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Dulwich Picture Gallery – Christmas events!

Family Festival: Sparklefest Sunday 15 December 10am-5pm. Sparkle, shine and celebrate the start of the winter holidays with a light-themed family festival in celebration of Rembrandt’s Light. Enjoy a variety of activities, including light drawing workshops with Tine Bech Studio, candlelit storytelling, festive decoration making and much more! Programme: Light Drawings Linbury Room 10am-5pm Join artist Tine Bech to learn how you can draw with light! Playing with movement, colour, light and photography, make your own light-filled family portrait inspired by Rembrandt’s paintings. Sparkling Stories Gallery 10 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm Snuggle up and enjoy wintery tales about sparkle, glitter, stars, moonbeams and more with our magical storyteller Debbie Guneratne. Dazzling Decorations Sackler Centre 10am-5pm Get in to the holiday spirit by making a festive decoration with artist Grace Holliday. Decorate your own bauble with shining ink patterns – the perfect way to bring a little sparkle in to your home this season! Colour Your Imagination Gallery 2 10am-5pm Join illustration students from Camberwell College of Arts to take part in an activity they’ve specially …

Bell House – December events!

Journal Writing for New Parents – Tuesdays in December A free event exploring the experience of new parenthood through the therapeutic tool of writing. Revise Right: Dyslexia-Friendly Strategies for GCSEs – Tuesday 10th December  Whether you don’t know how to start your revision, or nothing seems to be sticking in your brain, Mark Sherin, Specialist Dyslexia teacher and manager at the Lyndhurst Dyslexia Centre will lead you through strategies that will work for all learners, especially those with dyslexia. A Christmas Carol (& other stories) – Sunday 15th December Discover a Christmas literary and musical feast at Bell House, helped by JAGS Choral Society and Dulwich Players, while fundraising money for Bell House. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Volunteers needed – Bell House are looking for Volunteer Project Co-ordinators to help run specific projects as part of its educational programme. From Dyslexia Support to Health or teaching English as a Second Language, we are keen to hear from people who would like to help in the organisation of these projects. Email info@bellhouse.co.uk for more information. ONE DONATION, DOUBLE THE IMPACT – …

Art exhibition prompts questions on meaning of Christmas

An art exhibition including a painting that depicts the baby Jesus and his mother Mary as refugees in a camp in Calais will be held this December in St John’s East Dulwich. The massive 8ft square painting called ‘Our Lady of Calais’ will hang in the sanctuary where the altar normally sits throughout Advent and Christmas and will form the backdrop to all the activities and services at St John’s this December. First exhibited in St Paul’s Cathedral, the painting will form part of an exhibition called ‘What are you expecting?’ that the organisers hope will get people thinking about the true meaning of Christmas. ‘For many of us, Christmas is a lot about our expectations of presents and parties’ said Curate, Reverend Raymond Baudon, ‘but we hope these paintings will get people to encounter the meaning of Christmas in an unexpected way. We know the nativity story so well, that we forget Jesus was born to what might be described today as a homeless migrant family.’ The exhibition opens on Sunday 1st December at …

An Unholy Row – Jazz in Britain and its Audience 1945-1960

Award-winning jazz writer and musician, Dave Gelly will be talking about his book on Tuesday 10th December in the Carnegie Library, Herne Hill. This is part of the series of monthly talks by local authors.An Unholy Row describes the years when jazz was the Youth Music of the day – along with The Goon Show, Skiffle, Ealing Comedies, Giles Cartoons etc. Illustrated with snatches of music to bring it all back – if you`ve reached the age of discretion! The talk, in the series of monthly free events, is hosted by the Friends of Carnegie Library and begins at 7pm. Refreshments will be served, and any voluntary contributions will be gratefully accepted! Carnegie Library, Herne Hill Road, SE24 0AG Public transport: By bus – P4 (Lewisham to Brixton) 68 or 468, (buses stop at top of Herne Hill Road) Please note: As space is limited in the library, it`s advisable to come early to avoid disappointment. Doors open at 6.30pm.

Around Dulwich – December news!

‘Tis the season to be jolly… merry and bright, naughty and nice, bake gingerbread houses and eat mince pies. It’s a time when everything sparkles – from the windows on our high street to the sequins on our party skirts. We drink our wine warm, sip our chocolate hot, eat our chestnuts roasted on an open fire – or so the song goes – and add cinnamon and ginger to everything! I love the Christmassy feeling in the air, but not a day before 1st December. I was hoping the new Christmas rom-com with all the music by George Michael was going to be our December Film Club pick, but it came out in the middle of November! November is the month for fireworks, bonfires and kicking leaves, not for movies about an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. I’ll still go and see it though, obviously because… it’s George! This year, we are adapting some of our festive family traditions to have an eco-friendlier Christmas. I shall be giving more thoughtfully too and there …