Author: Around Dulwich

Wanderers Football Club begins work on a new football pitch in Upper Norwood

Wanderers Football Club is pleased to announce that they have commenced work on their new home pitch in Upper Norwood, thanks to investment from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, The Mayor of London, Greenwich Leisure Limited (trading as Better), and numerous supporters and club members. The grants enable Wanderers Football Club to convert part of the Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School playing field into a full-sized football pitch and a 9-a-side pitch. These facilities will be able to be used by students from both Virgo Fidelis and The Norwood School, as well as Wanderers existing and future teams. Wanderers Football Club were formed in 1859, were founder members of the Football Association in 1863, won the first FA Cup in 1872, won four further titles between 1873 and 1878, but folded in 1887. The club were reformed in 2009 with the support of the descendants of the founders, the Alcock family. Since then, the club has grown to field two men’s teams, a women’s team, and run several football sessions every week. In the …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – August events!

Special Events Plonk Crazy Golf Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays Daily during school holidays Until 27 October, 10am-5pm Plonk is bringing back buckets of fun to the Horniman with a new exciting 9-hole family-friendly challenge. The course has wheelchair access and adapted putters, as well as putters for kids. Tickets: Child £4, Adult £6, Group £13.50 (up to 4 people) South London Music Sessions 1 & 8 August, 5.30-9.30pm Enjoy live music and DJs along with spectacular views across London at these gigs on the Horniman Bandstand. Food and drink will be available from the Horniman Café’s Dutch Barn Bar. Free.   The Studio 2019 Workshops Wednesdays 7,14,21,28 August, see the website for times Take part in activities and making sessions where you can explore thread, fabric and recycled materials to unravel, loop, twist and knot. These workshops are led by the Horniman’s Studio Collective 2019. Everyone welcome. Free. Summer Welly Walk on the Nature Trail Saturday 3 August, 1.45-3.30pm Get your wellies on and join us on the Horniman Nature Trail to explore the animals, …

Bell House – August events!

Prepping for University with Dyslexia – Thursday 22nd August at 2pm The transition from sixth form or college to university is an exciting one, but it can be daunting, especially if you learn differently. In this course Tina Hunter, a dyslexia teacher at an FE college, will go through tips on how to prepare for the different ways of working and studying at university, how to organise yourself and how to make sure you are able to access the support that is available. Gardening – throughout summer Come rain or shine the Bell House volunteer gardeners continue to tend to the garden and the vegetable beds through summer. We are always looking for new volunteers to join our friendly group. We meet every week on Wednesdays and Saturdays 9:30-11:30 am. Any level of experience is welcome, and we always have a cup of coffee or tea with a croissant afterwards. Email sarah@bellhouse.co.uk for more information. Dyslexia Programme Save the dates – Bell House is kicking off the beginning of the new academic year with a full dyslexia programme. …

Dulwich Pavilion 2019: The Colour Palace event listings

Pavilion Lates Enjoy The Colour Palace after hours with a monthly Late, each exploring a different concept. Fridays, 6-10pm. Free, but ticketed. Tickets will be released one month before each Late. The Age of Innovation – Friday 23 August Immerse yourself in the radical world of the Grosvenor School and contend with the innovations of 1920s and 30s London. Try your hand at their printmaking process, create an underground poster in tribute to your favourite station, become attuned to all of your senses in an Art Model Collective drawing class, and of course enjoy our current exhibition Cutting Edge: Modern British Printing. Confirmed highlights include: Drop-in printmaking workshops An immersive life drawing session with Art Model Collective Pop-Up tours through Cutting Edge: Modern British Printing Collaborative textiles piece with Stitch School Pavilion Art Tasters Bring friends and soak up the atmosphere with drop-in artmaking and drinks in The Colour Palace. Fridays in the Pavilion, 6–10pm. Tickets £5 for 5 July-16 August; £12 for Neon Naked on 30 August Paper Patterns – Friday 26 July Origami workshops …

Update from Cllr Maggie Browning

Projects in Dulwich Hill  As local councillors, we are delighted that the council has been able to fund key improvements to pathways and surfaces in the ward, including on Goodrich Rd, Dawson’s Hill and Piermont Green. The Dawson’s Hill pathway improvements were funded by the Cleaner Greener Safer Fund and have meant the steep pathway into Dawson Heights estate is now fully accessible (see picture below) as well as improved pathway access to Mount Adon Park. We welcome feedback on the new pathways and ideas for further improvements to the ward. Dulwich Festival  It was a pleasure to attend a wonderful performance of brass music by Onyx Brass at Dulwich Festival last month. The event took place in the stunning Chapel at Dulwich Gallery. The organisers of Dulwich Festival again put on a wide array of art and music events across the Dulwich area that were enjoyed by a large number of local residents. I look forward to next year’s festival! Mental Health Awareness Week As Southwark Council’s Mental Health Champion, it is my role …