Author: Around Dulwich

Horniman Museum and Gardens – September events

Horniman Butterfly House 10am-5pm September to October / 10am-4pm November to February. [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 (two adults and two children) £15 *includes voluntary 10% Gift Aid donation which supports the work of the Horniman.   Indian Summer Until Sunday 3 September 2017. The Horniman brings the sounds and spirit of South Asia to south east London with its vibrant Indian Summer season of events, performances and displays. www.horniman.ac.uk/IndianSummer Horniman Mela: Sunday 3 September, 12–6pm Our amazing Indian Summer draws to an end with a fun day of performances and activities inspired by popular South Asian festivals and celebratory traditions, and an arts and crafts market in partnership with Pexmas. The day will culminate with a spectacular gathering to recreate a Holi festival colour throw (it …

The Last Word – Karen Wood and Kathy Daniel, The Chair Sanctuary

We’re Karen Wood and Kathy Daniel, we live in East Dulwich from where we run our upholstery and furniture renovation company, The Chair Sanctuary. How long have you lived in the area? Both of us have lived in East Dulwich for over 20 years, we’ve had workshops across south London during that time but we’re very pleased that for the last few years both work and home have been in East Dulwich. What do you most value about the street you live in? We live in a rather secret road, it’s a cul-de-sac with a really rural feel, full of trees and birds and loads of blackberries in the summer – our home-made jam cannot be beaten! Do you know your neighbours? We live in a really creative corner and it’s the friendliest road we’ve ever lived in. We’re really lucky to know our neighbours one of whom knocked on our door to present us with a home grown marrow the day we moved in – and we knew we’d found the right spot for …

Education news: Establishing Positive Habits

It is the right time of year for you and your children to establish positive habits, says Simon Severino, Headmaster at Alleyn’s Junior School. September has come around again; the nights will begin to draw in, and the cycle of the school year begins afresh. Whether your child is new to school or moving up through the age groups (Year 5 already – how did that happen?), now is the perfect time to consider how to introduce or refine positive habits before the daily schedule glides into autopilot. A relaxed start is a positive start A consistent routine is a great help, and preparation is key. Activities such as packing school bags the evening before can help the morning run smoothly. Ensuring your child arrives on time to school, without rushing, provides a relaxed start that can have a very positive knock-on impact for the rest of the day. Establish a precedent for homework Encourage your children to write down their homework as accurately as possible, and do check their homework/contact books every day. Keeping …

Dulwich Picture Gallery – September events

Exhibitions Sargent: The Watercolours  The first UK show in nearly 100 years devoted to watercolours by the American artist, John Singer Sargent (1856–1925). Renowned as the portraitist of his generation, Sargent also devoted time to developing his watercolours, which dazzle with light and colour, demonstrating a technical brilliance and striking individuality. This exhibition brings together over 80 watercolours to reveal Sargent’s idiosyncratic view of the world and the scale of his achievement. 21 June – 8 October 2017 The Private Made Public: Antonio de Pereda  On display is Antonio de Pereda’s Two Figures at a Table with Kitchen Utensils (1631-1678), on loan from Penrhyn Castle (National Trust). A contemporary of Velázquez, Pereda is one of the finest still-life painters of the Spanish Golden Age and his Kitchen Scene is filled with exquisite details, which visitors will be able to explore at close quarters. Until 8 October 2017 Special Events Gallery Lates  6–10pm, £12 Standard, £10 Concessions and Friends Every month we’re bringing you specially themed Friday Lates that offer the chance to experience the Gallery in an entirely unique way. Start …

GX Gallery presents 2 new exhibitions this autumn

GX Gallery is proud to present 2 exhibitions this autumn. Bohemian Crystal Sculpture Exhibition Exhibition Dates: 29 August – 13 October 2017 Bohemian Crystal, an exhibition of glass sculpture by internationally acclaimed Czech Republic artists Vlastimil Beránek, Jaroslav Prošek and Michaela Smrček. The Czech republic has a very long tradition of making the finest crystal and quite rightly stands today as an international leader. Globally recognised for its high quality craftsmanship, beauty and innovative design. Bohemia boasts numerous internationally renowned glass studios and art schools who use techniques and manufacture steeped in the centuries old tradition, while still honouring ancient Bohemian art and its cultural heritage. Vlastimil Beránek works with molten glass to create large, undulating sculptures that command the attention of any space in which they are installed. The extreme size of his works pushes the limit of glass sculpting technology and he has earned the accolade of creating the world’s largest sculpture from a single piece of glass. Jaroslav Prošek’s creation of complex structures from a variety of different materials has put him at …