Author: Around Dulwich

Dulwich Picture Gallery – December 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. The Private Made Public: Jacopo Bassano, The Adoration of Kings 10 Oct 2017 – 21 Jan 2018 Usually accessible by appointment only at Burghley House in Lincolnshire, this dazzling renaissance treasure is given the spotlight. Christmas Moomin Winter Weekend  15 – 17 Dec In celebration of our Tove Jansson exhibition, join us for a wintry weekend of Moomin-themed adventures and explore the wisdom and wonder of Jansson’s most celebrated characters. A Moomin Winter’s Eve 15 Dec, 6 – 10pm, £15.50 Standard, £12.50 Friends / Concessions Enjoy talks, workshops and more exploring the magical tales of Moominvalley. Moomins and the Comet (Live Re-Score} 15 Dec, 10 – 11.30pm, £8 Join us for an exclusive screening and live re-score of the cult 1983 stop-motion animation The Moomins and the …

Dulwich Hamlet Football Club – December news

With the team sitting comfortably at the top of the league, Dulwich Hamlet has entered a period of uncertainty. For those who are not aware, the operators of the Football Club and owners of Champion Hill (Meadow Residential) announced the withdrawal of all financial assistance to the football club. They have handed back responsibility and payment of the players and staff to the Club’s owner, Nick McCormack. This action potentially threatens the Club’s ability to compete at a level which matches the ambition and the Trust Board has been working hard, alongside the Football Committee, to find a solution. However, this has been made harder by the fact that key information, and clarity on the situation, has not been forthcoming (at the time of writing). We will continue to work hard and try our best to reach a positive outcome for club, its’ supporters and the local community. What has become clear since this announcement from the Dulwich Hamlet’s Football Club Committee, and the local and national media attention that followed, is just how much …

Five top tips for the perfect fragranced door or table wreath

by Jessica Walker – home-made Before getting started, take a few moments to think about your scheme. Decide on your foliage, decorations and ribbon. I have used scented pinecone to add fragrance. You will need: A wreath base, available from florists and craft shops A spool of wire, and stick wire, as above A pair of secateurs or sharp scissors Moss Evergreen foliage – a selection. Available from florists, but also have a look around your garden. Fir cones – mine have been scented, with cinnamon, orange, cedar and myrrh to add a unique touch. and are available from Two cones, at Scotch Meats West Dulwich. Ribbon – optional Pillar candles – optional Step 1 Your masterpiece, like all formidable constructions will need to be structurally sound. Do not rush this stage. Arrange your moss around your wreath base. Then take the spool of wire and attach the end to the base. Wind the wire around the moss firmly to secure it to the base. Work around for a nice even circle. Step 2 Cut your …

Dulwich hockey players get training from Olympic gold medallist

Olympic hockey star Hollie Webb gave students at James Allen’s Girls’ School an insight to how she reached the pinnacle of her sport before taking to the pitch with the school squads. Hollie, who scored the Gold medal winning penalty in the final against The Netherlands at the Rio Olympics spent yesterday in East Dulwich to pass on some of her skills to hockey stars of the future.  At the start of the day she spoke to all students at assembly where she talked about her journey to Rio 2016 and the ethos of the Team GB Hockey team that led them to gold medal glory. She spent the rest of the day on the astro turf, putting the school’s hockey squads through their paces with some of Team GB’s training drills. The girls also had the chance to ask about her experience in Rio and get her tips on how to reach the highest level in the sport. At the end of each training session, Hollie rewarded the players for their hard work by …

Holocaust survivor talks to Dulwich schoolgirls about challenging hate and prejudice

On Wednesday, students from James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS) heard the moving testimony of Holocaust survivor Freda Wineman who also gave her message of hope for eliminating intolerance. Freda Wineman, 94, spoke to the students about her ordeal of being captured by the Nazis and held in four concentration camps, including Auschwitz where her mother and brother were sent straight to the gas chamber. Mrs Wineman told how she was selected to work, sorting through the belongings of those who had been murdered, then later being forced to dig trenches for mass graves. The students then heard how she was transferred to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp where she suffered illness and starvation in the appalling conditions as well as abuse by the guards. She explained how the lessons of the Holocaust are still relevant today: “We need to understand what happened. To see the underlying causes of hatred and to learn from them. My hope and prayer is that telling our stories will strengthen you, especially the young people, to challenge prejudice wherever it raises its ugly …