Author: Around Dulwich

COVID-19 Community Raffle

  East Dulwich resident, Victoria Rennison, has set up a community raffle as a way of showing support for all our brilliant local businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic. Victoria has lived in East Dulwich for three years and moved here because of the wonderful atmosphere in the area, with so many independent shops and businesses, friendly people and a real sense of community. She said: “With the latest government advice meaning so many of these local businesses have suddenly had to close, the impact was immediate and palpable. I saw online how they were trying to innovate and offer what they could but worrying what might happen to their shops, restaurants, cafes, gyms etc. so I wanted to do something which helped them financially in some way but also raised awareness of their plight and encouraged people to support them, shop and spend locally and help them get through the other side.” The idea of the community raffle is to sell raffle tickets all over East Dulwich and the surrounding areas, with all proceeds raised …

Bell House – events update

Following the government’s update on advice on non-essential contact and travel as of 16/03/20, we will be postponing almost all our upcoming events at Bell House until further notice. As much as possible we are arranging a new date for the summer or autumn for postponed events. If you have signed up or booked tickets for an event already, you will be contacted in due course regarding new dates, refunds, etc. Please check our events listings for all current and future updates.  VOLUNTEERING UPDATE Our weekly drop-in sessions for the Quilt Academy and Ruskin Readers are currently suspended until further notice. Garden volunteering in the fresh air will continue on a no-contact basis. You’re welcome to join us on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 9.30am – 11.30am to enjoy the benefits of purposeful activity outdoors. Read more about our garden volunteering or email us for more information. We will continue to review the situation as government advice changes so please continue to check our website for the latest information. CHECK OUT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Bell House Films is our YouTube channel that features videos …

Horniman Museum Closure

Following the latest advice from Public Health England regarding the coronavirus, the Horniman has taken the difficult decision to close the Museum to the public from Wednesday 18 March until further notice. Our 16.5 acres of beautiful Gardens, café kiosk and weekly Sunday Horniman Market will remain open. We will continue to update horniman.ac.uk and our social media channels whilst the Museum is closed and will advertise its reopening well in advance. We are asking the public to adhere to social distancing guidance in the Gardens, around the café kiosk and weekly Sunday Horniman Market. We thank you for your understanding and patience during this difficult period. Your ongoing support is so very important to us, and we will continue to share stories and objects from the collections throughout this time. www.horniman.ac.uk/get_involved/news/coronavirus-closures Image credit: Horniman Clock tower , Sophia Spring

Dulwich Hamlet FC – March news!

  For the third year running Dulwich Hamlet Supporters’ Trust produced a limited edition Dulwich Hamlet Rainbow scarf to celebrate LGBT+ History Month.  Alongside the scarves, we had on sale beanies and trucker caps that feature the club crest in the colours of the LGBT+ Rainbow Flag.  A limited number of these rainbow scarves and headwear can now be purchased on the Trust run club shop wwwdhfcshop.co.uk. A percentage of the profits, from the sale of the scarves, has been donated to two LGBT+ charity organisations Football v Homophobia and AKT (Albert Kennedy Trust). All these items went on sale when Chelmsford City visited Champion Hill at the beginning of February.  As a guest of the Trust, the game was attended by Brian Stokes from Football V Homophobia and at HT he accepted a “giant” cheque for £600 for this organisation, which was the Trust’s donation from the sale of the rainbow scarves. Football V Homophobia was originally conceived and launched by the Justin Campaign in 2010 to raise awareness of homophobia that was still prevalent in both grassroots and professional football.  The Justin …

Bell House – March events!

Due to the recent news and government guidelines around the Covid-19 outbreak, please check ahead for all events before booking tickets or attending.  An Evening with Elinor Lipman: Village Books Tuesday 17th March, 7.30pm Village Books are delighted to welcome Elinor Lipman, author of The Inn at Lake Devine, Then She Found Me and The Family Man to Dulwich. The Washington Post described Elinor as “an enchanting, infinitely witty yet serious, exceptionally intelligent, wholly original, and Austen-like stylist”. Top Tips for Exams for Dyslexic Students Wednesday 18th March, 7.00pm A lively and interactive presentation showcasing top tips for exam preparation for students with dyslexia. It will aim to inspire students to prepare effectively for the exam season ahead. Old, Middle, Modern: Chaucer as the turning-point in the story of English pronunciation Friday 20th March, 7.30pm David Crystal, the foremost writer and lecturer on the English language illustrates the development of pronunciation from Old English (Beowulf) through Middle English (Chaucer) to Early Modern English (Shakespeare). Never Weather-Beaten Saile: A concert to mark the sailing of the Mayflower …