Author: Around Dulwich

Horniman Museum and Gardens – July events!

Exhibitions and Displays  My Model City 6 July-1 September 2019 My Model City, my dream today, our dreams tomorrow. What might the city of the future look like? And whose ideas, needs and dreams should shape it? My Model Citywill become the testing ground for a new vision of urban life, explored through an installation created by young people from Peckham Platform and the Horniman, in collaboration with muf architecture/art. Free. Grasslands Garden Now open Wander through wild landscapes in the Grasslands Garden, featuring spectacular plants from North American prairie and South African grasslands. Celebrating critically threatened wild landscapes, the garden includes beautiful summer-flowering species such as yellow coneflowers, sword lilies and summer hyacinths. Linked to the World Gallery, the naturalistic planting scheme was devised by Olympic Park designer James Hitchmough. Free. Sunken Garden Brick Wonders-themed display Flowering June to September The summer bedding display in the Sunken Garden features lobelia, carex, petunias and marigolds in six colours, planted in rectangular and square blocks inspired by the LEGO® bricksin the Brick Wonders exhibition. Free. Special Events Plonk Crazy …

Dulwich Picture Gallery – July events

Exhibitions & Displays Pisarro in Dulwich Until 4 August To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Dulwich College, Dulwich Picture Gallery is hosting a special display focusing on Camille Pissarro’s view of the school’s main building, painted in 1871. A special loan from the Fondation Bemberg, Toulouse, the work returns to Dulwich for the first time since it was painted. Dulwich Pavilion 2019: The Colour Palace The Colour Palace has been unveiled as the second edition of the Dulwich Pavilion. The outcome of an open design competition organised by the Gallery and the London Festival of Architecture, The Colour Palace is a vibrant new addition for summer 2019 at Dulwich Picture Gallery, with a full programme of events planned. Pavilion Supper Club: The Gathered Table by Ollie Dabbous 3 July & 18 September, arrival 7pm, dinner served at 8pm £80; includes 5 courses tasting menu and drinks (see menu) Pavilion Art Tasters 5 July – 16 August, Fridays, 6-10pm, £5 Bring friends and soak up the atmosphere with drop-in art-making and drinks in …

Education news: Adventures in the Great Outdoors

Richard Alldrick, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Co-ordinator at Alleyn’s, tells us how to help our children get the benefits of being outdoors. Having seen countless children through their Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards over the last 20 years, Richard is a keen advocate of the scheme. Apart from its focus on volunteering and skills, it also gets young people into the great outdoors, which is especially valuable and healthy for our London-based children. We all know that getting active and being outside is good for our physical and mental health and many parents are keen to reduce screen time and encourage socialising – away from social media. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme is run by many schools and youth groups but there are plenty of other ways to get your child active outdoors – and the great news is that many of them are low-cost orfree. Get them while they are young Young children generally gravitate to all things natural. You can nurture this innate interest from a young age, with …

Bell House – July events!

An Introduction to Film and TV Drama Production – Saturday 20th July, 10am If you are interested in the screen production industry, this course will help you discover how to transfer existing skills or interests, and the opportunities in the world of film and TV production.   How to Make Norimaki Sushi – Sunday 21st July, 4pm  Learn how to make norimaki sushi from scratch in the Bell House kitchen with Zita Steyn, author of Good Better Green. Volunteering opportunity – Can you teach sewing with us?  Bell House is led by volunteers, and volunteers lead many of our courses. We are looking for a volunteer to start sewing courses at Bell House. Bell House have sewing machines – we just need someone with the passion to share their skills! If you would be able to help us, and would like to find out more, please email info@bellhouse.co.uk.

Mums against plastic baby-wipes craftivist group

  Mums against plastic baby-wipes is a local group of mums who are protesting against plastic baby-wipes. They meet every week at Aneto café to embroider messages onto wipes*. These are sent to politicians asking for wet wipes to be considered as a single use plastic as they are made from polyester. They have embroidered them into a beautiful quilt which they take on marches. 1 in 3 wipes get flushed down the toilet 93% of fatbergs are wipes 200 years to biodegrade 300% increase of wipes found in rivers and seas in the last 10 years The craftivist group was started by art activist Kath Lovett (www.kathlovett.com) who used wet wipes for 6 years on her two children before realising they were made from polyester. Like most parents she was worried about the future of the planet for her children. She has also made a series of garments from wipes. This is a gentle form of activism based on community building and support for parents. If you are interested in knowing more about this community …