Author: Around Dulwich

Forest Hill Garden Group

The Forest Hill Garden Group will be opening six gardens on Sunday 21 May (1-6pm) as part of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) with a share to St Christopher’s. They are all within walking distance of each other – or a yellow ballooned taxi is available for a donation! Hilltop 28 Horniman Drive 27 Horniman Drive 53 Ringmore Rise 7 Canonbie Road, The Coach House 3 The Hermitage 25 Westwood Park. These six gardens in Forest Hill are all very different and make for a wonderful afternoon out. Situated on one of the highest points in south east London these gardens afford breathtaking views across London and the Downs, offering a real treat to the senses – art, sculpture, delicious homemade cakes and refreshment, music from a talented duo, and many plants for sale. There are too many hidden gems to list but delights include a walled courtyard garden, a city sanctuary garden built on three levels with rose and jasmine draped arches, a jewel garden and topiary; a sculptor’s garden packed with plants, sculptures and ceramics …

Dulwich Hamlet Football Club – April News

A crowd of just under three thousand fans saw Dulwich Hamlet entertain National Conference team Macclesfield Town in the quarter-finals of this seasons the FA Trophy competition, the furthest the club has progressed for three decades.  A wonderful strike from open play from Ash Carew in the 87th minute sealed a replay for the team from East Dulwich.  With the initial date of the replay having been postponed due to snow, some 200 fans made the 10 hour round trip to see the trophy run come to a valiant end with a two – nil defeat against the home side. With Dulwich reaching the latter stages of three cup competions this season, league games have been few and far in the past month resulting in the the team slipping out of the play-off places.  With a significant number of games on their rivals there is every confidance around the club that the team will make the Ryman Premier League play-offs for the third year run On Saturday 11 March, Dulwich Hamlet Football Club once again celebrated …

Books and Beer: Lisa McInerney in conversation with David Keenan

Join Dulwich Books at 7pm on Saturday 22nd April for an evening of books and beer with Lisa McInerney (The Blood Miracles) and David Keenan (This Is Memorial Device). Last year Lisa became a Dulwich Books bestseller when her hard-hitting debut novel The Glorious Heresies won the Bailey’s Prize for fiction by women. A tale of organised crime and less organised families, set in the ‘arse end of Ireland’, Lisa’s new novel revisits the characters of The Glorious Heresies and continues the story of twenty-year-old Ryan Cusack, who struggles to make his way out of the drug world to follow his dream of becoming a DJ. Lisa will be in conversation with David Keenan, long-time music critic and author of the extraordinary This Is Memorial Device. Lisa herself has described David’s debut novel as “an incredible book, savage and tender and poignant and mad”. A hallucinated oral history of a Scottish post-punk scene that never existed, the book’s 26 chapters each set out the fictional recollections of one person who was there to witness this most obscure explosion of culture. …

Dulwich Picture Gallery – April events

Exhibitions Vanessa Bell (1879 – 1961) Widely acclaimed as a central figure of the Bloomsbury Group, the modernist painter, Vanessa Bell (1879 – 1961) was a pivotal player in 20th century British art, inventing a new language of visual expression. Approximately 100 paintings, ceramics, fabrics and photographs arranged thematically will reveal her pioneering work in the genres of portraiture, still life and landscape. 8 February – 4 June 2017 Legacy: Photographs by Vanessa Bell and Patti Smith  A special display bringing together photographs by Vanessa Bell and the American writer, artist and musician, Patti Smith (b. 1946). 8 February – 4 June 2017 The Private Made Public: The First Visitors  Learn more about a typical visit to Dulwich Picture Gallery in the 19th century. James Stephanoff’s watercolour The Viewing at Dulwich Picture Gallery, c. 1830, is the earliest known view of the Gallery’s interior and gives an indication of what visitors may have encountered upon their arrival. See an example of an early Gallery handbook, as well as an original visitor book that all entrants were required to sign. The visitor books bear …

Eat Peckham Vegan Week 15th – 20th May 2017

Eat Peckham Vegan Week is a celebration of all things vegan to make Peckham healthier and more environmentally friendly. During the week of May 15th the non-profit group Peckham Vegans will be giving away 250 free meals, promoting businesses with our vegan map and sharing four locally sourced recipes. Never tried vegan? – now is your chance! Join us for a caribbean buffet at Zionly Manna Rastarant in Peckham. Get your free tickets at www.londonvegansocieties.com/eatpeckhamvegan If you are already vegan and have experienced the joys of a plant based diet, will you chip in £10 to pay for 3 vegan meals? What better way to share the experience – go to www.gofundme.com/eat-peckham-vegan Peckham has a massive vegan offering. Watch our video guide to eating out in Peckham and see how many eateries you can tick off our vegan map. Local delights include delicious dumplings from Jahson’s Zionly Manna ‘Rastarant’, a fantastic falafel wrap at Persepolis by pink haired Sally and a sumptuous nut cheese salad by Kate at Nutkin cafe. Can you lend your skills and time …