Author: Around Dulwich

Dulwich Picture Gallery – January events

Exhibitions Tove Jansson Last chance to see the first UK retrospective of one of the most celebrated illustrators of the 20th century, Tove Jansson (1914–2001). Until 28 January 2018 The Private Made Public: Jacopo Bassano, The Adoration of Kings Usually accessible by appointment only at Burghley House in Lincolnshire, this dazzling renaissance treasure is given the spotlight. Until 21 Jan 2018 Gallery Lates Tove Jansson: An Intimate Portrait 26 Jan  Enjoy a special evening exploring Tove Jansson’s life at home and on her travels, with readings from Jansson’s personal letters, screenings of her intimate home movies presented by Club des Femmes, and a talk by Jansson’s niece, Sophia Jansson Family Events Mini Masterpieces: Tove Jansson and the World of the Moomins  18 Jan 10am – 11am and 11.30am – 12.30pm £12 per adult & child Experience the delights of our Collection with your child aged 6-24 months. Enjoy the exhibition with creative activities tailored for you and your baby, followed by a hands-on, sensory art session. Art Sundays 2 – 4pm, £3 per child, Suggested ages: 3yrs+ Join us for the final few Moomin-themed workshops …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – January events

Horniman Butterfly House Throughout the year 10am-4pm until February / 10am-5pm March to October Last admission 30 minutes before closing. See the website for seasonal opening times. Get up close with hundreds of beautiful butterflies in a tropical indoor garden. The specially-planted habitat is the perfect place to experience free-flying butterflies and discover amazing facts about the life-cycle and behaviour of these fascinating creatures. Tickets: Adult £6, Child £6, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £15 [includes voluntary 10% Gift Aid donation which supports the work of the Horniman. Standard prices also available.] Book at horniman.ac.uk or in person at the Museum. Horniman Members and Benefactors enjoy free, unlimited visits. Advance booking recommended. Exhibitions British Wildlife Photography Awards 2017 To Sunday 14 January An exhibition of over 100 photographs that showcase the beauty and diversity of wildlife in Britain. From action to pattern, the extraordinary images were all taken by talented photographers working in the UK ranging from established professionals to under-12s. Free. Displays Coral: Fabric of the Reef Until Sunday 9 September Inspired by the Horniman’s Aquarium …

Featured in 15: Cure & Cause

Join cultural curators from diverse backgrounds; artists, explorers and writers for 15 minutes as they each share their stories and personal perspectives on different themes. Featured in 15 brings the atmosphere of an intimate cocktail party with the most interesting of guests bound to make to question your preconceptions and make you smile along the way, all whilst sipping on a glass of what you fancy, a unique concept set to make Forest Hill a destination on the ginger line. Featured in 15 have a female-centric feature on the 18th January as it’s also 100 years since women got the vote so felt it was a perfect time to celebrate Women. The founders of Featured in 15, Helen and Maya, always wanted to host a charity event and have a friend, Pip Majerski, who has stage 4 bowel cancer so the ticket proceeds of £10 per person will go towards the funds that Pip is raising for her cancer treatment. Pip will be a featured speaker sharing her story and raising awareness. The theme for January …

The Last Word: Yeliz Ertam, owner of Therapy

Hi I’m Yeliz. My first experience of East Dulwich was when I joined Therapy as a work experience girl. My journey at Therapy grew almost every year, from salon assistant to now the owner for the past year! How long have you lived in the area? I live in Peckham, however for the past 12 years I’ve worked in East Dulwich on Melbourne Grove, so this feels like home to me. I spend more time in Dulwich than Peckham and it’s not so far, which is always handy. I spend most of my time here! What brought you here? My work placement when I was 14 brought me to the purple shop tucked away from the high street. I like to call it the hidden gem, Therapy on Melbourne Grove, and since then I haven’t gone anywhere else and I believe I don’t have any plans to move anywhere any time soon. What has changed most during that time? Quite a lot has changed since I’ve been in this area, there are a lot of …

Become a Beanstalk reading hero in 2018 and help ensure no child is left behind

Could you help transform the prospects for a child through the power of books and stories? Literacy charity Beanstalk has launched a new campaign for 2018 to highlight the extraordinary difference members of the community in London can make by volunteering in primary schools to support children who struggle with reading. The work Beanstalk’s ‘reading heroes’ carry out will improve the lives of children that need extra help to prevent them from falling behind at school and to bring enjoyment into reading. For over 40 years Beanstalk has recruited, trained and supported reading helpers in primary schools to provide one-to-one support where it is crucially needed. Many children across London still leave primary school not having met the expected standards of reading which can lead to all sorts of problems in later life. By working with children who have either fallen behind with their reading, lack confidence, or struggle with their fluency or comprehension, Beanstalk’s reading helpers can make a significant difference to their future prospects. Their one-to-one sessions twice a week with the children …