’ with Lara Maiklem. Lara will uncover a new history of the old city through 15 years of findings from the banks of the River Thames. Classicist, stand-up comedian & Radio 4 broadcaster Natalie Haynes will kick start the main weekend with a Friday night foray into the women myths forgot as she discusses her new book A Thousand Ships, a retelling of the Trojan War from an all-female perspective. By giving voices to the women the myths forgot, Natalie brings new life to these ancient tales. The weekend will also include an opportunity to hear acclaimed …

An Evening With Brahms and Schumann

For their autumn concert, the Concordia Chamber Choir brings you a unique programme devoted largely to the work of Johannes Brahms, one of the great composers of the 19th century Romantic Period. The centrepiece is the magisterial German Requiem. Originally written to be performed with a full orchestra, Brahms later prepared this version for soloists, chorus and two pianists with a single piano. Yet instead of diminishing its impact, it is, if anything, enhanced, allowing the voices full rein to soar and capture the intensity of the music. The soloists will be Helen Meyerhoff and Alex Jones. In addition, they will also bring you songs from Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben sung by Helen Meyerhoff, accompanied by Luis Parés and, not least, the stunningly beautiful Brahms Geistliche’s Lied, a ‘spiritual song’ whose mood anticipates the great Requiem itself and whose lyrics contain the line ‘let no sad thought oppress thee.’ The performance is at 7.30pm on Saturday 23rd November at All Saints’ Church, Lovelace Road, SE21 8JY. Tickets cost £14 at the door, or £13 in …