Author: Around Dulwich

Celebrating actor Richard Burbage 400 years after his death

Exit Burbage – The Perfect Epitaph Celebrating actor Richard Burbage 400 years after his death Shakespeare wrote giant tragic roles for Burbage – he was the best, most popular actor of his time. The 13th March 2019 sees the 400th anniversary of his death and the residents of Burbage Road, Dulwich, are following in his footsteps, with among other events, a walk (setting off from his resting place in St Leonards Church) commemorating his epic removal of  ‘The Theatre’ from Shoreditch to Bankside, rebuilding it as the Globe Theatre. Louise Wood, Chair of the Burbage Road Residents’ Association says “Our project has quickly evolved into an enthusiastic partnership with Andrew Dickson, author of Worlds Elsewhere: Journeys Around Shakespeare’s Globe, the Globe Theatre and St Leonards Church, Burbage’s final resting place. Louise continues “Initially the aim was to make sure that every household knew the story of the man who gave his name to the road.  We’ve especially valued involving around 100 young local people through our partnerships with the Glove and MOLA.  This has given us the opportunity …

What’s on at Dulwich Books this March

Wednesday 27th March 2019 John Lanchester on The Wall, with Razia Iqbal John Lanchester writes with such clarity and effectiveness that his prose is a pleasure I always look forward to. His previous novels have all been memorable evocations of the world we’re familiar with, but The Wall is something new: almost an allegory, almost a dystopian-future warning, partly an elegant study of the nature of storytelling itself. I was hugely impressed by it. Philip Pullman Kavanagh begins his life patrolling the Wall. If he’s lucky, if nothing goes wrong, he has only two years of this: 729 more nights… The Wall is the long-awaited new novel from John Lanchester, bestselling author of Capital.A thrilling and hypnotic work of fiction, it is a mystery story, a love story, a war story and a story about a voyage. The Wall is a novel about why the young are right to distrust the old. It’s about a broken world you will recognise as your own – and about what might be found when all is lost. Don’t miss the …

The Last Word: Michele Simon, Bridewell Care

My name is Michele Simon and I run a values-based at-home care company called Bridewell Care. We provide support for people who, although aging, want to remain at home. Often all they need is some companionship and a bit of help round the house or some support after an operation to get them back on their feet. How long have you lived in the area? 18 years. What brought you here? My partner, now my husband, lived here.  He told me he loved East Dulwich and wasn’t going to move out to Woking. So, I had to move to Dulwich!  It was however a good choice and I’ve never looked back. What’s changed most during that time? Pretty much everything – new shops, new bars, new restaurants – and loads of children.  You never used to see a child but now there are loads of families living here.  It’s been good for the area. What do you most value about the area/street you live in? I like being within walking distance of everything – shops, …

Art@57 Art Market

Art@57 is a new Art Gallery in the window of Suzanne James’ private hire venue at 57 North Cross Road, East Dulwich. It is curated by local Artist, Louise Ward. Art@57 aims to showcase the work of local Artists in a rolling programme of exhibitions highlighting the quality of the creativity in and around SE22. People passing by will be able to discover and engage with the work of a different Artist each month. March’s Artist is Diana McKinnon. Diana is a Textile Artist working in free motion embroidery. Originally a teacher, she has continued to develop her own skills in ceramics and creative embroidery. She is a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and has exhibited throughout the UK including at the Mall Galleries and Chelsea College of Art. One of her major inspirations is the work of the Impressionists, which is reflected in the colour, light and tactile qualities of her vibrant embroidered landscapes. Diana focuses on the way that the light changes the landscape from season to season. She translates this into the textures, …

Dulwich Hamlet FC – March news!

Dulwich Hamlet is now at the business end of their first campaign in the National league South.  Recent form has seen Gavin Rose’s team stabilise their league positon just outside of the relegation zone, a good set of results this month could secure the clubs place in this league for the 2019-2020 season. Crowds of 2,500+ have been witnessing the squad finally reaching the form that secured promotion via the play-offs last season.  Most supporters, at the start of the season, would have agreed that the two main goals would be seeing the club return to Champion Hill and retaining its place in this league.  The clubs been back in East Dulwich since Boxing Day and fans are backing players will complete the other goal on the pitch. Following the success of last season’s limited edition scarves celebrating LGBT History Month, the Supporters’ Trust produced another ‘Rainbow’ Pride Flag inspired limited edition scarf.  These went on sale at the home game against Welling United on 9 February.  Most of the 200 scarves were snapped up …