Author: Around Dulwich

The Last Word: Robyn Perkins

After a number of creative professions (potter, marine biology, furniture design & landscape architecture), I have settled into stand-up comedy. I also started Laugh Train Home in 2013, a comic run comedy night who (since September) have their second club night in SE23. On a day to day basis, I am an upbeat, chatty American who plays water polo, is a massive foodie, decent cook and is often seen riding a bright pink Brompton. How long have you lived in the area? I moved to London from Boston in 2008 and into SE London in 2014. Do you know your neighbours? Oh yes. Probably too well. While at the Fringe, I had one enter my flat and search for a photo I needed for my show. I was about to ask him to go through my hard-drive when someone informed me ‘British people don’t ask that of their neighbours’. Whoops! The most famous person you’ve seen or met? I feel like naming comedians is cheating a bit, especially as they come to play my club. …

Midcentury Modern at Dulwich College

60 top midcentury dealers and 25 hot contemporary designers will come together at the celebrated Midcentury Modern show at Dulwich College on Sunday 19th November. ‘TOP 50 Interiors shop’ STELLA magazine “Design Addicts will have a heart attack” Grand Designs. If you don’t just wear vintage, you live vintage, you will LOVE this celebrated interiors show. And there’s modern mixed in too. Make a date in your diary to see 60 of Europe’s finest vintage dealers and 25 hot, modern designers. Best of the best with prices from £10 to £10,000. With an array of furniture, vintage and contemporary textiles, travel posters, cool ceramics, glassware, incredible wallpaper, lighting, stunning jewellery, industrial and original artwork there really is something for everyone. If Eames, Jacobsen, Nelson, Bertoia, Wegner, Charley Harper and the Days inspire you then this is the place to be. Enjoy it all in a unique Brutalist setting. Make a day of it with The Horniman Museum, Dulwich Picture Gallery and Bel Air park and House in spitting distance. Ample parking, refreshments, buggy park and …

Dulwich student brings No Waste November to UK to fight culture of waste

A sixth former at James Allen’s Girls’ School is asking everyone to join her global fight against all types of waste throughout November. Tilly Gratton has launched a new campaign to cut down on waste next month and wants as many people as possible to join her in taking action. She has started the global No Waste November campaign with a team of fellow young environmental champions across four continents and over the next few weeks will spread the message on social media. Whether it’s reducing water use, avoiding single use plastic products or throwing away less food, Tilly is asking everyone to make a pledge and do what they can to help. For her part Tilly has pledged to only use naked cosmetics and drink from reusable cups. She developed the idea for No Waste November through her work with Dr Jane Goodhall DBE’s Roots and Shoots programme which empowers schools and universities around the world to make positive changes that help communities, animals and the environment. Explaining why she feels so strongly about …

Dulwich Literary Festival 2017

Ali Smith, Alan Hollinghurst, Sam Leith, Henry Blofeld, Mihaela Noroc and many others to appear on the main weekend, 10-12 November. Additional events to take place throughout November, including a spooky All Saints Day special with Andrew Michael Hurley, a pop-up at West Norwood Feast and an evening in conversation with Robert Peston. Dulwich Literary Festival returns this November with a striking line-up of speakers, including celebrated writer Alan Hollinghurst, Man Booker shortlisted Ali Smith, ITV Political Editor Robert Peston, renowned sports journalist Henry Blofeld, The Spectator’s Literary Editor Sam Leith and photographer and social media sensation Mihaela Noroc. Presented by award-winning independent bookshop Dulwich Books, events will be hosted at various local venues including Dulwich College, Dulwich Picture Gallery and the bookshop itself. The 2017 programme includes something for everyone, with talks for children, walks for adults, ‘how-to’ workshops and thought-provoking discussions covering everything from sport and literature, to faith and global affairs. Commenting on the festival programme, Susie Nicklin, owner of Dulwich Books said: “We are delighted once again to bring together some …

Music for Voices, Viola and Harp

The Ionian Singers and their conductor Timothy Salter will be joined by violist Luba Tunnicliffe and harpist Oliver Wass, members of the Pelléas Ensemble, for a concert on Saturday 25th November in All Saints Church, Rosendale Road. An exciting mix of music arises from the unusual combination of voices and the two instrumentalists who will perform both as a duo and with the choir. The programme will include English music by Bax, Elgar and Salter (his Nocturne for harp, viola and chorus) and Russian works for the duo by Rachmaninov and Prokofiev (movements from Romeo and Juliet). A selection of piano pieces and songs by Debussy, transcribed by Salter, and a rarely heard choral piece by American composer Dominick Argento, his robust setting of Keats’ celebratory poem Hymn to Apollo, complete the programme. 7.30pm at All Saints’ Church, Rosendale Road, London SE21 8LN.  Tickets at the door or in advance from 020 8693 1051, 07950 143 916 or info@ioniansingers.co.uk. Tickets £13.00 (£11 concessions). Visit www.ioniansingers.co.uk SaveSave