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Dulwich Picture Gallery – October events!

Exhibitions & Displays Rembrandt’s Light Until 2 February Experience a cinematic retelling of the Dutch Master’s pivotal years… An enduring storyteller; a master of light – Rembrandt is one of the greatest painters who ever lived. This landmark exhibition celebrates 350 years since his death with 35 of his iconic paintings, etchings and drawings, including major international loans from The Louvre and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. Unlocking Paintings: Artists in Amsterdam Until 12 January 2020 Included in Gallery admission A new display that explores Amsterdam during the 17th century, when it became the new economic superpower in Europe, providing a wealth of opportunities for young painters to make their mark. This display explores the personal stories of key artists from our Collection; including works by Meindert Hobbema, Jacob van Ruisdael and Willem van de Velde II. Explores tales of invention, ingenuity, fortune and loss, all against the backdrop of an ambitious, fast-moving city. Lectures & Talks Contextual Lecture: Ageing Brains, Culture and Lifestyle 15 October 10.30am, Linbury Room £12 adults; £10 Friends & concessions With Professor Paul Camic. …

Bell House – October events

Master the Fundamentals of Instagram – Saturday 12th October Learn the basic steps to creating great posts for Instagram during this hands on course run by local photographer Sara Lloyd. Find out how to take effective photographs, how to post them on instagram, and how to make use of the app to edit them. How to Write Personal Stories – Saturday 12th October Come and learn to tell your own story with Maggie Smith. Whether you have begun writing and need a space to develop ideas, or want to start but have no idea where to begin, this day course will give you the space and time to spur you on. Cooking Course: How to Cook Plant Based Meals – Sunday 13th October Learn how to cook simple tasty plant based meals with Zita Steyn, using vegetables from the Bell House kitchen garden. Her Lost Language: The Power of Voice – Thursday 24th October An evening of inspiring poetry and conversation about British BAME history, including the launch of Jenny Mitchell’s new collection ‘Her Lost Language’. Gardening Sessions  We have two …

Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Herne Hill Welcomes Refugees is a Community Sponsorship Group that welcomed a family from Iraq in December 2018. We have been featured by The Economist and Reuters and won the award for Best New Community Sponsorship Group 2018. We have decided to apply to the Home Office to welcome a second family in early 2020 and need to raise funds to support the application. Join us at this fundraising event on Sunday 13th October 2019 from 3-6pm to boost our efforts to sponsor the new family and to learn about the positive impact of community support for refugees worldwide. The Wine Tasting Like refugees, grapes cross national boundaries and establish new lives for themselves. Many flourish and become more successful in their new country. Others may be natives in their own country that you have yet to meet and some reinvent themselves. The guided tasting of 6 wines will be led by Helen Foster of Wandering Vine. There will be sparkling wine upon arrival, two white wines, two red wines and a dessert wine with cake …

The Dulwich Players present The Rover by Aphra Behn

King Charles II is in exile, and his supporters have fled Puritan England for sunnier, more entertaining climes. As the lads exhibit some 17th century ‘Brits Abroad’ behaviour, Hellena, ‘a gay young woman designed for a nun’, is convincing her sisters and cousins that they too should take the opportunity to disguise themselves in masquerade and explore the world of sex and romance. Love and lust, wealth and wit all intermingle in a libertine world tinged with danger as noblewomen Hellena and Florinda escape the confines of the lives set out for them since birth to experience the freedom of the streets. But with freedom comes risk; as is still the case today, male attitudes towards women can lead to a passionate kiss, terrible abuse or anything in between. Written by England’s first female playwright ‘forced to write for bread and not be ashamed to own it’, Aphra Behn’s most successful play continues to hold a mirror up to our society today, 350 years after it first took to the stage. Through a cast of …

Personal drawings by Rembrandt to travel outside of The Netherlands for the first time for Dulwich Picture Gallery exhibition

A book containing two personal entries by Rembrandt will travel outside of the Netherlands for the first time since its creation in 1652, as part of Dulwich Picture Gallery’s forthcoming exhibition, Rembrandt’s Light (4 October 2019 – 2 February 2020). The Album Amicorum (‘Friendship Book’) of Rembrandt’s influential friend and patron, Jan Six (1618-1700), will be displayed on the page showing the intricate drawing, Minerva in her Study, 1652 (Collectie Six, Amsterdam). This and Homer Reciting Verses (two pages earlier) are the only known drawings that Rembrandt dedicated to someone and will be loaned to the Gallery by a direct descendant of Jan Six. Rembrandt and Jan Six were in closest contact from the early 1640s to early 1660s and this completed work of art was made to be looked at by the magistrate and his acquaintances. Rembrandt’s use of light in the piece draws out the symbolism of the Roman goddess’s attributes, while simultaneously flattering Six, who, like Minerva, was a protector of culture and learning. Marking the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death (1669), …