Author: Around Dulwich

Swing Dance Classes at Aquarius Golf Club, SE22

Warm up for winter with this fun 5-week introduction to the vibrant jazz dances of the 1920s-1940s. Learn how to dance the Big Apple, Charleston & Lindy Hop dance styles and be part of a fun, friendly and growing SE London Swing Dance scene. Build skills and confidence to dance in a group, on your own or with a partner to a range of jazz band music. During the course you will learn a brief history of the dance styles, basic footwork and steps, posture and co-ordination, and simple (but impressive!) routines. No partner needed. Beginners welcome. The course will be taught by local resident Wendy Steatham. Wendy is a professional dance artist whose career has included roles as a performer, choreographer, teacher and movement director. In 2011-2012 Wendy worked as Mass Movement Choreographer on all four Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. She co-led the audition and rehearsal process, training the cast for the Ceremonies and directing the large-scale cast rehearsals, including the NHS ‘Swing Out Sister’ sequence in Danny …

Dulwich Hamlet FC – October news

The start of the season has seen a mixed bag of results for the team in the league and they currently sit mid-table. However at this stage of the season a few wins in a row would see them hit the play-off places, a position we hope to be in (at the very least) at the end of the season.  At the time of writing Dulwich are due to play Slough away in the 2nd Round Qualifying of this seasons FA Cup. The club has not appeared in the 1st Round of this completion since 1998-99 when the team lost out to Southport 1-0, let’s hope that this is the year we reach the 1st Round for the first time in 19 years! Non League Day 2017 This year the fixture computer has been kind to us and gifted us a home fixture on Non League Day which this year is taking place on Saturday 7th October. We will be playing Needham Market and once again the Club is operating a ‘pay what you like’ policy at the turnstiles. …

It’s the Mozart Requiem!

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the Mozart Requiem is one of the masterpieces of choral music.  The mysterious circumstances of its creation are still debated by scholars, but its overwhelming beauty and unforgettable impact on the listener are beyond dispute. The Concordia Chamber Choir is proud to be performing it as the centrepiece of their autumn concert to which they welcome The South Circular Orchestra. Also on the programme are three exquisite Rossini motets while their orchestral guests will be playing one of Bach’s stirring Brandenburg Concertos, which are among the finest works of the Baroque. It will be a magnificent evening of music. The performance is at 7:30 pm on Saturday 11th November 2017 at All Saints’ Church, Lovelace Rd, SE21 8JY. Tickets cost £12 at the door, or £11 in advance from Concessions (students and those on means tested benefits) half price. SaveSave

Horniman World Gallery Crowdfunding Appeal

Some of you may have seen the scaffolding around the Horniman or noticed that there are a couple of galleries closed. The Horniman team has been working on developing a new World Gallery, celebrating what it means to be human. It will include more than 3,000 objects from around the world, works of art and fun things to touch, play with and even smell. The World Gallery will be a place of inspiration for visitors of all ages and will promote tolerance, respect and empathy. Thank you to so many of you who have already supported and shared the World Gallery crowdfunding appeal. It’s got off to a great start but the Horniman still really needs your help to make this a success! Please share the link with all your friends, family, neighbours and everyone you know who loves visiting, and help the Horniman reach the target of £30,000.   SaveSave

Dulwich Picture Gallery – October events

Exhibitions Tove Jansson: 25 October 2017 – 28 January 2018 The first UK retrospective of one of the most celebrated illustrators of the 20th century, Tove Jansson (1914–2001). Known internationally as the creator of the Moomin characters and books, Jansson’s broader output of graphic illustrations and paintings are relatively unseen outside her home country of Finland. Sargent: The Watercolours: Until 8 October 2017 The first UK show in nearly 100 years devoted to watercolours by the American artist, John Singer Sargent (1856–1925). This exhibition brings together over 80 watercolours to reveal Sargent’s idiosyncratic view of the world and the scale of his achievement. The Private Made Public: Antonio de Pereda, until 8 October 2017 On display is Antonio de Pereda’s Two Figures at a Table with Kitchen Utensils (1631-1678), on loan from Penrhyn Castle (National Trust). A contemporary of Velázquez, Pereda is one of the finest still-life painters of the Spanish Golden Age and his Kitchen Scene is filled with exquisite details, which visitors will be able to explore at close quarters. Special Events Gallery Lates: 6–10pm, £12 Standard, £10 Concessions and Friends Every month we’re bringing you specially themed …