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South London gets in the party spirit for 9th annual Community Autumn Fair

The annual Community Autumn Fair is taking place this weekend (Saturday 23 September) to bring together the diverse communities of West Dulwich, West Norwood, Tulse Hill and Herne Hill, while raising money for the local charity 4ALL. This is the 9th year the Community Autumn Fair has taken place, and local residents are invited to come down, socialise with their neighbours and get in the party spirit. There will be over 50 stalls showcasing the best the local community has to offer, from local produce and presents on sale, to charities championing their causes and highlighting the incredible work they do in the area. Fair visitors will also be able to enjoy a BBQ throughout the afternoon, a jazz duo playing in the sunshine, choirs singing, as well as lots of activities for children and families, plus a penalty shoot-out organised by Fulham Football Foundation. Last year the community raised nearly £2,000 for the local charity 4ALL, after more than 500 people came along to the Community Autumn Fair. 4ALL is a local charity that works …

Village Books – October events

Village Books have a fantastic line-up of events for you this Autumn. Whether you are interested in cooking, history, fiction or politics there’s an event for you. Coming to Dulwich next month are Alexander McCall Smith, Judith Kerr, Robert Harris, Adam Kay & Hardeep Singh Kohli and Salley Vickers. Alexander McCall Smith: Tuesday 3rd October 7.30pm. Author of No 1 Ladies Detective Agency comes to Dulwich to talk about his new book in this series. Alexander will be in conversation with Peter Guttridge as he discusses the eagerly anticipated new Isabel Dalhousie novel, A Distant View of Everything, and catch up with little Bertie and the cast of 44 Scotland Street in The Bertie Project. Tickets are £10/£8. Visit Village Books website for tickets www.village-books.co.uk/events Judith Kerr: Sunday 15th October 3pm. Village Books in Dulwich Village are thrilled to host an event with Judith Kerr. Best known for writing The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Judith will be in conversation with Sunday Times Children’s Literary Critic, Nicolette Jones to talk about her new picture book, Katinka’s Tail. Tickets are £10 adult entry only, …

There’s a tiger in South London!

Les Petits Tigres launch French language music sessions for babies & toddlers in South London. A French teacher and musician, Jackie Colchester founded Les Petits Tigres after the birth of her son to support his language learning. She struggled to find French language activities for little ones in south London and wanted to share her love of French language and music with others. With a growing Francophone community in South London and increased interest in Early Years language learning, Les Petits Tigres offers a fun and organic environment to learn French. Sessions are engaging and interactive using puppets and props. Each class begins with a story told in simple French followed by songs with actions and movement to involve the children. They are appropriate for all levels, from beginners to French speakers. Classes are an ideal way to introduce children to the French language or to provide additional support for Francophone families. Les Petits Tigres is the only provider of Early Years French in East Dulwich. You can find them as part of the excellent …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – September events

Horniman Butterfly House 10am-5pm September to October / 10am-4pm November to February. [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 (two adults and two children) £15 *includes voluntary 10% Gift Aid donation which supports the work of the Horniman.   Indian Summer Until Sunday 3 September 2017. The Horniman brings the sounds and spirit of South Asia to south east London with its vibrant Indian Summer season of events, performances and displays. www.horniman.ac.uk/IndianSummer Horniman Mela: Sunday 3 September, 12–6pm Our amazing Indian Summer draws to an end with a fun day of performances and activities inspired by popular South Asian festivals and celebratory traditions, and an arts and crafts market in partnership with Pexmas. The day will culminate with a spectacular gathering to recreate a Holi festival colour throw (it …

Dulwich Picture Gallery – September events

Exhibitions Sargent: The Watercolours  The first UK show in nearly 100 years devoted to watercolours by the American artist, John Singer Sargent (1856–1925). Renowned as the portraitist of his generation, Sargent also devoted time to developing his watercolours, which dazzle with light and colour, demonstrating a technical brilliance and striking individuality. This exhibition brings together over 80 watercolours to reveal Sargent’s idiosyncratic view of the world and the scale of his achievement. 21 June – 8 October 2017 The Private Made Public: Antonio de Pereda  On display is Antonio de Pereda’s Two Figures at a Table with Kitchen Utensils (1631-1678), on loan from Penrhyn Castle (National Trust). A contemporary of Velázquez, Pereda is one of the finest still-life painters of the Spanish Golden Age and his Kitchen Scene is filled with exquisite details, which visitors will be able to explore at close quarters. Until 8 October 2017 Special Events Gallery Lates  6–10pm, £12 Standard, £10 Concessions and Friends Every month we’re bringing you specially themed Friday Lates that offer the chance to experience the Gallery in an entirely unique way. Start …