Author: Around Dulwich

The Herne Hill Free Film Festival Celebrates Its 5th Birthday

The Herne Hill Free Film Festival celebrates its 5th birthday with a month-long programme of screenings ranging from Hollywood blockbusters, documentary films and shorts by local filmmakers. The event runs from 28 April to 29 May 2017 across a range of venues around SE24, including iconic outdoor sites, local churches, schools, pubs, railways arches and a brewery. Dates – 28 April to 29 May 2017 Venues – various locations around Herne Hill, SE24 Price – all events are free. No booking required. Full programme available here. The fun-packed and diverse programme starts on 28th April with Roald Dahl’s BFG at Rosendale School, with a special Q&A session with the film’s star, award-winning actor Mark Rylance. On 26th May, this year’s most talked about film, La La Land, will be screened at the Herne Hill Velodrome. Moonlight, winner of the 2017 Oscar for Best Picture, will be lighting up the iconic Brockwell Lido on 13th May. A few hundred yards away, on 20th May, Gloria Gaynor and ABBA will be echoing around Brockwell Park courtesy of The …

Show And Tell present Kieran Hodgson: Maestro

In 2003 Kieran Hodgson heard the music of Gustav Mahler and decided to write a symphony. 13 years later, Kieran returns with a violin and a story about falling in love and attempting something far beyond your abilities. Following a sell-out tour and BBC Radio 4 adaptation of last year’s Lance, Hodgson returns with his second Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated smash-hit character comedy show. Edinburgh Comedy Award best show nominee – 2016 and 2015. Star of Radio 4’s Lance and seen in BBC2’s Upstart Crow and Dad’s Army: We’re Doomed. KIERAN HODGSON: MAESTRO at The MCT at Alleyn’s on May 5th 2017 at 8pm – bar open from 7.15pm. The MCT at Alleyn’s, Townley Road, Dulwich SE22 8SU. Box Office: mct.alleyns.org.uk or tel. 0208 557 1541. ‘A whip-smart, intensely personal paean to following one’s heart – in which the next big laugh is never more than a semiquaver away’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph ‘Hodgson’s ample narrative, comic and performing skills combine in perfect harmony’ ★★★★ The Guardian ‘This funny heartwarming show sends you out humming with happiness’ ★★★★ The Times www.showandtelluk.com / @show_and_tell

Horniman Museum & Gardens: April events

Library Open Day First Sunday of each month, 10.30am–5.30pm Browse our library collections and see some of the library treasures. Free, drop in. Nature Trail Welly Walk: Signs of Spring Saturday 22 April, 1.45–3.30pm Get your wellies on and join us for fun activities to explore spring life on the Horniman Nature Trail. Have a go at sweep-netting, tree-beating, identification and more to discover the insects, animals and plants that live there in the spring. Suitable for families with children aged 5+. Tickets: Adult £5, Child £3. Horniman Farmers’ Market Every Saturday, 9am – 1.30pm Visit the Horniman Farmers’ Market every Saturday to pick-up your weekly essentials direct from independent and local producers. Located in our glorious Gardens you will find stalls selling seasonal fruit and veg, artisan bread, organic meat and delicious hot food. We also have regular guest traders specialising in treats such as luxury chocolates, homemade jams and irresistible cakes. Free entry. Hear it Live! Tuesday 25 Apr, 3.30pm Join us in the Music Gallery to hear performances and talks based on our musical instrument …

Calling all local businesses

East Dulwich based charity Link Age Southwark is looking to partner with local businesses to support their work with older people in Southwark. These businesses will become Business Patrons of the vibrant charity, which has been working in Southwark for 23 years to combat loneliness and isolation among older people. The charity recruits volunteers from the local community to offer free services to people over 60, including over 20 activity groups, weekly befriending visits, a volunteer driving service and support for people living with dementia. Link Age Southwark currently has over 350 active volunteers supporting nearly 600 older people in the borough. By becoming a Business Patron, you will join a group of thriving local businesses supporting Link Age Southwark to the value of £500 a year. Your business will benefit from visibility in the borough and association with a local, community-based charity with a strong reputation of recruiting volunteers to support older people in the local area. Current Business Patron Lesley O’Mara, Managing Director of Michael O’Mara Books, says, “We’re very proud to support Link …

Local life coach lends support to Londoners looking for a better lifestyle

Becca Teers, 42 from East Dulwich, is the author of “Unlimited” a new book designed to help people take up positive habits that will help them achieve their dreams and aspirations. Teers, has worked as a holistic therapist in South London for more than 20 years, before launching her new business, Heathy Habits, centred on using hypnosis to help people implement positive change to their lives. Becca says, “Having worked within the health and beauty business for two decades I’ve met so many people with brilliant ideas but struggle to turn them into a reality. I found the psychology of why more people don’t pursue their passions fascinating and dedicated myself to helping people realise their potential. I became fascinated about what makes people successful and developed a series of seven habits that unpin to formula for self-improvement. Ultimately, I found that by adopting some small life style changes, you can make a hugely positive difference to your mindset and attitude, which is what Unlimited is all about – taking seven simple steps to help …