Author: Around Dulwich

The Last Word: Matt & Ubie

We are West Dulwich residents, Matt and Ubie. Matt moved to Dulwich back in 2001. We had a whirlwind romance having met in Hong Kong. We got married in 2017 and Ubie moved over permanently then. Matt has worked in investment in London for many years. Ubie is an artist and teacher. We have been really enjoying getting our different skills together and launching our art class business in the local area! What brought you here? We don’t have roots here, but Matt has worked in London for many years. So, it was all about getting on the housing ladder! Believe it or not, back in 2001, West Dulwich seemed very good value for money. It probably still is, albeit relatively speaking, compared to other London suburbs of course! How long have you lived in the area? Over 15 years. When I bought my home here I didn’t foresee living here quite this long! But, Dulwich surroundings are so great, with proximity to London and all its attractions, but also a sense of leafiness and …

Dulwich Picture Gallery – April events

Exhibitions David Milne: Modern Painting A major exhibition of one of Canada’s greatest modern painters, David Milne (1882-1953). It will showcase, for the first time in the UK, a wide selection of his oil paintings alongside watercolours, drawings and photographs, to reveal an artist of true originality and vision. Now to 7 May Rediscover: Tiepolo’s ‘Joseph Receiving Pharoah’s Ring’  Rediscover one of Dulwich Picture Gallery’s finest masterpieces: Joseph Receiving Pharaoh’s Ring by Giambattista Tiepolo (1696–1770). Since 2016, this painting has been the focus of a major conservation project, with the help of X-rays, this display explores the changes the artist made during the course of its production. Now to 3 June Gallery Lates Wilderness 20 April, 6-10pm, £12, £10 Friends & Concessions Inspired by David Milne: Modern Painting and Milne’s way of isolated living and his immersion in the natural world, Mother Nature will be our muse as we examine the wilderness in art. Enjoy talks and tastings with professional forager, James Wood, nature-based workshops, and an experiential tour created by contemporary music and arts organisation Collective 31. Lectures & Talks Into The Wild Lecture Series: In Conversation: Art …

Dulwich Hamlet FC – April news

The 17th March 2018 will be a day that will live long, not only the memory of Dulwich Hamlet supporters, but also the local community of East Dulwich. If you are not aware, owners of the land (Meadow Residential LLP) that the Champion Hill stadium lays upon, have not only (with immediately effect) ended the club’s licence to play at the ground, but also made public that they have trade marked a number of names associated with the 125 year old football club including the name ‘Dulwich Hamlet Football Club’.  Therefore stating that the football club is cease using the name. Being ‘locked’ out of our ground, home since the 1920’s, resulted in the team now having to play home fixtures at Tooting and Mitcham’s ground 8 miles away.  At the time of writing two ‘home’ games had taken place, the most recent one taking The Hamlet back to the top of the league. Back in November, Meadow informed the football club that they would no longer be financing the club.  Since then supporters have been digging deep …

April events at Village Books

An Evening with Susie Steiner in conversation with DS Graham McMillan Wednesday 18 April 7pm at Bell House, 27 College Road, Dulwich Village SE21 7BG Village Books invites you to join Susie Steiner and DS McMillan for an evening discussing working together on plotting the crimes so the books have a real authenticity. Whilst researching her latest book Persons Unknown, Susie Steiner worked with DS Graham McMillan. DS McMillan is a real life detective with the Met Police and his views and thoughts add a reality to Susie’s crime novels making them unique. Tickets £10, includes drinks & entry. Book here. Introducing debut novelist AJ Pearce Monday 23 April 7pm at Bell House, 27 College Road, Dulwich Village SE21 7BG Village Books invites you to meet AJ Pearce. Picked as one of the leading debut novelists of 2018 this will be an event you’ll not want to miss. Irresistibly funny and enormously moving, Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce is a love letter to the enduring power of friendship, the kindness of strangers and the …

East Dulwich Wall Mural

What is it? In partnership with Southwark Council, Dulwich Outdoor Gallery and The Dulwich Festival, we are inviting entries from artists to add some colour and cheer up the area around East Dulwich Train Station. Why are we doing it? An action group comprising of East Dulwich businesses, market traders and residents are creating a brand celebrating the independent spirit of East Dulwich. We have been awarded a grant by the London Borough of Southwark and will be sourcing additional funds from within the business and residential community. The mural will be part of a wider project which includes community lead enhancements to North Cross Road Market and installations of lamp post banners. The overriding aim is also to identify the area geographically for residents, retailers, local businesses and visitors, whilst strengthening ties between all members of the community, invoking civic pride and helping to drive the local economy. The project has the backing of Southwark Councillors, Southwark’s Environment and Social Regeneration Department, Network Rail, The Dulwich Festival, Dulwich Outdoor Gallery and local residents and …