Author: Around Dulwich

Midcentury Modern

MIDCENTURY MODERN® is back on Sunday 18th November with 65 top vintage dealers in furniture, posters, glass, ceramics, art and jewellery and taking a trip to the movies. Saxon from Metro Retro has some juicy industrial pieces after a trip to Pinewood studios fitting out the latest set for the new Judy Garland film featuring Bridget Jones star Renee Zellweger (currently in post-production and out soon) and the Orson and Welles team has some stunning posters from 1968 with 2001 A Space Odyssey, Bullitt, Barbarella, Planet of the Apes and The Thomas Crown Affair making it an epic year for movies. Upstairs find some stunning pieces including the featured wing back chair from furniture designers Burke and Marshall that would not look out of place in a Flash Gordon movie. Head to modernshows.com to buy discounted advance tickets for November 18th Midcentury Modern® in Dulwich NOW. Food vans on site / buggy park / delivery available. 10am – 4pm. Last entry 3.30pm. Tickets & Admission: £10 door, £9 e-tickets, £10 for two after 2pm – online only. Children under 14 free. Buy tickets …

London Mozart Players present Sounds of the Silver Screen

From Pinewood to . . . Norwood! London Mozart Players, the UK’s longest established chamber orchestra, bring the magic of the movies to St John’s, Upper Norwood on Sunday 18th November, in a concert that’s perfect for all the family. Imagine Jaws without its shark-infested semitones; Indiana Jones swashbuckling in silence; ET’s bicycle soaring soundlessly across the moon. Soundtracks can make a movie magnificent, underpinning the pictures with glorious melodies or terrifying tunes that shape how we react to what we see on the screen. LMP’s movie music matinee features some of the world’s greatest composers, showcasing soundtracks that depicts love, betrayal, drama, tragedy and horror. Revel in the passions of Pride and Prejudice, the sorrows of Schindler’s List and the heroics of Henry V. Popcorn anyone? Tickets London Mozart Players Sounds of the Silver Screen Conductor: Ben Palmer Sunday 18th November at 4pm St John the Evangelist London, SE19 2RX United Kingdom Unreserved seating NB please note 4pm start time Priority £23.00 (includes reserved seating, programme, interval drink) Adult £15 | Concessions £12 | Young Person (16-25) £10 | Under 16s FREE …

Dulwich Literary Festival 2018

Jo Brand, Nick Hewer, Kamal Ahmed, Ben Macintyre and John Suchet will headline main weekend, 7th – 11th November. Two additional events to take place at November’s West Norwood Feast. Dulwich Literary Festival returns this November with an unmissable line-up of speakers who will kick-off London’s winter literary calendar. Under the theme of rough music, an ancient traditional means of expressing dissent, the festival will celebrate those who have rejected social norms and oppression in the name of progress. Headliners include much-loved comedian Jo Brand, The Apprentice star and Countdown host Nick Hewer, the BBC’s Kamal Ahmed, historian Ben Macintyre and Classic FM presenter John Suchet. They will be welcomed to the halls of Dulwich College and Dulwich Books alongside novelists Melissa Harrison and Sulaiman Addonia, historian Simon Heffer, and writer Louis de Bernières (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin), for a programme of discussions that will look back on the World Wars in commemoration of one hundred years of Armistice, probe pressing issues of contemporary international conflict, and celebrate the unifying power of music. Commenting on the …

Catford Christmas tree charity aims for biggest year yet

Lewisham based social action project, Jericho Road is aiming to sell 700 Christmas trees for charity, in an effort to give a gift to the homeless. Kings Christmas Trees, which is run by Kings Church London, is gearing up for its biggest year yet. All proceeds from the trees, which are premium Normann Firs driven down from Scotland for the project, go to providing meals for the homeless through the Jericho Road Project. Over the nine years the project has been operating, Kings has seen the Christmas trees ordered by customers grow significantly. The most popular size for trees is now six or seven foot, which always sell out first. However, the project also supplies trees to schools, colleges and large-scale organisations, with the biggest tree it sells being 10 feet. Over the last nine years the project has sold 3,545 trees, and it is aiming to sell 700 this year, more than ever before as they mark their 10-year anniversary. The trees will be available to order from early November. “King’s Christmas Trees started …

War-themed immersive theatre in Dulwich

You’ve witnessed death, gun-fire and bombing but now you need to do a supermarket shop and organise your mobile phone contract. Tangled Feet brings the transition from war to home-life to sharp focus in this new immersive show following two war stories set one hundred years apart. This Remembrance Day marks the centenary of the end of WW1, but for many soldiers the journey home was far from over. While victory celebrations rung out at home after November 11, 1918, the reality for hundreds of thousands of men was months of delays and ongoing poor conditions in France. Many were retained for the grisly task of ‘battlefield salvage’ – clearing up the immense horrors of trench warfare and burying the dead. Enlisting the audience into a civilian ‘squadron’, equipped with Army-issue boots and a set of headphones, Tangled Feet plunge us into the forgotten political turmoil surrounding the WW1 demobilisations. Embarking on a march around Dulwich, these overlooked histories unfold alongside a narrative of two modern-day veterans struggling to reintegrate into 2018 suburbia. At a …