Author: Around Dulwich

Peckham Sponsors Refugees Screening of Human Flow

‘When there is nowhere to go nowhere is home.’ Join Peckham Sponsors Refugees  on 11th June for an exclusive viewing of this highly acclaimed documentary and raise money to bring a refugee family to Peckham. Come up early for spectacular views across South London. Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. Human Flow is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice: from teeming refugee camps …

Call for aspiring photographers to capture the spirit of East Dulwich

A photo competition has been launched to celebrate everything that’s great about East Dulwich. Open to all ages and abilities, local residents and lovers of East Dulwich are invited to submit their favourite snaps along with up to 240 characters about why their photo captures the spirit of SE22. Up to 15 winning photos will be picked by an independent judging panel to form an outdoor exhibition this summer. The exhibition will be hosted on a route stretching from East Dulwich station down Lordship Lane. Entering the competition is quick and easy with four ways to submit a photo: Post it on Instagram, and include #MEandED @LoveEastD in the photo caption. Post the photo on the MEandED Facebook page and including #MEandED @LoveEastD in the photo caption Email the photo to eastdagroup@gmail.com Entries can also be posted or delivered in person to ED, 41 North Cross Road, East Dulwich, SE22 9ET. Sharing the love for East Dulwich is absolutely encouraged on social media using #MEandED and @LoveEastD, and the deadline for photo submissions is 5pm …

The Single Mums’ Mansion

Janet Hoggarth’s first adult novel, The Single Mums’ Mansion is based on her experiences of living communally as a single parent in East Dulwich. Amanda Wilkie unexpectedly finds herself alone with three children under five in a rambling Victorian house in London, after her husband walks out on them claiming he’s just ‘lost the love’, like one might carelessly lose a glove. A few months later, Amanda’s heavily pregnant friend, Ali, crashes into her kitchen announcing her partner is also about to abscond. Once Ali’s baby Grace is born, Amanda encourages them to move in. When Jacqui, a long-lost friend and fellow single mum, starts dropping by daily, the household is complete. Getting divorced is no walk in the park, but the three friends refuse to be defined by it. And, as they slowly emerge out of the wreckage like a trio of sequin-clad Gloria Gaynors singing ‘I Will Survive’, they realise that anything is possible. Even loving again… The Single Mums’ Mansion by Janet Hoggarth Publication Date: 1st June 2018 • Price £2.99 For all fans …

Shortlist announced for Dulwich Pavilion 2019

Dulwich Picture Gallery and the London Festival of Architecture have announced six shortlisted architectural practices to develop proposals for the second ‘Dulwich Pavilion’ – a temporary, outdoor visitor welcome and public events space within the historic grounds of Dulwich Picture Gallery. The practices will develop designs in response to a site-specific brief. An exhibition of the models will be on display at Dulwich Picture Gallery during the London Festival of Architecture from June – July 2018 as part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture. During June the public will have the chance to vote for their favourite design. The winning proposal will be revealed in July ahead of construction – subject to planning consent – at Dulwich Picture Gallery in time for the London Festival of Architecture in June 2019. The primary objective of the 2019 structure will be to offer visitors a refreshing welcome and orientation space to set the tone for their visit to the Gallery. The six shortlisted practices are: 1. Casswell Bank Architects www.casswellbank.com Casswell Bank Architects was founded in …

EDT Children’s Arts Festival

The East Dulwich Tavern in East Dulwich are hosting their second annual Children’s Festival, this time with a focus on the arts! Science Mania Presents… Professor Kaos Kitchen Chemistry (experiments to do at home!) This fast-moving science show gives you the chance to join in with all the stuff most mini mad scientists love to do. Kitchen chemistry shows you how to do all the cool experiments at home. You’ll also get the chance to electrocute your parents! For ages 5 to 10. Monday 28th @ 2pm and Wednesday 30th May @ 4pm. £7 for all 6FootStories presents… The Potato Puppet Playground Join interactive theatre vagabonds 6FootStories for a spud-tacular mash-up of arts, crafts and potato performances as they take you and your potato on an incredible improvised adventure story (potatoes provided!). Learn how to make a potato puppet and join the storytellers in the Potato Puppet Theatre! Recommended age : 3 – 11. Tuesday 29th @ 11am. £7 for all. Mad Etiquette presents… Captain Cauliflower and Marvin the Mischievous Moose Join the invincible Captain Cauliflower and his faithful companion Marvin on …