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‘A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche’ with Sue Prideaux

Join Dulwich Books on Thursday 18th October to hear award-winning author, Sue Prideaux, as she talks about her illuminating new biography, I Am Dynamite!: A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche. She invites the reader into the world of a brilliant, eccentric and deeply troubled man and explodes the myths around his life and work. From his placid, devoutly Christian upbringing, overshadowed by the mysterious death of his father, through his lonely philosophising on high mountains, to the horror and pathos of his final descent into madness, Prideaux explores Nietzsche’s intellectual, emotional and spiritual life with insight and sensitivity. The book is studded with unforgettable portraits of the people who were most important to him, including Richard and Cosima Wagner, Lou Salome – the femme fatale who broke his heart – and his rabidly nationalist and anti-Semitic sister Elizabeth, who betrayed him by manipulating his texts and putting them to infinite misuse at the hands of the Nazis. Today, Nietzsche’s ideas continue to be adopted by both the left and the right. Talk from Sue Prideaux on …

MAMA.codes half-term coding courses

Calling all children in Dulwich and Herne Hill! We need creative thinkers, problem solvers and inquisitive minds to become coders of the future! Who knew you could code a nursery rhyme? Well, you can, from as young as age 3! MAMA.codes is an award-winning parent-powered coding school, offering a totally fresh and creative approach to teaching children the vital 21st century skill of computer coding. They have term time and holiday options in Herne Hill and the surrounding area. MAMA.codes believes in teaching coding as a language, through storytelling, rhyme and song, putting fun and creativity at the heart of a skill that many grown-ups think of as dry and even baffling. MAMA.codes specialist tutors teach children at the age they are most receptive to learning language patterns – under 8 – and are often amazed by the swift progress even tiny tots can make at our code clubs and holiday workshops. “Four-year-olds can be impeccably logical,” explains co-founder and CEO Liane Katz. “They are natural coders and make very fast progress with us.” “Crucially, …

Future Drape Exhibition: 9 October – 1 December

Future Drape is a mixed media exhibition shining a light on Sari. The project includes the most contemporary sari design and imagery of today, and the most up-to-date ways in which to drape and style sari. Also featured are ‘How to Drape Films’ and independent films from Border&Fall’s ‘The Sari Series: An Anthology of Drape’, while the Future Drape Installation focuses on the fashion-orientated curation of sari and drape. Future Drape is the result of a journey into connection, identity and expression focusing on a single item: the Sari to navigate the path from past, present to future. With a focus on fashion, imagery and styling, they explore how sari is depicted in fashion magazines through photography; they will show a variety of drapes with an installation from Border&Fall’s ‘The Sari Series: An Anthology of Drape’ and screen three independent films commissioned by The Sari Series initiative. Future Drape Installation 8 saris by leading Indian designers will be draped in 8 different regional drapes. Visitors will have the opportunity to look up all of the drape styles from …

Christmas Craft market in the heart of the Dulwich Village

SoLo Craft Fair are thrilled to be holding a Christmas Craft market in the heart of the Dulwich Village on Saturday 24th November. St. Barnabus Parish Hall will be filled with over 50 independent traders selling the best in handmade crafts. There will also be a bar serving Christmas tipples, so grab a drink and do your Christmas shopping in style. Don’t worry about the little ones either as there will be a kids corner filled with toys and crafts, along with a meet and greet with some of your children’s favourite fairytale characters from South London kids party company, Take a Seat Productions. So join us Saturday 24th November, 11-4pm at St. Barnabus Parish Hall, 23 Dulwich Village, SE23 7BT Free entry and sweets for all! SoLo (South London) Craft Fair runs markets with a difference. Popping up in pubs and other quirky venues across South London. Every event features the best of locally handcrafted items, live music and creative workshops. Pop along, grab a cider, meet the makers and enjoy the craft festival. …

Autumn events at Bell House

Foxglove Forest School Wednesday 10am-11:30, 3rd – 17th October Join Holly, forest school leader, for an immersive outdoor learning experience. Each week will explore a new theme through stories, tool work, songs and craft! The fun family Forest School session based on Scandinavian learning. The sessions include storytelling, music and craft as well as a drink and a healthy snack. Supporting the Dyslexic Learner Thursdays 10-12, 4th October – 22nd November A course designed to help parents understand how to best support your child at home and school. We will cover how to recognise different learning profiles, multisensory learning, age-appropriate reading matter and tools, note taking, mind mapping, making numeracy more visual and how to gather evidence that your child needs help and support. Come for the whole 6 weeks or chose individual sessions. Art in the Afternoon Fridays 2pm, from 5th October A series of art lectures covering current exhibitions on in London – coming up is a talk on John Constable, Celebrating ‘Ladies of Quality and Distinction’ and Frida Kahlo. What is Dyscalculia? 10th …