Author: Around Dulwich

Brockwell Lido hosts The Modern Movement, a festival of 20th century design 

Back again this year, The Modern Movement, south London’s prestigious, free festival celebrating 20th century design, is taking place on 4–5th May at Brockwell Lido, Herne Hill, London from 10.00am to 4.30pm. Admission Free. A range of specially selected dealers and architects, including Retro Barn, Dad Design, GP Lights & More, Da Silva Interiors and ID for London will be selling a stunning range of classic vintage furniture, jewellery and object d’art set against the back drop of the art deco Grade II listed lido building. The Modern Movement was started in May 2008 to bring together 20th century vintage furniture dealers to display interesting furniture in architectural surroundings. The main organiser of The Modern Movement is Moses Otunla, owner of the vintage furniture showroom, Bleu. Moses sources his stock from around the world and recent finds have included designs by Merrow & Associates, Saarinen, Alvar Alto, Finn Juhl, Fritz Hansen, Han Wegner, Charles & Ray Eames. Brockwell Lido, Brockwell Park, Dulwich Road, SE24 OPA Contact: themodernmovement@yahoo.co.uk or call 020 7274 3088

Crystal Palace Artists’ Open House

This Spring, the inaugural Crystal Palace Artists’ Open House will launch and give visitors access to more than 80 artists in their studios and local spaces for the first time. Covering the full spectrum of media – from painting, watercolour, sculpture, design, crafts, and photography – the event will celebrate the local creative community and put SE19 back on the map as a cultural destination for artists, collectors, Londoners and tourists alike. “Open House is a passionate free initiative that will give an amazing platform to the Crystal Palace artists. It will also offer visitors an exploration of hidden venues and off-the-beaten track studios. I’m thrilled to announce that 80 artists and artisans have already signed up. It will reveal Crystal Palace as an undiscovered creative gem.” Anna Jacobs, founder of The Crystal Palace’s Open House and exhibiting artist. “Drawing inspiration from luminaries such as painters Camille Pissarro and William White Warren who both visited the area in their lifetime and depicted local scenes and landscapes, this event will honour contemporary artists and activate exceptional sites.” …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – April events!

Exhibition Brick Wonders Until Sunday 27 October Discover amazing wonders from around the world made entirely from LEGO® bricks. From an ancient Egyptian pyramid to Old London Bridge, and from the natural wonder of a coral reef to the modern marvel of the international space station, travel through history and explore over 50 models made using half a million LEGO® bricks. Build your imagination at the interactive play areas, and don’t miss two special models of Horniman icons created especially for the show. Ticket prices:  Child £5; Adult £9: Family (up to 2 adults, 2 children) £20. Prices include voluntary 10% Gift Aid donation. Displays The Lore of the Land Until Sunday 2 June The first exhibition in our new arts space, The Studio, explores our deep-rooted relationship with the natural world. Artist Serena Korda has worked with a Collective of local community members to create a multi-sensory installation featuring ceramic artworks dispensing scents inspired by the Horniman Gardens, and a soundscape based on recordings of the chemical processes occurring in plants and trees. The …

The Dulwich Festival returns this May

The Dulwich Festival returns this May with its annual celebration of Art, Music, Theatre, Literature and Walks for all. In a time of uncertainty, this year’s theme is ‘Belonging’ and the community event has something to appeal for everyone aged 0-100 years! As always the Festival also celebrates the local artistic community with the ever-popular Artists’ Open House taking place across both weekends when over 200 artists invite the public into their homes and studios, providing a close up and personal dialogue and insight into their art. The Festival is also a celebration of the local history and architecture as local treasures such as the Dulwich Picture Gallery, Bell House, Dulwich College and Christ Chapel, amongst others, play host to the events. For music lovers, The Harlem Meer Cats are back! Recreating the music heard at the Cotton Club in the 1920’s and 30’s, these musicians play the great hits of Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway among others. The sounds are infectious, mysterious, seductive, at times menacing, yet always swinging! Dancers will be most welcome, …

Bring On Spring: Easter Wine Tasting Quiz

Two Spoons are pairing up with our friends at Clement & Black to kick off the long Easter weekend with an always-popular boozy quiz: eight wines and some delicious nibbles. And prizes! No wine knowledge required – just a few rounds of irreverent tasting and questions and a generous giveaway at the end. We give you guidance and top tasting tips along the way. You can come in a team, be teamed when you rock up, or go it alone – it’s totally up to you! Clement & Black tastings are always easy and chatty and you’ll learn a load throughout. Highest scorers will win a free ticket to upcoming tastings. No presh though. As they say, it’s the taking part that counts – and you come away with new tips and knowledge. Win win(e)! For £30 you get: Two Spoons cocktail on arrival Eight wines Top tips on how to taste Bread, cheese, charcuterie Relaxed chat and laughs Exclusive discounts and free case delivery in London Chance to win a bottle + free tasting ticket Bring On Spring: Easter Wine Tasting Quiz Thursday 18 April …