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West Norwood Feast

West Norwood Feast is a people powered market like no other in South London – it’s run entirely by volunteers from the local community with the aim that people can now do a week’s shopping at Feast and the local shops. The next market is from 10am – 4pm on Sunday 2ndJune and they will be running them on the first Sunday of every month until December. Each month there will be five specialist-themed market hubs stretched along the high street: Artisan’s market – here you’ll find artist’s demonstrating their craft, running workshops and selling their wares – anything from handmade pottery, to jewellery, t shirts, toys to photography and art Food fair – whether you’re a keen foodie, committed to local produce or simply fancy a bite to eat there’s something to satisfy everyone’s cravings here Retro Village – alongside clothing rails full of classic vintage and retro clothes, you’ll find kitchenalia, books, re-made and re-claimed furnishings and much more Fresh ‘n’ Green – offers fresh produce and garden stuff to meet local demand for …

Bring along baby for London’s smartest new parent event

RECLAIM YOUR BRAIN … BRING YOUR BABY! Babble Talks are daytime TED-style talks for parents, not about parenting. For parents and carers with babies under 1 year old. Coming Up in East Dulwich… On Wednesday 22 May at 11.30am, Babble Talks will be hosting Dr Jen Gupta at the East Dulwich Picturehouse for her talk: Rainbow Astronomy. Tickets are £10 in advance or £12on the door. Visit www.babbletalks.com for more information and to book. Rainbow Astronomy Gazing at the night sky with our eyes or telescopes reveals twinkling stars and far away galaxies. But to fully understand the Universe around us, we need to manipulate light coming from these objects, splitting it into its components in the same way that water droplets can spread out the Sun’s light into a rainbow. In this talk I will show and explain how astronomers do this to reveal the secrets of our Universe, touching on the stories of some unsung heroes of astronomy along the way. Dr Jen Gupta is an astrophysicist and science communicator. She runs the public engagement programme …

Look Good Feel Great Workshop

Boost Your Confidence Join us for this relaxed, eye-opening and transformational workshop where you will learn how you can look good and feel great every single day. Each of the two expert-led sessions will introduce you to practical ways you can boost your confidence inside and out. Don’t waste any more time feeling less than your best – book your place now and invest in a confidence that will last a lifetime. Event Details Date:                  Saturday 15 June Time:                  10am – 2.00pm Venue:               [Space 61], 61 Cheltenham Road, Nunhead SE15 3AF Discover Your WOW Anna Gryce Colour Consultant and Personal Stylist, [House of Colour] Discover the amazing effect of wearing colours that are in perfect harmony with your natural colouring. Find out how knowing the styles that flatter and fit you can save you time and money – and reflect the real you. Understand how you can build a mix-and-match capsule wardrobe for your lifestyle, body shape and budget Unleash Your Confidence Becca Teers Mindset Transformation Therapist and Author, [MindPlus Retreats] In this practical session, Becca …

Exhibition: In the Tracks of Pissarro

To coincide with Pissarro’s Dulwich College (1871) coming to the Picture Gallery and the College’s 400th anniversary, Bell House is hosting a small exhibition looking at 1871, a key moment of change in our part of South London. Dulwich had been a rural retreat, at the front of Bell House you can still see the ‘ha-ha’, a sunken wall designed to keep out the sheep that were driven along College Road. It was transformed by three major developments: the relocation of the Crystal Palace to Sydenham in 1854, the arrival of the railways, and London’s expansion south. The railways paid for the new Dulwich College and made the area more accessible, encouraging development. Pissarro was fascinated by such turning points and captured the area in its transition, painting not only the new College but also the Crystal Palace and Lordship Lane station. Bell House residents were also affected by Dulwich’s transformation. George Widdowson, a silversmith, exhibited at the Crystal Palace and must have been thrilled to see it relocated just a short distance from his front …

May events at Bell House

LIFE DRAWING FOR ALL – every Tuesday for 4 weeks, starting May 14th, 7pm Would you like to develop your life drawing skills? Whether you are a complete beginner or seasoned practitioner, join in this four-week course with tutor Liz Charsley. AN EVENING OF POETRY AND MUSIC – Tuesday 14th May, 7:30pm Bell House Poets are back, following on the success of previous evenings, with music and poetry to lighten the soul as summer approaches. AN EVENING WITH STEPHANIE CALMAN: CONFESSIONS OF A BAD MOTHER – Wednesday 15th May, 7:30pm Stephanie Calman, the founder of the ground-breaking Bad Mothers Club website and the author of six previous books including the bestselling Confessions of a Bad Mother, will be talking to her husband Peter Grimsdale about her new book and how to navigate the teenage years. FROM SCRIPTWRITING TO SHOOTING: FILM ON YOUR SMARTPHONE – Saturday 18th May, 10am This creative, hands-on course will cover some of the basics of film-making, including scripting, lighting and directing, to enable you to create a short film that you can shoot …