Author: Around Dulwich

Bell House – December events

Tuesday 11th December: Surveying the Queen’s Pictures: Desmond Shawe-Taylor 7 – 9pm.  Join us as Desmond Shawe-Taylor (Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures) talks about his task of curating the largest private art collection ever assembled. Sunday 16th December: Christmas Cupcake Decorating Workshop 2 – 4pm. A fundraiser for an adult literacy project at Bell House, this cupcake decorating workshop is perfect for children aged 7+. Dawn Welton, an award winning cake designer, will teach the children six ways to festively adorn cupcakes. Children must be accompanied by an adult (who can assist in cake eating!) Tuesday 18th December: Finances for Students 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Are you terrified of checking your bank balance? Join this workshop with the Money Charity to learn how to manage your money so you feel confident enough to take control of your finances. Wednesday 19th December: Cooking for Students 2:30 – 5pm. Tired of pot noodles for dinner? Expand your repertoire in this workshop for quick, cheap and (most importantly) tasty meals. This course is aimed at those who have just left or are leaving home for study, but it …

The Last Word: Rev Raymond Baudon

I’m Rev Raymond Baudon and I’m the curate (which is kind of like a trainee vicar) at St John’s East Dulwich on Goose Green. I have only just moved to the area from north London but I’ve been working at St John’s since 1stJuly. What do you most value about the area you live in? The sense of community. So many times I’ve bumped into someone I know in the street and I love that. What one thing would you change? A tube station at the end of my street. What’s the one thing you couldn’t do without? I have a bit of an addiction to kitchen gadgets and I love my Kitchenaid mixer. I use it to make cakes for our Wednesday coffee morning. The most famous person you’ve seen or met? I did meet someone who looked familiar recently and when I found out he was an actor I asked if he’d been in anything recently. He replied that he’d been in “a little thing called Downton”. That’s when I recognized him! It …

Dulwich Hamlet Football Club – December news

Whilst the playing squad continues to try to find some consistency on the pitch, the team off the field have been continuously working hard over the past 9 months to get them back playing games at Champion Hill.  In early October an agreement with the current owners of the ground, Southwark council and Dulwich Hamlet was reached, resulting in the club being given a lease to return to its home in East Dulwich before Christmas. Joint Supporters’ Trust Chairs, Alex Atack and Duncan Chapman commenting on the clubs return “As we’re sure you are aware by now, the Club is looking forward to our return to Champion Hill next month.”  They continued, “Whilst we are obviously delighted that the Club is able to return to Champion Hill, we must acknowledge the months of hard work behind the scenes by so many people. First, Liam Hickey and Tom Cullen, who stepped up to become the Club’s Directors when we had to leave Champion Hill. Familiar faces to all who attend the matches, Liam and Tom took on …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – December events

Special Events Horniman Kids Sleepover Saturday 8 December, 7pm–10am Join us after hours for the Horniman’s first family sleepover. Come to the Museum once the public have left, and the Walrus is tucked up in bed, to explore the Horniman by night. Roll out your sleeping bag and camp out in the galleries, next to a dodo, or even a tiger. The evening will be full of fun activities and exciting exploration such as storytelling, crafts and trails. Please bear in mind that this will be a very exciting experience and be prepared that you may not get much sleep on the night! A light breakfast is included in the morning, plus hot drinks for adults. Horniman staff will be on site throughout the event. Ticket prices: Child ticket £60. Adult ticket £60. Every adult and child requires a ticket. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum of two adults per child booking.  Please see the website for full information. The Snow Queen Storytelling Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm – …

Christmas Pantomime returns to Dulwich

This Christmas the Dulwich Players return to St Barnabas Hall in Dulwich to perform “Jack & The Beanstalk” (or “Jacques & The Brexit Talks”), written by Dulwich resident John Hedley. Suitable for all ages, this is a traditional Christmas family pantomime with music, song and dance – and a highly topical dilemma: should the inhabitants of the village of Dull Itch stay in the Kingdom of Remainia, or will they be better off in Cloud Cuckoo Land, a country ruled by a fearsome but bumbling Giant named Boris? A magic beanstalk is the only link between the two realms. But will our hero Jack have the courage to climb the beanstalk? Will the good Fairy save him from the Wicked Witch’s cooking pot? Will Daisy the cow end up on the Giant’s barbecue? Will Jack manage to steal the Giant’s treasure and win the heart of Meghan, the beautiful American girl? The answers to these, and to many other questions you never ever thought of asking (oh, no you didn’t!) will be revealed in an evening of fun, fantasy and frolics. Date and Times: Thursday 20th December and Friday 21st December at 7.30pm Saturday 22nd December at 3.00pm and 7.00pm Sunday 23rd December at 3.00pm …