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Dulwich Picture Gallery – December events

Exhibitions Tove Jansson 25 October 2017 – 28 January 2018 The first UK retrospective of one of the most celebrated illustrators of the 20th century, Tove Jansson (1914–2001). Known internationally as the creator of the Moomin characters and books, Jansson’s broader output of graphic illustrations and paintings are relatively unseen outside her home country of Finland. The Private Made Public: Jacopo Bassano, The Adoration of Kings 10 Oct 2017 – 21 Jan 2018 Usually accessible by appointment only at Burghley House in Lincolnshire, this dazzling renaissance treasure is given the spotlight. Christmas Moomin Winter Weekend  15 – 17 Dec In celebration of our Tove Jansson exhibition, join us for a wintry weekend of Moomin-themed adventures and explore the wisdom and wonder of Jansson’s most celebrated characters. A Moomin Winter’s Eve 15 Dec, 6 – 10pm, £15.50 Standard, £12.50 Friends / Concessions Enjoy talks, workshops and more exploring the magical tales of Moominvalley. Moomins and the Comet (Live Re-Score} 15 Dec, 10 – 11.30pm, £8 Join us for an exclusive screening and live re-score of the cult 1983 stop-motion animation The Moomins and the …

The Christmas Herne Hill Free Film Festival

The Herne Hill Free Film Festival is celebrating Christmas with 9 free events this December, across a range of venues in SE24. The festival runs from the 7th – 20th December with a programme that includes Christmas classics, festive fantasies and, for the scrooges, a few Santa-free films too! At each event the Herne Hill Free Film Festival will be partnering with Norwood and Brixton Foodbank, to raise awareness of the great work the charity does and to bring food and support to those in need in the local area during the holiday period Dates: 7th December to 20th December 2017 Venues: Various locations around Herne Hill, SE24 Price: All events are free; no booking is required, but all venues are indoors and have limited capacity Full Programme: www.freefilmfestivals.org/hernehill/ The festival programme kicks off on the 7th December with a screening of the Oscar winning Babette’s Feast at the Herne Hill Baptist Church. This screening marks the start of the Herne Hill Free Film Festival’s partnership with the Norwood and Brixton Foodbank, at one of …

The Massive Violins are coming to South London

  If you want a night out this Christmas that is truly sensational, you need go no further than Alleyn’s School in Dulwich where the Massive Violins, based in North London, will be performing their genius versions of iconic rock and pop songs, with some operatic arias thrown in for good measure. The Massive Violins, incidentally, don’t play violins – they play cellos, which, they say, ‘are bigger and better’! These seven singing cellists are truly unique. They manage to make each song they perform sound even better than the original and, by some peculiar magic, all their songs inspire joy and often laughter as well as being musically thrilling. They do a huge variety of numbers, from Elvis to Adele, via the Beatles, Queen, Simon and Garfunkel, Shaggy, Bjork and many many more. Ricky Chatto, who founded the band, is particularly partial to the Beach Boys and says,’Good Vibrations is the best pop song ever written and the Beach Boys are the best band – apart from the Massive Violins, obviously.’ He started playing the …

Adult Learning Lewisham Open Day

If you are thinking about taking a course and need some inspiration, Adult Learning Lewisham has over 700 part time courses to choose from. Talk to subject specialists on Thursday 30 November about their courses, take a tour of the creative spaces, take part in free taster sessions and enrol for courses starting in January 2018. Lewisham School of Arts and Design brings together a group of designers, artists, and learners – showcasing work including upholstery, jewellery, prints, textiles and glass. A fantastic opportunity to enjoy, purchase and commission a bespoke piece, or even be inspired to join a class with Adult Learning Lewisham. For more information visit www.lewisham.gov.uk/adultlearning Adult Learning Lewisham Open Day: Thursday 30 November from 1-7pm at Granville Park Centre, 100 Granville Park, Lewisham SE13 7DU SaveSave

East Dulwich Christmas Cracker – Cracker-tastic fun for all! 

East Dulwich will be the place to be on Saturday 2nd December when the fabulous Christmas Cracker returns for its sixth year, offering even more to get everyone in the festive spirit. The street festival programme will include an exciting array of entertainment from local choirs and performance groups with music to be found at the special Bandstand in North Cross Road and pop-up performers appearing along Lordship Lane during the afternoon. Spot your sparkly hosts for the day, Holly & Ivy. Catch the exceedingly colorful Kinetica Bloco as they perform over lunchtime and round the day off with the Children’s Disco at 4.30pm with DJ Trev. Christmas Cracker exclusive offers will only be available on the day from the wonderful local traders. The North Cross Road market will be home to some tempting seasonal gifts and delicious festival food. The community area will see the East Dulwich WI on the hunt for the best Christmas Jumper be it bought, knitted or accessorized! Visit the stall on 2nd December wearing your jumper between 10am and …