Author: Around Dulwich

Dulwich Hamlet FC – March news

Dulwich Hamlet Supporters Trust (DHST) hosted a joint meeting with the Football Committee on Monday 20 February to urge supporters to make their views heard regarding Southwark Council’s refusal to take a decision on the proposed redevelopment of Champion Hill. The proposed redevelopment of Champion Hill offers the best chance to secure the long-term sustainability of Dulwich Hamlet Football Club and protect its future by placing ownership into the hands of supporters.  It provides a new ground and leisure facility that will be accessible to the local community, including local schools. Before the meeting Alex Crane, the new Chair of DHST said “It is imperative that the Planning Inspectorate understands the wide backing the scheme has from the community”. He continued, “the future of our Football Club is being put into severe jeopardy and will be put at risk if supporters and the local community more broadly do not act to back the scheme”. Further information on how to show your support can be found on the DHST website. A star-studded XI representing the youth homelessness charity …

Dulwich Society Garden Group Spring Talk: Matt Keightley on “The Chelsea Experience”

The Dulwich Society’s garden group spring talk on Thursday 23rd March will be by Matt Keightley. Matt was awarded a Silver Gilt Medal at the 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show for his “Help for Heroes” Show Garden. Working with Prince Harry for his charity Sentabale, he was awarded a second Silver Gilt Medal at the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show for his “Hope in Vulnerability” Show Garden. Matt also received the BBC People’s Choice Award for Best Show Garden for both gardens. Matt’s talk will focus on “The Chelsea Experience”, telling us about his journey to Chelsea, getting show gardens just right, and life after Chelsea. After the talk, there will be the opportunity to meet Matt Keightley over a glass of wine. The events starts at 7.30pm on Thursday 23rd March at the Lecture Theatre, Alleyn’s School, Townley Road, London SE22 8SU. Tickets are £8 each and can be purchased from Eventbrite or from Jeremy Prescott, 142 Court Lane, London SE21 7EB (cheques payable to “The Dulwich Society” and a stamped addressed envelope please). Non-members of the …

Designers at MidCentury Modern

On Sunday 19th March, 60 top midcentury dealers and 25 hot contemporary designers come together at this celebrated show at Dulwich College. Designers at the show   We have the fantastic WallPLAYper with stylish but fun children’s wallpaper showing alongside companies like Brilliant Neon with their retro funky neon, Biggs & Quail with simple, well made contemporary furniture, Oggetto with their latest Chesil furniture range, Christabel Balfour with stunning handwoven rugs, Waffle Design with a sumptuous array of hand-finished cushions, rugs and throws, Sally and Olivia McGill will be showcasing their beautiful handmade ceramics plus Solid Soul Design, Self., Thorsten van Elten, Abalon, Chalk Wovens and Anna Champeney will also be making an appearance coming from her textile studio in Galicia. Also Waffle Design, Grace-Hill Stationery, Clara Castner Ceramics and Humblesticks with their new copper lighting range. Brilliant Neon have recently collaborated with Linda Scott, bubble writer and a London based Designer and author of multiple activity books for children and teenagers. For their first collaborative collection they have chosen 4 of her fabulous statements and transformed them into large neon works of art. These pieces are sure to bring light and joy to any home, office, public house or eatery. (I …

Dulwich Picture Gallery March listings

Exhibitions Vanessa Bell (1879 – 1961) Widely acclaimed as a central figure of the Bloomsbury Group, the modernist painter, Vanessa Bell (1879 – 1961) was a pivotal player in 20th century British art, inventing a new language of visual expression. Approximately 100 paintings, ceramics, fabrics and photographs arranged thematically will reveal her pioneering work in the genres of portraiture, still life and landscape. 8 February – 4 June 2017 Legacy: Photographs by Vanessa Bell and Patti Smith  A special display bringing together photographs by Vanessa Bell and the American writer, artist and musician, Patti Smith (b. 1946). 8 February – 4 June 2017 The Private Made Public: The First Visitors  Learn more about a typical visit to Dulwich Picture Gallery in the 19th century. James Stephanoff’s watercolour The Viewing at Dulwich Picture Gallery, c. 1830, is the earliest known view of the Gallery’s interior and gives an indication of what visitors may have encountered upon their arrival. See an example of an early Gallery handbook, as well as an original visitor book that all entrants were required to sign. The visitor books bear …

Love West Dulwich Lamp-post Banner Competition Winners

Twenty eye-catching designs celebrating the spirit of West Dulwich have been selected to adorn the lamp-post banners in the area. The winning designs were chosen by nine jurors selected from various areas of the community: (L-R in above photo: Bianca Vallido Leach – local resident, Sue Badman – The Dulwich Society, Dan Rigby- local business owner, Ingrid Beazley – Dulwich Outdoor Gallery, Liz Gardiner – Southwark Local Economy Team, Rachel Gluyas – Dulwich Festival, Helen Hillyard – Dulwich Picture Gallery, Cllr Andy Simmons – Dulwich College Ward Councillor. Helen Hayes – MP for Dulwich and West Norwood voted by proxy). It was no easy job as we received some incredible entries, Helen Hayes MP, a member of the jury team commented: ‘Congratulations are due to all of the entrants, it is a really strong field’ The competition attracted entries from artists and designers of all ages and experience, with a connection to West Dulwich – they might live, study or work there, have family or friends in the area, or simply love the place for …