Author: Around Dulwich

Pub in the Park 2020 tickets on sale now!

Dulwich Park – 3-5 July 2020 Highly anticipated food and music festival Pub in the Park has released its pre-sale tickets. Tom Kerridge and his chef pals will be bringing tasty dishes and great live music to eight locations across the UK, including two new venues for 2020, for a relaxed and intimate gathering; supporting and celebrating local talent, as well as presenting some of the biggest names in food and music. At each venue, there’ll be Michelin-starred and award-winning pubs and restaurants serving tasting dishes showing their signature style. Every event will celebrate the very best food the country has to offer, combined with fantastic live music, chef demonstrations, top quality shopping and other festival fun. A whole host of super-star chefs will be anchoring the festivals over the summer including the UK’s favourite pub proprietor, Tom Kerridge; hosting Marlow, Dulwich, St Albans and Bath, incredible chef Paul Ainsworth hosting Warwick, Master Chef judge Marcus Wareing hosting Chiswick, and celebrity chef James Martin hosting; Tunbridge Wells, Chichester and joining Tom Kerridge at Bath. As …

Concordia Chamber Choir Spring Concert: The Venetian Masters

For this special Spring Concert, Concordia would like to take you on a musical magic carpet to Venice.  Beyond the beauty and history of its churches and palazzos, its canals, bridges and piazzas, this unique city also became known, in its golden age, as ‘The Republic of Music’. The roll-call of composers, either born in or who gravitated there, stretches from the late Renaissance through the early Baroque of the 17th century to its zenith in the 18th. These geniuses include Giovanni Gabrieli, Claudio Monteverdi, Heinrich Schutz and Antonio Vivaldi. All of these will be represented on our programme, carefully chosen to bring you a glorious taste of musica Veneziana. So we do hope you’ll steer your gondola towards Upper Norwood and join us for another superb concert from one of south London’s most prestigious amateur choirs. The performance is at 7.30pm on Saturday, 21st March at St. John the Evangelist, 2 Sylvan Rd, SE19 2RX. Tickets cost £14 at the door, or £13 in advance online from www.concordiachamberchoir.co.uk. Concessions (students and those on means tested benefits) half price.  Remember …

Partnerships between state and independent schools celebrated in parliament

Dr Joe Spence, Master of Dulwich College and Co-Director of the Southwark Schools Learning Partnership, and Morgan Haines, Headteacher of City Heights E-ACT academy, the College’s educational partner, joined ministers, shadow ministers, MPs and peers in the House of Commons this week to celebrate the thousands of successful partnership projects taking place between state and independent schools across the UK. The ‘Celebrating Partnerships’ event, hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Independent Education on Tuesday 11 February, recognised the diverse range of ways in which schools from different sectors work together to create learning and development opportunities for all pupils and staff involved. Projects include subject support in Maths, Science and MFL (Modern Foreign Languages); teacher training; the promotion of sporting and cultural projects between schools; and careers and higher education workshops and advice. Speakers at the event included Lord Agnew, parliamentary under-secretary of state for the school system; Layla Moran, education spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats; Andrew Lewer MBE MP, chairman of the APPG on Independent Education; and Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent …

Village Books – March events!

Tuesday 24 March: Falastin – A Cookbook by Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley. Join Village Books and Alleyn’s School Enterprise for a culinary evening with authors Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley who will be discussing their new book Falastin Travelling through Bethlehem, East Jerusalem, Nablus, Haifa, Akka, Nazareth, Galilee and the West Bank, Sami and Tara invite you to experience and enjoy unparalleled access to Sami’s homeland. So get ready to laden your table with the most delicious of foods – from abundant salads, soups and wholesome grains to fluffy breads, easy one-pot dishes and perfumed sweet treats. Sami and Tara are the co-authors of Jerusalem and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, and Ottolenghi SIMPLE. 7.30pm. The Lower School Atrium, Alleyn’s School, Townley Road, East Dulwich, SE22 8SU £10/£8 Copies of Falastin will be on sale on the night for £20 (RRP £28). Tickets here: mct.alleyns.org.uk/page.aspx?id=273 Sunday 1 March: Robin Stevens – Murder Most Unladylike Village Books and James Allen’s Girls’ School are delighted to welcome bestselling children’s author Robin Stevens back to Dulwich! Robin will be talking about her bestselling series Murder Most Unladylike including her new book Top Marks For Murder. Robin will …

Plastic Free East Dulwich – Monthly Community Clean

Plastic Free East Dulwich are a group of passionate local people working to make East Dulwich a Plastic Free Community through the Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Community programme. Please join them for a monthly community clean on Sunday 23rd February. Meet at 11am at Goose Green – all equipment will be provided. Visit www.plasticfreeeastdulwich.org or follow @plasticfreeeastdulwich on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.