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Dulwich Picture Gallery – September events

Exhibitions & Displays Ribera: Art of Violence 26 September 2018 – 27 January 2019 Ribera: Art of Violence will be the first UK show of work by the Spanish Baroque artist and printmaker, Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652), bringing together his most sensational, shocking and masterfully composed work. This exhibition will explore for the first time the theme of violence in Ribera’s work to demonstrate how his images are neither the product of his supposed sadism nor the expression of a purely aesthetic interest, but rather involve a complex artistic, religious and cultural engagement in the depiction of bodily suffering – challenging visitors to look beyond the shocking imagery. Lectures & Talks Contextual Lectures Series Tuesdays, 10.30 – 11.45am, £12; £10 Friends & Concessions After the 2017 bicentenary series that looked back on the Gallery’s origins, in this new series accomplished authorities will speculate on how the wider future might look a generation from now across politics, social change, engineering, banking, law and popular culture. Environment, Climate & a Just Future 18 September with Professor Liz Fisher, Professor of Environmental Law, University of Oxford Democracies have many choices …

Help Herne Hill kids beat a Guinness World Record

Herne Hill’s long, dark and grotty underpass between Station Square and Milkwood Road is set to be transformed on 12th September with the world’s most contributions to a colour by numbers painting.  Around 1,500 local primary kids from Herne Hill have agreed to help beat the Guinness World Record for the most contributions to a colour by numbers painting, and are aiming to complete this mammoth task on a single day. Read more here. The record we were aiming to beat previously stood at 454. Not a doddle, but a doable for sure! But just last weekend a new record was set – 1116 participants. Yikes!  So this is a big old call to arms for people to get involved. How to get involved If you’re a pupil at St Jude’s, Michael Tippett, Herne Hill, Judith Kerr, Jessop, Rosendale, Turney or St Saviour’s schools, chances are you will already be booked to come and colour in with us. Participating pupils will be coming to colour in during school hours on the 12th and 13th September, …

Education news: Fostering Independence

It is never too soon to begin developing children’s life skills, writes Katherine Beith, Year 6 teacher at Alleyn’s Junior School and mother of three. Here are some thoughts on how to support your child’s growing independence: Get organised for school Involve your children in packing their school bags and make sure they do this the night before. Help them understand the consequences of leaving their homework behind or forgetting their instrument or PE kit. Resist the temptation to deliver forgotten items to their school – they are more likely to remember for themselves the next time if they have felt the consequences of forgetting this time! Go sightseeing There is so much to see and do in London so take every opportunity to expand your child’s mind and their horizons. Use public transport whenever you can. Ask them to plan the route on the bus or tube and to talk you through the journey before you leave; when they make the transition to travelling without you, they will be confident using a variety of …

Autumn events at Bell House

This autumn, there will be a programme of talks that explore exhibitions in London and the art historical background to them. The first three sessions (7, 14 September and 5 October) will focus on Landscape, with an introductory week on key aspects of landscape, such as ‘the picturesque’ and the Sublime landscape. There will then be a week each on two great names in British Landscape painting; JMW Turner and John Constable. These three talks complement an evening talk at Bell House (19 September) on the ‘Thomas Cole : Eden to Empire’ exhibition at the National Gallery. Starting 7th September – Art in the Afternoon A series of art lectures covering current exhibitions on in London 14th September – Harpsichord concert  Join us at Bell House for a harpsichord recital with local musicians Lorraine Liyanage and Alexandra Kremakova from the SE22 Piano School in East Dulwich. Money raised from the recital will go to Bell House to fund future courses and talks. Ticket pricing to include a glass of wine on arrival: £15 / Early …

Harpsichord Recital at Bell House

Lorraine Liyanage and Alexandra Kremakova, local musicians and teachers at the SE22 Piano School, will perform a harpsichord recital on 14th September to raise money for Bell House’s projects and courses that are funded by donations. Bell House is a registered charity. A harpsichord recital in this beautiful Georgian house is the perfect setting as the harpsichord we will perform on is based an instrument designed in the 1700s. The house itself was built in 1767 as a rural retreat from city life. A typical evening in a Georgian household would often revolve around the harpsichord or other musical instruments. Lorraine and Alex will perform Baroque music as well as music by living composers. The Harpsichord Recital will be performed at Bell House on September 14th at 7pm. Tickets are available online and include a glass of wine on arrival.