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Peckham Sponsors Refugees Screening of Human Flow

‘When there is nowhere to go nowhere is home.’ Join Peckham Sponsors Refugees  on 11th June for an exclusive viewing of this highly acclaimed documentary and raise money to bring a refugee family to Peckham. Come up early for spectacular views across South London. Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. Human Flow is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice: from teeming refugee camps …

EDT Children’s Arts Festival

The East Dulwich Tavern in East Dulwich are hosting their second annual Children’s Festival, this time with a focus on the arts! Science Mania Presents… Professor Kaos Kitchen Chemistry (experiments to do at home!) This fast-moving science show gives you the chance to join in with all the stuff most mini mad scientists love to do. Kitchen chemistry shows you how to do all the cool experiments at home. You’ll also get the chance to electrocute your parents! For ages 5 to 10. Monday 28th @ 2pm and Wednesday 30th May @ 4pm. £7 for all 6FootStories presents… The Potato Puppet Playground Join interactive theatre vagabonds 6FootStories for a spud-tacular mash-up of arts, crafts and potato performances as they take you and your potato on an incredible improvised adventure story (potatoes provided!). Learn how to make a potato puppet and join the storytellers in the Potato Puppet Theatre! Recommended age : 3 – 11. Tuesday 29th @ 11am. £7 for all. Mad Etiquette presents… Captain Cauliflower and Marvin the Mischievous Moose Join the invincible Captain Cauliflower and his faithful companion Marvin on …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – May events

Horniman Butterfly House 10am-5pm March to October Last admission 30 minutes before closing. See the website for seasonal opening times. Get up close with hundreds of beautiful butterflies in a tropical indoor garden. The specially-planted habitat is the perfect place to experience free-flying butterflies and discover amazing facts about the life-cycle and behaviour of these fascinating creatures. Tickets: Adult £6, Child £6, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £15 [includes voluntary 10% Gift Aid donation which supports the work of the Horniman. Standard prices also available.] Book at www.horniman.ac.uk or in person at the Museum. Horniman Members and Benefactors enjoy free, unlimited visits. Advance booking recommended.   Special Events Dawn Chorus Walk Saturday 5 May, 5-7am Experience the many bird songs that make up the dawn chorus on an early morning tour of the Horniman Gardens. Ornithologist David Darrell-Lambert will help you to identify the birds as you hear them. Hot drink and a pastry included. Suitable for ages 10+. Tickets: Child £5, Adult £8 Under the Sea Late Thursday 17 May, 6.30-9.30pm Immerse yourself in all things under the …

First ever model railway show to come to Dulwich

On Saturday 26th May, the first ever Model Railway Show will come to Dulwich and there will be a actual mainline railway bridge within the grounds of James Allen’s Girls School! The event is being held from 10am – 4.30pm and people are invited to make tracks to the model railway. Up to 20 model railway layouts, along with a number of trade stands, will be on show in a variety of scales from tiny z gauge to o gauge. The exhibition is being supported by clubs and modellers from around London, Kent, Essex, Herts with layouts including: Springfield Street Yard, an American switching yard set in a town somewhere south west of Chicago Illinois. Midsummer End, a 1940s steam railway with model aircraft flying above. St Mellion, is a small village situated in East Cornwall – a little west of the River Tamar. Ville A La Campagne, a quiet French country town. There is something about model railways that retains a fascination for those of all ages from five to ninety and probably beyond. Despite the attractions of other hi-tech past …

Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House

This year’s Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House will take place over the weekends of 12-13 and 19-20 May, 11-6pm. Over 250 South London-based artists will open their homes and studios, giving the public an opportunity to view their work and talk to the makers about their creative processes. This year’s artists will represent a huge range of styles and disciplines, ranging from painting, photography and illustration to ceramics, jewellery, textiles and model dioramas, many in the intimate setting of their own homes and studios. The Festival’s Artists’ Open House is also an opportunity to discover a diverse range of hidden creative communities within your own local neighbourhood; from industrial warehouses in Peckham, to grand manor houses in Dulwich. Tucked away behind the busy thoroughfare of Forest Hill, Havelock Mews is a charming cobbled street with a delightfully incongruous mix of buildings. Wander through the studios, chat with the artists and designers; relax in the sunshine as you take in a live music set or sample some street food. Or why not head over to Copeland …