Author: Around Dulwich

Horniman Museum and Gardens – January events!

Exhibitions and Displays Stages of Making Until 19 April Inspired by the history of the Horniman and its collections, Stages of Making is produced by a collective of local community members working with artist Katie Schwab. Works include painted walls, table tops made from yoghurt pots and a giant rag-rug created from used t-shirts by members of the public. Visitors can join in free daily drop-in making sessions to contribute to the live Studio Archive. Free. Turn It Up: On Paradoxes Until Sunday 21 June Jide Odukoya’s photographic series shows Nigeria abuzz through the lens of traditional Nigerian weddings, presented as some of the world’s most opulent ceremonies. Free. Ed Sheeran’s Guitar Until 31 May On loan from Ed Sheeran MBE. See Ed Sheeran’s custom-built ‘x’ Martin & Co. acoustic-electric guitar on display in the Music Gallery. This guitar was played during the star singer-songwriter’s 2015 North American tour promoting his phenomenally successful second studio album x (Multiply), which was released in 2014. It was used for songs such as ‘Photograph’ and ‘One’. Made for him by …

The Last Word: Nadia Zohhadi, President of the Forest Hill Women’s Institute

  How long have you lived in the area? I moved to Forest Hill almost four years ago – on my first child’s due date! Luckily she was late, and all went well. What do you most value about the area/street you live in? We moved here from Southwest London, where I had lived my whole life. What I immediately noticed was just how much more of a community spirit there is here. Maybe it’s also because when you have kids you get more involved with local events more, but I feel like everywhere I go I bump into a friendly face. It’s really nice. What one thing would you change? More clothes shops, so I don’t have to trek to town. What’s the one thing you couldn’t do without? Blythe Hill Tavern – simply the best pub in London. Amazing staff, and a really warm atmosphere. Importantly it’s also really welcoming to kids, which is a rarity in London. Cracking garden too! The most famous person you’ve seen or met?  I once helped Kylie Minogue …

Bell House – January events!

Bell House is an educational charity that offers support outside the mainstream school curriculum, lifelong learning, short courses, exhibitions, talks and musical events. The house is also a centre for educational needs such as dyslexia support. They champion wider learning courses for all age groups and there are free events and bursary places available on all our courses. Here’s a list of what’s on at Bell House this month. Tuesday 14th January: Black Poetry through a Psychoanalytic Lens Psychotherapist, cultural critic and screenwriter, Nancy Elliott will introduce you to the principles of psychoanalysis and the history of black poetry. Friday 17th January: How to Make a Campaign Video on a Smartphone Join the Rainbow Collective for a full-day practical workshop on campaign film making and citizen journalism – suitable for charities or individuals interested in campaigning. Friday 17th January: Kimchi Fermentation Workshop Learn how to make kimchi, a traditional Korean dish packed with vitamins and full of flavour! Saturday 18th January: An Introduction to Bees and Honey If you have little or no experience of …

Dulwich Picture Gallery – January events!

Exhibitions & Displays   Rembrandt’s Light Until 2 February Experience a cinematic retelling of the Dutch Master’s pivotal years… An enduring storyteller; a master of light – Rembrandt is one of the greatest painters who ever lived. This landmark exhibition celebrates 350 years since his death with over 30 of his iconic paintings, etchings and drawings. ★★★★★ Evening Standard, ★★★★ Time Out, ★★★★ i,  ★★★★ Londonist Unlocking Paintings: Artists in Amsterdam Until 12 January 2020 Included in Gallery admission. This display explores the city of Amsterdam during the 17th century, when it became the new economic superpower in Europe, providing a wealth of opportunities for young painters to make their mark. Discover personal stories from key artists in our Collection; including works by Meindert Hobbema, Jacob van Ruisdael and Willem van de Velde II, from tales of invention and ingenuity to fortune and loss, all against the backdrop of an ambitious, fast-moving city. Lectures & Talks   Study Morning: Every Frame a Rembrandt 18 January, 9am-1pm £20, includes entry to Rembrandt’s Light. Explore Rembrandt’s power for storytelling …

Friendly Life Drawing group at The Clock House

The Merry Nude runs life drawing sessions in lovely pubs that provide helpful tuition from practicing artists within a friendly and sociable atmosphere. All materials are provided so anyone can turn up and beginners are often really impressed with what they can achieve! Life drawing is a great way to get creative, relax and lose yourself by focusing on one thing in front of you – quite a rarity in most of our busy lives. The classes are open to all abilities where beginners are encouraged and experienced artists challenged, with different models and themes each week. The sessions are every Tuesday starting 7th January, upstairs at the Clock House from 7-9pm, and are £13 on the door, £12 online or £42 for 4 sessions (though you are welcome to attend for free). More info about us can be found at www.TheMerryNude.co.uk and information for the Tuesday sessions is here.