Author: Around Dulwich

The warmth of Spain arrives in Dulwich 

Cancion Gitana present their Flamenco spectacular Al-Andalus at St Barnabas Parish Hall, 23 Dulwich Village, on 29th February at 7.45pm (doors at 7.15pm). Al-Andalus journeys through the history and the culture of the most important Flamenco cities of sothern Spain in a 75 minute spectacular which re-creates the stunning heat, the riotous colours, the joys, the tragedies and the passions of Andalucia in Dulwich Village. Choreographed by respected Flamenco dancer & teacher Helena “La Leyenda “ ( Sadlers Wells, BBC TV, Channel 4, Duende Flamenco ) the 75 minute spectacular is an artistic creation of a multi talented international company of dancers, guitarist, singer & narrator, with principal dancer Helena, the voice & poetic skills of the multi talented Rosario Serrano (Ballet Rambert, Duende Flamenco Company) from Madrid, stylish dancer Varina Verdin, the ethereal voice of the legendary Andalucian cante jondo singer Fernando Reyes & the musical arrangements & passionate Flamenco guitar of Tomas de Cordoba. In a 75 minute spectacular with many costume changes, narrations & dramatic poetry in Spanish and English, slide projections …

Author events at Carnegie Library

A Marvellous Party with author Ian Elmslie (LGBT History Month) “Join the party and tuck into a cornucopia of ticklish memoirs, celebrating fifty glorious years of legalised love, and starring some unforgettable meetings with pionqueers, and personal heroes, heroines and icons from the world of entertainment.” Tuesday 11th February at Carnegie Library, Herne Hill Road, SE24 0AG. Free event organised by The Friends of Carnegie Library, welcoming tea and coffee from 6.30pm.

Plastic Free East Dulwich

Plastic Free East Dulwich are holding their next event at the Lordship Pub on Thursday 23rd January, 7pm. It’ll be a jam-packed talk so make sure you join! The folks at Veolia will be talking about the great work they do in helping to drive the UK towards a circular economy with their waste, water & energy services. Plastic Free East Dulwich will also be speaking about the work they do to free our community of plastic. It’s the time for new year’s resolutions, and if you’ve made it yours to cut down on plastic this year, make sure you come along to hear tips on how to achieve this. The event will be free – you can get a ticket on the Eventbrite or Facebook links below, or just turn up and bring your friends and families! PFED Eventbrite Ticket Page PFED Facebook Event Page

Jack & The Bean Stalk

Pirate Productions return to present their ninth Pantomime at St Augustine’s that have proved extremely popular and hugely entertaining for all ages. Thanks to the generosity of a professional cast, all ticket monies will go to charity. Over the last eight years £52,000 has been raised to support the church and charities such as Croydon Night Watch, St Christopher’s Hospice, Carry The Future and ALD. St Augustine’s is a beautiful church. It is also in a beautiful location on top of One Tree Hill. On Saturday 25th January there will be two performances, one at 3.30pm and one at 7.30pm and on Sunday 26th there will be one performance at 3.30pm. Jack & the Beanstalk St Augustine’s Church, Honor Oak Park London SE23 3LE Tickets £12.50. Children and concessions £9. Tickets available here.

Selce: bringing some sunshine to South East London

Camilla Berens, chair of South East London Community Energy, explains how a mixture of people power and sunlight is creating a new kind of organisation. London needs more clean, green renewable energy and the Selce co-operative is helping to speed up the transition. Five years ago a group of local people came together with a common vision. All of us wanted to take action on climate change and we agreed that the best place to start was in our own back yard. Today, South East London Community Energy is starting to make a real difference. So far, we’ve raised over £500,000 and we’ve used this money to install solar arrays on seven local primary schools. We’re currently on target to provide four further arrays for a church, two co-operatively-run leisure centres and pioneering moon sculpture. The way we raise our money is through ‘community share offers’; a method that ensures everyone benefits. You can find more details about how Selce’s community share offers work at: People-powered solar energy Here’s how it works. Anyone who …